*unedited teaser (flashback)*
I sat in the back of class as Ms. Simmons held up a plastic cup full of dirt, a green stem topped by two leaves protruded from the rim. I stuck my pointer finger in my cup and felt around in the dirt for my seed that had failed to flourish but came up empty. My eyes danced over Katie’s hair that cascaded in dark waves over the back of her chair, the very color of the barren soil. I reached out with dirty fingers and slid them between the silky strands. It was even softer than I had imagined. A lopsided grin spread across my face just as Katie turned, scowling in disgust and crumbling my spirit.
“Ew! You got dirt in my hair!”
So I did what any twelve year old boy would do when faced by his crush, I gripped her hair tightly in my hand and yanked until she squealed. Fat, salty tears dripped from her emerald, leaf-colored eyes and rolled over her pink cheeks as the entire room turned to glare at me and time froze to a painful halt.
My hand fell free from her tresses as I averted my gaze to my own cup of dirt on my desk. No green leaves grew like they had from the others. It was a bad seed, just like me. I’d watered it like I was told, turned the cup daily in the window sill to make sure it was getting the right amount of light, but like everything else I tried, I failed. I had no idea that this moment would become the catalyst of an obsession that would haunt me for the entirety of my life. My cup would never be full.
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Rellik Bentley is to die for.
He can have any woman he wants and they will do anything to be with him. He uses and abuses them like drugs and tosses them out with the trash. The only thing he gives a f*ck about is his music. That is, until Ella Lighten walks into his life and stumbles upon one of his darkest secrets. In the midst of doing damage control, he begins to obsess over the mysterious woman who wants absolutely nothing to do with him.
Rellik won’t take no for an answer.