Lanie: Chasing dreams only works if you forbid others from caging your spirit. Between my super-clingy boyfriend, Quinn, claiming he’d die without me and a micromanaging boss with a god complex, my spirit wilted. Owning my power meant shedding the safety nets I clung to after a brutal incident left me frightened to take risks.
Now, nobody expects a life-altering experience on a subway commute, but the delicious stranger flashing me a heart-stopping smile woke my desire for a bigger life. Was he Fate’s gift? A serial killer? Oddly, I didn’t care, and the silent connection between us made me do something very un-Lanie: I smiled back, forgetting Quinn’s possessive hand on my thigh. I didn’t realize my smile would change three people’s lives forever.
Zane: Her eyes slayed me: heavenly blue and mesmerizing despite a gut-stirring sadness. I had been many people in twenty-three years: child thug, teenage rescue, good son, sound studio prodigy, and now, ‘daddy’ to my nine-year-old sister. But a guy who stares at someone’s girl? Hell, no. Yet there I was, unable to look away, certain I could make her happier in life and between the sheets than the guy beside her.
The fantasy should have ended with my commute; my exhausting life didn’t allow for more. But Fate kept throwing us together, opening my eyes to possibilities and giving Lanie the courage to let go of Quinn. Unfortunately, Quinn wasn’t ready to let go of her….