|| This is a full-length companion novel to the New York Times Bestselling Fixed Trilogy. It is not meant to be read as a stand-alone. This book includes new scenes as well as a few scenes from the fixed trilogy in Hudson's POV. "I can easily divide my life into two parts-before her and after." Hudson Pierce has led a life few others could even imagine. With money and power at his fingertips, he's wanted for almost nothing. He's never experienced love, however, and he's seen few examples of it in his dysfunctional family. The ridiculous notion of romance has always intrigued him. He's studied it, controlled it, manipulated it, and has yet to understand it. Until he meets Alayna Withers.