[18+] MATURE CONTENT ⚠️ "You've got no cards left to play." He taunted me. "I think you're a self-righteous, sanctimonious, irritating piece of shit." I spat out, dangerously low. "I hate you." "You don't hate me." He softly chuckled. "I'll admit, I'm going to enjoy stretching you out. Making it hurt. Having you weak. Fucking the lies straight out of your pretty, little mouth and letting you forget every reason that makes you want to supposedly die, mon étoile." ───────────────────── S Y N O P S I S Naomi Khanum is seemingly content with her life. She has a perfect boyfriend to come home to, a great position at a leading company, where she thrives and flourishes at every task and is slowly finding peace after life's many tragedies. Blaze Thayer, her brother's best friend, has returned to the huge, abandoned house across the road from her. He's arrogant, cold, has always had a fiery temper and an appetite for getting on her nerves. Only it's proving hard to pay attention to those qualities about him -now that he's sporting rippling biceps, good looks and intriguing eyes -more evasive than ever. Despite their differences, she's determined to bury the hatchet with him and put an end to their ongoing feud, especially since he's a special FBI Operative these days, working on a high-profile case that could lead to the discovery of a notorious killer on the loose -her.