Like Candy


Book 1
Debra Doxer
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Revenge is sweet, just like candy.

Candy Seaborne knows she’s badass. She takes after her father, an assassin and possibly a spy, although he won’t admit to either. She idolizes him. Her dream is to follow in his footsteps. But first, she has to finish high school.

Biding her time, waiting for real life to begin, Candy craves drama and isn’t above manufacturing some. If you’re a classmate who wronged her or a boyfriend who cheated, watch your back. She’s no pushover, and revenge may be her favorite pastime.

Jonah Bryson is the senior class heartthrob who breaks all the stereotypes. He’s a jock, but he isn’t the typical player. He’s moody and antisocial. No girl has gotten anywhere with him since his last girlfriend broke his heart.

Candy sees Jonah as a challenge and the perfect distraction. But she may be in over her head because unlike everyone else, Jonah isn’t buying her tough act. He sees the lost, lonely girl inside. He sees too much. When he looks at her that way, she wants to let her guard down and be vulnerable. But that’s the last thing she should do because her father’s world is spilling over into hers, and life is about to get real much sooner than Candy expected.

This story is told over two full-length books. 

Sweet Liar (Book 2 in The Candy Series) is available now. 

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Secrets... They weigh you down. I've kept a secret all my life. It's my
mother's secret, too. I inherited it from her along with a unique ability that
only we possess. She's gone now, another victim of addiction. If her death isn't
enough to bring me to my knees, her betrayal flays me to the bone. Because the
secret my mother and I have been keeping is just one of many she'd kept. She
never told me I have an older brother. And now he's here, eager to be my

There is no one else. So I move across the country to live
with this stranger, my brother. But experience has taught me that most
situations are temporary and forming attachments only leads to hurt in the end.
That's why I'm determined to keep to myself in this new place, struggling to
seem aloof while I'm quietly breaking apart.

Then I meet Lucas...

His magnetism is hard to resist, and most girls at school aren't
resisting. I don't fall so easily though, especially not for guys who use their
good looks as a weapon. From the start, our interactions are tense and volatile.
I know it's because I'm denying the unwelcome desire that grips me when he's
near. I think he feels it, too. He looks at me with an intensity that threatens
to unhinge my resolve. Soon he's trying to break through the walls that past
hurts have built.

But I'm not what I appear to be, and it wouldn't be
fair to get involved with him. At least that's what I tell myself. Until a
terrible act of violence reveals that Lucas has a secret, too. It's a secret
that links us together and ties us to an evil history I never could have
She kept everyone from harm, except

Raielle’s life was shrouded in secrets. Her power was a
secret and so was her past. When she came to Fort Upton, everything changed. She
discovered her family, and she found the boy who would own her heart forever.
But it couldn’t last. Knowing so little about her power nearly destroyed her.
She had to leave and break both their hearts.

Now she’s back in
California, and she doesn’t have to hide who she is anymore. But there is no
relief in that because she’s drowning in regret. She knew it would take a
miracle or a sin to save her, and there was no miracle. Her survival came at too
high a price. She found her father, but she can’t go back to Lucas until she
finds redemption.

She saved him. Then she left him…

came out of nowhere and changed him forever, then she disappeared and left him
reeling. Her whole life, she never had anyone who really loved her. Until him.
Did she think he wouldn’t come for her? Did she believe she wasn’t worth it?

Lucas leaves everything behind to follow Raielle. When he finds her,
she’s a pale shadow of the girl he remembers. Her power is betraying her and so
are the people around her, but one thing hasn’t changed. She selflessly wants to
save the world, and he just wants to save her.

With more secrets to
uncover and dark truths to face, Raielle and Lucas must make sacrifices for each
other. But in the end, will those sacrifices bring them closer together or tear
them apart? When he’s forced to make the ultimate sacrifice, will she turn her
back on everything she believes in to save him again?


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Debra Doxer
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Published on
Jul 28, 2015
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Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
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