Sidra Campbell lives by a hump-him-and-dump-him rule. No love, no messy emotional strings, means no chance of losing control—again. She came to L.A. to support her cousin Liza, but shes also running from the vicious cycle she left behind in Pennsylvania.Unfortunately for her, two men arent making life easy. One invokes the haunting nightmare of a past shes fought hard to be a survivor of, not a victim, and another is so tempting, so persuasive, she reinforces the wall around her heart and dons her mask to keep the behemoth out. To everyone else, she appears confident and happy, but inside, shes hiding the deepest pain.Xavier Stone, the former drummer to one of the greatest rock bands, Corrosive Velocity, has suffered loss after loss. Finding himself a full-time dad and in threat of losing once again, hes barely hanging on.Theres one woman who creates a spark of interest so strong, he cant seem to keep his hands to himself. She hates him—at least, thats what the mask of insults and indifference she wears wants him to believe, but her kiss tells another story. Xavier has lost too much. She may not be happy about it and can run all she wants, but Xaviers done losing.When two explosive personalities collide, one runs and the other snares.