They are not supposed to be here. They are innocent and polite and sweet. Some of them may even be kind.
They think that they are here of their own free will.
They think that it’s a game.
They think that everything is going to be okay.
I know the truth.
They are not here by accident. They were all carefully chosen.
Some are here because they are gorgeous, others because they will be good at bearing children. A few are lost souls who no one will ever look for.
But some, well, they are here because of their ability to fight.
Propensity to fight.
Willingness to fight.
Not everyone wants a fighter. Not everyone wants someone to resist their every move.
But some of them do. And these are the ones who will pay the most. And to find a girl who is both beautiful and a fighter? Well, that’s everything, isn’t it?
Of course, there will be the ones who fail. Most will fail at least once, but some will fail for good.
We call this game a competition to keep them pacified. Calm. Quiet.
But they had all lost their freedom a long time before they ever stepped foot on the island of York.
All but one will lose their lives.
Crown of York
House of York Book 2
He used to be my only hope. Easton Bay: a man who’s as ruthless as he’s gorgeous and as tender as he is cruel.
His every touch sends shivers down my spine. I crave him.
He saved me once, but will he do it again? He’s a mystery. An enigma. A suspense.
There’s a darkness inside of him.It scares me to my very core.
Yet, I pull closer with each breath.I am an addict and he is my drug.
Charlotte Byrd is the bestselling author of many contemporary romance novels. She lives in Southern California with her husband, son, and a crazy toy Australian Shepherd. She loves books, hot weather and crystal blue waters.