First loves never die but Grayson Ford comes close. Bleeding out in a war zone, he barters with God. Bring him back alive, and he'll make it right with his girl.
"All I want is Emma. I need her, and I fight for her memory. A story. A smile. Anything. But it's all blank."
Emma is not his girl anymore. Time has skipped by, and life's been hard. She strips to pay the bills, waitresses to fill the hours between classes and her third job - all while working to be the best mama she can be to the little girl who will never know her daddy. Even though Grayson abandoned her, she mourned his death. That's until he calls, and she discovers that everything she knew was wrong.
"It's him. The him that ruined my life. That made my life. That confused my mind to the point that I can't figure out if I've been destroyed or set free. The him that is dead."
He's back with one objective - Emma Kingsley - and she never sees it coming.
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