"Malika, I'll help you. But you understand that I need something in return don't you?" Malika nodded. "But, I already told you, I don't have anything-," he cut her off, "I want you, Malika. I want what you denied me four years ago. I'll pay off your father's debt but only if you marry me." ----------- She had been hurt...Malika McCaine loved Elijah with all her heart but thanks to a terrible turn of events she calls off their courtship; cutting all traces of their electrifying romance. But now thanks to a massive debt her father has accumulated she has no choice but to contact the man that she abandoned. Elijah Jones grew up in a drug and gang infested neighborhood. After watching his family struggle he vowed to never face the same hardships again. He's now a wealthy business owner. When the woman he once loved suddenly calls on him for help: will he decide to take his revenge? Or will his heart win the war? This is book one in the Wounded Hearts series. Book two coming soon!