Haunted by a photographic memory, I couldn’t escape the worst night of my life.
The blood they shed.
The pain they endured.
The evil that still walked free.
It was all I saw. Those memories, my childhood—the images.
Silenced and scarred.
But nothing lasts forever.
Torment turned to blinding rage. Hate sought revenge, which pursued death.
Then there was life.
I had to choose...
4 out of 5 stars
When Killian was a young boy, he witnessed his parents being murdered in his childhood home. On that horrific night, one of the murderers left him with a Glasgow smile and told him to be silent.
Ever since then, Killian didn't speak to anyone and only communicated by hand written messages. None of the kids wanted to be near him because of his scar. But Rylee changed his life. She was the only person he'd talk to. She was the only person that had his complete trust.
Killian and Rylee grew up together and became sexually involved, but Killian knew that in order for him and Rylee to have a future, he needed to find his voice. So he leaves her while she was still finishing up high school.
Rylee doesn't hear from Killian for 5 years. She has a new boyfriend that is into competitive fighting, and her heart is finally healing. Her life freezes when she realizes that Killian is another fighter going against her boyfriend.
I really liked this second chance romance. The story was erotic and steamy. The only thing that had me a little disappointed was Killian's method of finding justice. I feel like the 5 years apart was unnecessary and could have all been avoided.