Mandy has spent the last few years in an abusive relationship. Now that she has kicked him to the curb she needs to get back to who she used to be. Her heart wants Kurt. Her mind tells her that will never happen. Her body just wants to feel good again. So she turns to her old friends and a weekend camping trip to help get her head on straight while she figures out what to do.
Kurt can’t stop beating himself up. He had sworn to his best friend that he would protect his little sister. But after his friend died he had buried his grief in work. Until the little sister, Mandy, had called him for help. Bruised and bleeding it was plain to see he had failed. Drastically. He had let her get hurt before. He’s not going to let it happen again. Even if he has to follow her into the woods on a camping trip to keep her safe. Even if he has to hold her close, and let go of his old pains in order to do so.
Previously published as Safely Begun. This book has explicit sex scenes and some violence.