Friday, 24 June 2016

House of Goths​ by Maria Bernard​
New Adult • College • Rock Star Romance
Not Your Average Fraternity House 󾠖

Three #Goths, 1 #Steampunk, 1 Mundane Girl... Sharing a #FratHouse? It's about hope, trust, kindness, and faith in humanity.

Synopsis: All Becky wants is a nice place to live…
Becky Sparks refuses to spend her college years in a cold, lonely dorm. Bassist Kelley Keele is a gorgeous Goth with a dark past. He resides at what he and his bandmates, Crispin, and Dorian, refer to as the House of Goths. Thrown together by fate, Becky forms an instant bond with Kell. Desperate for a home, she shows up unannounced on his front porch, suitcase in hand. Do they take her in or turn her away?

•°°• Excerpt •°°•

“Sorry about last week, Becky,” he said with a sorrowful frown.

“For what exactly?” she asked, slightly taken aback. If anything, she should be apologizing to him for being such a burden. Even though she knew that Kelley had been her primary caregiver, Dorian was never too far behind. Often bringing her tea, water, and tissues.

He looked guiltily at her as though he’d done something unforgivable. “For what I said last week, about you being a girl. As if that should be enough reason to not welcome you here.”

“Oh… that’s all right,” she said with a tiny shrug.
It wasn’t really okay, though. It had hurt her feelings at the time. Not to mention the fact that none of them had stuck up for her, not even Kelley. It wasn’t her fault that she was female. She’d been simply hoping for a place to live with people that were kind and respectful.

“No, it’s not,” he said with remorse. “I made it sound as if you wouldn’t be safe here. That’s the furthest thing from the truth. In fact, Becky, you’ll never be safer than here with us… with me.”

© House of Goths, Maria Bernard


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