Innocence Uncaged

The connection we share has always been bigger than both of us.

Katiana

As a girl, I craved Ryder Evans. My every desire was about him. My every fantasy revolved around him. In his eyes, I was a teenager, a daddy’s girl. Way too young. I vowed that when I grew up, I’d make Ryder see me as a woman. But fate cruelly took him from me. Now I’ve lost my father, too. While performing my final solemn duty to him, I crashed during a blinding blizzard. I expected to join Daddy in the afterlife. Instead, I woke to find my rescuer—a burly, bearded mountain man who ignites me as only Ryder ever did.

Ryder

Four years ago, I left cage fighting and civilization because I had too much blood on my hands and too much darkness in my soul to risk destroying the only female I ever loved. If I hadn’t, Katiana would have guessed how badly I ached to steal her innocence and make her mine, though it was forbidden. Now that’s she’s crashed into my life again—and all grown up—can I convince her heart to take one last chance on me?

(Originally published in the Alphas Confess All anthology)