Here lies Louchana Valentine. She was a homeless, orphaned virgin.
I never cared what my gravestone would say until I landed in deep with a powerful gangster. Lucky for me, my best friend happens to be ruthless too. I should feel guilty that heâs forced to turn on the man whoâs been a father to him. Except Iâve always known that Wrenâs soul wasnât as black as he claimed.
He was good.
He was beautiful.
He was mine.
He just didnât know it yet.
And with Wren keeping me safe, Iâve got time left to rewrite the end of my story. But if he has his way,Â virginÂ is already carved in stone.
Iâve never known anyone as alluring as Lou. Or as frustrating. Since the night she saved my life and stole my wallet for her troubles, I couldnât stay away.
She became my onus.
With nowhere to run, Iâm forced to trust someone I never expected. At least with Lou safe in Blackwood KeepâfarÂ away from meâIâll die with my conscience intact. Because she no longer looks at me with friendship in her eyes. Those iridescent blues shine with a different need entirely, and Iâve never been able to deny her.
It is strongly advised that you read The Peer and the Puppet before diving into The Moth and the Flame. Content suitable for ages 18+.