The greatest mistake Ember Beckett ever made was coming to my school.
I mark her as mine the instant the rumors start. It's only natural I become curious over the new girl. But it’s not to protect her. No, I have to punish her for being here, wrap fear around her neck until she runs, and smile while I chase her down.
She took someone's position in this academy. Someone important to me. And now, she has to pay.
The only way for her to survive is to find out what dirty little secrets I keep to myself. To do that, she must follow me into the darker corners of the building, the place where they make college hazings look like child’s play.
I watch the pleasure spark in her eyes as she does it. The desire to participate in my ... proclivities.
What makes her most ashamed is, she likes watching me.
If she's not careful, I might capitalize on that curiosity, and I'll squeeze her heart until it bleeds.
THORNE is a dark high school senior romance containing mature themes such as bullying, enemies-to-lovers, and intense, potentially triggering, situations meant for 17+. It ends on a cliffhanger.
Thorne declared war on me tonight when he took away the one thing I had left.
Here’s where he got it wrong: I’m not about to crouch in the shadows ensuring he never sees me.
If I do, it would only be so he doesn’t see me coming.
The boy who made my emotions spike and swirl, crushed them in his hands.
He thinks he’s weakened me with heartbreak.
It only puts me in the perfect position to take away something that matters to him, too.
CRUSH is the second installment of a dark, high school senior romance containing mature themes such as bullying, enemies-to-lovers, and intense, potentially triggering, situations meant for 17+. It ends on a cliffhanger.