I DARE YOU by Lylah James
Release Date: January 30th
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Enemies to best friends and now lovers.
Was my enemy. Now my best friend.
You know him… Popular jock, rich enough to buy a town and a modern
day casanova with a dirty smirk.
He’s every girl’s wet dream. But he wants me.
Maddox needs me.
One night of untamed passion has us dangling over the edge of
something dangerous and it could forever break us.
Our hearts are on the line.
Maddox is keeping secrets.
I vowed to never give up on him but I’m not sure he’s the same man I
fell in love with anymore.
I’m scared he’d leave my heart bleeding at his feet.
But worst, what if we go back to…
… hating each other?
Maddox’s face darkened. He stepped closer, crowding into my space
and pushing me back against the wall.
“Maddox-” I started but he cut me off with a low snarl, his chest
vibrating with the cruel sound.
My chest cracked, open wide and the fissures of my broken heart
scattered on the ground at our feet.
His eyes blazed with rage and… raw pain. “I’m self destructing every
time I look at you, every time my eyes seek you out when we’re in the same room. You make
destruction and melancholia taste like sweet, sweet fucking poison.”
His hands came up and he caged me against the wall. His minty breath
whispered across my lips, a tempting touch but our lips didn’t meet. His mouth curled on the side, a
“It hurts because you’re not mine. It hurts because we could have been
good together but you decided to give up on us.”
His voice was rough and stiff as he spoke, his words slicing through the
air and through me like a sharp sword. He left me bleeding on the spot and his eyes told me he didn’t
care. “So spare me the speech, get the fuck out.”
My heart lurched and bled, the organ so fragile it couldn’t bear the
assault of his words. His dark gaze went to my throat and we both stopped breathing for a mere
There was an unreadable expression on his face. A flash of pain echoed
in his eyes before it was gone. I whimpered as he curled a finger around my necklace.
My eyes widened and I choked back a gasp. A single tear slid down my
cheek as he snapped the necklace away from my neck, holding it up between us.
“I’ll be taking this back,” Maddox said, his voice raw and sharp, laced
with enough heartbreak that my knees weakened and I slid to the ground.
He… took… my necklace. Snatched it right from my
My lungs seized and a wounded sob broke through my throat.
Holding our dreamcatcher in the palm of his hand, he walked
About the Author:
Lylah James lives somewhere in Canada. She is usually pretty busy but
she uses all her spare time to write. If she is not studying, sleeping, writing or working – she can be
found with her nose buried in a good romance book, preferably with a hot alpha male.
Writing is her passion. The voices in her head won’t stop and she
believes they deserve to be heard and read. Lylah James writes about drool worthy and total alpha
males, with strong and sweet heroines. She makes her readers cry – sob their eyes out, swoon, curse,
rage and fall in love. Mostly known as the Queen of cliffhanger and the #evilauthorwithablacksoul, she
likes to break her readers’ hearts and then mend them again.
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