BOOK ONE IN THE CRUEL SCHOOL SERIES
I’m not a girl who expects to be saved. I gave up on fairytales a long time ago. So when my knight in shining Armani stalks into town and delivers me from my tragic fate, I’m grateful.
Darius Prince shouldn’t be in the seedy strip club where I’m paying off my mother’s debts, one piece of my soul at a time. And he definitely shouldn’t be the one who claims me in exchange for a suitcase full of trust fund cash and a deal inked in blood.
His dark eyes shine with a hatred so deadly, I wonder why he wants me at all. Especially when I find out he thinks I’m somehow connected to his twin sister’s disappearance.
I’ve never stepped foot on the private island my mother grew up on. Never spoken to the Aunt who takes custody of me and whisks me away from everything I’ve ever known. I could never afford a place at the most exclusive prep school on the West Coast, but my mother’s death ensures I get one.
Darius doesn’t rescue me. Instead, he drags me into his web of tragic secrets and forbidden desire. He binds me so tight, I can’t find my way out of his grasp. Not that it would make a difference. Escaping my fate isn’t an option.
They say every ending is a new beginning. I just didn’t expect my beginning to be so cruel.
WARNING: This isn’t just an enemies-to-lovers romance, guys. This is ABOUT high school students, but it is not FOR high school students to read. 18+ for mature content.