I’ve always known how to make girls fall to their knees. When I open my mouth and play my music, they line up to scream my name. Cole Travis, rock star and high school legend. Fans beg me for a dirty smile and a filthy kiss. And I give them everything they could ever want. All these years, I thought it was enough. Until her. Monica Romero, the new girl whose wistful eyes hide a closed-off heart. A heart I know belongs to me but one I can never have. She doesn’t know me. My band. My reputation. Not even my name. But she will remember me… Because if I can’t have her… No one will.
Rowdy Boy is a New Adult/High School Bully Romance standalone novel by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Clarissa Wild, part of the Black Mountain Academy Anthology.
WARNING: This book includes scenes that may be disturbing to some readers.
From the outside, it may look perfect and ideal—school uniforms, exemplary teachers, privileged students. But anyone on the inside could tell you about the debauchery, the scandals, the drama, the forbidden–taboo–romances.
Because where Black Mountain Academy is concerned… never judge a book by its cover.
“Truth or dare,” I say, as my eyes struggle not to follow all the tiny beads of water trickling down his tattooed chest.
“Truth,” he replies, his voice as serious as the look on his face.
“Why do you bully me?” I ask.
He lowers his head to meet mine. “Because I need you to hate me.”
I gasp. “But … why?”
That familiar smirk pops right back up onto his face. “One question, Mo.”
Fuck. I wish I’d asked a better one.
“Truth or dare.”
“Truth.” I don’t think I’m gonna like this, but I’m not up for another one of his dares.
“You felt something when I kissed you, didn’t you?”
My heart swells.
I had not expected that.
Don’t get lost. Monica. It’s not real. None of it is. He’s a player. Someone who toys with hearts and minds. Someone who likes to win just for the sake of it.
“No,” I reply, trying to shake off this dread.
The look on his face is dead serious now. “Don’t lie to me. That’s not how this game works.”
“Prove it,” I retort, glaring right back at him. “Prove I’m lying.”
His hand reaches for my face. I don’t flinch, the mere touch of his hand on my skin enough to make me freeze. His palm cups my cheek, and I melt into him as his thumb brushes my lips, pulling one down as he slides farther and farther.
“Is that a dare?” he asks with a husky voice.
Clarissa Wild is a Dutch New York Times & USA Today and Top 20 Amazon Bestselling author with ASD (Asperger’s Syndrome), who was born and raised in the Netherlands. She loves to write Dark Romance and Contemporary Romance novels featuring dangerous men and feisty women. Her other loves include her hilarious husband, her cutie pie son, her two crazy but cute dogs, and her ninja cat that sometimes thinks he’s a dog too. In her free time, she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, playing video games, and cooking up some delicious meals.
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