Scarlet Briar The exclusive private community inhabited by actors, sports stars, senators and high society. The most recent additions being Cherie Boddington and her stripper mother—poor white trash gone to live in the house on the hill with multi-billionaire community owner Drew Briar.
The exclusive private community inhabited by actors, sports stars, senators and high society. The most recent additions being Cherie Boddington and her stripper mother—poor white trash gone to live in the house on the hill with multi-billionaire community owner Drew Briar.
With the Cruelest Intentions
Cherie thought since she’d lived in the gutter she knew how dangerous the world was and how to protect herself. She knew how to be hungry, how to do without, and how to scrape and claw for what she wanted. No one ever taught her how to handle excess—or the hedonist heir apparent who has nothing better to do than find her every limit and push her past them. Fearing she’d become like her mother, Cherie’s had little sexual experience aside from her mom’s pervert boyfriends trying to get into her pants, but while trying to hold her own in Scarlet Briar she’s launched on a journey of self-discovery, and the nature of pleasure and pain.
With the world at her fingertips while waiting for the glass house to shatter, Cherie embraces every new experience, every taste, and every touch only to learn not all that glitters is gold. Sometimes, it’s just Beautiful Trash, a Hot Mess and a lot of Bitchcraft.
Mara Ryder loves coffee, vodka, and the thrill of the chase. She's into Rockabilly couture, Urban Decay, Volbeat, tattoos and giving a damn.
She likes to write and read about imperfection because it's real. It's our flaws and our mistakes that make us the best versions of ourselves even though it's sometimes ugly getting there. That's why she loves the new adult genre so much. The rules from traditional romance don't apply and the characters are free to make a journey with real mistakes, conflicting emotions and desires--and we can all see we're not alone, no matter what we've gone through.
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