Species decipit
(lat.) The first appearance deceives many.

But it didn’t fool me… or so I thought.

From the low voice to the deep gaze, Xavier Blake is everything I need to avoid.

My academic rival. My brother’s best friend. My boyfriend.

His mind games – I can survive. His lies – I can see. His secrets – I know he has them.

But the night we shared wasn’t something I anticipated. It turned my world on its axis, and I can’t see a way out. And then, just like that, my life depends on him. A dark fairy tale is coming true.

Questions plague my ending…
What hurts the most?
The lie?
The deed?
Or the love?