He breaks the kiss, tearing his lips from mine and our foreheads connect instead.
We hold on, arms wrapping around each other, intertwining so tightly, I can barely breathe but I'm afraid to let go.
My legs feel weak.
I don't understand what's happening.
I just want to stay here, I don't want to move, to break the connection, to lose him.
Our breaths are both shaking and his eyes are glistening as he looks at me, his hand gently stroking the side of my face, brushing the tears away.
"I know that you're terrified," he whispers, "and I know how strange this all must be. But I love you, and I will give my life to make sure that you are safe. Because without you I am nothing, and I'd rather die over and over again than ever be without you."
Annabelle Williams was the girl you wanted to be.
With a doting boyfriend, a flawless image and a great reputation, it was hard to see what wasn't perfect.
But everyone has their secrets and sometimes the way things look isn't how they actually are.
What happens when she meets a boy that turns her world upside down and shakes out all the dark secrets that it holds, showing her things she'd never believe and threatening to change her life forever.
And what if she falls in love with him?
Maybe the perfect girl isn't so perfect after all.
Can she finally be her true self, or will she be ripped apart?