by: Melissa Parkin
Series: Divine Vices
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 29, 2015
The last thing sixteen-year-old Cassie Foster needs is trouble, but that doesn’t stop him from finding her.
Nine months after the tragic accident that killed her mother and sister, this high school junior just wants a fresh start. Settling down in the quiet town of New Haven, Maine, she’s found peace at last…until the new resident bad boy, Jackson Matthews, comes into the picture. Arrogant, sarcastic, and devastatingly sexy, he’s the very last thing Cassie wants to entertain. Romance was never part of the plan. But when terrifying circumstances drive these two together, she finds herself in over her head and drawn in by his allure. As local girls begin disappearing, Cassie can’t help but wonder if it’s just a coincidence that everything started when this blue-eyed Casanova strolled into town. Will falling into Jackson’s arms mean she’ll be falling victim to a real lady-killer…or worse?
The answer will open the door to a world she never thought possible.
Pulling off my shirt and tossing it into the hamper at the end of the hall, I opened my bedroom door with the instinct to head straight to the closet. Instead, though, I just stopped dead in my tracks before jumping back in alarm.
“Jack!” I yelped, seeing none other than the devil himself lying on my bed with a copy of Pride & Prejudice opened in his hands. “What the hell?”
“Gooood morning!” he said in the same tone as a radio host would use. “Trust you slept well.”
“What are you doing in here?”
“Well, I came over and told your dad I was giving you a ride to school, and he said you weren’t ready yet and that I could make myself at home until you were,” he replied, still casually skimming through the pages of the book before taking notice to my outfit - or lack thereof. “But please, don’t let me interrupt.”
“I’m pretty sure this isn’t exactly what my dad meant.” I quickly snatched the leather jacket I had hanging in the entryway and threw it on.
“Bra, panties, and a coat, eh? Very GQ of you,” he said, lobbing the book on the bed. “Pity it goes against the school dress code, because you pull it off superbly.”
“Get out,” I said, stepping away from the door and motioning for his leave.
Instead, he simply propped himself up and grabbed a donut off the plate he had sitting beside him on my nightstand and took a bite into it. “You know, you gotta love the modern American breakfast. Back in the olden days, everyone was limited to eggs, bacon, and whatnot, but now you can drink coffee drenched in caramel, eat cereal smothered with sugar, and have cakes masquerading as morning pastries.”
“Could you please-” I started.
“Oh, where are my manners?” he interrupted, gesturing to the plate. “Would you like a Devil’s Food donut? They’re sinfully delicious.”
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Melissa Parkin is a Chicagoland native who feels weird referring to herself in the third person. When she's not binge reading, taking photographs, breaking the first rule of Fight Club, or playing music too loud, she's writing young adult paranormal romances.
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