For the Love of a Vampire (Blood Like Poison, Book 1)
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Like most seventeen year olds, Ridley Heller thought she had her future all planned out. What she wanted most in life was to get out of small town Harker. Her only goal was to keep her mouth shut and her grades high so she could win a cheerleading scholarship to Stanford. But that was before she met Bo.
In Ridley’s wildest dreams, she could never have planned for someone like Bo, for a love so intense it left her breathless. No human girl could.
A haunting stranger that watched her from afar, Bo stole Ridley’s heart from the moment she laid eyes on him. But he has secrets. Bo’s a vampire. Both his past and his present are a danger to Ridley, but the biggest threat is not her blood; it’s her heart. He’s feeding a thirst for revenge that will cost him his life, and it may already be too late.
The more darkness Ridley uncovers, the more she realizes that her life will never be the same—with or without Bo. Can she sacrifice her future and her heart for someone who has a death wish?
hey,” Bo said, stepping between the two girls. “We don’t want any trouble. Everybody’s here to have a good time. Don’t ruin it.” “I’m not ruining it. She is,” Trinity shouted. “Bo, let’s just go,” Savannah said, tugging at his arm. “I didn’t realize that this party was reserved for jealous skanks. My bad.” “You b—” Trinity began, darting past Bo to lunge at Savannah. Bo grabbed Trinity around the waist, easily setting her away from Savannah. Over the top of her head, our eyes met again. They
nothing I can do about it.” “So you’d compromise yourself for a scholarship?” There was no accusation on his face, no judgment. He was simply bewildered by my behavior and he was trying to reconcile the person I actually am with the person he thought I was. Somehow, that made me feel much, much worse. “It’s not that easy. And I don’t look at it as compromise. I ignore a lot and bite my tongue to keep peace. Why is that such a bad thing?” “When you want so badly to do otherwise, that’s
little, I felt energy, feeling, life, return to my body, but as it did, an overwhelming need to sleep began to drag at my eyelids. I fought it, wanting to stay with Bo, to spend every available second with him, staring into his eyes. I knew when I’d lost the battle. Like drawing the curtains across a window, my lids fell and blocked Bo from my view. Just before I drifted off, I heard him whisper, “Rest.” And then there was nothing. ******** Some time later, a cold hand to my face and Bo’s
But I also came to the important conclusion that I was still me whether Bo was around or not. I was happy when he was close and miserable when he wasn’t, and there was no doubt that his influence had made me a better person in many ways. But either way—with or without him—I was still me, unlike Trinity who seemed like a totally different person altogether since Lars had come into the picture. Sliding out from beneath the covers, I decided to go ahead and take a shower, give myself plenty of time
the door. “But I’m afraid it wouldn’t be good. And I could never subject another person to that. It would be like issuing a death sentence to possibly hundreds of people, potential victims.” “You’re sure the only reason you’re strong enough to resist it is because of your dad?” He bit his lip in thought then looked back at me. “Probably not entirely. I’d say it has a lot to do with the amount of vampire blood I take in and what it’s doing to my body. I’m degrading, more and more every day. I