Obsessive Addiction by K.L. Donn
Series Those Malcolm Boys Book One
Genre Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date October 19, 2018
Have you ever heard the sound of your life ending? A cell door slamming shut is the best way to describe it.
I killed a man. A bad man.
One who deserved far more than what I gave him.
He looked at her when she was mine.
He touched her when she was mine.
He broke her when she was mine.
I’m getting out on a technicality.
Now, I’ll get to make her mine.
She’ll cry my name each night instead of his.
She’ll feel my pleasure instead of his pain.
I am Crux Malcolm
and it’s my turn to get what’s coming to me…
Farren Hallewell is my addiction and I’m obsessed.
Leaving Farren this morning was a lot harder than I thought it would be. The plan was to wait until she inside the building before I left. I wound up sitting in my car in front of her school for two hours.
I only left because Zack was calling me, wondering why I wasn’t at the hospital. I honestly didn’t think I should be since I know whatever defense Carl’s father has will try to convince everyone that I intimidated the kid into falsely accusing the man.
If it weren’t for the mix of disgust and fear in the kid when he told us, I’m not sure I would have believed him. He might have even wound up like his uncle.
When I had arrived at the hospital, Zack was there with Echo, who, like usual, was the calming presence in the room. As angry as she was about what Carl had done to Farren, she was equally sympathetic because it was clear the young man was tortured by what he’s endured in his life. I listened to his story for as long as I could, but eventually I had to leave. I couldn’t hear anymore knowing that Ren experienced the same gut-wrenching sickness in every moment of her life.
Honestly, I’m not even sure how either of them are still functioning members of society. I’ve always admired Farren for her resilience in wanting to go on with her life, to live, when she should have been broken.
I never did do any of the things I told her I was going to today. I find myself back at her school an hour before the last bell rings wondering if she’s actually moving forward. If I’m helping her or making her worse.
Is this possessive need I have driving me to claim her only setting her back in her recovery? She’s told me time and again the nightmares are what’s killing her. She drowns in the memories of an overbearing controlling man who forced her to do what he wanted. How am I any different?
“Fuck.” I hiss, banging my head on the steering wheel of my car. I’m fucking ruining her, and I can’t stop it for a second.
Today, when she tells what happened, that’s going to test my resolve because I promised her I’d be there. I swore to her, I would stay by her side.
Startled when the bell chimes, my head lifts, and immediately Farren comes running out the front doors, her head down and shoulders slumped. Stepping out of the car, I cross the street and catch her before she turns to head towards what I assume is her bus stop.
“Hey,” I murmur as my hands touch her shoulders and she lifts her head in shock. “You didn’t think I’d come?”
“Well, I mean. I don’t know. I guess I’ve always just thought it best to not expect anything. I can’t be disappointed that way.” Break my fucking heart.
“I’ll be here, Ren. Every single day. Even on the ones you beg me not to be, I’ll be here.” Her pretty blue eyes tear up and my heart constricts. How has no one ever made that fucking promise to her before?
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About K.L. Donn
K.L. DONN is a proud Canadian girl, hailing from Sherwood Park, Alberta. She has a strong dislike for the winter, and a love for spring. Married to her husband Steve, for 13 years, they have 4 beautiful red headed spawns ranging in ages 6-13. She has a strong love of coffee, sarcasm, and wine. (Not necessarily in that order either.)
Krystal loves to write about instalove between couples looking for love. She has a passion for contemporary romance and springs into menage as often as she can.