Deception (Michael Clifford)
Michael Clifford lives in the shadow of the spotlight, a boy with secrets and a broken spirit. Though you wouldn't know it if you're on the outside, Michael is only a ghost of what he once was. His mind clouded by whispers and memories of a darker time, he keeps his distance from those around him, walking the streets in rebellion against the memory of his father.
Scarlet Rae Briarson is an outsider, except she was on the other side of the fence. Eternally tied to her mothers side after a freak accident on her 16th birthday, she places herself in the corner, content on keeping to herself.
But after a terrifying ordeal in the lamplit streets of New York, Scarlet finds her dreams being haunted by a pair of intoxicating green eyes. The man that rescued her that night disappearing into the shadows like a mist on the wind. But was any of it real?
Soon after when her mum lands a new job in America, now on tour with a band called 5 Seconds Of Summer, Scarlet finds herself being pushed further and further out of her comfort zone.
Who is this mysterious boy with bright red hair? And why, convinced she's never laid eyes on him in her life, does he seem so familiar?
In a master game of Deception and lies, with people from each side probing to find out the truth, both Scarlet and Michael are intent on keeping their distance, but the world keeps finding ways to push them together, and sooner or later, they start to form an undeniable connection that both are scrambling desperately to avoid.