A Dahlia Project Novel
One summer. One touch. One destiny.
But it only takes one person to bring the house of cards tumbling down.
Seventeen years ago, Cadence Riley had a scorching affair with Fitz Quinn, the spoiled bad-boy son of a wealthy politician. To this day, she still didn’t know how it happened so fast. They were young. Innocent. She thought their stolen kisses by the lake were only a summer fling. It was never assumed to be more than that. She wasn’t supposed to give her heart to him. But she did.
Fitz wasn’t prepared to meet a girl like Cadence. How could he resist her mile-long blond hair and emerald eyes? Falling for her shouldn’t have happened. His father wouldn’t stand for it. Her family bloodline wasn’t blue enough to be with a Quinn. Unprepared for the intensity of their relationship, Fitz broke things off with Cadence at summers end, having no choice but to follow the predetermined future that his father had already laid out for him.
When a twist of fate brings Cadence and Fitz together again, the heat between them becomes unbearable and they begin to fall all over again. But things aren’t the same as they once were. Cadence is the driving force behind a non-profit organization that helps Dreamers, where she handles each case with the determination of a shark. Fitz is known as Washington’s fixer. He is the CEO for a public relations firm – one that represents the politicians who fight against everything Cadence stands for. What do they say about opposites attract?
Finding themselves at a crossroads, Fitz needs to decide if going against his father is worth pursuing a second chance with Cadence. One wrong move and his reputation could be obliterated. For Cadence, she needs to forgive Fitz for leaving her alone all those years ago. But more importantly, she needs to decide if sacrificing her values is worth being with the only man she has ever loved.