If We Leap

If We Leap

He was the troubled kid with a bad reputation who would chase off bullies and bring back things I’d lose out in the woods. I didn’t care what people said about his messed-up family–or him. He was my first and only crush.

A decade later, seeing Cole for the first time in years, I discover he’s still fighting the dark shadows of his past. And I’m still the only one defending him in our small town. He’s still dangerously intense. Still able to make my heart race with a single brooding glance.

The only difference? This living, breathing thing between us is now so much more than a crush.