For small-town girl Blakely Henry, any hope of finding her biological parents died when she stopped believing in fairy tales and Disney princes. That is, until she spots her boarding school’s new British exchange student, Max Ryder, staring at her. Why would a boy who looks like he stepped out of the pages of a magazine be looking at her? Because Max knows something Blakely doesn’t.
Following the tragic demise of one of Europe’s most beloved royal families, Max has stumbled upon information he thinks may lead to a lost royal heir, and now he is on a quest halfway around the world to see if he’s right.
Sworn to secrecy by his university professor and the headmaster of Lakeview Academy, Max is admitted into an exchange program with the sole purpose of finding out the truth. But will his personal feelings for Blakely get in the way?
When a stolen email surfaces, Blakely and her friends’ lives are threatened, and Max starts to question what he is really after.
From the exclusive rolling lawns of Canada’s most prestigious boarding school to the University of Saint Andrews’ hallowed grounds, Blakely’s quiet, unassuming life is turned upside down. Is she really who she thinks she is? Can she survive long enough to help Max unearth the truth?
I received a copy from NetGalley.
Well… I’ve got to say… The title of the book undoubtedly first caught my attention.
There is a lot to like in this book. Amazing book! This author is truly gifted in many ways! She is a dyslexic person just so you know. But who cares? She spins a suspenceful tale with just the right amount of romance! Strong character profiles and interesting details made for an incredible read. The storyline is a bit mystery, and a bit teen drama, but it’s a good one, fun read.
I recommend this book to everyone!!!
And yes, there are plans for at least 2 more Lakeview novels, and I’m soooooo curious!
I love this part:
” Dear Blakely,
I’m sorry. I really am. I never meant to hurt you. I wanted to tell you. You deserved to know the truth, but by the time I got to know you well enough I was in too deep. I knew you’d never forgive me and I couldn’t risk losing you.
I meant every word I told you the other night. I think I’ve loved you from the start. I think it’s what made me want to come to Lakeview in the first place. I just had to get to know you. I don’t know how else to explain it. Then things got crazy. It wasn’t supposed to end this way.
I hope that you can forgive me.
I know we have no future, not now, but someday maybe you can look back and smile at what we did have.