Sang Sorenson struggles with her growing feelings when the Academy boys take her in and draw her closer into their world. They work together to uncover the true secrets happening at Ashley Waters High School, where Principal Hendricks will stop at nothing to take them all down.
Adding to their complications, Nathan’s father shows up, and he’s just as ruthless and violent as ever, beating up on Nathan. Sang offers Nathan refuge in her home, but Marie is fed up with the boys. She wants them out–all of them—and wants them to take Sang with them. Where will Sang go? What will happen to Nathan? And what about Mr. Hendrick’s spies, watching all of them?
Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North will have to focus to get out of this mess, but with Sang assisting them, they’re struggling to keep control. They all promised not to make a move on Sang unless she initiates, but the tension is driving them all to distraction. With the help of Dr. Green and Mr. Blackbourne, they will have to stay strong and engaged. But A first kiss is imminent, and will cost them all more than they could ever have imagined.
“Nathan smirked. “Ha ha. He called you and not me.”
“Shut up,” Gabriel said. “I’ll be back.” He approached me and wrapped his arms around my shoulders. He lifted me like that until my toes grazed the tile. He started dragging me to the door. “Just going to take this with me.”
I loved this book! It was definitely the best in the series so far. I complained about the last novel having a slow romantic plot. That was totally flipped around for this book. There was so much sexual tension, it was coming off in waves. Sang finally got her first kiss! It was perfect. It was everything I didn’t know I wanted. I felt that C.L. Stone picked the perfect person, Dr. Green, to be her first kiss.
Unfortunately, I was spoiled for the end of the book so the Nathan and Sang scenes were ruined. I knew what he was going to do beforehand so I didn’t like him as much in this book and it left a sour feeling. That is not the books fault in any way, but the stupid person that left a spoiler in the questions section of Goodreads.
I definitely felt like Gabriel, Dr. Green, and Mr. Blackbourne got more scenes in this installment. They were present a lot more and I got to connect a lot more with them. I feel like Dr. Green and Mr. Blackbourne took the cake for this one. We got a lot more details about them and their lives. I’m definitely shipping them with Sang a lot more now. I didn’t quite feel it in previous novels but I definitely felt it in this one. We also got some very cute and memorable moments with Luke, Silas, and North which I was fan-girling so hard during them. I can’t wait to read the next installment!
Current Favorites Rankings:
1. Mr. Blackbourne
2. Dr. Green