Aern's only job is to protect the chosen. The trouble is, the girl's the key to a prophecy and everyone wants her. Hiding her in the center of a secret war is tricky business, but when the girl's sister shows up to take Aern hostage, all bets are off. A slim brunette in borrowed jeans should be the least of Aern's problems but there's something about Emily he just can't put to rights. And it's not her penchant for using hand tools as weapons or the fact that she seems immune to his sway. Everything about her screams run. When he discovers she's working toward her own prophecy, Aern has no choice but to keep her safe. It might be easy if she didn't think she was the chosen's protector instead of him. When the opposition descends, their only hope is to stick together, but the truth unravels, and sticking together might prove the biggest complication of them all.