TITLE: FINDING ME
GENRE: YA, URBAN FANTASY
The weirdest day of my existence started with a kiss. A kiss that should have never happened.
But, honestly, I could have cared less who my supposed-to-be boyfriend kissed. Our relationship was built around a lie. The lie: my mother loved me. She didn’t. She only wanted what was best for her. And what was best for her was people believing I dated Zack. Family dynamics of the rich was confusing, but one thing was clear, the rich dated the rich. Period.
Zack must have started believing the hype. Apparently from his bulging eyes, and clenched jaw, he expected me to care about his not-so-friendly smooch with Casey a minute ago.
But I didn’t want to pretend anymore. My life was one big game of charades and everyone always knew what I was doing. But I rarely had a clue. And I was sick of it.
He launched himself forward, snatched me by the waist, and narrowed his eyes. His jaw clenched tighter and he lowered his head to meet my glare. “Chloe, you will listen to me.” He stood taller and straightened his broad shoulders, attempting to assert himself over me.
I didn’t have to listen to him. What the hell’s his problem? Why was he still pretending?
I was torn between wanting to laugh hysterically and wanting to slap him. Instead, a third emotion surfaced.
I tried to suppress the anger, to push it back. But it was palpable and fueled by his. My heart beat loud in my ears.