In the face of heartbreak and disappointment, Riley thought he knew how to play the game. He had an answer for everything, relied on no one, and could talk himself through any situation.
Constantly in turmoil and desperate to feel connected, befriending an underground criminal boss seems like the answer to his prayers. But blurring the lines between right and wrong, good and bad, and pleasure and pain is a daily struggle when you’re always questioning everything you believe in.
Fighting other people’s enemies may be the only way to conquer his own.
Benjamin was raised to only care about people for as long as he needed something from them. He believed that if an issue couldn’t be solved with charm then it could be solved with money.
Frequently underestimated, and tired of being alone, Benjamin returns home after years abroad determined to make his department the crowning jewel of his father’s company. If there’s one thing he knows, it’s books.
He quickly discovers that a lot of things aren’t what they had seemed while he was away, and has no idea what’s been going on. With the unexpected intervention of a girl from the wrong side of the ‘yawning chasm’ and an unusual chess club, Benjamin’s reality is seen in a whole new light.
Developing sympathy and empathy after so many years can have its downsides, but it can also lead to finding the one thing he really wants. Friends.
Does the colour of your skin define you? Does anxiety or depression rule your life? What if you could change one thing and start a chain of events that changed your life forever?
Cameron had been controlled by depression and anxiety for what had seemed like an eternity. He’d almost given up hope that someone could love him as a man, especially when he struggled to love himself.
When Cameron’s heart is unexpectedly stolen, he becomes determined to do whatever it takes to make sure his heart’s new home is safe… even if it means taking on ruthless criminals.
Verity got on that bus to go home knowing that after their graduation they’d be living happily ever after. He had stood watching her until the bus was out of sight and then the texts and pictures started. They were going to be together forever. That was the plan. But then all contact from him stopped, graduation came and went, and nothing.
Alone and vulnerable, Verity becomes the victim of a heinous crime that almost ends her life. She has to learn to exist independently, to make friends, and start a career. But luck isn’t always on her side. An unlikely hero, in the form of a one night stand, helps Verity see the lighter side of life and love. But they both know that her heart will never be whole until she knows the fate of her first love.