"Sam, don't you dare walk away from me. You can't do this to me again." His hand closed around my wrist when I tried to walk away. My head snapped around to look at his face.
"Why shouldn't I? What if all... this, was a mistake?"
"Sam..." He brought his hand up to cup my cheek, and brought me closer to him. Our faces were inches away and I sucked in a shaky breath. His touch left a trail of wildfire where it had touched my skin.
My eyes dropped down to the floor. I couldn't bare looking at him, because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to hold myself together if I looked at his golden brown eyes.
"We both have made... too many mistakes in our lives." My heart nearly stopped beating when he brought my chin up to finally meet his gaze.
"But, falling in love with each other? It wasn't one of them."
• • •
Samantha Rosewood has a tragic past. Trying to escape from the horror that is her old high school, she moves away, all the while handling the anxiety disorder that rolled around by the same time her life hit rock bottom.
But her hope of having an easy, slow-paced new life is instantly shattered when her world collides with Nick's. Hot, tall, sexy as hell, and a badass boxing champion with an attitude, he's the whole package... or not.
He's the most conceited, cold jerk to ever roam Silver Valley High.
The moment they meet, they take an instant disliking to each other. But when secrets and dark pasts are brought to the light, they find themselves getting closer than ever. Despite fighting hard against it, they knew they were unavoidable to each other.
Jealousy, insecurities, and step-brothers come into play, and Samantha's past is catching up to her.
She just might crumble under the anxiety, and make big mistakes that could make her lose everything...
Cover by @jinglingnineteen