Despite having eight great friends thanks to The Academy, what Gabriel Coleman really wants is a connection with someone special. However, he’s never had much luck with girls. He doesn't have the sleek looks, wealth, or charm like his friends. The Academy has helped him a lot since his family died in tragic accidents, and he'll always be grateful for what they've done for him, but he can't help wanting more.
When his friends talk about the new girl they’ve met, Sang Sorenson, he's shocked to learn about the horrible things that are happening to her. He hasn’t even met her yet so there’s no way he could have guessed how sweet, considerate, and inquisitive she is. How could anyone think to do anything horrible to her? But he knows, if only by her haunted expression, there’s more to her than the sweet girl his friends are half in love with already. Of course, he's all in to help her.
From the moment Gabriel and Sang meet, there's an immediate connection. She’s a girl who asks him questions, and seems genuinely interested in his answers. Seems genuinely interested in him. Gabriel wants to do the right thing by helping his friends keep an eye on her, but he can't shake the feeling that there's something more between him and Sang. He can only hope she sees it too.
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