KEANU Selena played me. Confirming I wasted years loving someone who didn’t love me back. It should be easy to move on, but since she dumped me, I can’t shake her from my thoughts, no matter how hard I try. Dates and random hookups don’t help, because no one measures up to the girl I still love with my whole heart. When she appears at my door, begging me for help, I can’t turn her away. My protective instincts kick in, and I grasp this second chance with both hands. This time, I’m determined to open her eyes. To help her realize she made a mistake throwing what we had away. To prove our love is the real deal. SELENA Keanu has it all wrong. I let him go because I love him too much to continue holding him back. And I’ve paid for it every day since. I didn’t think it was possible to miss someone this much, but my entire being aches for him in a way that isn’t healthy. It’s why I continue to keep my distance even though it’s killing me inside. No one understands me the way he does, so, when my ugly past returns, threatening to undo years of progress, he’s the first person I run to. If anyone can keep me safe, it’s the love of my life. Maybe, this time, I’m strong enough to be the woman he deserves. If my past doesn’t take me from him first.