Watch Me Drown
Elements of the Heart, 1
They just stood there. Watching me drown. Not one hand reached out to save me. So I quit looking for someone to grab onto and let the water take me.
I thought this part of my life was over. Even though the restraining order against my father expired years ago, I wasn't expecting him to show up in my life again. I had no idea the mysterious man that stands at the river's edge would be the one to defend me. After one night in Everest's protection, the idea was for us to go our separate ways. Instead,my life gets turned upside down and now I want more than just his safety. I want his scarred heart, too.
Don't make other people's problems your own. I learned long ago to keep my head down and my eyes pointed at the road ahead. But trying to ignore the beautiful woman at the park isn't just difficult. It's impossible. When I find out she's in danger, not only do I make her problem mine, keeping her safe becomes my priority. Falling for Danielle wasn't part of the plan. And now, it could take me down faster than any undertow.