Teller Reddy is wrecked.
Misery loves company, and that’s exactly what Ella gets the afternoon her path crosses with Teller’s: the misunderstood premed student who instantly becomes her lifeline when she moves to Los Angeles, an attempt at escaping her heartbreaking past.
In the beginning, Lonely and Defensive complete each other. But in the end, their relationship is like broken glass—cutthroat and jagged.
Calling it off before they kill each other, Ella and Teller decide to “just be friends” despite the intensity that binds them together. It’s a delicate foundation rocked by tragedy, effectively destroying the illusion they’ve so carefully built.
Unable to deny what’s between them any longer, this is what happens when wrecked and damaged collide and close is still not close enough.
- Original Title:Closer (Closer #1)
- Author:Mary Elizabeth
- Rating:8.62 / 10
Thick white smoke flows from his lips, stretching toward the sky in hazy ribbons. The bitter scent of tobacco burns my nose and cuts my throat, but the discomfort is minimal in comparison to the bricks stacked in the pit of my stomach. I stand beside this smoking human sculpture with a cigarette hanging between the tips of his fingers, careful not to brush against the bright red cherry. We make lingering eye contact for a moment, and then he flicks the butt ten feet in front of us and returns his look ahead.
“Is this your first year, too?” I ask.
“Third.” He sticks another cigarette to his lips. Cupping a tattooed hand over the end, he squints against the orange flame and lights up. “I’m fucking terrified.”
I laugh out. “That makes two of us.”
Following his gaze toward the castle-like structure made of red brick and the s...