Who will you be when no one is watching… when the lights go down?
I don’t know who I am anymore. It’s been so long since I’ve been allowed to think for myself. And now that I can, all I can think about is him. My protector. His massive build which should frighten me but makes me feel safe. And his intense eyes that linger on me when he thinks I’m not looking. But why would he want me? I’m broken.
I vowed never to get close to anyone again. Do the job, get paid and survive. That’s all. Then she’s thrown into my life, needing a place to hide. She thinks she’s damaged, but she just needs someone to show her how strong she really is. Damn if I don’t want to be that man. But I’ve got a past of my own, and no good deed goes unpunished.
With the help of her friends, Penny is able to escape an unbearable life and try to start over. A bad decisions leads her back to that life, and she loses everything she holds dear because of it.
When she is rescued a second time, Penny is unsure how to handle this new lifestyle. Staying at a friend of a friends, Shapiro’s, she is trying to heal.
Shaprio wants to protect her. Seeing her hurt is killing him, but he knows he needs to give her time. When they finally connect, it’s everything both of them has ever wanted.
I really liked the character development between these two. Their relationship built slowly and there was more background to read about. There was drama, a love story, and friendship which is the trifecta of a fantastic story.