Everyone knows Nate Wilson, the most popular football quarterback and every girlâs crush.
But thereâs more behind those drop-dead gorgeous eyes and that killer smile â¦
Heâs a notorious heartbreaker â¦
And heâs got his eyes set on me.
The twisted games he plays are cruel and dangerous.
He teases and tempts me â¦ just to ruin me.
Because I know the one thing he doesnât want anyone to know.
A big, dirty secret â¦
And thereâs nothing bad boys wonât do to keep a secret buried.
âYour phoneâs not here. Iâm sorry to disappoint you,â he says, stepping closer. âAnything else I can help you with?â
âI â¦ uh â¦â God, why am I this way around him? It doesnât make any sense. Heâs a bully. I should hate him. But oh my God, I want to kiss him so badly too, and it shows.
For every step he takes closer, I take one back even though my body hungers to get close. I shouldnât give in; itâs not right. Everyone in this school thinks heâs guilty. Hell, maybe even I do. I donât know yet.
But what I do know is that heâs beyond bad, and Iâm melting into a puddle just from that dirty look in his eyes as he traps me in a corner. No way out. This is it. Weâre in the showers backed up against a wall. Hormones rage through my body as he places a hand on the wall beside me and cocks his head.
âAre you still scared of me?â he asks.
I rub my lips together. I canât say because I donât know the answer.
âI donât â¦ know. I donât know anything anymore,â I whisper.
âYou donât know, or you donât want to know?â
I try to find the truth in his eyes, but all I find is hunger â¦ a kind of hunger that you can feel in your bones and consumes your every waking thought.
âYouâre scared that you actually like me,â he murmurs. His forehead leans against mine. âYouâre scared of what might happen if you let me kiss you,â he whispers, his mouth a hairâs breadth away from mine. âYouâre scared of what might happen if you let me have you â¦ If you become mine.â
Suddenly, the showers turn on right above us. Fuck, I mustâve hit them with my back. Weâre getting soaking wet, but heâs not moving â¦ and neither am I.
âYou threw me in the pool. Hung my panties on my locker. Made fun of me in front of your friends,â I mutter, trying to create more distance, trying to push him away, trying to make up reasons this shouldnât happen. âYou heard Layla when she saidââ
He places a finger on my lips, droplets of water dripping down onto my skin. âI donât give a fuck what Layla says or thinks. I only give a fuck about what you think of me.â
His words strike me to my core.
Never in a million years did I imagine this happening, that Iâd be standing here getting soaking wet in the locker rooms with Falcon Elite Prepâs worst bad boy, the star athlete, and most popular guy at school â¦ and that Iâd want nothing more than to kiss him.
âI did those things to get my way, to get you to fear me, to get you to submit â¦â he murmurs. âTo get what I want.â
âThe photos,â I reply.
âAnd you,â he whispers, gazing straight into my eyes, setting my heart on fire. âI want you, and I know you want me too.â
Our lips touch, and sparks fly. The first touch is always the best, where our lips still linger on should-I-or-should-I-not. But we both know that phase has long since passed. I canât say no to him anymore.
And suddenly, his kisses arenât so soft anymore. His mouth claims mine with a greed Iâve never felt before, and it excites me to my core. His hand is on my waist, his body against mine, and I can feel every ridge of his muscles, every inch of skin against my own â¦ and the bulge poking against my belly.
It turns me on like nothing else ever has.
The hand that was on the wall entwines with mine as our tongues lock and engage in a battle of lust. Suddenly, he grabs my wrists and pins them up against the wall, and I canât. Fucking. Breathe.
Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of Dark Romance and Contemporary Romance novels. She is an avid reader and writer of swoony stories about dangerous men and feisty women. Her other loves include her hilarious husband, her two crazy but cute dogs, and her ninja cat that sometimes thinks he’s a dog too. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, playing video games, reading tons of books, and cooking her favorite meals.
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