Truth or Dare (Liar Liar #2)
by l. a. cotton
Genre: Mature YA
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Escaping to Credence was supposed to be Becca's shot at a new life, but some secrets refuse to stay hidden, and now that the truth is out, everything changes.
The people she thought she could trust lied. The guy she thought cared about her kept her in the dark. And with no one to turn to, Becca finds it hard to unravel the truth. When she finally does, her past and present collide in a way no one saw coming.
The truth can hurt you ... Some dares will destroy you.
Book #1: Liar Liar
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Book #2: Truth or Dare
I pushed my way farther into the thick of it, earning me a couple of hard glares from guys twice my size. Becca spun again, facing the stage, and I moved behind her, leaving only a sliver of space between us. It was perfect timing because the song ended and the band went straight into something with less base. The sea of faceless people swayed and bobbed their heads in time with the mellow beat. Becca followed them, her shoulders swinging from side to side. Her black sweater hung off one shoulder, revealing a khaki tank top underneath and milky skin just begging to be touched. Without thinking, I slid my arms around her waist and gathered her against me. Her body recoiled, and I felt Beccaâs fight instinct kick in, but I held firm, dipping my mouth to her ear. âItâs me,â I whispered.
She relaxed into me and continued moving to the music. I didnât care that I looked all kinds of awkward because it was the closest Becca had let me get since the night weâd been together. My fingers dug into her hips at the memory, anchoring her to me, but she didnât move. She didnât fight me off or give me hell; she just continued to soak up the atmosphere. I didnât want to push her or be a jerk, but I was a guy, and she was here, pressed up against me, looking all kinds of hot.
Did she feel it too?
The pulse of electricity between us, the spark?
Becca hadnât been wrong when sheâd accused me of using her to forget about all the shit going on in my life, but it was more than that with us. We both knew it, and deep down, I think that was why she was so reluctant to give me a second chance.
We had a shot at something real.
Something messy and ugly and rawâand that terrified her. Hell, it terrified me. Becca hadnât grown up in a place like Credence, but sheâd ended up here for a reason. If sheâd just let me in â¦ If sheâd trust me with whatever it was she was hiding, I could help. I could be there for her. Maybe that made me a selfish bastard, dragging her into my fucked-up life, but she made breathing easier. She made everything a little bit easier, and I hadnât expectedâor even wantedâit to happen, but I needed her.
I needed her more than she would ever know, so if there was even a tiny chance she would let me back in, I would take it. Starting with right now.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author of mature young adult and new adult novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.
Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when sheâs not camped out in front of the laptop) youâll most likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.
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