When the family you’re born into is the literal worst, you hold on tight to the one you choose.
Everything changes when I receive an acceptance letter and a full scholarship to a school I’ve never heard of, much less applied to. But that single sheet of paper declaring my admission is the lifeline I desperately need.
A way out. A new life.
A new roommate and self-proclaimed best friend.
But things take a turn for the worse when my new employer fails to mention mandatory intercourse in the official job description, and now he’s hellbent on making me pay for losing him an important client.
On top of that, I’ve managed to earn myself an honest to God stalker. Mysterious texts and veiled threats put me on edge while I ignore the demands of my vile ex-boss, but things start looking up when I meet Gage Ashford.
Gorgeous, smart, a devoted book lover, and the head of the university’s most prestigious fraternity, he’s the whole package. I can’t resist him. I don’t even try.
But he has ulterior motives, and when he reveals his true self, I’m livid.
I’m convinced he and his frat brothers are the ones terrorizing me with threatening messages, so I confront them on their own turf.
But they’re innocent. In this, at least. And for some reason I can’t fathom, they insist on becoming my saviors. My protectors.
They are the Dukes, and they make me their duchess…in every sense of the word. I’ve never been happier. Never felt as cherished. Sheltered. Appreciated. Desired.
But when something seems too good to be true, it usually is.
And I’m about to learn that the hard the way.
Here are some things you can expect:
1. Sexual Assault/On-page attempted rape
2. The use of ketamine/date rape drugs
5. Physical abuse
6. Drug abuse by a parent
7. Accidental Suicide/Murder between spouses
8. Death of a parent
10. Mental health hospitalization
11. Familial abusive relationship (father/daughter)
Please Note: While these occurrences do happen to our main character, they are not enacted by the love interests. Several side characters are the villains in this story and while one or more of our heroes can be assholes, they are ultimately protective of our heroine and intent upon her comfort and pleasure.