by JENNA BRETT
Neil Morgan wants to save the world, but he's a man engulfed in fear. He's plagued by his family's dark legacy, haunted by night terrors ravaging his sleep, and scarred inside and out by a lifetime of mistakes and misfortune. He's drowning in excess that doesn't deaden his pain, and running scared from people who would rather see him martyred than allow him to succeed at making the world a better, cleaner, more peaceful place.
Because his life is such a complicated wreck, Neil knows no one could ever care for him, and he's certain he doesn't deserve it. His world is small and it's closing in fast. Then he meets Ross Gillian, the most fearless, most beautiful woman he's ever laid eyes on.
When their worlds collide, threat and violence descend upon Ross and her family. Neil must face his fears, step out of his gilded cage, and do everything in his power to protect, defend, and earn the respect of this remarkable girl -- or risk losing her forever.
Will Ross allow him into her world? Or will she cast him off to drift alone into self-destruction, just like she's done with others before him?