Title: Don’t Dare Love
Series: Knight Series #1
Author: Sonya Jesus
Genre: Psychological/Romance Thriller
Release Date: September 21, 2017
For commitment-phobe Lia, love means trusting someone enough to let them in. She’s not harboring some deep dark secret or a tortured soul; she’s simply scared to give her heart away. When Connor sparks her interest, she reluctantly gives the freshman a chance, unknowingly catalyzing a change in her love life. Suddenly, guys vie for her attention, and her heart is torn between the new, the old, and the familiar. While she’s busy with new experiences and conflicting feelings, Hawk is unraveling.
Lia doesn’t know how deep Hawk’s obsession goes. He’s always there, listening in, tracking her every move, and studying her. If not for his intervention, the guys from Lia’s past would have damaged her innocence and broken her heart. They possessed the ability to change his perfect girl into someone unrecognizable and unsuitable. In all his careful planning, Hawk’s become too comfortable and underestimates Connor’s ability to sneak his way into Lia’s heart.
Cameras and footage are no longer enough. Hawk infiltrates her inner circle and manipulates the people around her, using them to carry out his plan. The sudden onslaught of male attention slows him down, or rather, escalates his obsession into something a bit deadlier. If Lia dares to love someone other than Hawk, then he may not survive her love.
With a whodunit vibe, this psychological thriller balances innocent, coming of age romance with the darkness of obsession.
Sonya’s a nerd—a cool nerd—who loves science, books, make-up and unicorns. She even has unicorn slippers and unicorn plushes adorn her office. It’s not an obsession (or so she says), it’s simply an ode to her imaginative side. Storytelling has been her passion since her youth, but her family believes it’s more than that.
Though she’s fun-loving, complex-minded, and heart-driven, her philosophy on life is quite simple: Shit happens. Keep going.
When asked to elaborate, she said, “Believing in yourself is probably one of the hardest things to do, but look in the mirror. You’re still standing. That’s strength. Don’t underestimate yourself.”
Sonya also believes in fairytales and in the beautiful things a mind can conjure. She’s a firm believer in empowering the crazy fictional ideas, putting them down on paper, and letting them flourish into a story.
“There’s so much potential in a dream… a thought… not exploring it seems like such a waste of something absolutely beautiful.”