Claire is the consummate performer, she does as she's told without question, she entertains and delights. But through the gilded cage there is always a trapped bird.
Liam to some may just be a bartender, but he is the only one who sees what lies behind those beautiful emerald eyes. He would give anything to be the one the to take away what haunts Claire. Will she let him or will it be too late? More
Claire is months away from becoming an adult. All she's ever known is the ice, but what once was the love of her life has changed, mutated, and she wants it back. She may have lost her childhood but she sure as hell isn't going to let the all powerfully La Valle's, her parents, continue to use her as their special tool anymore.
Irish bartender, Liam, has watched the fiery auburn hair girl with the emerald green eyes, the ones that remind him so much of home. The wild carefree girl is growing up to be a beautiful woman, but always hidden in her depths of those beautiful eyes is a pain so deep that she is drowning and Liam discovers that he is more than willing to be her lifeline, if she would only let him.
Will Claire let anyone in before it's too late?
Can Liam survive the depths of her darkness and bring her to the light before it's too late?
*This work of fiction is not intended for those under the age of 17 due to the adult content. Mild language, mild sexual content. Also, 'Almost Me' touches on some very real subject matter that may be too sensitive for some readers.
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