Release day is getting closer but still seems far away. To make the wait a little easier, I’ve got an excerpt from Watch Me Follow for you!
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And now a little something from Ryker…
Sweet coconut fills the air and I breathe deeply, desperate to inhale her scent. A rumble rises from my throat.
She smells so damn good.
Lennon’s breath hitches and the knuckles clutching her bag turn white. Everyone is terrified of me, but is she? Most would say yes based off her reaction but they don’t watch her like I do. If Lennon were truly terrified, she’d already be locked inside the apartment, safe behind a closed door. Instead, she continues standing before me. Just staring silently.
These questions hound me more than anything else. The curiosity eats away at me, even more so lately, so I’ve found myself becoming bolder. This isn’t the first time we’ve been in this situation, almost close enough to touch yet the distance seems like a gaping hole. Desperation gnaws at me to close the gap.
I’ve been getting more reckless on purpose because of this frenzied desire, like I want her to catch me. In high school, we had a chance but it slipped away because I was too chicken shit to pursue her.
I won’t make those mistakes again.
If Lennon gives me reason to believe she wants to know who I am, there’s no backing down. She never sees my face so she isn’t aware who’s beneath the hood. Sometimes I wonder if she senses I’m always around. When she glances out her window or peers around the corner, does she know it’s always this dark stranger watching over her? I’m usually out of direct sight, except instances like this but… maybe she finds me familiar for some reason.
What would happen if I lowered my shield and showed her who I am? Would she be scared then? Or would she be happy to see me?
What would happen then?
The unknown grates on my already fraying nerves.
Four years is a long time to wonder. My fingers twitch as I think about pulling the hood down. I could start with my face…
Creep. Freak. Crazy Eyes.
I’ve heard it all.
Over the years, they’ve slammed me with every demeaning name in the book.
Their taunts warped me like a steady stream of poison.
Anger replaced anxiety as I started believing the cruelty spat my way.
Until she showed up and changed everything.
Lennon Bennett is pure innocence—warm sunshine breaking apart my stormy existence.
She’s everything good and maybe I can be too.
For her. With her. Because of her.
Lennon doesn’t know I’m beckoned closer with each breath. She isn’t aware that I’m completely consumed with her.
It’s become my sole purpose to protect her, by any means necessary.
But if she discovers the depth of my obsession, it will be the end of me.
So, I remain in the shadows.
Waiting. Watching. Wanting.
She’ll be my first. My last.