Salty air, sandy beaches, crystal waters, and never ending sunshine.
Welcome to Malibu Cove.
Summer: sunshine, bikinis, and bonfires.
Summer’s in Malibu Cove: scandals, secrets, and blackmail.
All is fun and games until the sun sets, the air cools, tourists head home, and the oceans’ wayward waves wreak havoc along the shore, and in our homes.
After all, life in Malibu Cove is anything but perfect.
A glimpse into the lives of Malibu Cove’s Elite. Where secrets run deeper the tides of the Pacific Ocean.
Marriage. Happily ever after. Endgame.
It’s all a fucking ruse.
To have and to hold, till death do us part.
Or until the neighbor fucks your husband and leaves hers to marry yours, whichever comes first.
My parents’ divorce hit me like a trainwreck, creating a domino effect of epic proportions.
My mother checked into rehab after swallowing a container of pills.
I was dumped by my perfect boyfriend because of my newfound tainted reputation.
My father eloped, proceeding to move-in the adulterous neighbor, and to make matters worse,
she brought with her a troublesome drug dealing, gang banging, no-good teenage son.
The devil himself, Maverick Carter.
The only problem was, as much as I vowed to hate him for what his mother did, I couldn’t stay away.
He brought out the worst in me, but also made me feel things I never had experienced.
Mav was my drug, a highly addictive and lethal dose of danger mixed with chaos.
To date the town bad boy is a thrill itself, but when said bad boy is your wicked stepbrother,
it makes it all worth the wild ride.
Though, like I said, it was all a ruse.
Maverick Carter was the only ruse I ever fell for, and look how it left me.
My name is Phoenix Bancroft, and it looks like I was the only fool all along.
Ruse is Book One in the Malibu Cove Chronicles, FOUR epic New Adult Romances following a group of friends as they navigate the scandalous world of Malibu Cove High.
RUSE Tropes include:
- Enemies to Lovers
- Fallen Popular Girl and the Rebel Bad Boy
- Revenge & Blackmail
- Opposites Attract
- Forbidden Love
Disclaimer: 18+ This book is not recommended nor intended for anyone under the age of eighteen. Some topics, scenes, and/or language in this book may be sensitive to some readers. Contains steamy sex scenes and mature language.