July 29, 2021
Whit Lancaster burst into my life like a storm. Dark and thunderous, furious and fierce. Cold, heartless and devastatingly beautiful, like the statues in our prep school gardens. The school with his family name on the sign. He can do no wrong here. This is his domain.
He's a menace on campus. Adored and feared. Hated and respected. His taunting words carve into my skin, shredding me to ribbons. Yet his intense gaze scorches my blood, fills me with a longing I don't understand.
When I stumble upon him one night alone, I find him broken. Bleeding. My instincts scream to leave and let him suffer, but I can't. I sneak him into my room. Clean him up. Fall for his lies. Let him possess every single part of me until I'm the one left a gasping, broken mess.
When he leaves me alone in the dead of night, he takes my journal with him.
Now he knows all my secrets. My hate. My truth. And he promises to use my words against me. I'll be ruined if my darkest secret gets out.
That's when I strike a bargain with the devil.
I'll let Whit Lancaster ruin me behind closed doors instead.
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Wow. I don’t even know where to start this review other than to say that if you, my friend, do not like reading a book with lots (and I mean LOTS) of sex in it… then please go ahead and move along. Things I Wanted To Say (But Never Did) is not book is not for you. This is probably Monica Murphy’s steamiest book to date! (And that really is saying something…)
Summer and Whit drew me into their dark and messed up world and they did not let me go. I spent the whole weekend with them and then continued in my book hangover with them for a few days after.
For the past few years, stories revolving around teenagers have not really been my thing. It gets harder to read and connect about teenagers the closer my kiddos get to being that age. And Lord, please do not let teenagers be anything like the characters in this book. I will not survive.
That aside, I’ve always been a fan of Monica Murphy and well… something about this book called to me. Something about the description told me that I would not be able to put it down once I started. I am always a sucker for dark hero who needs to be redeemed and I just knew I would fall for Whit somehow.
I was not wrong. Somehow Monica kept me entranced by him even when he was just completely awful.
Whit made me rage, cringe, grind my teeth, and then laugh and swoon. You do not want to miss out on the rollercoaster that is Whit. Now while I always had feelings of empathy for Summer with the position she’s been put in and how she is being treated, you should know she’s no perfect angel either.
This book has so many open doors all throughout it that could have gone in all kinds of different directions. Series maybe? Hopefully we’ll see!