I’m not a good man. I can’t fall for a good girl.
I swore I’d never go back to Greenville. When I was a kid, my dad’s anger turned me black and blue, but I’ve turned it into a nice, stable salary. I don’t care if being a heavy for the city’s most dangerous drug dealer is illegal—it pays.
But the old man has cancer, and whatever I am, I’m not a monster. I want to say goodbye, but I’m sure as hell not going to linger. I’ll get in, get out, and get back to my life.
Leave it to Zelda to ruin my plans.
She’s too good for me, and I know it. Zelda is hopeful and kind and spends her days charming people at the local library. She’s a saint.
And the way she looks at me, her eyes full of raw desire…
She should be mine.
But if I fall for her, I put her in harm’s way. I hurt the only person I really care about.
The only problem?
It’s too late.