Fool Me Thrice

Three years ago, I was a lonely teenage girl and started talking to Gordon online. He became my best friend and confidant, even though we only talked through messages, emails, and phone calls. I felt safe sharing my thoughts, secrets, and dreams with him, things I could never tell anyone else.

Six months ago, everything changed. I changed. Gordon had no place in my new life, and I'm not sorry about that.

Now, he wants me back and won't take no for an answer. He wants to kidnap me and hide me away from the world that changed me, and push me back into being who I used to be—the Kayla he loved. His arrangement is perfect, just waiting for me to step into my role.

This isn't the fairy tale I imagined, though. It's not the future I ever imagined for myself. I don't want to be Gordon's trophy that he's desperate to possess.

His need to control me surfaces different feelings for the man I previously considered my friend. I begin to crave him as much as he does me. This "happy ending" he's planned for me might be exactly what I need.

Even at the expense of destroying everything else in my life…

Until Gordon is all that's left.

Novel Soundtrack

Better Than Me - Hinder

Love The Way You Lie - Skylar Grey

this is me trying - Taylor Swift

Already Gone - Kelly Clarkson

Little Do You Know - Alex & Sierra

Out of the Woods - Taylor Swift

I Will Be - Avril Lavigne

Twilight - Vanessa Carlton

Author Commentary

This book is very near and dear to my heart. It's always going to be the first novel I ever published, and Kayla and Gordon have been part of my life for much longer. I originally wrote their story when I was in high school, based off a Harry Potter fanfiction story I wrote when I was eleven. I wrote it as a regular YA novel but never thought it would get published. I thought it was way too dark. Then, when I discovered the dark romance genre in December 2020, I knew exactly where it belonged.

I love Gordon and Kayla's relationship dynamic. They are so much fun. I mean, they're both so fucking codependent, how can you not be amused by that?

All of my books have a little piece of my soul in them, but this one has a bigger piece. I was Kayla as a teenager, just minus one toxic obsessive boyfriend, but not for a lack of trying on my part. And that's all I'll say about that. If you read this book, I hope you love it as much as I do.