My Monster - TO BE PUBLISHED
"You want to sleep with me but you don't actually like me or even want to know me," he says.
Oh, wow. Bull's eye. I have to give him credit, though. I didn't think he could discern so much. Most boys won't notice how they're being seduced, all they'll care about is the final score. "You almost sound hurt about it," I say.
"That's because I AM hurt."
He grins and stares me down. My knees become weak under his gaze. "I'm hurt enough to want to win you over. Whenever you look at me like all you see is sexy flesh, I just want to rip you away from where you're comfortable so I can watch you come undone."
Sophie Green's hatred of other human beings doesn't stop her sex drive. It only means that what she's after is meaningless sex with no strings attached.
In her small high school, that's almost impossible. The only plausible candidate is Shawn Henderson, notorious playboy and childhood enemy. She sort of likes playing cat and mouse with him. So, when he ruins their game by having emotions hidden behind his facade, Sophie's furious.
Luckily, an alternative presents itself: Landon Pearce, the new kid. Mysterious and irresistibly handsome, Sophie can't look away. She knows he's seducing her with his hidden darkness, but the fact that he's a liar is the funnest part of all.
Until, that is, Landon's web of lies and secrets explodes in her face.
Sophie discovers that there're creatures in this world she hates even more than other human beings. Landon's here for a reason, somehow Shawn's involved and there were careful plans set in motion with Sophie at their centre.
If she wants to come out on top and avoid being a pawn, she has to make a choice: the insanity in her heart, or the madness of the world.
Highest rank: #2 in Teen Fiction
This book is a parody that takes itself seriously.