Title: Bad Boys Never Fall
Series: St. Mary’s Duet #2
Author: S.J. Sylvis
Genre: Dark Boarding School Romance
Release Date: December 2, 2021
We were destined to burn from the second I laid eyes on her.
Within every dark corner of St. Mary’s Boarding School, watchful eyes tracked our every move. My guilty conscience whispered unjust excuses in my ear anytime we touched. Our futures suddenly became unclear, and the already blurred lines became blurrier.
A past we didn’t know existed turned our walls of self-preservation to rubble. The truth was suddenly revealed, and our plan went up in flames.
Gemma thought I was the one letting her fall into the ashes. But little did she know, I was there to watch her rise.
Bad Boys Never Fall is book two in the St. Mary’s Duet. Bad Boys Never Fall is intended for readers 18+ and deals with subjects that some may find triggering.
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“This isn’t you,” he whispered, scanning over every inch of my face before dropping his gaze down my body. Butterflies rushed to my stomach, and when I tried to turn my head away, one of his hands left my wrists, and he grabbed my chin. His thumb came up and swiped over my swollen lips, surely smearing the red lipstick that Sloane told me to wear. “This lipstick isn’t you.” My brows crowded, and my mouth set into a firm line. Isaiah let go of my chin and touched my ponytail that cleared my face of any stray hairs. “This hair isn’t you.” I gasped as his finger hooked underneath the tiny elastic holding my hair in place, snapping it in half. My brown locks fell in one single whoosh around my face. He swallowed, his throat bobbing with a force that I felt in between my legs. His one hand still gripped my wrists tightly, but the other crept down the side of my cheek and over the dip of my neck so slowly I began panting. The pad of his finger skimmed over my cleavage, and my back bowed, and I couldn’t even become angry at the betrayal of my body. It acted on its own. It wanted Isaiah despite everything. It wanted his touch. His kiss. His soft whispers. My body knew I needed that solitude again. Reckless. Irrational. That was what I was when it came to him, and it was rebellion in the form of a single touch.
His hoarse voice snagged my attention, and I stared directly at his inviting mouth. “And this dress.” His tongue darted out, and he grazed his bottom lip, and I clenched my teeth so I wouldn’t kiss him. “This dress isn’t you.”
My breath fanned over his face, and we locked eyes. My heart squeezed. “You don’t know me as well as you think, Isaiah.”
His thumb slowly rubbed over my pinned wrists. “I don’t have to know all of your secrets to truly know you, Gemma.”
S.J. Sylvis is a romance author who is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies. She currently resides in Arizona with her husband, two small kiddos, and dog. She is obsessed with coffee, becomes easily attached to fictional characters, and spends most of her evenings buried in a book!