Just as I had to be.
No one else was going to get hurt because of me. No more deaths.
For years I’ve secluded myself, stayed in the darkness, and tried to melt into the background. Hiding in plain sight.
Taking a new job, working in close confines with a new partner, is risky, and I thought I was up to the task. So I hide behind a mask of my own making, a façade for the world.
The problem is, I can’t stop thinking about my new partner. I hate her, but I crave her like she’s the most intoxicating thing I’ve ever encountered.
It’s maddening, but I need to stay away. I have to stay away.
I can’t love anyone ever again.
- Original Title:Breached (Breach #4)
- Author:K. I. Lynn
- Rating:8.46 / 10
- Publisher:Published July 19th 2017
My story is nothing but death and destruction. The obliteration of everything I was and those I loved most. For years I existed. Every day I wished for my end. What I never even considered was a rise from the ash.
I’m no Phoenix.
There is no happily ever after for me, only pain until my final breath.
I took a drag from the cigarette in my hand and stared out at the dark loft apartment. It was calm and quiet, with the exception of a little bit of noise from the street below. In the bed beside me was a passed-out brunette.
I didn’t know her name. It didn’t matter anyway—I was never coming back.
Little groans signaled she was waking back up, and that I’d missed my opportunity to leave.
She reached out and found my thigh, running...