Title: Ruined Sinner
Series: Hellfire Club #4
Series: Hellfire Club #4
Author: Becker Gray
Publisher: Dangerous Press
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: August 24, 2021
It’s no secret that I hate Phineas Yates, but what most people don’t know is that I have a very good reason why. One hot summer, he broke my heart in the worst way, and I promised myself then and there that I would never fall prey to the sinner of Pembroke Prep again. Even if it meant re-inventing myself into a girl I barely recognized.
There is a fine line between duty and desire.
I’m not just any girl, I’m a princess. When my family begs me to get engaged to save the family name, I’m trapped with no way out. In a panic, I blurt out the ultimate lie and create myself a fake boyfriend. Which means I need someone to foot the bill immediately.
The problem? The only person willing to help me is the one person I never want to see again: the careless, heartless, hot-as-Hellfire playboy himself.
The even bigger problem? His help doesn’t come for free. And this sinner won’t be satisfied with anything less than my absolute ruin.
“Come on, princess. I think you remember that you liked kissing me.”
“Fuck you, Phineas.”
“Yes, yes. You keep saying that, and we’ll get to that. But you know, kissing first. I love to kiss. Goddamn, it’s one of my favorite things. It’s like dancing. Learning the rhythm. I bet if you give me half the chance, I can make you come just with my kisses.”
I couldn’t help it, I swallowed hard at the thought. I bet he could. But how did he get so good at it?
Lots and lots of practice.
Yes, I had to focus on that.
Phineas tsked. “Uh-uh, Aurora, don’t do that. Focus on my voice. I know you remember kissing me. I know you liked it. When has anyone else kissed you so good?”
I opened my mouth to argue. I really did. But he was right. And he knew it, goddamn it. “I’m not having this conversation with you.”
“Yeah, you are.” He leaned in, placing a light kiss at my temple. My body practically seized. It wasn’t my fault that I had leaned into him. It wasn’t my fault that I practically moaned as he trailed kisses along my jaw.
“Phineas, I don’t like you.”
“Sure. Tell me to stop.”
I knew if I told him to stop, he would. He would back off and not kiss me again. I opened my mouth to say the words. I really did. But then he was kissing along my jaw and whispering, “All you have to do is say one word, and this ends.”
And I just couldn’t say the words. My stupid heart jammed them all up somewhere in my chest. Because as much as I hated him, as much as he’d hurt me over the last couple of years, I still wanted Phineas Yates. I detested him, and if he was on fire, chances were I wouldn’t let anyone put him out.
But we were so close, and I could hear that growl at the back of his throat, telling me how much he wanted me, just me. Not Princess Aurora. Not Lennox’s sister. Just me.
I wanted to lean into it so bad.
“I will be your boyfriend. I’ll pretend for you. Don’t you know by now I’ll do anything to have you?”
There was a hint of something hungry in there. Something I didn’t want to think about. So I shoved it away. I pushed it so hard, sank it back down, and then stomped my feet on it, making sure that it was dead because I wasn’t going to think about him being hungry for me.
Him wanting me.
“Tell me to stop, Aurora, or I’m going to kiss you for real. Make me stop. Give me a reason.”
Releasing December 7
Becker Gray is the brainchild of two best friends who love rich boys in peacoats. The Hellfire Club is their first series together.