I thought my new university’s slogan was an inside joke. Or a charming reference to a time gone by.
I thought wrong.
Now that I live in the towering castle of Ardmore Academy, it’s clear that nothing is quite as it seems. The climbing ivy, thick cobblestone, and Victorian greenhouse are a poor orphan’s dream… but in the blink of an eye, it’s turned into a nightmare.
Because I thought I’d met every bully imaginable. But I couldn’t have predicted a bully like him.
Dorian is tall. Dark. Handsome. Brooding. He and his cruel cronies are the true people in charge of this place… and absolutely everyone is under their command. Including me.
Dorian isn’t just a random bully, either: He’s mine. He stalks me from the shadows. He makes me obey. And I’m loathe to admit it, but he does things to my body I can’t control, either…
As I get closer and closer to unraveling the secret of why I’m here in the first place, only one thing is clear: Ardmore’s slogan is accurate. Screaming will get me nowhere.
My latest charge is cute. Too cute.
She’s sassy and Southern, a red-haired ray of sunshine in a place like this. But I have a job to do, and a particular set of skill to do it with. I have to get her through the trials of her scholarship and send her on her way, into the billionaire society she’s meant to join.
I should’ve known this wouldn’t be so easy.
See, Lucy has a problem following orders— a big problem. And if she doesn’t get in line soon, I might just have to take her over my knee…
The Devil’s Plaything is Book 1 in the Rogues to Riches series by Calla Claire. It’s a steamy, new adult, college bully romance novel that features alpha males, bullies, bodyguards, feisty heroines, and an enemies-to-lovers dynamic. Each book can be read as a standalone.
HEA guaranteed… if you don’t scream in the darkness.