It's graduating year at the Academy, and Rachel Warner is set to achieve with honors. Her father is the Chief of law enforcement and he expects nothing but the best when it comes to his daughter. But it's not the Chief's expectations that worry Rachel... it's the idea of getting caught... she is pretending to be someone she is not. If the secret of her true identity got out, it would endanger the lives of everyone she loves.
She is a plant. Playing the part of Rachel, she is deceiving everyone in and out of the Academy. She can't risk forming an attachment to anyone who isn't in her circle - but her classmate, Leo, makes that exceedingly difficult. Theirs is a special kind of love/hate relationship - they hate that they love each other the way that they do, and they love to challenge and torment the other in the worst of ways as often as possible.
Rachel was slipped into the system by her rebel family to gain valuable information and training. Her grandfather spearheaded the rebellion that is steadily growing in numbers. Until the rebels remove the Rothwell family from power, they are powerless against the system and have to live in hiding in order to survive. Haunted by the weight of her mission, and feeling a million miles away from her home and family, Rachel somehow manages to keep her head in the game. The rules at the Academy are strict and are meant to be followed. Rachel can't afford to slip now. There's too much at stake.
One midnight rendezvous with her birth father and Rachel attracts unwanted attention, and a chance meeting with a soul mate. Just when she thought things couldn't get worse, she manages to catch the eye of young Johnny Rothwell - the heir to the Rothwell throne and legacy, and son of her grandfather's nemesis. This rare opportunity may be her only chance to help her family come out of hiding. All she has to do is play a part - and she's already been doing that for most of her life. After all, how can anyone resist the advances of the future world leader? Little does Rachel realize that she is entering a web so thick, so impenetrable, it will take all of her training to get herself out of it. Being on the arm of a Rothwell may be an irresistible opportunity, but it will come at a cost - a cost that this young lady is not at all ready for...
Young Adult Fiction