Sweeping my curls with his hand, he unapologetically held my face, making me look at him as he spoke: ❝Someone should've gotten you a manual for this place.❞
I muffled a laugh, though deep down wanted to fall into a fetal position. He was so much more handsome up close like this, angelic almost―disregarding the tattoo inscribed on the side of his neck.
❝I think I've got the hang of it around here,❞ I remarked, smiling. ❝Stop worrying about me.❞
❝The thing is, I can't stop,❞ he admitted. ❝And I won't.❞
Spoiled rich teen, Sydney Webster, loses it all in an instant when she hears of her father's death.
Kicked out of the mansion she called home in Malibu, Sydney is forced to move in with her aunt and her three kids in a tiny apartment. Sydney goes from attending prestigious schools and yacht parties to having to walk through metal detectors before entering homeroom, gang violence brewing inside the school, and a posey of mean girls ready to put Sydney in her place and remind her where she's at on the food chain.
Luckily for her, there's a savior in the chaos: Picasso Hudson. He's covered in tattoos, the star athlete on campus, and has a criminal record. He isn't welcomed by her aunt once romance sparks into the air, disapproving her interactions with him. There's a reason for her warning. Picasso has too many secrets up his sleeve with no intention to share. It's Sydney's job, though, to unearth the startling truth.
If she's brave enough.
[ this is a companion book to Tethered Hearts. you do not need to read that book to understand this story. ]
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