Before the Mission Begins (When the Mission Ends, #0.5) - Christi Snow
We’ve met Julie and watched her suffer in book #2. She’s been constantly present in this family, because she’s Cassie best friend, but this novella is actually set before the events of book #1 and no one is aware they had a weekend together.

Chris is a total nice and this showed a more carefree side of him, that we just couldn’t see lately because of his trauma and recovery. I liked him and how good he treated Julie.

The sex was extra special because Julie was a little scarred from her past experiences and this time she just wanted to like it for a bit and Chris was super sweet and attentive with her. He even calls her Butterfly. Cute!!