Monday, October 19, 2020

Read an #Excerpt from Empire High Elite by Ivy Smoak


About the Book

Empire High Elite
(Empire High #2)
by Ivy Smoak 

Kindle Edition
Published October 11th 2020
Welcome to the world of the elite.

My mom fell in love with a monster. I know he’s dangerous. And I know my mom never wanted him in my life. I don’t want him in mine either. But I’m being forced to live with him.

I’m stuck in his haunting apartment in a world where I don’t belong. A world full of beautiful people with ugly souls. A world filled with secrets.

And the one person that I thought I could rely on was Matt. But he says my new family is a disease. Does that make me toxic too? Is that why Matt wants to keep me his dirty little secret?

I should have known that all the secrets would come crashing down soon. I just never expected more to break than Matthew freaking Caldwell breaking my heart.


“You’re going to get me fired.”  He didn’t sound mad.
“You’d be fired if someone found me down here?”
“I’d be fired for a lot of things when it came to you.  But this?  Yeah, this is probably the worst.”
“Why?  I’m just standing here.”
I watched as his Adam’s apple slowly rose and fell.
Was he thinking it too?  That he wanted to do more than stand?  My eyes wandered to his bed behind him.  It wasn’t made, and something about that felt so homey to me.  I wanted to crawl under his sheets and never leave.
“You need to go,” he said.
“You’re the only one here that makes me feel like I’m not alone.”
“I can’t be that person for you.”
“Why?”  I hated how small my voice sounded.
“Because I work for your father.”
“He’s not my father.  A father is someone who’s there for you when you fall off your bike and skin your knee.  A father is someone who hugs you when you’re crying.  A father is someone that didn’t pay off your mother just to get rid of you.  He isn’t my father.  He’s a monster.  No matter how hard he tries, he’ll always be a monster.  Because that was how my mother remembered him.  And I’ll never dishonor her memory.”
I didn’t even realize that he’d drawn closer to me.  He reached out and ran his index finger and thumb down a loose strand of my hair.  “It doesn’t matter how you think of him.  He’s still going to take care of you. And I’ll never be able to.  Not the way he can.”
“Are you talking about money?  I don’t care about money…”
“You date guys like Felix Green and Matthew Caldwell.”
“I hate guys like Felix Green and Matthew Caldwell.”
“Hate and love are a fine line, kid.”

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About the author
Ivy Smoak is the international bestselling author of The Hunted series.

When she's not writing, you can find her binge watching too many TV shows, taking long walks, playing outside, and generally refusing to act like an adult.

She lives with her husband in Delaware.

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