One of the richest men in the world, Robert Erickson bought and sold all he wanted. People were no exception, including me, a penniless fighter. He found me living in a single room by day and fighting in the underground bouts by night.
I was to be family, the son he never had. So he brought me to his home, but he had one rule: Don’t touch his daughters.
The first time I met Serena I knew I’d never be able to obey that rule. Beautiful and good, she was everything I’d ever dreamed of.
Our love was forbidden, but that only made her more tempting. Being with her could mean the end of me. I knew that and still I couldn’t stay away.
He wanted us to be his pawns, but I couldn’t let her father use Serena like that. I swore to her I’d always protect her, and if it cost me everything in this world, I’d keep my word.
Even if it meant returning to the one place I swore I’d never go back to again.
I used to be just a fighter, but I learned a thing or two in my time in Robert’s world. He wanted to punish me for loving Serena. He had no idea what a man would do when he’s cornered with no way out.
I protected Serena from everything I could in her father’s world, but with each horrible act he committed, I knew the time would come when protecting her wouldn’t be enough. When that day came and it was either Robert or me who survived, I did what I had to so the woman I loved and my child were safe.
May heaven help me.
I used to fight to survive. Then I fought for love. In the end, I fought for family.