Falling for a bad boy is a terrible idea, but avoiding him is worse.
Seventeen-year-old Danny Cummings' life is certainly no fairytale, but that's fine by him since he thinks happy endings are a bunch of crap. After spending a year in juvenile hall for maliciously beating his sister's boyfriend, Danny embraces his bad ass image. Spending most nights drinking, fighting, and collecting gambling debts for his Uncle, Danny's life is beyond out of control. Even with his family begging him to go straight for his sake and theirs, Danny's addiction to alcohol and fighting are stronger than his common sense or love for his family. But, when fifteen-year-old Lauren McIntosh stumbles into one of his nightly escapades, the self-proclaimed anti-romantic can't concentrate on anything except Lauren or the fact she's on the same path his sister was on. Danny knows true love happening for the villain is as common as gamblers paying their debts on time, but he's never backed away from a challenge before, plus he has a serious issue with history repeating itself.
Growing old with the man she loves, in her hometown, is the only dream Lauren McIntosh has ever had and ever wanted; that is until her family is run out of town amidst scandalous rumors about her parents. So, when she meets Danny at her new school and hears about his criminal activities and sexual exploits from her friends, she wants nothing to do with him or the negative gossip that seems to follow him everywhere. After a dangerous and ill-fated attempt at sneaking out, she develops unwelcomed feelings for Danny that he mysteriously seems to reciprocate. But, Danny's unrelenting pursuit makes Lauren nervous, especially since he's the only one poking at her family's dark past. Lauren can't tell if Danny's intentions are true or if he has other plans for their newfound- and unlikely- friendship. The only way to figure out is to let him in and that could destroy everything, including the popularity and social acceptance she desperately seeks.
**This book is about high school students, however it is not intended for young audiences. Includes sexual situations, language, graphic violence and illegal activities.**