Chiswick has a large foreign student contingent, made up mostly of the children of diplomats. These golden kids flaunt their privilege and their unique ability to weasel out of trouble. It's diplomatic immunity, both in the literal sense or simply from the ability to invoke the names of their powerful parents to get out of tight situations. For scholarship kids like Piper, it all seems terribly unfair.
And then suddenly Piper realizes she has her story. Ingratiating herself with Raf, the son of the Spanish ambassador, she slips into the private world of expat parties, where alcohol and drugs flow freely. But as Piper collects her material, she finds herself growing close to Raf in a distinctly non-professional way. She realizes she has to choose between her ambition and her heart.
A well written, but mostly by-the-numbers YA romance. Nothing really shouts out in this story. The characters are fine but break no major new territory. The romance has some nice moments but doesn't particularly heat up. The scandal and action are slow moving. It reads fast but doesn't deliver any notable punch.