Rhea wants to escape. All she wants is to leave her father & her run down little house. She doesn't think anyone can give her that escape but maybe she's wrong. What will happen when she does the unthinkable and takes a chance on love? Could the mysterious class bad boy, Jordan, really be what she needs, could they save each other? ___________________________________________________________ Rhea Sommes has never had it easy; a mother who died before Rhea was even in high school, a father who can't get himself together, & no one to turn to. All she wants is to get through her senior year of high school in one piece, her only hope for the future is to leave her crumby small town of Sunset, New Mexico behind & never look back. When classmates Jordan & Dominic starts to show interest, will her plans all go out the window? Jordan Mars wishes he could disregard his family, old money snobs who buy their way to the top and out of trouble. He would rather defend the little guy and fight for what he believes in, no matter how much money his daddy throws his way. When he gets up the courage to approach Rhea, & possibly help her in a tough situation, he'll have to come to terms with who he is and what he does to her. Will he be able to protect her, or will he only cause her more pain? All characters, locations, & events within this story are fictional. This story contains graphic content. Reader discretion is advised. This story contains harsh language, suicide & self harm, sexual actions & sexual violence, alcoholism, & abuse (physical and verbal). The author does not condone any of the actions or behavior portrayed in this novel.
"That's what a kiss should feel like. It's supposed to knock you off your feet and leave you speechless, that's how you know it meant something, and you felt something real. The stomach flutters and sweating palms and shuddering, those are all the feelings you should get when you're attracted to someone, and that wasn't even crazy hot or freaky." Navigating high school is hard enough without being a pariah. Josh and Zayne understand the struggles of accepting yourself all too well as they tackle their senior year in their hometown of Waco. Will their struggles end up destroying them? ----------------------------------------------- This story contains graphic elements including harsh and hateful speech, self harm, acts of violence, and suicide attempts. This story is NOT suitable for those under the age of 16. These are serious matters that are not to be taken lightly. I do not endorse or encourage the self-destructive behavior depicted.