Passion. Lies. Heartbreak.
Nineteen-year-old Belinda Perry has known the Preston brothers all of her life, having grown up with them as their gardener’s daughter. Heirs to a multi-billion dollar real estate empire, Reese and Lucas Preston are American royalty – rich, handsome and notorious for their bad-boy reputations. Belle was Lucas’s best friend, and has been in love with his big brother Reese for as long as she can remember. Knowing that he felt the same way too, she gave in to the simmering passion between them, igniting a romance that was too intense to control, and too volatile to endure. Caught up in the aftermath of a bitter family deception, Belle was forced to pick up the shattered pieces of her life and move on, vowing to forget Reese and never look back.
A betrayal that tore them apart.
Some mistakes will haunt you for the rest of your life. For Reese Preston, it was the day he betrayed his girlfriend. Blindsided by rage and pain, he broke her heart and threw her out of his life, his selfish need for vengeance altering his life, and hers, forever. Now he has to live with the guilt and regret of his actions, his days and nights haunted by thoughts of her, desperately yearning for the once-in-a-lifetime love they had shared, and suffering the quiet agony of wanting a woman who wants nothing to do with him.
A love they couldn’t forget.
Eight years later, Belle rekindled her friendship with Lucas and found herself crossing paths with Reese again. Refusing to revisit their tumultuous past, she tried keeping him at a distance. But staying away from Reese proved more difficult than she thought. As tension and passion reignite between them, bittersweet memories also arise, leaving them wary, vulnerable, and uncertain. Reese will do anything to have her back in his life, but can Belle ever forgive him for the past? Or do some wounds run too deep to ever heal from?