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There is a secret organization that monitors people. They have been able to successfully guess those who will move on to be influential people. The company sends out two operatives to capture the love of the promising person. The one who wins stays on to monitor the person, the other one is killed. Caden is sent to win over a young inventor, instead he finds himself falling for her competition Dylan.
I found this book to be extremely entertaining. It was a fast paced read that poked fun of a lot of young adult tropes (love triangles, troubled bad boys). I really loved how this book tackled body images and expectations from the male POV. I have read so many books that the love interest has chiseled abs and I absolutely loved that Caden was complaining about having to have the right amount of definition. I liked seeing both Caden and Dylan complain about having to have these model-like bodies.
My only complaint with this book was the limited POV. Everything is seen through Caden's POV, so we have very little understanding for the corporation he works for. I really wish we got to explore Dylan's POV. He is the bad boy operative competing against Caden and for the majority of the book I didn't know if Dylan's emotions for Caden were real or just part of strategy to win.
I really wish we learned more about the evil corporation that have been dealing with secrets of the most powerful people in the world. This company has enough money to train operatives, create their backstories, and provide them a fictional life. They also had the ability to create dangerous situations for their targets so that they can be rescued by an operative.
None of that is really addressed in the book and I am wondering why. There was so much potential to take a the story further.
But besides all that, I really really enjoyed this book and it was very entertaining.
I give this book a B.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.