Xavier “X” Blood only remembers the last few years of his life. Trained as an emotionless and deadly assassin, he goes through each day crossing out names on a never-ending list, not once asking why they deserve what he delivers. Death. Then one day, his programming starts to unravel and it’s all because of her.
New York City summers are hot and sticky, which only makes what I’m feeling for the asshole in my new building even messier. Usually, I quietly reserve my opinions for my news articles, but when Tony argues with me, he tempts me to give in to my crazy. I yell back. He smiles. Something in me melts. It was only supposed to be one time, but we can’t get enough.