CRUEL BEGINNINGS – Book 1 in the CRUEL SCHOOL Series by Lili St. Germain & Amelia Queen
This is an enemies-to-lovers, dark high school bully romance described by an early reader as “The evil, debaucherous, yet stunningly good-looking love child of Cruel Intentions’ Kathryn Merteuil and John Wick.”
I’m not a girl who expects to be saved. I gave up on fairytales a long time ago. So when
my knight in shining Armani stalks into town and delivers me from my tragic fate, I’m
Darius Prince shouldn’t be in the seedy strip club where I’m paying off my mother’s
debts, one piece of my soul at a time. And he definitely shouldn’t be the one who claims
me in exchange for a suitcase full of trust fund cash and a deal inked in blood.
His dark eyes shine with a hatred so deadly, I wonder why he wants me at all. Especially
when I find out he thinks I’m somehow connected to his twin sister’s disappearance.
I’ve never stepped foot on the private island my mother grew up on. Never spoken to
the Aunt who takes custody of me and whisks me away from everything I’ve ever
known. I could never afford a place at the most exclusive prep school on the West
Coast, but my mother’s death ensures I get one.
Darius doesn’t rescue me. Instead, he drags me into his web of tragic secrets and
forbidden desire. He binds me so tight, I can’t find my way out of his grasp. Not that it
would make a difference. Escaping my fate isn’t an option.
They say every ending is a new beginning. I just didn’t expect my beginning to be so
WARNING: This isn’t just an enemies-to-lovers romance, guys. This is ABOUT high school students, but it is not FOR high school students to read. 18+ for mature content.