She is the daughter of the resistance...
impersonating the daughter of the powers that be.
It's the system that took the world by storm, and the rebels have been fighting it ever since. Darion Rhys is gaining valuable training and collecting precious inside knowledge for her family in hiding in hopes that one day they will overthrow the Rothwell family and restore freedom.
It's graduating year at the Academy, but the expectations don't worry Darion... the idea of getting caught does. Hers is a secret worth dying to defend. If her true identity got out, it would endanger the lives of everyone she loves.
She is a plant. Playing the part of Rachel, Darion is deceiving everyone in and out of the Academy. Everything was fine until this year - until Leo Pierce decided to get too close for comfort. They share a special kind of love/hate relationship. They enjoy challenging and tormenting each other in the worst of ways as often as possible. Darion is on a mission, however, and the half-witted games of a foolish, yet undeniably charming, boy need to be avoided at all costs. Her rebel family is counting on her. Her grandfather spearheaded the rebellion that is steadily growing in numbers. Until the rebels remove the Rothwell family from power, they'll 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, Darion somehow manages to keep her head in the game. There is too much at stake.
One midnight rendezvous with her birth father changes everything. Darion attracts unwanted attention, but she also meets a man who captures her affections like no one ever has before. Torn between her emotions, and thinking that things couldn't get any worse, she catches the eye of young Johnny Rothwell. He is 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 win this war. All she has to do is play a part - and she's already been doing that for most of her life. The advances of the future world leader seem too good to refuse, but little does Darion realize that she is entering a web so thick, so impenetrable, it will take all of her training to get herself free of it. Being on the arm of a Rothwell may be an irresistible opportunity, but it will come at a price - a price this young lady is not at all ready for...