Saint View High, #1
“Everybody lies, Princess. Some of us are just better at not getting caught.”
He murdered my uncle then covered it with fire. A fire that should have killed me, too. Instead, he hauled me from the floor while flames licked the walls, strong arms holding me close.
He saved my life.
Now I want to know why. I never saw his face. All I know is the letters on his shirt. SVH.
Saint View High.
The worst school in a hundred miles. Full of drugs and despair. Breeding ground for future criminals. Armed security guards and weapon checks at every door.
A far cry from my privileged life of money, private school, and fancy vacations.
With the police doing nothing, I take matters into my own hands. I enroll in a school I have no business being at.
But the Untouchables are quick to let me know exactly how big a mistake I’ve made. They’re the group of boys even the teachers are scared of.
Colt. Banjo. Rafe.
Every teenage girl’s dream. Good looking. Popular. Powerful.
And determined to break me.
Thing is, I’m not that easily broken. And I’m coming for them, too.
Devious Little Liars is the story of three bad boys and a girl who knows how to stand her ground. It is a mature high school/new adult, #whychoose romance, meaning the main character has more than one love interest. This book contains enemies-to-lovers and bullying themes. It is the first book in an ongoing trilogy.
Colt cocked his head to one side, eyes narrowing. “And what exactly did you come here for? A little wrong-side-of-the-tracks cock? You sick of all your pretty boys and their fancy cars, flashing around their daddy’s money? I can give you that.”
I shoved him away. “You’re disgusting.”
He laughed, and my breath hitched at the sound. “Say it like you mean it.”
I didn’t say anything. For the life of me, I tried. But my mouth refused to form the words.
His grin turned devilish, and dammit if it didn’t just make him all the more attractive. His intelligent eyes gleamed, like this little game of cat and mouse entertained him.
I spun back to face the line, startled to find it had progressed without me noticing. I stepped forward, but Colt wouldn’t give me an inch. If anything, he moved in closer, until his front pressed against my back. I stilled. Every muscle in my body froze at his touch. Alarm bells went off in my head, and yet, the rest of my body wanted to melt into him like a Goddamn ice cream on a summer day.
His fingers swept the back of my neck, brushing my hair aside. Like they had a mind of their own, my eyes closed.
Behind me, he shifted so his lips brushed my ear. “I’ll break you, princess. You and your ivory tower.”