Series: The Academy Scarab Beetle Series
Book Number: 1
Release Date: 24th Feb 2014
The average rating for this book is 4.6 out of 5
Trigger Warning Abuse Trigger Warning Abuse - Alcohol Use Trigger Warning Abuse - Child Trigger Warning Abuse - Physical Trigger Warning Assault Trigger Warning Gun Violence Trigger Warning Violence
Genre Contemporary Burn Slow Harem Size Medium Harem (5 or 6) Trope Enemies to Lovers Trope Friends to Lovers POV 1st Person POV Age FMC College Age (University) Tense Present Store Availability Audiobook Store Availability Kindle (Non-KU) Store Availability Paperback Brothers Jealous/Possessive MMC LGBTQIA+ Character MM Nerds Pre-Established Harem Twins
Kayli Winchester is a dirt-poor girl living out of a hotel, forced to be the parent for a drunken father and teenage brother who she’s desperate to keep in school. The only way she scrapes by is to utilize her one skill: pickpocketing. But even though she’s a thief she has a moral code: no kids or old ladies, only targets who can defend themselves. Not that they see her coming…
Thinking she’s been working under the radar, Kayli has no idea The Academy has been watching and taking notice. Now a team that needs her skill has offered her a way out of her predicament and it’s her last chance: work with them, or face jail time. Kayli resists at first, but slowly the boys reveal they can be trusted. With Marc, the straight man, Raven, the bad-boy Russian, Corey and Brandon the twins as different as night and day, and Axel their stoic leader, there’s a lot Kayli can learn from these Academy guys about living on the edge of the law. If only she can stay on the good side instead of the bad.
Especially when the job they offer her is more than any of them bargained for. After it’s done, the hunters have become the hunted and their target is now after Kayli. The Academy boys do their best to keep her hidden, but a thief like Kayli will never sit still for long.