the Addicted Hearts duet, now complete.
I fell in love with a broken soul. She fell in love with mine.
Addicted hearts, bruised and battered and torn in half yet when put together, make one seamless whole.
It’s messy, and ugly, and sometimes grueling, but it’s ours, and that’s what makes it so perfect.
I'm a bad guy.
I've lied, I've cheated, I've stolen.
Cold. Hard. Calculating ... I lived on the edge of chaos, and it almost cost me everything.
The last thing I need is a girl like me.
Gorgeous. Broody. Sexy as sin ... Kat sauntered into my life, with her Coke-bottle curves and Devil-may-care attitude and turned my quiet life upside down.
Getting this close is a bad idea, but like a true addict, I just can't seem to help myself.
I couldn't say no, even if I wanted to.
I thought helping her could absolve the sins of my past, but her salvation could be my ruin.
"Her body is my drug. I need it to feel normal."
We were meant to live happily ever after,
a promise I sealed with a band of gold.
Our road was rocky and rough, yet worth every mark etched on my heart.
Kat is my addiction.
I'm her salvation.
Two hearts joined in pain.
Yet beneath the surface of our intended bliss, a tsunami was brewing.
An unstoppable force driven by deceit.
Now I'm back in New York -- the city that stole my soul -- caught between the future that awaits and a past that won't let go.
I promised us a happy ending
But the ugliest lies are the ones we tell ourselves.
"Chase and I were forged in fire, our hearts twisted and fused, forever burning."