Stand-alone Crossroads romance, complete with HEA—and plenty of heat and heart along the way! He was the bad boy... After twelve years in the Marines Special Forces Riley Sloan is more than ready to start his new civilian life. No one to answer to. No one depending on him. No more dangerous rescues...he thought. After receiving a distress call he is sent on a recon mission to check on the one girl that's completely off limits and the only girl who ever made him question his loyalty. His best friend's little sister. She is the last girl he should want...but the only one he did. This could end up being the riskiest operation of his life. She was the good girl... Rachelle Thomas wouldn't hurt a fly. She is honest, kind and always sees the best in people. So she is completely blindsided when her fiancé dumps her for his pregnant 18 year old secretary. Confused and heartbroken she decides to head out of town to regroup. When her attempt to hide from the world worries her friends and family they send out a search party of one. Riley Sloan. Her brother's best friend and the star of all of her teenage (and adult) fantasies. The man Riley has grown into is even more tempting than the teen she once had a crush on. Chelle knows it's wrong to want him, but is tired of always doing the "right thing"...especially when Riley makes the "wrong thing" feel so right.