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For small-town girl Blakely Henry, any hope of finding her biological parents died when she stopped believing in fairy tales and Disney princesses. 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 free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

It wasn’t exactly what I expected but it was a nice story. I liked how it switched between locations, I would have preferred a little more descriptions, especially on St Andrews, it’s one of the most famous universities in the world, I expected her to know a little more about it other than it is next to a golf course. I suppose I am biased since I live near there. But there was a general lack of descriptions throughout the book.

Blakely was a little annoying, she expected things to fall in her lap and didn’t really think about anyone’s feelings but her own.

Max was a good character, sounds cute and seems like a nice guy but the whole insta-love annoyed me. It was even before he met her.

North was probably my favourite character, he seemed like a really loyal friend and a great catch.

I found the switching of POV’s annoying, there was no break to indicate it and it sometimes even happened during a paragraph, those points were confusing. I found the fact that you knew most the secrets at the start a little strange, you were just waiting to see how it played out.

Overall a good book and I will be reading the next one in the series.

4 out of 5 stars

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