AUTHOR: Cole Cardenas
The Abused and the Broken
The smallest things can change the entire course of our lives forever. For Daniel, all he’d ever known was pain and loneliness. Between abusive foster homes and constant bullying at school, he stayed in a constant state of fear, always starved for affection. For Luther, Daniel’s lifelong bully, his life was filled with needless violence to fill a hole he couldn’t explain. Luther’s absent parents and cold upbringing left him trapped in his own façade as an emotionless shell.
When unfortunate circumstances bring these two together, and Luther becomes protector rather than tormentor, neither boy will ever be the same. A toxic, dangerous, secret relationship blooms. Daniel is plunged into a life based on actually living, not just surviving. Luther must learn how to feel and process other emotions, rather than just rage. With threats around every corner, things are far from easy. Between worst fears, betrayals, fistfights, and a new monster altogether, Luther and Daniel go through hell and back. Will they both make it out alive, or will one forever be lost without the other?