Title: A Hate Story
Series: Stories, #2
Author: Abrianna Denae
Release Date: May 9th
Rhys Manson and Noah Harris have spent the past five years pretending to hate one another.
When the assignment of a lifetime finds them in close quarters for three weeks, they try their best to navigate around each other. Until by pure happenstance, they find themselves face to face and are forced to see past preconceived notions.
Rhys and Noah share a connection they never expected, but all too soon the job comes to an end and they go their separate ways.
A devastating blow puts Noah back in Rhys’s orbit. Only this time they’re surrounded by the secrets they’re both desperate to keep. They avoid one another until the feelings between them become too much to bear.
As they open up for the first time in their lives they need to decide if they’re going to keep pretending, or if they’re going to turn hate into something else.
Noah’s eyes bore into mine as he says, “you’re a brave and passionate man, Rhys Manson.”
“Passionate, yes. Brave? No. Just honest.”
“Brave. I don’t know if I’d be able to do the same.”
“If you had no other choice you would.”
Something about that statement hits Noah hard. His eyes flick away and his lips press into a thin line.
“I’d pray for another choice. Everyone deserves the chance to make their own decisions.”
The air is heavy between us.
Gray eyes flick to my green before sliding down to my mouth.
I don’t know who leans first but we’re suddenly so close we’re sharing oxygen.
“Rhys,” he whispers.
“Noah,” I answer.
“This is a bad idea.”
And then his lips touch mine.
Softly at first, like he’s afraid I’ll reject him. Then harder. He presses his mouth firmly against mine.
Soft and warm, I savor the touch.
With a steady hand, he cups my cheek. I’m still holding onto his wrist.
I’m the one who deepens the kiss. The one with the insistent tongue, begging his lips to open for me. They do and the warm heat of his mouth is everything.
About The Author
Abrianna Denae is a twenty-two-year-old author living in Northern California. An English major, she has always had a passion for writing.
Deciding to sit down and write one of the many stories that had plagued her mind for years was the easy part—finding the time to do it was a different story.
Caffeine is her best friend, and sleep is her worst enemy.
A lover of books that make the reader feel something, she tries to incorporate as much of her real-world views and feelings into her stories as she can.
Other books by Abrianna Denae:
Destroyed By Love Series:
Bullets & Bloodlust Series (written with Claire Marta):
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