Nobody could've known how far they'd go. Not even her.
I wore my thick skin like a shield, thinking her words would bounce off of me. I spent three long years foolishly thinking everything she said hadn't penetrated it. Then, in one night, my carefully constructed armour crumbled around me. I let her daggered words pierce insecurities I didn't even know I had, and I became careless and impulsive. I recklessly tried to gain validation from someone I'd just met, a guy with sandy blonde hair and dimples that could make a woman weak in the knees.
Then, time flashed forward, and I found myself waking in a foreign bed—groggy, naked, and with no memory of how I got there. As I stumbled into the hall, I became fuel for the gossip burning on everyone's tongues. It followed me into a tiny closet where I hid—temporarily protected inside its four walls—until a surly, ruggedly handsome lieutenant known for getting under my skin found me.
He vowed to find answers. But as he uncovered the missing time, he realized I wasn't only the victim of sexual assault but also an integral part of a homicide investigation, and my high school bully was at the heart of it all.
PLEASE NOTE: This series is not for the faint of heart. If you are easily triggered or have experienced serious trauma, this book series may not be for you. Not recommended for persons under 18 years of age.
Scorned is the third book in a three-book series of companion novels for the Broken series. Each book can be read as a standalone, though if you plan to read the Broken series, it would be best to read Fractured after the trilogy.
Read the whole DAMAGED series:
The Broken Series (1-3): Tragically Broken, Deeply Broken, Beautifully Broken
Companion Novels (4-6): Fractured, Desolate, Scorned