She’s beautiful. Fierce. Nothing at all like the girl I used to know, which is absolutely terrifying because Danika Winters is the only person outside of that room who knows the truth. She could ruin me, and I’m not talking about my reputation.
I couldn’t give two shits about what the kids at St. A think. I’m talking major, life-altering, jail time ruined. I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her quiet. Even if it means destroying the only person I’ve ever cared about.
They say when you meet the person you’re supposed to be with, time stops. Your brain takes in every microdetail, committing it all to memory, and you’re hit with this unexplainable need. A need to get to know that person, talk to that person, simply be beside that person.
And then, there’s the kiss. A fire-spreading, earth-shattering kiss that wipes all others from your memory.
I’ve felt that pull toward someone once, and it consumed me. I wasn’t supposed to fall for my middle school best friend. But he wasn’t supposed to break my heart.
Author’s note: IHYILY is the first half of a duology. It contains mature subjects including drinking, drug usage, and sex and may be a trigger some people.