Maddox Stone, a dedicated police officer for the Chicago P.D., grew up in an abusive home. He learned early on that the only people he can trust are his brothers and has vowed to never have more than a one night stand.
Kerrigan Andrews grew up believing she was trailer-park trash. She moved away from home determined to make a better life for herself.
When Kerrigan finally relents to Maddox’s constant request for a date, they realize there’s a connection neither are familiar with. With one thoughtless moment, Maddox sends Kerrigan straight into the arms of another man - one that nearly kills her.
As an officer of the law Maddox’s job is to serve and protect, but he couldn't even protect the woman he's fallen for. Now Kerrigan is living in constant fear, and she can no longer ignore Maddox. She has no choice but to trust someone who has proven himself untrustworthy. Or is he?
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“You own me, Kerrigan. Heart, body, and soul. If you want to fucking kiss me, then kiss me.”
“I’m not kissing someone who doesn’t seem interested and just stands there.”
In this moment, I realize she still puts herself down and doesn’t realize her worth. She jumps to conclusions about the way people feel. She is so far off the mark here.
“I held back, Kerrigan, because my dick is hard. It’s taking everything in me not to take you home and do way more than kissing. I want more than to kiss you right now.”
I see her face turn red.
“Oh,” she says in a whisper.