Title: Hot Summer School Night & Breaking Her Bad
Series: No Quarter Books #1 & #2
Author: Michelle Mankin
Genre: Dark High School Romance
Release Date: July 7, 2021 and July 29, 2021
Kyle Murphy is a drug dealer. Street level, he’s a dog on a short leash, his every move controlled by his boss Martin Skellin. Handsome, resourceful, and talented, Kyle is more than he appears to be. He just can’t be more.
Claire Walsh is a rich girl labeled a freak at her prestigious high school because she likes birds. Taunted and bullied, she ignores her classmates who torment her. That’s the nice thing to do, and she’s a nice girl, but she wishes that someday someone would see that she is more a beautiful swan than an ugly duckling.
That someday comes the night Kyle goes to Claire’s school to sell drugs during her annual talent show exhibition. Claire sees more in Kyle. Kyle sees the beauty in Claire. But he’s from Southside, and she’s from Lakeside. He breaks the rules to survive. She follows them to please nearly everyone except herself. They are opposites from opposite worlds, a romance between them as star-crossed as Romeo and Juliet.
What happens when they break the rules and more than a few stereotypes on one hot summer school night?
Warning: Hot Summer School Night contains sexually explicit scenes, drug use, and bullying. It is emotional and suspenseful. It features a quirky heroine and an antihero. If you prefer your romance without any angst, darkness, or danger, and your romantic heroes without any flaws to overcome, do NOT read this book. Kyle and Claire’s story begins on a Hot Summer School Night and concludes in Breaking Her Bad.
Amazon Review: “A Scorching, Emotional Read”
Amazon Review – “All the feels!!! Don’t miss out on this hot read!”
Kyle Murphy gave into temptation. On a hot summer school night, the Southside drug dealer tossed his usual caution aside. He disobeyed a direct order from his boss. He stayed in Lakeside with Claire. He shouldn’t have. He wasn’t who Claire thought he was. He wasn’t right for her. He was dark as night. She was bright as day. Being with her was like flying so high he touched the sun. But in the end, he paid a price more dear than he ever imagined.
Claire Walsh wanted Kyle. With his starry eyes and midnight hair, he was undeniably handsome. A dark, mysterious prince, he seemed to step out of the pages of a fairy tale. Kyle rescued her. He defended and protected her. The night they shared was magical. She hoped before the morning came that she might be able to change his mind about leaving. But in the end, he had to go, and his departure was more devastating than she ever imagined.
But that was then. When unforeseen circumstances throw the two star crossed lovers together again, this time they meet in Kyle’s dark world. In Southside, secrets are revealed. The lines between wrong and right, past and present are blurred. Choices must be made. Battles must be fought. Hearts are tested.
Risks greater than either imagined must be taken in order for both to have the ultimate reward.
Will Kyle and Claire get their happy ending? Or will their hearts shatter worse than before? Breaking Her Bad is an angsty, emotional, and suspenseful story. It features an antihero and a quirky heroine that have flaws to overcome. It contains sexually explicit scenes, drug use, and bullying. If you are looking for perfect characters in a perfect world without any danger or obstacles, do not read this book. Wrong that feels so right begins on a Hot Summer School Night and concludes in Breaking Her Bad.
Goodreads Reviewer, Lynsey Astbury – “OMG! I loved it! It was brilliant.”
Goodreads Reviewer, Doris Bobholz – “This takes off where Hot Summer School Nights left off and it didn’t miss a beat. The angst in this book is off the charts but it’s the meaning of family and friendship that are front and center. The surprises in their pasts are revealed and even bigger surprises at the end that make this book amazing. This is one book that I couldn’t put down!!”
MICHELLE MANKIN is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.
Fall in love with a rock star.
Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock ‘n roll industry.
Things take a bit of an edgier turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.
Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series.
Get swept away by temptation in the ROCKSTARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES DIRT DOGS ROCKSTAR series.
STORM, a #1 bestseller best friends to lovers standalone. A spin-off from the Dirt Dogs Rockstar series.
Romance and self-discovery, the FINDING ME series is a Tempest spin off with a more experienced but familiar cast of characters.
The ROCK F*CK CLUB series is a girl-power fueled reality show with the girls ranking the rock stars.
ONCE UPON A ROCK STAR series. Your favorite fairytale just got sexy.
When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock or NOLA funk music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend.
BRUTAL STRENGTH series:
Love Rock’ollection Box Set
TEMPEST series (also- available in audio):
The Complete Tempest Rock Star Series, Books 1-6
The MAGIC series (also available in audio):
ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES DIRT DOGS ROCKSTAR series (also available in audio):
The Complete Rock Stars Surf and Second Chances Dirt Dogs Rockstar Series, Books 1-5
FINDING ME series (also available in audio):
ROCK F*CK CLUB Girls Ranking the Rock Stars series (also available in audio):
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 1
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 2
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 3
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 4
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 5
ROCK F*CK CLUB BOX SET, Books 1-5
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 6
Once Upon A Rock Star:
The Right Man
The Right Wish
The Right Wrong
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