They always say that violence is never the answer.
Except when it is.
They say revenge and retribution don't belong in one person's hands.
But what if it's the only possible response? To protect yourself those you love?
For goodhearted people like Patience Phillips, it's either fight with all she has or watch her happiness be shattered to pieces, one painful shard at a time.
With an increasingly abusive uncle giving her bruises faster than she has time to cover them, Patience is fed up with having nowhere to go.
Until she crosses paths with infamous classmate Dean Sawyer.
With a piercing glare, know-it-all tendencies, and a constant chip on his shoulder, the two mix about as well as oil and water. But after a chance encounter in the middle of the night, Patience uncovers a shocking secret that suddenly makes the troublesome boy the perfect solution if she's going to take down her uncle.
But how long can she keep the harsh realities of her life a secret from everyone? And how long before Dean's own inner and outer demons get the best of him, dragging this annoying girl he's suddenly beginning to have strange feelings for down with him?
Neither is sure of what lies ahead.
But one thing is certain....they'll just do whatever they have to do.
Because the strongest fighters screw the odds.
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