Book #1 of the Nowhere Series. 'How can I be lost in life, with nowhere left to go?' Charlize has never lived a normal life. From the constant car trips, too the fact that she can't remember a thing about her childhood. Her life is an unsolved puzzle piece. There are too many missing pieces, and none of them are fitting together accurately. She is living a life she can't remember. Nathaniel Cooper just wants what is best for his younger sister. He is her sibling, mentor, older brother, but more importantly - guardian. Even though he is keeping terrifying secrets from her, at the end of the day, he is protecting her. From the world. From everything. He is living a life filled with unwanted secrets. Cody Cooper is living a life in the shadows. Fighting the people who want him dead. Protecting the people he loves. Hiding from the terrible truths of his life. He's done a lot of bad stuff in his life - things that he regrets deeply. He is living a life hiding from the truth. ❝ "I call the bed," I say once Jordan leaves us to unpack. I'm not even going to bother unpacking, even though I know Nathan is going to make me eventually. I jump onto the bed, as Nathaniel rolls his eyes at me. "You're such a child," he says, but I'm not going to stop. When I do look back at him, I see him grinning. He should be grateful I'm still a kid at heart, not a moody teenager who does online shopping for fun. Well, I am moody, and I do like online shopping - but my point still stands. ❞
Jessica comes from a dysfunctional home where her parents don't care about their children. One day she takes her twin sister's place as a slave to Aliens who threaten the planet. Can she survive until a rebellion rises up to save the human race or will the corruption and abuse prove to much for the young woman.
“We're planning on meeting with Sarah and her parents next week. How would you like that?" "That sounds...brilliant." Will plastered on a fake smile and tried to sound excited. It was difficult when he'd just discovered where his feelings truly lay. Not with a total stranger, but with someone he'd known for years. Life in Restoration England isn't easy for William Garnett, especially when he realizes he's falling in love with a boy—his best friend, Augustus. After London's Great Plague claims Augustus's youngest sister, their parents turn to trusted friends. Augustus and his other sister are sent to safely live with Will's rich family in the English countryside. Will is anxious as he hides his feelings from the object of his affection and his domineering parents. But he lets go when their feelings become mutual. Will and Augustus brazenly defy society and Will's parents by secretly pursuing their romance. Will's strait-laced parents have already planned his future: an arranged courtship and marriage to Sarah, the daughter of another wealthy family. They're also pushing him into an accounting position in the family business. His gifted sister Lily would be perfect for the job, but her priority is to start looking for a husband—even at age thirteen. Yet there might be hope for Will and his sister! Their free-spirited uncle believes they should follow their own path. But just when things seem to be looking up, everything changes: through a cruel twist of Fate, Will and Augustus's relationship is suddenly exposed to everyone. Things quickly go from bad to worse. Soon, they're in grave danger and left to fend for themselves. As the repercussions of deviating from their rigid society stare them down, they are faced with a daunting choice that could destroy their lives: Will they follow the rules, or follow their hearts?