Search

justlovemybooks

Book Blog (Romance & More)

Category

Bullying

Release Blitz: NO SAINT by Jo Raven, #DarkNewAdultRomance is Available Now!

 

●▬▬▬▬๑۩NEW RELEASE۩๑▬▬▬▬●

Title:
NO SAINT

Author:
JO RAVEN

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45444025-no-saint

Cover Design:
By Letitia Hasser I RBA designs

Genre:

Bully Romance | Contemporary Romance



●▬▬▬๑۩PURCHASE LINKS۩๑▬▬▬●

Payhip (Mobi file via Bookfunnel for kindle)

https://payhip.com/b/cS4E

IBooks universal

https://apple.co/2NqhEeZ

iBooks –

https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1484349616

GooglePlay –

https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=6DK4DwAAQBAJ

Kobo –

https://www.kobo.com/gr/en/ebook/no-saint-1

Nook –

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1134254542…

Smashwords (Mobi file)

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/988710

Universal –

https://books2read.com/NOSAINTJORAVEN



Why are bad boys so good?

Meet the infamous Ross, black sheep of the family and bully extraordinaire.

I drink too much, smoke too much, screw around. I’ve hurt people, been in
and out of prison. I’m a bastard, a beast.

I’m a goddamn bundle of joy.

I mean, my own dad tried to kill me, what does that tell you?

Then again, my dad did kill my mom, so maybe it isn’t just me. Who the hell
knows.

The world sucks and I’m giving it the finger in every damn way, except…

Except there’s a girl. Pretty. Hot. Clever. She didn’t get the memo – that
she should hate me, shun me, kick me when I’m down. That the world screwed
us all over. She believes in the future – and sometimes she seems to even
believe in me.

Big mistake. I’m bad news. I made her suffer in the past, and nothing has
changed. I’m not an angel, not a saint. No good.

But for some reason I don’t get, I can’t let her go down with me. I find
myself trying to be better for her, pretending to be someone I’m not.

And if that doesn’t ring some damn big alarm bells regarding my sanity,
well… then I’m done already.

* This is the story of Ross, half-brother to Octavia, Gigi and Merc, set in
the Wild Men series *

Coming soon. ⠀

#Ross #NoSaint #Bullyromance #JoRaven #NewRelease



EXCERPT

Real life outside school is different. It has to be. I have to believe it.
Luna the frightened unpopular girl is gone, too. Now I am the new Luna, and
like the new moon I am in darkness until I reveal myself, reborn.

Hey, it sounds good in theory, all right? It gives me a plan, a purpose. I
can do this. Be the new me who isn’t so shy and insecure, who doesn’t go
red when someone laughs or points at her. I am good enough. I need
to believe it.

Who cares if I’m not all that pretty? I’ve brains, and smarts, and I will
make something of my life.

Once I get through this Summer, that is. And save some money. And decide
what I do next.

My cousin says I should get a degree, maybe in web design and graphics.
Move to a city, get a good job in a company. That I can do it.

My thoughts return to Ross and what my dad and Josh said about him.

That he’s still here. Hanging around. That his dad attacked him.

That’s so screwed up.

Worse still, why can’t I get him out of my mind? It’s hard to stop thinking
about him. Not only because he taunted me and tormented me—but also because
he was the sexiest, hottest guy in school.

And the world, probably.

What a pity he’s such an asshole.



●▬▬▬▬๑۩AUTHOR BIO۩๑▬▬▬▬▬●

Jo Raven is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, best known
for her series Inked Brotherhood, Damage Control and Hot Candy. She writes
edgy, contemporary New Adult romance with sexy bad boys and strong-willed
heroines. She writes about MMA fighters and tattoo artists, dark pasts that
bleed into the present, loyalty and raw emotion. Add to that breathtaking
suspense, super-hot sex scenes and a happy ending, and you have a Jo Raven
original story.

Meet Jo Raven online – Facebook (

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJoRaven

)

Chat with her on Twitter (@AuthorJoRaven)



Join her readers group for sneak previews of her covers and stories (

http://on.fb.me/1K2LvzO

).

Be the first to get your hands on Jo Raven’s new releases & offers,
giveaways, previews, and more by signing up here http://bit.ly/1CTNTHM

●▬▬▬▬๑۩AUTHOR LINKS۩๑▬▬▬▬▬●

Facebook group:

http://on.fb.me/1K2LvzO

Facebook Author page:

http://bit.ly/JoRavenFacebook

Newsletter:

http://bit.ly/1CTNTHM

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/121LBsI

Twitter:

Bookbub:

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jo-raven

Patreon

https://buff.ly/2ETiVrH

NEW RELEASE: Thorn (Rosewood High #1) by Tracy Lorraine, Genre: YA/NA High School Bully Romance is Available Now!

 

Title: Thorn
Series: Rosewood High #1
Author: Tracy Lorraine
Genre: YA/NA High School Bully Romance
Release Date: November 22, 2019

 

Blurb

 

She’s an English Rose and I’m about to be a thorn in her
side. 
She doesn’t belong here. From the moment she steps foot in
Rosewood High— it’s clear she must go.
And I’ll use my power to get rid of her. The betrayal I’m
reminded of each time our eyes lock must end.
She’s a lost rich girl, trying to recover from the death of her
parents. But none of that is my concern.
This is my life. My rules. My senior year. What I say goes.
And I say she’s done.
Until she proves me wrong…

 

 

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Author Bio
Tracy Lorraine is a M/F and M/M contemporary romance author.
Tracy recently-ish turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in
England with her husband, daughter and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having
always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try
her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.
Author Links

 

📝Review📝: NO SAINT by Jo Raven, #DarkYA/NARomance, Release Date: November 26th 2019 ~ Pre-Order limited time; price will increase on release day!

75642376_2612259435668085_2611744817851400192_n

NO SAINT

By
Jo Raven

Genres:  #DarkRomance #Romance #Bullying #YARomance *This book may have some triggers if you are sensitive to Child abuse (Talked about in past)

My Rating:  4 to 4.5

Cover:  5  *This cover is a very good depiction of Ross.

Publication:  November 26th 2019

Read:  November 17th 2019  *Review copy provided by author

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45444025-no-saint

Follow Jo Raven on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJoRaven/

Pre-Order Links:  **Price will increase on Release day**

74664522_2618012775092751_3960815271253377024_n74186102_2614488265445202_650058607513042944_n

Synopsis:

Meet the infamous Ross, black sheep of the family and bully extraordinaire.
I drink too much, smoke too much, screw around. I’ve hurt people, been in and out of prison. I’m a bastard, a beast.
I’m a goddamn bundle of joy.
I mean, my own dad tried to kill me, what does that tell you?
Then again, my dad did kill my mom, so maybe it isn’t just me. Who the hell knows.
The world sucks and I’m giving it the finger in every damn way, except…
Except there’s a girl. Pretty. Hot. Clever. She didn’t get the memo – that she should hate me, shun me, kick me when I’m down. That the world screwed us all over. She believes in the future – and sometimes she seems to even believe in me.
Big mistake. I’m bad news. I made her suffer in the past, and nothing has changed. I’m not an angel, not a saint. No good.
But for some reason I don’t get, I can’t let her go down with me. I find myself trying to be better for her, pretending to be someone I’m not.
And if that doesn’t ring some damn big alarm bells regarding my sanity, well… then I’m done already.

* This is the story of Ross, half-brother to Octavia, Gigi and Merc, set in the Wild Men series *

73270211_2619802264913802_5324052180359970816_n

img_7439-31

📝My Review📝:

No SaintNo Saint by Jo Raven

Between 4 & 4.5 Stars.
I have been a huge fan of this author for a very long time. It needs to be said because I might be a little biased. She hasn’t written a book that I didn’t love. Her heroes are so damaged and broken. Their pasts are some of the most horrific I’ve ever read. Jo Raven is not afraid to cross boundaries. Her books are not for you if you’re looking for a sugary read. I guarantee your heart will break and you will be so angry. So, so angry for what her heroes have suffered. And in No Saint, that applies in excess. You have to wonder how these young men survive the lot life has dealt them. They survive because they are strong heroes with strong heroines who will support and love them unconditionally.

In No Saint,Ross Jones is just surviving his days and nights. This isn’t easy to do when he is constantly tormented. The bully is being bullied. We met Ross early on in the Wild Men series when we were first introduced to Octavia. This book can be read as a standalone, however, I highly recommend you read the previous books. Ross has been an important and complex part of each and knowing about who he was will help you understand him. Maybe forgive him too.

Without giving you details, I found a few circumstances in this book to be unrealistic which is why I’m between 4 & 4.5 stars. But this is just my opinion so please take this lightly and decide for yourself. In addition, I wanted to see the antagonists in this book get what they deserved on the pages and not just an afterthought at the end.

Can bullies be forgiven? Can I forgive Ross for all the suffering he has caused? I wasn’t sure that I could. Fortunately, the author painted the pictures of Ross’s past which put me front and center at his own suffering. God, I wanted to hold him and hug him to me tightly. Fortunately, Ross had Luna and after she dealt with her own anger in regards to Ross’s bullying, she helped him to heal. She became his support. Support which he desperately needed. One of the aspects I appreciated was how the author grew and developed Ross and Luna’s characters. There was a lot of pain, a lot of history between them. It took a while before Luna could forgive Ross but not before she understood him.

This book is dark and intense. Very passionate, very sad and sometimes violent. But I promise, you will sigh with great relief and happiness in the end.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

img_7216-2

You can also find me here:

Facebook Blog:   https://www.facebook.com/justlovemybooks/

Facebook pages:  https://www.facebook.com/Christine.Indriolo777      https://www.facebook.com/christine.michele.77920

Facebook Groups: 

Inside the Pages Pimping and Posting:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1372784379464260/

Sexy Little Books and More:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/215495178571658/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/justlovemybooks/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ItsMyLife7777

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31054192-christine-justlovemybooks-com-blog

Amazon (for my reviews):  Christine Indriolo https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/amzn1.account.AEFJIOJZCQ3IOC2WPSOEYJMCIFCQ?preview=true

Email:  christinemi777@gmail.com

 

 

Release Boost: Break You (Boys of Trinity Hall #1) by MV Ellis is Available Now!

Title: Break You
Series: Boys of Trinity Hall #1
Author: MV Ellis
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult with Bully Elements

Release Date: October 22, 2019

Blurb
Xavier

This is not a love story.

I hate you not for who you are, but what you represent.

I’m the whispers in the darkness you can’t quite hear.

I’m the unease that can’t be explained, but won’t go away.

I’m your worst nightmare come to life.

I’m the filthy rich guy who’s coming for revenge.

Everything you’ve ever had.

Everything you hold dear.

I won’t stop until I break you.



Rocky

You were once my savior.

Now you’re my bully.

I’m the girl from the wrong side of the wrong side of the tracks.

No match for your money, your might, or your wrath.

But I’m not going down without a fight.

When I go, I’ll take you with me.

Because we’re more alike than you want to admit.

And more connected than you know.

This is not a love story.

 

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Author Bio
MV ELLIS knows what it’s like to fall head over
heels in love with a badass musician. She followed her heart halfway around the
world to be with one. She moved from London to Sydney after a steamy holiday
romance with a sexy bass player in sultry Brazil.
Twelve years, two children and a dog later, and she’s still
smitten. All this with a guy she sat next to on a bus for 36 hours! She has
toured internationally as a “WAG,” and her experiences inspire her writing.
Ellis’s love of romance began when she was 11 years old,
after a summer spent secretly reading her auntie’s books. She’s been a sucker
for an alpha hero and strong heroine ever since.
An avid reader, Ellis always knew she’d write a book of her
own one day. She was right about that. Following a career spanning advertising,
marketing, and social media, she finally wrote her debut novel, Catching
London 
in 2017.

Author Links

 

Release Blitz: Break You (Boys of Trinity Hall #1) by MV Ellis is Available Now! ~ Genre: Contemporary/New Adult with Bully Elements

Title: Break You
Series: Boys of Trinity Hall #1
Author: MV Ellis

Genre: Contemporary/New Adult with Bully Elements

Release Date: October 22, 2019

Blurb

Xavier

This is not a love story.

I hate you not for who you are, but what you represent.

I’m the whispers in the darkness you can’t quite hear.

I’m the unease that can’t be explained, but won’t go away.

I’m your worst nightmare come to life.

I’m the filthy rich guy who’s coming for revenge.

Everything you’ve ever had.

Everything you hold dear.

I won’t stop until I break you.



RockyYou were once my savior.

Now you’re my bully.

I’m the girl from the wrong side of the wrong side of the tracks.

No match for your money, your might, or your wrath.

But I’m not going down without a fight.

When I go, I’ll take you with me.

Because we’re more alike than you want to admit.

And more connected than you know.

This is not a love story.

 

Purchase Links
$2.99 for a limited time!

US: http://1click.bz/BreakYouAMZNUS
UK: http://1click.bz/BreakYouAMZNUK
CA: http://1click.bz/BreakYouAMZNCA
AU: http://1click.bz/BreakYouAMZNAU

 

Free in Kindle Unlimited
Author Bio
MV ELLIS knows what it’s like to fall head over
heels in love with a badass musician. She followed her heart halfway around the
world to be with one. She moved from London to Sydney after a steamy holiday
romance with a sexy bass player in sultry Brazil.
Twelve years, two children and a dog later, and she’s still
smitten. All this with a guy she sat next to on a bus for 36 hours! She has
toured internationally as a “WAG,” and her experiences inspire her writing.
Ellis’s love of romance began when she was 11 years old,
after a summer spent secretly reading her auntie’s books. She’s been a sucker
for an alpha hero and strong heroine ever since.
An avid reader, Ellis always knew she’d write a book of her
own one day. She was right about that. Following a career spanning advertising,
marketing, and social media, she finally wrote her debut novel, Catching
London 
in 2017.

Author Links

 

New Release: Cruel Boy; #DarkBullyRomance by Clarissa Wild is Available Now!

 

Title: Cruel Boy
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Bully Romance
Release Date: September 30, 2019

 

𝙍𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙗𝙤𝙮𝙨 𝙨𝙞𝙣 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩.

Gossip always goes around at Falcon Elite Prep.
Everyone knows Nate Wilson, the most popular football quarterback and every girl’s crush.
But there’s more behind those drop-dead gorgeous eyes and that killer smile …
He’s a notorious heartbreaker …
And he’s got his eyes set on me.
The twisted games he plays are cruel and dangerous.
He teases and tempts me … just to ruin me.
Because I know the one thing he doesn’t want anyone to know.
A big, dirty secret …
And there’s nothing bad boys won’t do to keep a secret buried.

 
“Your phone’s not here. I’m sorry to disappoint you,” he says, stepping closer. “Anything else I can help you with?”

“I … uh …” God, why am I this way around him? It doesn’t make any sense. He’s a bully. I should hate him. But oh my God, I want to kiss him so badly too, and it shows.

For every step he takes closer, I take one back even though my body hungers to get close. I shouldn’t give in; it’s not right. Everyone in this school thinks he’s guilty. Hell, maybe even I do. I don’t know yet.

But what I do know is that he’s beyond bad, and I’m melting into a puddle just from that dirty look in his eyes as he traps me in a corner. No way out. This is it. We’re in the showers backed up against a wall. Hormones rage through my body as he places a hand on the wall beside me and cocks his head.

“Are you still scared of me?” he asks.

I rub my lips together. I can’t say because I don’t know the answer.

“I don’t … know. I don’t know anything anymore,” I whisper.

“You don’t know, or you don’t want to know?”

I try to find the truth in his eyes, but all I find is hunger … a kind of hunger that you can feel in your bones and consumes your every waking thought.

“You’re scared that you actually like me,” he murmurs. His forehead leans against mine. “You’re scared of what might happen if you let me kiss you,” he whispers, his mouth a hair’s breadth away from mine. “You’re scared of what might happen if you let me have you … If you become mine.”

Suddenly, the showers turn on right above us. Fuck, I must’ve hit them with my back. We’re getting soaking wet, but he’s not moving … and neither am I.

“You threw me in the pool. Hung my panties on my locker. Made fun of me in front of your friends,” I mutter, trying to create more distance, trying to push him away, trying to make up reasons this shouldn’t happen. “You heard Layla when she said—”

He places a finger on my lips, droplets of water dripping down onto my skin. “I don’t give a fuck what Layla says or thinks. I only give a fuck about what you think of me.”

His words strike me to my core.

Never in a million years did I imagine this happening, that I’d be standing here getting soaking wet in the locker rooms with Falcon Elite Prep’s worst bad boy, the star athlete, and most popular guy at school … and that I’d want nothing more than to kiss him.

“I did those things to get my way, to get you to fear me, to get you to submit …” he murmurs. “To get what I want.”

“The photos,” I reply.

“And you,” he whispers, gazing straight into my eyes, setting my heart on fire. “I want you, and I know you want me too.”

Our lips touch, and sparks fly. The first touch is always the best, where our lips still linger on should-I-or-should-I-not. But we both know that phase has long since passed. I can’t say no to him anymore.

And suddenly, his kisses aren’t so soft anymore. His mouth claims mine with a greed I’ve never felt before, and it excites me to my core. His hand is on my waist, his body against mine, and I can feel every ridge of his muscles, every inch of skin against my own … and the bulge poking against my belly.

It turns me on like nothing else ever has.

The hand that was on the wall entwines with mine as our tongues lock and engage in a battle of lust. Suddenly, he grabs my wrists and pins them up against the wall, and I can’t. Fucking. Breathe.
Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of Dark Romance and Contemporary Romance novels. She is an avid reader and writer of swoony stories about dangerous men and feisty women. Her other loves include her hilarious husband, her two crazy but cute dogs, and her ninja cat that sometimes thinks he’s a dog too. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, playing video games, reading tons of books, and cooking her favorite meals.
 
Want to get an email when my next book is released? Sign up here to receive 4 FREE short stories: http://eepurl.com/FdY71

 

Release Blitz: Noble Savages (A Dark High School Bully Romance Box Set) by Natalie Bennett, Nicole Cypher, Rina Kent, Logan Fox & Esme Devlin is Available Now!

 

Title: Noble Savages

A Dark High School Bully Romance Box Set

Authors: Natalie Bennett, Nicole Cypher,

Rina Kent, Logan Fox & Esme Devlin

Genre: Dark High School Bully Romance
Release Date: September 26, 2019
Blurb
Cruel. Brutal. Vicious. Lawless. Merciless.Maybe you’re the new girl.

Maybe you’ve always had it coming.

Maybe you were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Either way, you’re about to become the victim.

You’re about to bow, break, and bend the knee. You’re about to kneel at my
feet.

I’ll destroy your credibility.

I’ll do whatever it takes to keep you by my side.

I’ll make you learn the hard way there is only one way out.

And when all is said and done, I’ll leave you begging for me to do it again…

Five possessive, controlling bullies.

Five strong, spirited heroines.

Welcome to their Savage Kingdom.

Noble Savages by Natalie Bennett, Nicole Cypher, Esme Devlin, Logan Fox and
Rina Kent is a five books dark high school romance boxset.

All standalone.

All full length.

No cliffhangers.

All the angst, the steam, and HEA you’ve been looking for.

Purchase Links

$2.99 for a limited time!

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited

Author Links

 

 

Cover Reveal ~ Cruel Boy by Clarissa Wild, #DarkBullyRomance is Releasing on September 30th 2019

Title: Cruel Boy
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Bully Romance
Release Date: September 30, 2019

 

𝙍𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙗𝙤𝙮𝙨 𝙨𝙞𝙣 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩.

 

Gossip always goes around at Falcon Elite Prep.
Everyone knows Nate Wilson, the most popular football quarterback and every girl’s crush.
But there’s more behind those drop-dead gorgeous eyes and that killer smile …
He’s a notorious heartbreaker …
And he’s got his eyes set on me.
The twisted games he plays are cruel and dangerous.
He teases and tempts me … just to ruin me.
Because I know the one thing he doesn’t want anyone to know.
A big, dirty secret …
And there’s nothing bad boys won’t do to keep a secret buried.

 

Nate stands near the edge of the bathroom, facing the window, head down between his shoulders, hands firmly planted on the windowsill, fingers sprawled but crooked, as if he’s trying to crack his nails against the stone. A picture I could paint in a heartbeat.

“I know you’re there,” he says, his voice gravelly, painful. As though he’s wounded and ready to lash out.

I should run and hide. Take my pride and stride while I still own it. He could strip me bare of everything I am and throw me to the masses to be ridiculed. He’s Falcon Elite’s star athlete; a guy with a promise of a bright future. A person with so much baggage you don’t dare touch them.

But I do.

My hand has already reached for him and grazed his shoulder.

He immediately turns around.

I take a few steps back.

“Are you stalking me now?” he growls, snorting. “Pathetic.”

He breathes, walks, and talks like a monster. A man obsessed with one thing and one thing only. Me.

“I’m not. You started it,” I reply, still stepping back until I’m backed into a corner of the toilets with no escape. He’s already blocked the door with his huge frame. The only way out is by passing him. Shit.

He leans in and traps me between him and the wall. “Why did you follow me?”

My heart beats in my throat and I swallow away the lump in my throat.

“I … wanted to know.”

“What? How a guy like me can stoop to that level? Why I even try? If I’ll give up?” He looks into my eyes like he’s trying to search for the truth but I don’t have it for him.

“Tell me,” he says.

“Why you said you thought my painting was beautiful.” It sputters out of my mouth before I realize it.

I don’t mean to be so forthcoming, but when he looks at me like that with those penetrating eyes it just happens. And something about the way he clenches his jaw and then bites his lip undoes me.

“Because it’s the truth,” he says with such a serious face that I find it hard not to believe him.

He snorts. “But you’ll obviously think that’s a lie.”

“No,” I respond.

His eyes narrow. He brings one hand to his face and rubs his jaw. “Liar.”

The silence is overpowering. Seconds feel like minutes as his breath slows, but I can feel every one of them prickling on my skin.

“Is this really all about the pictures?” I ask.

He cocks his head, and leans in even further until his breath is against the side of my cheek and my whole body is covered in goose bumps. “That’s for me to know and for you to find out.”

A gasp escapes my mouth when his lips briefly brush past my ear.

“Tell me … are you scared of me?” he whispers.

I want to answer, but my throat feels numb and my head dizzy.

When our eyes connect, the tension is like lightning electrifying me from the inside out. This can’t be happening, it can’t be that … I can’t want this.

A devious, sexy smirk appears on his face. “Thought so.”

Then he turns around and walks out, leaving me out of breath … and with my heart lost to a boy I shouldn’t ever crave.
Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of Dark Romance and Contemporary Romance novels. She is an avid reader and writer of swoony stories about dangerous men and feisty women. Her other loves include her hilarious husband, her two crazy but cute dogs, and her ninja cat that sometimes thinks he’s a dog too. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, playing video games, reading tons of books, and cooking her favorite meals.
 
Want to get an email when my next book is released? Sign up here to receive 4 FREE short stories: http://eepurl.com/FdY71

 

HOSTED BY:

 

BLOG TOUR: Alpha Bully by Renee Rose is Available Now! ~ New Adult Bully Romance with a Paranormal Twist!

 

 

USA Today bestselling author Renee Rose delivers on this intense bully romance with a paranormal twist.

SHE RUINED EVERYTHING… I WILL MAKE HER PAY.

Her mom robbed my dad of his job. Destroyed his life.

Now I have to look at her every day.

The girl next door. A human. A hot little nerd.

She doesn’t belong here—not in Wolf Ridge,

not at our high school, definitely not in my life.

She doesn’t know what I am.

Which makes it all the easier to take revenge.

I will bring her to her knees. Pierce her heart.

Make her bleed. For me.

All for me.

NOTE: This New Adult book features steamy scenes with characters over eighteen and is for an audience that is also over eighteen.

 

Cole

It’s past midnight when I wake up. My window’s open, moonlight streaming in.

That wasn’t what woke me, though.

It wasn’t the pain of the beating, either. That’s already half-healed. By tomorrow it will be nothing.

That’s the thing about wolf discipline. It’s more about dominance and humiliation than actual pain. Casey and I aren’t in real danger.

But that doesn’t mean the shit doesn’t hurt.

I rub the stubble on my chin and blink into the darkness. There’s a tug on my wolf, pulling me to the window. And I know exactly what I’m going to see when I look out.

Even so, my heart stutters.

The little human is standing outside. Standing underneath my window, looking up.

Like she’s waiting for me and she knew I’d come. Prickles run across my skin.

She’s in the same dress she wore today⁠—another short one, blue and white stripes. She lost the Converse, though. She’s barefooted on the crushed granite. Which must hurt her tender human feet.

I’m in gym shorts. I pull on a black tank top as I stare down at her.

She’s standing there like a fucking tribute. A virginal offering.

She must really feel guilty.

I shove the window open and pop the screen out. It’s not the first time I’ve climbed out this window, but I try not to make it look too easy when I scale across the patio overhang and drop to the gravel in front of her. “Hey.”

She’s crying. Silent tears that streak down her pale cheeks. I wonder if she ever stopped. If she’s been leaking those salty tears since she saw the ugliness that is my dad shit-faced. The scent of her tears does something to me. Makes me itchy and raw, with the need to smash things with my fists.

“Stop it.” I sound menacing. I’m not sorry. She silently called me out here. She’s gonna get what she gets. I advance on her like a fucking predator.

She backs up. She must sense how dangerous I am right now. How unhinged.

“Was it because of me?”

Of course it was because of her. But I’m not going to say that. That shit isn’t her fault.

Instead, I growl, “Stop crying for me.”

Her big brown eyes are wide. I wonder how well she can see me in the dark. Not nearly as well as I can see her.

“Stop it,” I command. “I’m the one who got the beatdown.”

“Cole.” It’s a broken syllable. So much emotion packed into one sound. Apology. Pleading. Desperation, even.

My control snaps. I snatch her face up to mine with a hand behind her head and devour her mouth. It tastes like all the emotion I heard.

Except more.

I savor gratitude and soft, supple generosity. Pent up anger. Grief.

Desire.

I scoop my forearm under her ass to pick her up and slam her back against the tan stucco of her house.

She opens her lips for me, lets me in. It’s not how I imagined it.

It’s better.

More raw. Sweeter, even though I’m fucking brutal with my attack. Her lips twist over mine with the same intensity, her nails claw into my bare shoulders. I shove the bulge of my cock in the cradle of her legs, even though I know it will probably scare the shit out of her.

 

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE loves a dominant, dirty-talking alpha hero! She’s sold over a half million copies of steamy romance with varying levels of kink. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happily Ever After and Popsugar. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won Spunky and Sassy’s Favorite Sci-Fi and Anthology author, The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance, and Spanking Romance Reviews’ Best Sci-fi, Paranormal, Historical, Erotic, Ageplay and favorite couple and author. She’s hit the USA Today list five times with various anthologies.

 

 

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑