Chapter Summaries & Analyses
As he watches Tessa drive away with Zed, Hardin reflects on the bet that caused the end of their romantic relationship—a bet to see whether Hardin or Zed could take Tessa’s virginity first. Though Hardin won and even showed proof that they had sex to his friends, he also realized he was in love with her. Now he’s afraid he’s lost the only thing that matters.
Zed explains the bet to Tessa, telling her that Hardin kept pushing off the deadline, lowering the amount of the winnings, asking Zed and Jace to keep quiet about the bet, and even offering Jace a lot of money to not tell Tessa about it. However, that was after Hardin told his friends intimate details about his physical relationship with Tessa.
Tessa arrives at her best friend Landon’s house and tells Landon everything. As they talk, Hardin shows up, begging Tessa to allow him to explain. Hardin becomes angry after being asked to leave and punches the wall. Ken and Karen, Hardin’s father and stepmother, tell Hardin he should leave, which he finally does.
By Anna Todd