Lily It wasn't supposed to be like this- I came ready, determined, but nothing could have prepared me for Jake Eden. Engulfed in his power, his lust and his primal need for me, I've become ever more helpless in his hands. I love the way he touches me, holds me, protects me. I feel alive in ways I cannot explain. I know I am giving my body to a criminal...week after week, but I can't stop. I'm addicted. He has no idea. It's all wrong, but I'll stay with my plan until I figure out a way around the conflict I'm facing... Jake I never knew that looks could blindside a man the way Lily Hart's beauty did me. When our eyes collided that first time, the connection was instant, I knew, that she was like no other. She was something special, uniquely different. But I've discovered since then that there is a secretive side to her, and now I fear deception stalks her eyes. I know I must keep my distance, but she keeps persisting that I have her heart, so how can I push her away when all I want to do is tie her down and make her mine?