Hot Summer School Night (No Quarter Book 1) by Michelle Mankin
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.