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You’ll judge me.
Hate me and tell me I’m wrong.
Refuse to see how my darkness is what she needs.
While I don’t particularly care about your feelings in the matter, and while I pursue her despite the wedding bells that rang for another, only I can see how she is drowning beneath mediocrity.
How many times must I remind her?
It can’t matter that I am the person who ruined her life.
The man who killed her father.
The constant shadow that watches her sleep.
The lover who prefers dirty alleyways to freshly laundered sheets
She’s mine. Always has been.
I'm the worst thing for her, yet I’m the only salvation she knows.
He had his chance to make her happy.
He didn't see how she was dying inside because he couldn't know her.
Not like I know her.
I am her stalker.
5 Heart Review by Lorena
Reading a Lily White book always has me gripping my chair and my butt almost hitting the floor because I never know what to expect. She's such an amazing writer and her dark books always give me tingles because they're so darn dark.
Ari has a sick obsession with Adeline and he just can't control it. He's always there hiding in the shadows stalking her every move. He doesn't do it maliciously, he just can't help himself. From the moment he first laid eyes on her, he knew that she was going to be his.
The intensity, the chemistry and the plot was just phenomenal. I could NOT for the life of me put this book down!
I did love the characters and I certainly understood where Ari was coming from and how crazy and wild Adeline was. They certainly were one of a kind match.
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Ari grips my chin and forces my face to his, our eyes locking in battle, a grin tilting those cruel fucking lips that lie and lie and lie.
He’s not lying now.
I slap at him, my palm slamming his cheek so hard it vibrates down my arm. Ari’s head snaps left, but then slowly turns back to me.
“What else you got?”
Slapping him again, I claw at his skin, but he pushes into it, enjoys it, doesn’t care about the blood that trickles in tiny little rivulets.
He catches my wrist and pulls my hand from his face, glaring at me with explosive heat behind his eyes.
“You used to fight when you were younger. I watched it. Wanted it. Enjoyed it. And you can fight me now all you fucking want just as long as you know I will have you in the end. I will keep you. I will own you because I’ve been the shadow protecting you all these years from all the other pricks who only wanted to destroy you.”
Our eyes remain locked, mine narrowing as he searches my face for any reaction to what he’ll do.
I refuse to give him one.
Mouth against my cheek, he nips at my jaw. “That’s it, baby bird, show me how much you hate me.”
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When she isn’t writing as Lily White you can find other books by her under M.S. Willis where she has penned the Control Series, the Estate Series, and Because of Ellison (contemporary romance).