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I used to believe in fairy tales.
But then I grew up and I realized that life isn't like the books I once loved so much.
There are no princes riding in on their white horses.
No magic wands or fairy god mothers.
And no happily ever afters.
Ryland Thorpe taught me the hard way that good doesn't always win and sometimes the people we trust the most are the ones that can hurt us the deepest.
At fifteen, my world began and ended with him.
He was my older brother's best friend.
He was my protector.
He was the boy I had loved since I was old enough to understand what loving someone meant.
And he was a liar...
It's been five years since I've seen him.
Five long years and the memory of him still haunts me like it was yesterday.
Only he's not just a memory anymore.
Prison has hardened him, changed him, altered him in ways I never expected. But beneath it all I can still see a glimmer of the boy I used to love.
When lies are exposed and secrets are revealed, I find myself questioning everything I thought I knew.
They say the first cut is the deepest.
They were wrong...
A Thousand Cuts is a complete standalone novel in the Cell Block C Series. A five book series- each book written by a different author in The Romance Collaborative.
From Authors Melissa Toppen, HL Nighbor, Freya Barker, Kally Ash and Alex Grayson- comes a brand-new series-- Cell Block C- featuring five, full-length standalone novels releasing in 2020. A Thousand Cuts is a complete standalone novel in the Cell Block C Series. A five book series- each book written by a different author in The Romance Collaborative.
BUY YOUR COPY TODAY! > Amazon > Apple > Nook > Kobo > Add to Goodreads Senior year was not going how I planned. It was supposed to be an amazing year- the perfect year. And it started out that way... until my mom remarried and I found myself in a new town, at a new school, and living with quite possibly the most conniving person I had ever met. But my horrible stepbrother wasn't even the worst part. It was his best friend. Zayden Michaels. Gorgeous. Unpredictable. Treacherous. The kind of guy who sends most sane people running in the opposite direction. He hated me from the first moment he saw me. He made it his mission to make sure I knew it too. I became the target- the bullied. Until suddenly I wasn't anymore. But in a world of rumors, games and deceit, you never really know who you can trust. Sometimes the best deceptions are the ones you never see coming.
Melissa Toppen is a Bestselling Romance Author of New Adult, Coming-of-Age, Contemporary and Romantic Suspense. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read. Melissa was born and raised in a small town in Ohio and now resides in Cincinnati with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.