Charlie (Rydeville Elite #4) by Siobhan Davis
Dropping out of college senior year was never part of my plan. But Dad needs me, and I’d move mountains for the only parent I’ve ever known—even working for the company that fired him.
My boss, Charlie, is determined to make my life a living hell, availing of every opportunity to undermine my confidence, to humiliate and threaten me.
Sleeping with him the night of his wedding might have something to do with his attitude.
Or the fact I’m the spitting image of the woman he really wants.
If our financial situation wasn’t so dire, I’d tell Charlie to stick his job up his delectable butt.
But I’m trapped, and things are only getting worse. Because the more layers I uncover, the more I realize he is nothing l expected and everything I crave.
If there was a manual for all the ways a person could mess up his life, it’d have my name written on it.
I can’t undo the things I’ve done, no matter how badly I want to, and every day is a constant reminder of my epic failure.
It’s as if Demi has been put on this earth to punish me. To inflict more torture and pain. Because every second I’m around her, she makes me feel things I don’t want to feel.
So, I lash out. Doing my best to push her away.
Until I realize she’s everything I never knew I needed, and the fight becomes a new battle—one to win her heart.
Releasing in the Bully Me: Class of 2020 anthology on March 24, 2020. Thereafter, it will be released as a separate title in the Rydeville Elite series on May 4, 2020. 60k word short novel with no cliffy and a HEA.
Jackson was originally book 4 but I had to move that release back so now Charlie will be the fourth book and first interconnected standalone in the series, with Jackson being the 5th. Charlie was friends with Drew, Trent and Abby and his father was one of the founding fathers. We haven’t met Demi before although she was mentioned as the mystery woman he slept with that infamous Christmas night.