Series: Hostile Operations Team #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
He took her innocence. He broke her heart. He's the only one who can save her life...
Ten years ago Matt Girard did something he shouldn't. Something that's haunted him ever since. His best friend offered him her virginity--in a weak moment he took it. He knew Evie Baker wanted forever, but he couldn't give it to her. Not then. Maybe not ever. What Matt wanted was escape, and escape was a career as a military black ops warrior. But now he's back older, wiser, and a hell of a lot tougher. When he encounters Evie at her mama's salon, he knows he'll do anything to make it right again.
Matt was her first love--her first heartbreak--and he still makes Evie's heart pound more than she'd like. But she wants nothing to do with him. His assurances are empty, and she's had enough of men who lie and promise things they don't deliver. She coasted back into town on fumes because of a man. She won't trust another one--especially a man who bailed on her once before. But when her sister goes missing and Evie becomes a suspect in a murder, Matt is the only one she can turn to.
He'll put everything on the line--his career, his future in the Hostile Operations Team, his heart. Even if it means sacrificing all he's worked for, he won't let Evie down this time. He can't. Because if he fails her now, he'll lose her forever.