Title: Tarnished Love
Series: Forever Us #4
Author: Bianca Borell
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 11, 2021
A love they don’t want, a connection they can’t deny.
Filip du Mont loves everything about women—their softness, their curves, their breathy sighs of pleasure. But he also loves shutting the door behind him when he leaves their beds.
With no desire to give up his playboy ways, and after seeing firsthand the destruction love can wreak, there’s no way he’ll ever fall in love.
Content with her life on the catwalk, and under the blinding lights of the cameras, Chloe Taylor doesn’t need anyone, especially not a prick who thinks he is God’s gift to women. And Filip du Mont is exactly that, the epitome of an entitled heir. She wants nothing to do with him.
If only her body got the memo.
The one thing they agree on is their mutual dislike. Then why can’t they stay away from each other?
One night of passion to work each other out of their systems, sounds like a good idea, so Chloe and Filip give in to lust.
Now they can get back to ignoring each other.
Well, that’s the plan anyway.
*** Can be read as a standalone.
Free in Kindle Unlimited
“Damien, you should have told me you were bringing someone with you,” his mother admonishes. “Regardless, I am so happy you’re here. Nice to meet you, Chloe.” Her black hair is knotted in an elegant low bun, round diamonds in her earlobes, and her eyes, a shade paler and less intense than his, gleaming. I plaster a smile on my face, bathing in her love for him. So, this is how true parental love looks and feels.
“And this is my sister,” he says just before his phone rings. Panic settles in my core, but it quickly turns into frustration. Can’t he bloody turn off his phone for one hour? I grit my teeth at him mouthing “just a moment” with a placating smile on his face that he can shove somewhere else for all I care.
“Hi, I’m Sophia.” His sister extends her hand, and her electric blue eyes shine, a smile lifting her heart-shaped lips. My social skills shrink by the second the more time I spend with them. The du Monts and du Skys won the genetic lottery.
I itch to hide, cover myself up as if I am underdressed. My simple black cocktail dress feels cheap and prickly against my skin compared to their designer outfits. As I peruse my surroundings, a broad chest filling the crispest white shirt I have ever seen catches my attention. My eyes travel up to meet his—brown with specks of gold and green. He has a straight, elegant nose, perfect lush lips, a strong jaw and defined cheeks, his sandy blond hair trimmed at the sides, longer on the top.
His eyes wander down my body as if he’s checking me out, almost clinically. I gnash my teeth when his nose scrunches up, a bored expression plastered on his smug face, and he turns to Sophia, dismissing me. No one ever dismisses me. He opens his mouth, and I straighten my shoulders in offense because, call it intuition: he doesn’t like me.
“Another casualty?” he asks. Sophia’s face contours into sympathy, and it hits me. He’s Filip, Bria’s brother.
“My name is Chloe, not casualty, you prick.”
His lips turn into a half smile, and my knees weaken. What is wrong with me? How in the world can I be attracted to an asshole who looks like his mother is entitlement and his father sex and rudeness?
“The casualty has a name?” he goads.
I shut my eyes at the sarcasm spilling from his sinful mouth. Does this sniffing out weaknesses run in their families?
“Filip, don’t scare her off,” warns Sophia.
“Don’t worry, Sophia,” I say. “It would take a man to do that, not a boy who poses as one.”
Bianca Borell is a contemporary romance author, voracious reader, nature lover, and unapologetic daydreamer. She spends her nights deciding between getting up to write or trying to silence the voices of her characters. The battle is never-ending.
She has a weakness for tormented characters, second chances, and happy endings.
She currently lives in Germany with her amazing husband and indulges in way too many pastries than she should.
For updates, news, and releases, be sure to visit Bianca’s official website at www.biancaborell.com
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