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The #1 Bestseller. A heartbreakingly beautiful love story.


Warning - Contains coarse language and sexual content. This book is recommended for 18 years and over.

My name is Carter Reynolds. I was born a bastard and I'll die a bastard. I learnt it at a young age, and nothing and nobody can change that. I'm on a one-way path of destruction, and God help anyone who gets in my way. I hate my life. Actually, I hate pretty much everything.

That's until I meet the kid next door. Indi-freakin'-ana. My dislike for her is instant. From the moment I lay eyes on her, she ignites something within me. She makes me feel things I thought I was incapable of feeling. I don't like it, not one bit. When she looks at me with her big, beautiful, haunting green eyes, it's like she can see into the depths of my soul. It freaks me the hell out. She's like sunshine and rainbows in my world of gloom and doom. I hate sunshine and rainbows.


I'm Indiana Montgomery. My friends call me Indi. Despite losing my mum at the age of six, I have a wonderful life and great friends. My dad more than makes up for the fact that I only have one parent. I'm his little girl, the centre of his world. I adore him.

When Carter Reynolds moves in next door, my life takes a turn for the worse. He's gorgeous, sinfully hot, but that's where my compliments end. He seems hell-bent on making my life miserable. He acts tough, but when I look into his eyes I don't see it. I see hurt and pain. To me, he seems lost.

I should hate him for the way he treats me, but surprisingly I don't. If anything, I feel sorry for him. I want to help him find peace. Help him find the light that I know is buried somewhere within his darkness, but he won't have a bar of it.

He's warned me time and time again to stay away, but I can't. I'm drawn to him for some reason. He's always referring to himself as a bastard. That may be true, but to me, he's more like a beautifully misunderstood bastard. Whether he likes it or not, I refuse to give up on him.

Carter and Indiana's story is told in dual POV, and in two parts, spanning over 8 years.


J. L. Perry is a mother and a wife. She was born in Sydney, Australia in 1972, and has lived there her whole life. Her other titles include MY DESTINY, MY FOREVER, DAMAGED,AGAINST ALL ODDS and the #1 bestseller, BASTARD, which is followed by the novella, LUCKIEST BASTARD. J. L. Perry is currently writing three novels: HOOKER, JAX and NINETEEN LETTERS. She would love to hear from you on Facebook or @JLPerryAuthor.

7 December
Hachette Australia
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Anon88888BB ,


Loved this book and couldn't get enough!

Loopielala ,

I fell in love with a b@stard

Carter Reynolds, you officially own my heart. This book was spectacular! It had so many twists and turns. I was sitting on the edge of my seat, and literally could not put this book down. It didn't want it to end. Carter and Indiana are perfect for each other. This book made me laugh out loud so many times. These characters are hilarious. I also cried, big fat ugly tears - both happy and sad ones. Pick this baby up. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

Scarlette75 ,


What a find! This is the first I've read of this author, and definitely hasn't been the last. I now own them all.....
Carter is someone you will love and hate but you won't forget carter in a hurry. Eventually you won't be able to resist and you will fall for him-just like Indi. Awesome love story! Take the night off and get settled, you won't be able to put this down!

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