― "I was tantalized by the mystery of her. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. The close proximity of her essence didn’t entice the monster within, so what did that make her? I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained." ∙ Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events [...].