Some monsters are frightening because they kill and maim without remorse. Some are scary because they get in your head and make you doubt everything you believe you know about the world around you.
Tanner is terrifying because it takes nothing at all for him to set his sights on you, to ignite his anger and draw his attention. And instead of simply destroying you physically or mentally, he is the type of monster who will alter your entire world and leave you struggling to breathe while watching it all come tumbling down.
He leaves you alive to witness the chaos. He leaves you drowning while he storms off, satisfied that there isn’t so much as a shred of what you once had left for you to cling onto.
Maybe monster is the wrong word.
It’s too simple.
Other men are monsters.
Lesser men are monsters.
Tanner is a maelstrom.
He frightens me now even more than he had at Yale. I try to lie to myself and swear the fear has everything to do with the money I will lose.
But there’s something else, something deeper, something shadowed and burning with fierce carnal desire that lingers like a fog within my core.
Memories collide with the present, the aching I feel every time Tanner is nearby.
Because it hadn’t been easy to avoid him so many years ago.
It had been a fight, a war, a bloody battle occurring inside me.
Lily White is a romance writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and Asylum. In addition to dark romance Lily writes contemporary romance, taboo romance, and psychological thrillers. Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.