Tatum Everley is a freshman at Western Michigan University. Due to an emotionally and psychologically abusive past relationship, Tate struggles from Complex-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She has been working on controlling her symptoms and flashbacks, but when she meets Axel Burne at a fraternity party, who is notorious for sleeping around and getting into fights, she tries her best to dodge the bullet. Axel starts to become intrigued by Tate, but she’s better off choosing Lucas— the sweet guy who has been trying to take her out since orientation. But even though Lucas is the better option, Axel keeps reappearing. Tate continues to try to stay away from him, but it starts becoming harder to, and as she gets closer to him, things start to get way out of hand. If Tate wants her happy ending and her sanity intact, then she has to push through the hardships and maintain control over her disorder.

Tatum and Axel defied all odds and got their happy ever after— at least that’s what they thought. 


Tate finally gained the control over her disorder that she always hoped she would. The symptoms and flashbacks have finally slowed, but was she strong enough to keep it that way? 


Axel struggled to break his worst habits, but after losing Tate once, he knows he could never do it again. He’s determined to prove himself to her and to do whatever it takes to protect her. He may have finally succeeded in breaking the habits that used to define him, but was it possible that Tate hasn’t broken hers? 


With a devotion to destruction, a relentless force is on its way to destroy the empire that Tate and Axel worked so hard to build together. And it’s not going to stop until someone pays the ultimate price.