Petal (Ruthless Paradise #2) Read Online Lexi Ray

Categories Genre: Romance Tags Authors: Series: Ruthless Paradise Series by Lexi Ray
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Total pages in book: 67
Estimated words: 64794 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 324(@200wpm)___ 259(@250wpm)___ 216(@300wpm)
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I was betrayed. Burned. Tattooed from head to toe.
Because of one night, four years ago.
Because of the girl who took my heart in her gentle hands and never let go—Callie Mays.
I thought she was my curse.
But I was wrong.
Four years later, my dirty broken heart is still beating. And still beating hard for her.
She is my cure.
My one.
My world.
We lost our families. And we only have each other.
The Chancellor made a mistake of taking her from me.
Callie is mine.
And this time, I will burn down this ruthless paradise to get her back.

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PLAYLIST

RICH KID$—FAANGS

Dangerous—Big Data, Joywave

Close—CXLOE

Live or Die—Noah Cyrus, Lil Xan

Motley Crew—Post Malone

Use Me—PVRIS, 070 Shake

Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge—Marilyn Manson

High School Sweethearts—Melanie Martinez

wanna grow old (i won’t let go)—XXXTENTACION, Jimmy Levy

Wrong—MAX, Lil Uzi Vert

Wicked—Seori

Woman Woman—AWOLNATION

PROLOGUE

KAI

I was betrayed. Burned. Tattooed from head to toe.

Because of one night, four years ago.

Because of the girl who took my heart in her gentle hands and never let go—Callie Mays.

Because of a mistake that left me with scars and separated us for years.

It was revenge on Archer Crone that brought me to Zion Island during spring break two years ago. But while a hundred elite students partied their heads off, the rest of the world was ravaged by war. The war that killed our families on the mainland. The fallout that’s still killing others. The world lockdown that keeps the “unsafe” countries from those that are still doing well.

Now, we are lucky survivors.

Zion Island is our home.

But there is a silent war going on. The Westside where the Chancellor, my biggest enemy, built his kingdom. And the Eastside, where we, Outcasts, fight to survive.

And then a boat crash brings her ashore.

I thought Callie Mays was my curse.

But I was wrong.

Four years later, my dirty broken heart is still beating. And still beating hard for her.

She is my cure.

My one.

My world.

We lost our families, and we only have each other.

But the Chancellor rules this island. He takes what he wants. And he takes Callie from me.

Big mistake.

She is mine.

And this time, I will burn down this ruthless paradise to get her back.

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ARCHER

I never wanted to kill a girl until I met Callie Mays.

To be fair, I barely remembered her face until I looked at her file before bringing her to Zion. That tells you how many fucks I gave about her during the days she mingled in my Deene crew.

And that’s what ticked me off four years ago.

The minute Droga saw her for the first time, he turned from a wolf into a starry-eyed puppy. I would’ve understood if she was a Formula One driver. Or some drop-dead gorgeous model.

But no. His love interest was a cute blonde mouse with a Cinderella laugh and an interest in drawing.

Please.

When I saw Droga’s teary gaze follow her around the Deene campus, I realized he’d become like everyone else—he’d turned his back on me for some pussy.

Asking her out wasn’t exactly what a best friend should do. But hell, I thought Droga would understand she was just another pretty face.

But his loyalties didn’t just shift. He made me a laughingstock the night he took her to his place. It didn’t matter that I found out later he didn’t touch her. He chose a girl over a brother, and for that, I will endlessly fuck with him and that little mouse of his.

The night ride from the Eastside after raiding the Outcasts lacks the excitement I thought I’d feel after teaching Droga a lesson.

I feel his girl’s gaze on me the entire boat ride. No fucks given. She is just a lure.

The other one, Katura Ortiz, has secrets of her own. Everyone on this island does.

Upon our arrival to the Westside, I give my orders to the security team and dismiss them as I jump on my MTT Streetfighter and zoom toward my crib on top of the hill. The superbike is designed to go 250 miles an hour. On this island, there are no smooth roads to do even half that speed.

Shit is getting boring.

Living is boring.

A burst of speed is refreshing but too short as I pull up to Cliff Villa only two minutes later.

I can’t see the ocean down below at night—the constant reminder that we are locked up on this island. Everyone thinks I imprisoned them. Yeah, well, my fortune doesn’t let me leave this shit paradise either. In theory, I could. In reality, Gen-Alpha Project is like a bag of stones that sank me two years ago and keeps me here. Or my father does.

I didn’t say anything to the two girls when we parted. The guards will take them to the bungalow they will be staying at. At least until Droga gets here.

Yeah, he’ll come running here soon.

Qi Shan sits at the gazebo by my villa entrance with a cocktail in his hand, his feet crossed up on the railing.


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