After her parents pull the plug on her college fund, Hailey Jakes is desperate to pay her own way and finish her degree in graphic design. She can hardly believe her luck when the sexiest guy she’s ever seen hires her to be the receptionist at his tattoo shop. With sea-blue eyes, jet-black hair and full sleeves of tattoos on his muscular arms, Neill Vanderhaven looks like the kind of guy who wouldn’t give her the time of day. In fact, he’s mesmerized by her – and it doesn’t hurt that she’s talented as hell.But Hailey and Neill have more in common than instant chemistry: They’re both carrying serious baggage. But what they have is more than skin-deep. Hailey and Neill will need to decide whether the kind of love that lasts forever is worth such exquisite pain.