There’s a fine line between love and hate and they were about to cross it.
My name is Samantha Ross and this is my life.
I existed in a world that few know. Rundown trailers and crime-ridden streets were my home. Drugs and alcohol were the norm and happiness was the exception. I lived from day to day never knowing if I would have a roof over my head or food in my stomach. My life sucked. It took from me and gave nothing back.
But there was one certainty in my life. A black smudge on my window of hell.
He was a criminal. A thief. He brought hell and damnation with him wherever he went. He hurt and destroyed. He took and gave nothing in return. He was heartache and despair wrapped up in a perfect gorgeous package. Fast cars and fast women were his hobbies. His vices. But he had many.
I was one of them.
I was his addiction and his craving. His enemy on this earth. I feared him. I hated him. I loved him even more.
I can’t wait for you to all meet Samantha Ross, Cole Walker, and even Bentley, Sam’s brother. Three kids who grew up in the slums together, fighting to survive.
Let’s begin with Samantha Ross. A young girl who has been damaged by her past.
“I was afraid to get close to anyone because if I did, they would leave. Everyone always did.”
But she was tough. Sam was strong willed and brave….she may have dressed like a girl but she was not a girly girl by any means.
“I might have blushed if I was that kind of girl. But I wasn’t. I didn’t blush. Nor did I swoon, grow breathless, get butterflies, or feel giddy over a boy.”
Sam speaks her mind and tells it like it is…good or bad, take it or leave it. She has no problem standing up for herself, anything to protect herself from getting hurt.
And now let me introduce you to Cole Walker…the bad boy from the ghetto, best friend to Samantha’s brother Bentley. A man who doesn’t pretend to be something that he is not.
“I was who I was. A driver. A thug. A drunk. A man with a long list of crimes.”
“People were right – I was an animal. Self-disgust turned the meanness in me to full blast.”
Still….he can’t resist the one thing he feels that he can never have, Samantha Ross. A girl he grew up with, was close with…until one day changed their lives forever
“And I did hate her. I hated the way she made me feel. How she smelled, how she walked, how she smiled with her eyes. I hated that I would do anything for her, including going to jail.”
I have never felt so much tension between two characters before. The story wold bring them together and I’d be fist pumping and then something would happen to ruin a moment or pull them apart and I would want to throw my kindle. The lust and the anger was a deadly combination. The need and the want were sooooooo strong!!! Here’s a little taste of what you can expect…
“The boy would be my destruction and my savior. He would challenge me. Keep me sane and drive me crazy. He would destroy and save me.
“Sure, we hated each other and probably always would but there was a part of me that was intrigued by him. I guess I was still that little girl, curious about that mysterious angry boy who lived down the street.”
“I had my hand in my enemy’s hair, sampling Sam’s mouth like there was no tomorrow. My dick was hard pressed up against her, begging for what it wanted. It felt like a sin, kissing her. It was headier than the rush I got from alcohol. Crazier that the thrill I got from racing. I felt out of control, desperate to have her. Willing to do anything to her too. It scared the shit out of me so I let her go.”
Should they even be together though….my heart screamed “YES for the love of pete YES….get together, be together…SOMETHING!!!!” While my head was busy saying “Oh no….disaster waiting to happen…don’t do it, no do it….wait….maybe this won’t work!” Oh yeah…it was just like that!
“That monster caused this hate between us and that hate keeps you away from me. That’s exactly where I need you to be – safe and nowhere near me.”
“I disliked him, but I liked his touch, I wanted to be near him but I needed to keep my distance. I thought he was an asshole and he probably thought I was a bitch, but for some reason, we wanted each other. It didn’t make sense.”
There is so much trouble for everyone in this book…bad guys everywhere, drama at every turn. When they finally realize what is happening…will it be too late?
“I didn’t want to waste another second of my life denying it. I may never deserve her but damn, I wanted her for all time.”
This book will have your heart racing and pounding….I can’t tell you how many times I clutched my chest and screamed out! Go and one click now….you won’t regret it!!
Paige Weaver’s first passion has always been reading. Many hours of her childhood were spent getting lost between the pages of a book, disappearing into other worlds. That turned into a love for writing at a young age. Her first book, Promise Me Darkness, became a New York Times and USA Today bestseller quickly after being released.
Paige lives in Texas with her husband and two children. When she’s not writing or reading, you can find her chasing her kids around and living her very own happily ever-after.
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