contemporary romance / dark college romance


“My stepmother shattered me. My ex ruined me. One look at Tax and I knew he would kill me.”


Love. It’s a name given to people that you care about. And it was a name given to a little girl that no one cared about. The irony is not lost on me. I’ve always been a bit separate. First in my family and then in my relationships. Maybe you have to understand the emotion to feel it.

I’ve never understood how people will lie, cheat, steal, and murder for it. Why some people hand it over like pennies in their pockets. Or others hoard it like it’s their only valuable possession. I don’t do either. I’m convinced I don’t have any love to give. Someone is going to have to breathe life into my damaged soul before I can ever even consider loving them.


I’m a shit storm just waiting to happen. Actually, scratch that, I usually don’t wait for anything or anybody. The only things I give a fuck about are my boys–my band–and my little sister, Ally.

I’ve gone from underground kid fighter I was to whatever the hell I am now–guardian, bandmate, neighbor to a fucking woman that messes with my head. I want to know her secrets, her pains, and everything dark inside of her and whether or not her darkness matches my own.


I don’t know how it happened.

One moment, I was standing outside the diner fumbling with my car keys, and the next, a bag was placed over my head, and I was put in the back of a car.

Who would want to kidnap me? I’m a nobody, a good girl, just doing my best to make ends meet.

Afraid for my life, I beg and plead until I come face-to-face with my captor.

Ace is a brute of a man with strong hands, green eyes, and a dark smile that makes me weak in the knees. Everything about him screams DANGER

It’s all kind of wrong to look at him and get swoony, but I can’t help it.

When I find out the reason I was taken, I’m certain he’ll kill me, but when he kisses me instead, I know he’s never letting me go, and that’s almost as terrifying as death.


We’re no fucking Romeo and Juliet. I’m obsessed, and she’s forbidden.

I hate her.
Her beautiful face.
The way she looks at me.
How much she wants me.
How much I want her too.
I hate it all.

But most of all, I hate how I can’t resist her anymore.

She chose to put herself back in my path. What happens now … is her fault.

This book is a part of the Black Heart Romance presents Heaven & Hell series.
Authors in this series include J.L. Beck, C. Hallman, Isabella Starling, Vivian Wood, Adelaide Forrest, R. Holmes, Sam Mariano, Logan Fox, and Vivian Wood


I’ll never give him a second chance … not even in his wildest dreams.

Preston McConnell broke my heart. Took my virginity and walked out the door. Now, things are different. I’m different. Stronger. Far more independent than when we were naïve college kids.

South African heat. Gorgeous sunsets. And even more gorgeous slick bodied men. I might be forced to follow Preston for an article on the infamous Lion Whisperer, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have a little fun with his best friends while I’m here.

If Preston wants me back, he’ll have to make room for them as well.