Love & Ruin by J.A. Owenby
A hidden beauty. A soulful singer. Does he have the right tune to open her heart?
Gemma can’t seem to escape the constant reminders of her brutal past. But when her secret college application succeeds, she jumps at the chance to start a new life away from her damaged daily existence. And though singing with a sexy stranger stirs her soul, she suspects his intentions aren’t pure.
Indie band frontman Hendrix is plagued by guilt over his family’s heartbreaking history. But when he meets the shy new girl on campus, he finds a path to forgiveness. And as he slowly falls for her quiet courage, he vows to keep her safe.
But Gemma is still in danger, and a rising threat looms to shatter the fragile healing she’s found with the aspiring musician. And with Hendrix desperate not to be responsible for another deadly tragedy, he’s terrified they’ll be torn apart.
Will their destiny collapse under pressure, or will they find strength in a selfless love?