Marriage. Happily ever after. Endgame.
It’s all a fucking ruse.
To have and to hold, till death do us part.
Or until the neighbor fucks your husband and leaves hers to marry yours, whichever comes first.
My parents’ divorce hit me like a trainwreck, creating a domino effect of epic proportions.
My mother checked into rehab after swallowing a container of pills.
I was dumped by my perfect boyfriend because of my newfound tainted reputation.
My father eloped, proceeding to move-in the adulterous neighbor, and to make matters worse,
she brought with her a troublesome drug dealing, gang banging, no-good teenage son.
The devil himself, Maverick Carter.
The only problem was, as much as I vowed to hate him for what his mother did, I couldn’t stay away.
He brought out the worst in me, but also made me feel things I never had experienced.
Mav was my drug, a highly addictive and lethal dose of danger mixed with chaos.
To date the town bad boy is a thrill itself, but when said bad boy is your wicked stepbrother,
it makes it all worth the wild ride.
Though, like I said, it was all a ruse.
Maverick Carter was the only ruse I ever fell for, and look how it left me.
My name is Phoenix Bancroft, and it looks like I was the only fool all along.
4 Heart Review by Lorena
Maverick and Phoenix have known each other all their lives, they were neighbors after all until one day he just disappeared. Phoenix went on with her life until her life was flipped upside down by a family scandal that left her devastated, but she wasn't going to let that deter her. She might have lost most of her friends and followers at school AND her boyfriend but that wasn't going to stop her from living. As long as she had her two best friends at her side...is all that mattered.
When Phoenix finds out that Maverick is her new stepbrother, she is not happy about that revelation. Not only did he appear out of nowhere after several years of being absent but he came back looking like a god. All the girls lusted after him at school and wanted at least a taste of him. But he had a goal in mind, to have Phoenix fall for him no matter what, but what he wasn't expecting was to fall hard for her.
His agenda for coming back was just for one reason -- to get revenge and what better way to do that? By sweet talking Phoenix and getting her to fall for him to later plot his revenge and hurt her in the process. The question is, will he get his revenge and hurt the girl that will eventually own his heart??
This book had heat, a lot of heat and the drama was just ongoing from beginning to end. Phoenix and her twin brother Brooklyn went through a lot with their parents.
This book gave me everything the authors were teasing us about and then some! LOVED IT!!
About the Authors
New Adult and Dark Romance Author of Servite Academy & Malibu Cove Chronicles, Bellamy Roswell is a Southern California native, coffee connoisseur, avid reader, and new author who is a lover of angsty, passionate bad boys, and sassy, fierce heroines. Bringing you bad boy heartthrobs oozing sex appeal, passion, and angst one novel at a time.
Avid Reader. Aspiring Storyteller. A head between the pages kind of girl.
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Cece found her happy place in the worlds that others created from a very young age. Reading became a hobby that brought so many friendships. Through the reading community she fostered a renewed love for all things books and to her surprise, writing. Writing being deeply personal to her wasn't something she thought she would share with anyone else. With encouragement from some amazing voices in the community she made the leap to co-write her debut novel. The characters in her head are Broken Bad Boys and Girls with too much Sass. When she isn't writing, you can find her spending time with her amazing husband or cuddling up on the couch with her furbaby Jasper.