Endgame (Ocean Bay #1) by Chloe Walsh
My name is Mercy James and I’ve always had a three-point plan.
1.Don’t fall in love in high-school.
2.Get through senior year and snag a full-ride scholarship to college.
3.Get the hell away from my irresponsible mother.
I didn’t think that was too much to ask for, and I’ve worked damn hard to make it a reality.
Until my mother went and did the unthinkable!
Yep, the woman-child only went and got herself knocked-up by a man who lives on the other side of the country.
As if it wasn’t bad enough to uproot my life six weeks before senior year, Mom’s new beau comes with baggage.
A sweet stepsister, Amelia.
And the b*stard of all b*stards, Rourke.
Rourke is a senior like me, and he doesn’t want me in his town, much less his home. He’s also hell bent on making sure I know it.
Thing is, I don’t want to be there either, and if Rourke expects me to swan in and kiss his ass to make him like me, he has another thing coming.
I’m nobody’s bitch and he’s about to learn that…
Endgame is a feisty standalone romance. Due to its explicit content, bad language, and graphic sexual content, Endgame is recommended for mature readers of seventeen years and above.
Author: Chloe Walsh
Publication Date: June 5th, 2017
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (451 pages)
Endgame is an Enemies to Lovers standalone romance. Mercedes “Mercy” James is a 17-year-old girl who had to raise herself from an early age. Her mother always chased a new man all the time, but now she has done the unthinkable: she ended up pregnant and both of them have to go live with her new husband.
But while she has to do this, it’s still 1 year until she goes to collage and she’ll have to do this last thing until she’s free. What she had not planned is meeting Rourke and Amelia, her new stepbrother and sister. While Amelia is sweet, Rourke plans to make her life a living hell.
“Disgust, loathing, disappointment, mild boredom, and pure hatred. He wasn’t going to accept me, I realized. Well, fuck him.”
Now, what Rourke had not planned is being attracted to her, and that she will be a match to his bullying. He will call her Six, because she’s the sixth sibling they had so far; his father is as bad as her mother.
When the parents leave for an extended honeymoon, things will turn for the worst until feelings will have to be involved.
“You asked me once what my endgame was…Ask me the question, Six.”
“What’s your endgame, Rourke?”
“You. You are my endgame, Six.”
This book reminds me of Abbi Glines’ series “Fallen too far” or Erin Watt’s “The Royals”. If you’re a fan on one or the other, read them.