“You shouldn’t use fire to scare people who have already been through hell.”
Seventeen-year-old Gabriela Howell has been through more hardships than most people her age - deceased father, neglectful mother, abusive stepfather and a wicked step-brother that made her life hell in more ways than one.
She has learned to push people away, keep her mouth shut and lock her feelings behind the tall walls she has built to protect herself. Anything less is just begging for more pain and disappointment.
That is, until she meets Kyle Grant.
Top student. Captain of the volleyball team. Every girl’s secret crush.
The boy that fell in love with the fire in her eyes.