With each passing day, I am learning new things about myself. I have the men in my life to thank for that. They are giving me the freedom to explore things I’ve only ever fantasized about. In doing so, we are all accepting the complexity of our situation, making compromises, and taking risks. When you fall in love with more than one man, you can be certain that the highs and lows of a normal relationship are multiplied, and they can be overwhelming at times.
Now that there are no more secrets between us, there is nothing standing in our way. We are free to move forward.
Except there are other forces at play. Someone who knows the right card to play to ensure our happily ever after eludes us.
When you’re determined enough, you can accomplish almost anything.
That’s my mantra as I deal with the upheaval my absence has caused. Although they’re slow to accept my apology, the men in my life are coming around. It helps that I want nothing more than to prove to them that I’m no longer a flight risk. I’ll do whatever it takes to ensure they know how much they mean to me.
Unfortunately, I’m not the only person fueled by fierce determination. The man out to hurt me to punish those I care about has proven he’s willing to do whatever is necessary to rip apart my life bit by bit. He’s a worthy adversary; I’ll give him that.
But no one could’ve predicted his final move—the one that could destroy everything we’ve worked so hard to build.
When you give your heart to someone, there’s always the chance it can be broken.
When you give your heart to more than one person, the chances are significantly greater.
My entire world has erupted in chaos, and the lives of two men I love are in danger. On the outside, I’m holding my head up, but on the inside, I’m curling into a fetal position, wishing someone would hold me so I don’t fall apart. It’s coming. I can feel it. My heart can’t handle the pain of not knowing whether Hawk or Creed will live through the night; it can’t process the fear that Garrison and Nick will meet the same fate.
I’m stuck in this horrible void of nothingness as I wait for someone to give me a lifeline to hold onto. I’m starting to think it will never arrive, and I’ll be left to drift off into oblivion.
Volume 9 is the last book in the Primal Instincts series. Although they endure some dark times, love wins, and this unconventional love story ends happily ever after. As a bonus, there’s a glimpse of the future for Journey, Creed, Hawk, Garrison, and Nick.