It’s a standalone book. You will meet Alton in Mended 1.5, the Novella to Broken.
Alton Daniels has had a hard life. As a child, he was placed into foster care. Due to his personality, he found himself being placed a lot, adopted once, and re-homed a few times, before ending up in the care of a Community College professor. Professor Whitmore gave Alton everything he needed, which was more than he usually got. Throughout high school, Alton befriended Blair Morrison, who, like most girls, fell head over heels in love with the hot guy who shows her all the attention, and hands her the world on a silver platter. Alton doted on Blair nonstop, protected her to his best ability, and made her feel special. Blair needed Alton regardless of his refusing to open up. After high school, Alton and Blair were headed in two separate directions, so Alton pulled a full on cease and desist on their relationship/friendship, claiming he wanted Blair to move on and find love and life, as she deserved.
ALL HAIL KARMA!!
After a summer of pure hell, Blair finds out she and Alton have ended up in the same place, again! Except now, Alton wants nothing to do with Blair. He avoids her and seems to go out of his way to upset her. She’s so hurt all over again. Why can’t they just be friends? What is Alton’s secret? Why is he so detached? So close yet so far away? Why doesn’t he understand, no matter where he has been, Blair wants to be where he is going?
Due to a meddling teacher, Alton and Blair end up being put in each other’s paths again. Can they fight it this time? Blair’s refusing to be the little girl Alton left behind. She’s determined to show him the woman she has become. But when his secret bends her over, then rips and rams her unwillingly, will she ever see him the same? They say love is blind, but Blair will argue that after what she walks in on. She knows what she saw, images that will forever be burned into her mind. Can she love him after getting a front seat tour into the life he has been dealt? Does love conquer all, or does it just conquer some?