Addilynn St. James has learned that loyalty is just another pretty word to cover the dirty things people do in the name of family.
They’re still watching.
And now he is too.
After her own family is broken beyond repair, she finds herself trading in her tennis lessons for tattoo time, and her college degree for an easel and oil paints.
They still want to control her.
While he wants to know everything about her.
Breaking out of her golden cage, Addilynn forces herself out of her bubble by going to a party for the first time since her life was pulled out from under her a year ago.
They want to crumble her world.
He would never let them.
Seeking normalcy in dating, going out, and discovering her own independence, she thought she had taken control and thought every decision she made was her own.
She couldn’t be more wrong.
He would burn down their whole fucking world for her.
But, will she let him?
Author Note: This is the first in a three part novella series.