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- Authors: Skyler Mason
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“My name is Vanessa Gallo, and I’m a virgin raised in purity culture.”
As I stare at the light of my phone camera, a tingle spreads over my skin.
Why am I nervous? I’ve said those words hundreds of times. My eight
hundred and forty-six thousand TikTok followers are probably getting tired
of hearing them by now.
Plus, I don’t even have to post this video. I can keep it in my drafts folder
indefinitely, telling myself I’ll post it when I’m ready. I could edit it perfectly
and then just get rid of it, smashing my finger on the delete button for some
kind of catharsis.
No. I won’t be doing either of those things.
Something changed in me last night.
“I have a big announcement I’m going to make at the end of this video,” I
say, “but I’m going to start by giving you a little recap on my journey in my
faith and ultimate rejection of purity culture. I haven’t done one of these in a
while, and I got a lot of new followers this week.”
When my head grows fuzzy, I press the red button to turn off the camera.
I plunge forward and grab my water glass from the coffee table.
Saanvi winces as she looks up from her textbook. “Hungover?”
I nod as I gulp down the water, gasping afterwards. “Wine gives me the
I’m not even much of a drinker. I didn’t even have my first full glass of
wine until a year ago. It’s not a coincidence that it was around the same time
I decided to reject purity culture. Good Christian girls are taught that the buzz
of alcohol causes our morals to relax, and getting drunk puts you in danger of
forgetting what you’ve committed to.
Namely, not having sex before marriage or anything approaching it.
“Maybe you should do this another time,” Saanvi says. “You look like
you’re breaking out into a sweat.”
“I need to do it while my head is foggy to make sure I actually post it.”
She winces. “Are you sure you should? What if you regret it?”
I plop back down on the couch in front of my tripod. “If I regret it, that’s
probably a sign it was the right thing to do. I’ve been dragging my feet on
Saanvi glances down at her textbook, probably to hide an eye roll. “Being
traumatized by an asshole who doesn’t know how to get a woman off is not
the same as dragging your feet.”
I shiver at the memory.
Graham. Six foot one with a smile that made my stomach flutter. The
only guy who’s ever touched me, almost a year ago now. I hated every
moment of it. It repulsed me. The fire his smile ignited in me turned to ash in
Jesus, is my body broken?
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