A friendship found amidst a tragedy, Sierra Pierce found a confidant in Julian Pavlov and had been inseparable ever since. A shared trauma that brought them closer together, until another tore them apart. Buried deep within them rests a story that they never want to let out. So what do they do? They tell more lies. Sierra I run and I don't look back, not unless I need to. I had a whole new life away from the shadows lurking beneath. But I cannot get rid of them. Not unless I face it. Being a high school senior does not exempt me from facing the law. But here's the thing, they haven't caught me yet. And the authorities have no clue I did it. Only me, the crickets, and Julian. Julian She was a liar who pierced a heel right through my heart when all I ever did was trust her. Never again. She ruined my life right before she up and ran to another city. If she ever goes back to Ridgewood Bay I will make sure she regrets ever crossing me. I don't care who she was, not anymore. All I want is to take back the time she stole. But I can't, so she'll have to settle on me having the upper hand. After all, it's a shame if someone told her secret.
A secret passion hidden beneath tough exteriors, Ayla Morales tried so hard not to fall for her friend, especially the one she trusted the most. A complicated love against a comfortable embrace. Deep within their hearts lies a suppressed emotion they cannot escape no matter how hard they fight. So what do they do? They keep hiding their truths. Ayla He was a jock and I was an outcast. I shouldn’t even mention that I was part of Cole’s crew as his runner and girlfriend. That sentence alone would earn me a cake to the face by the same people who call to me in the dark to buy their drugs from. I don’t fit into his life and he doesn’t mine. So why do I have this incandescent need to be near him everyday? One night almost made me drop everything in my life and be part of his. But I can’t, because Cole might hurt me if I did. Elio She’s had it hard in life, but I mean, who hadn’t? That doesn’t give her the right to push me away. But I’m glad she keeps me at arm’s length otherwise I would have already screwed up my two year relationship with the woman I claim to love. This is where the problem begins, Ayla Morales never seemed to get out of my mind. One night was all it took to make me open my eyes. My best friend was the one for me. I just don’t know how to get her, especially when she doesn't want to get out of her abusive relationship. A book 2 novel of the Tell Me Series, but can be read as a standalone.