❝There he laid looking at me in a way no one has ever looked at me. My hands were shaking as I explained my knotted past. I will not always be easy to hold onto, for my heart is scattered with thorns. Some nights I will be quiet and he won't know how to pull me from my weeded mind. Some nights I'll forget what he sees in me and lose my balance. Some nights I'll trip over my own feet and apologise for the mess I made. On those nights the one thing that will drag me out of my own labyrinth is that look. No one has ever looked at me quite like that.❞ j.c. * * * Alina is South widge's bad girl. She has the biggest record for pranking teachers, ditching in-between classes and pretty much everyone fears her. She has never kissed anyone, gotten drunk nor robbed. Shes like the feared teen that does bad stuff but not terrible. Oh, and she's a fighter. She fights in an underground illegal boxing ground. Sadly, Alina suffers PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder of a frightful past. Her parents are alcoholics and they're NEVER home but when they are they are passed out on the couch. Then there's Jaysen. He's new to the school and after one week, has made the cliché bad boy reputation. He is totally swoon worthy and has a new 'barbie' under his arm everyday. And he's a boxer as well and when he moves to town, he's looking for the best boxing ground there is. Now put these two troublemakers together and you've got yourselves a mess. Alina is pulled into a confusing world, one where her fighting and survival skills are put to the test. But both have history, and not a good one. Some people say your name defines you, and these two teens prove that theory correct. Jaysen has to find a way to break down Alina's barriers and figure her out and find out of there is a reason for her stubborn ways. Will he heal her, or break her? * * * #71 in Action on Tuesday the 4th of October 2016 (Aussie time). Copyright © 2016 by craftygamergirl75. All rights reserved.