Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She's got direction, ambition, and a mother determined to keep her on course. But she's barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin, with his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, and tattoos. Good looking, confident... and rather rude, even a bit cruel. For all his attitude and insults, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does-until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites a passion she's never known before. Despite the reckless way Hardin treats her, Tessa is drawn to his vulnerability, determined to unmask the real Hardin beneath all the lies.