Forbidden… that’s what Clarissa Lynne Black was. People do desperate things in desperate times. Sleeping with my brother’s fiancé wasn’t supposed to be one of them. Especially on the day of his funeral. It should have been a one-time thing. Something that shouldn’t have happened at all. Something I walked away from, but I couldn’t let go.
Once I heard her sing, I was a goner. She was like a siren, calling to me with her sultry voice and stunning beauty. So, I took her home.
I gave her everything a woman could want. I made it my mission to win her heart. Zack Kincaid was no quitter. I should have known from the beginning she wasn’t mine to keep, but damn if I didn’t want her. And I definitely shouldn’t have fallen in love with her, because you can’t keep what was never yours to begin with.
I had used Zack for my own selfish reasons. To ease the loneliness. To erase, if only for a few hours, the sadness that filled me. Sleeping with him had been wrong. But if something was so wrong, why did it have to feel so right?
I figured we’d call it an indiscretion and go our separate ways. No one would be the wiser. But then he offered me something no one else could… a fresh start. After having my world crash down around me and finding myself homeless, I needed it desperately. So, I traveled halfway across the country with Zack and left behind the last three years of my life.
There were things he didn’t know about me. Things I should have told him before we slept together. Now, it was too late. I had spun a tangled web I wasn’t sure I would be able to escape. But, instead of being the spider, I was the fly.