From the bestselling author of the Daughters of the Moon series comes a gritty, sexy novel about a teen who is forced to become a “lure”—a beautiful girl used by a gang to ensnare its victims.
Fifteen-year-old Blaise Montgomery lives in the gritty
outskirts of Washington, DC, where a stray bullet can steal a life on the way
to school. Drugs and violence are the only ways to survive, so Blaise and her
friends turn to gangs for safety, money, and love. When Blaise is invited to
join Core 9, one of the most infamous crews, she jumps at the chance. Though
her best guy friends, Rico and Satch, warn her about the danger, she agrees to
be beaten for a minute straight as part of the gang’s initiation ritual.
Now Blaise is finally part of a crew, a family.
But things get only more dangerous. Tensions with a rival gang heat up, and Trek, the head of Core 9,
asks Blaise to be his “lure,” the sexy bait he’ll use to track down enemy gang
members and exact revenge. Rico and Satch tell her it’s a death sentence, but
Blaise can’t resist the money and unparalleled power. As Trek puts Blaise in
increasingly dangerous situations, she begins to see that there’s more to lose
than she ever realized—including Satch, the one person who has the power to get
under her skin. With death lurking around every corner, should Blaise continue
to follow the only path she’s ever known, or cut and run?
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