“Make me, Channing. Make me fall. Push me, shove me, just make sure I get there.” I shout at him, taking a step back. His eyes clash with mine. I read the challenge there, making me take another step back.
He stalks the few steps to me and grabs my arms slamming his forehead down on mine, “I’ll make you.” His lips skim against mine as he continues to speak, “And I’ll be falling right there with you.”
Paisley Vaughn grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. After finding her mother dead from an overdose, Paisley and her baby sister are shipped off to live with her maternal grandparents.
She always knew they were rich, she just didn’t realize how rich they were. Now she’s being forced to go to a prestigious high school. One where the tuition is more money then she’s ever seen.
Thinking these rich kids are going to be snobbish and rude, she’s surprised to find the Vaughn name means she is untouchable. Well unless your name is Channing Southerland.
Paisley has to navigate her new life and all the new people in it. While her mother might have lied about her grandparents, no one is lying about Channing. He’s beautiful, mean, arrogant, and turning her on.
Before long a war is fought, leaving Paisley wondering if she’ll be ruined or made. Though she might just fall irrevocably in love.
“Do you really want me to fall for you?” I whisper.
He gets up from the ground and runs his fingers through his hair. He seems frustrated but I don’t know why. “That’s what I want,” he whispers also. Looking back at me. I can’t see his eyes from here but I know what they look like. Full of fear and uncertainly. “I’m scared though. I’ve never been in a serious relationship. And I really don’t want to fuck this up.”
I’m scared too. Sometimes he consumes my thoughts and that was before I knew how he felt. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to be with him and I screw up. But I know that I want to fall for him. I know deep in my soul that I will never have a love in my life like I would with Channing.
And that’s the scariest thought I’ve ever had.
“I don’t know if that’s what I want,” I tell him looking away.
He runs his fingers through his hair yet again. “Paisley, don’t fuck with my head. I’ve had enough of that in my life. I can’t do crazy bitches anymore.”
I flinch with the comparison to his mother. To my mother. “I’m not fucking with your head. Maybe we shouldn’t do this.”
I can see he’s pissed now. He’s unable to see my fear that I’m trying to push him away, like he was trying to push me away. “Stop. The. Fucking. Head. Games!” he yells, taking a deep breath after each word.
“I’m not!” I yell back. Who knows what the truth is anymore. I’ve been screwed by a lot of people, but I’m still here. I wouldn’t survive being fucked over by Channing. I wouldn’t survive him breaking my heart.
“Dammit Paisley! Open your fucking eyes! This is fucking real. You and me, that’s real. What we feel isn’t a fling. I’ve never felt this way about anyone in my life. Don’t take it from me,” his voice is pleading.
My body breaks out in a cold sweat and I wipe my palms on my leggings. My limbs shake and I don’t know if I’m mad or just plain fucked up. Maybe it’s me with the commitment issues. No, I know it is me. So I do something for myself, I let go of that fear. Though it comes out more like anger.
“Make me, Channing. Make me fall. Push me, shove me, just make sure I get there,” I shout at him, taking a step back. His eyes clash with me. I read the challenge there, making me take another step back.
He stalks the few steps to me and grabs my arms slamming his forehead down on mine. “I’ll make you.” His lips skim against mine as he continues to speak. “And I’ll be falling right there with you.”
An another awesome read that I finished this holiday season!
This is the first I have read by Amanda, and she did a good job. Yeah there were a few typos but, hey who cares, you don’t really notice them unless your purposely out looking for them, and that’s what I tend to do 🙂
What would you do if your mother was a junky?
If she never showed you love or compassion?
Never even glanced at you or your sister?
For 17 year old Paisely, she’s had a rough upbringing, well actually it’s been non-existent!
Living with her dead beat junky of a mother and her adorable little sister, Paisley hasn’t got much going for herself. Yeah so she lives on a trailer park, that doesn’t diminish of her equality in the world!
Forced to growup at a young age and look after her sister (BeeBee) Paisely takes on the responsibility and the role of a mother.
Where’s her father you say?
Where’s other members of her family?
You know that’s actually a good question? How come they’ve abandoned not only one but TWO fricking children in the care of someone who can’t even look after themselves! Seriously, what is the world coming to!
Anyway, after a tragedy (in some ways) Paisley and BeeBee’s long lost grandmother comes to the rescue.
Ushered into a lifestyle of the rich and famous, Paisely is living the dream, with more money than she can comprehend. She HAS to attend a rich and snobby school for the “Privileged”.
Yeah sounds…….what’s the word I’m looking for….torturous? Well…..hell if it was me, it would be HELL, but wait……what makes this picture sooo much worth it, is the, hot off the fricking road stunner that is……Channing!
Yes! When I read the section when Paisely first meets Channing, I totally pictured him as, Yes of course ,Channing Tatum! Dayummmm!
Channing, is HOT and he knows it.
He can have any girl at the school he wants, but he’s fighting his desire for Paisely.
He like all fricking HOT dudes, has a history, a background, secrets he’s afraid to speak of
We follow Paisely and her new found fortune on a journey of self discovery and the ins/outs of the riches!
Love, lust, desire, anger, family betrayal and loyalty are all emotions we see in this book!
OK…so I’ve said too much of this story already and I don’t want to spoil it, soooooo, GET YOUR FRICKING FINGERS 1-CLICKING AND GET THIS BOOK!
I live in southern Arkansas with my husband and young daughter. There is also an insane Boston Terrier running around. I’ve always been a lone wolf and find my friends in books. I started writing at a young age and I haven’t stopped since. Most days you can find me either glued to my laptop or my kindle. My first novel, This Beautiful Thing was an Amazon best seller for 11 weeks and a year later I’m still tickled to see people enjoy it. I may not be a huge seller but I have the best fans ever and I thank God everyday for every single one of them.