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I received •A Dangerous Year• as part of Booksparks Pop Up blog tour. I have loved being able to review with these blog tours and this title may have been my favorite thus far.
“As the daughter of an American ambassador, seventeen-year-old Riley Collins has grown up in some of the world’s most dangerous cities.
She may have learned the art of politics from her dad, but it’s the lessons in survival taught by his security chief that she’s taken to heart.
When Riley is caught up in a violent incident, the State Department steps in, offering an all-expense paid senior year at Harrington Academy, one of the most elite boarding schools in Connecticut. The catch: she must use her tactical skills to keep her eye on heiress Hayden Frasier, the daughter of a tech billionaire intent on changing the world.
Immersed in American materialism and social media for the first time, it’s culture shock for Riley. Hayden resents her new roommate, and Riley learns nothing is ever private when there’s a cellphone around. She discovers allies in Von Alder, the cute class flirt; Sam Hudson, whose status as Hayden’s ex-boyfriend puts him on the forbidden list; and Captain Grace Taylor, Harrington’s tough new head of security, and the only one who knows Riley’s true purpose at Harrington.
Disturbing signs begin to appear that Riley’s assignment wasn’t the walk in the park she’d been promised. She learns the death of Hayden’s former roommate might not have been an accident after all, and she spars with classmate Quinn, whose attempts at social sabotage causes Riley to take drastic measures.
As Riley’s relationship with Hayden thaws into her first opportunity at true friendship, the danger around her roommate heats up. Riley must fight for her life and Hayden’s – and the security of a nation – as those around her reveal themselves to be true friends, or the ultimate betrayers.”
Riley Collins was born to be nothing less than bad to the bone, as she was born to an American ambassador. While I was impressed with Riley kicking butt in the first chapter and getting prepared for her sworn duties to protect Hayden Fraiser I did get little bored for a moment. However, the rest of the book is super fast paced and held my attention. I may be 28 years old but I loved the high school girl drama this novel delivers. The best part, it’s a book and not my real life. Kes sure did well with delivering suspense and girl drama in this title and I can only imagine what she’ll come up with next.
Grab your copy of • A Dangerous Year• today, but be prepared because you’ll have it finished by tomorrow.
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