There are two sides to every story. In this dark and sexy companion novel to the New York Times bestseller A Terrible Love, experience the sizzling passion and pulse-pounding suspense through FBI agent Cas Steele’s eyes as he hunts down a psychopath...and falls for the killer’s prey.
Cas has been charged with an unsavory task: manipulate the hauntingly beautiful Jewell MacLeod—a woman he has every reason to hate—and slowly gain her trust in order to use her as bait to lure in a killer. But as the killer draws closer, Cas realizes that he can’t deny the scorching chemistry that ignites between him and Jewell, even if giving into his physical desire for her means jeopardizing his mission...and opening himself up to the possibility of a real and terrible love...
This case is more than just another assignment to Agent Blaine "Cas" Steel – it’s personal. He can’t afford to let his feelings get out of control when it comes to tracking down serial killer Thaddeus MacLeod and bringing him to justice. But when he finally makes contact with the girl that he is supposed to protect, he is thrown into a downward spiral that he may never be able to recover from.
“I’m torn over a woman. A woman I swore to hate. But suddenly, being with her, feeling her so vulnerable against me, my forced hatred has given way to something entirely different. Sometimes love masquerades as different emotions but rises like cream on milk.”
“Jewell’s more right that she knows. True love is terrible. It calls for a sacrifice of vulnerability that is difficult to give. Leaving yourself open to be broken. Jewell is the hammer and I am the glass.”
“It’s all I have, all I am. A brutal tenderness is all I’m capable of giving. I don’t know if it’s enough.”