After one heartache too many, Valerie Zuniga vows to never let Alex Moreno hurt her again. A year later, she is forced to reunite with him at a party where one unexpected sizzling kiss confirms she's far from over him. No way will she allow herself to get sucked back into that torment. She'll resist him even if that means using the one thing that'll stop Alex dead in his tracks: another man. Alex is coming off one of the worst years of his life. He spent so much time wallowing in self-pity, he never realized how much he'd missed Valerie. That is, until that kiss. Now, he's determined to get her back one way or another, and no other man will stand in his way. Especially after discovering that Valerie may be in danger, a danger he blames himself for. Both the Prequel When You Were Mine and Always Been Mine are stand alone novels that can be read without the NEED to read the other but it's recommended if you're going to read both you start with the Prequel. NewAdult Contemporary Romance - Sexual Content - Adult Language This is sample. The first aprx 30% of the story. The novel Always Been Mine is available in it's entirety at all online retailers and on paperback on Amazon.