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Paige knows exactly what she wants—to graduate from Wallingford Academy and become a pilot in the US Air Force. She’s inherited her father’s no-nonsense attitude and whip-smart intelligence, all of which have made her the perfect Wallingford cadet.

Logan has spent the last five years doing as little as possible. Once a star basketball player and one of the most popular boys
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Swoon Reads
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Malanie
I know I say this all the time, about variety of male characters.

But I'm serious this time.

Logan from Risking It All is the actual worst.

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Abbie
May 16, 2019 marked it as to-read
hate-to-love romance angst in a military academy + girl fighter pilots?? YES PLZ
Kristin
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am starting with saying something about S. M. Koz there are very few authors that can create characters that I can start out the book not really liking and not identifying with and turn them into favorites she is now a part of that short list!

Paige: She is driven and has a moral code that is strictly black and white. She has self control and discipline that seems unwavering. Things start to change when she meets Logan.

Logan: He seems to be the antithesis of Paige. Unfocused, self serving, and
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Jennifer H.
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-netgalley
Thank you to Netgalley and Swoon Reads!

Paige Durant is a model cadet at Wallingford Academy who is poised to graduate and hopes to become a pilot of the US Air Force. With a no nonsense attitude and obedience in her blood, she has no time for distractions which includes the newest student to Wallingford who she's been tasked to mentor.

Logan Evans was once a model student in school.. now he just enjoys playing video games with his friends. But when he takes the fall for a crime that lands him in
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Samantha Hastings
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Paige has military discipline drilled in her soul and she dreams of joining the Air Force even if her dad is Navy. She always follows the rules of her military high school Wallingford. She’s asked to mentor a new cadet named Logan who doesn’t follow the rules and doesn’t want to be at Wallingford. He’s only there to stay out of prison...

What I loved:
1. Paige is a fabulous female lead who is determined, intelligent, and a great mentor/leader. She shows that a woman can be tough and pretty.
2. I re
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Stacy Hahn
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Risking It All is a book for both YA and mature readers alike. The characters are strong and complex in many ways. This book is set at a military academy and it has those students driven to be career military and those there as a "last resort." This is where this book gets so interesting seeing the blending of the two and how each background guides the decisions they make.

Our main characters, Paige and Logan, are from two different worlds. Paige is strong and has a hard and fast belief in follo
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Sara Mack
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Risking It All gives readers everything they could want in a YA romance! After reading the back cover synopsis, you may think you have Paige and Logan pegged - but don't make the mistake of putting them in a box. Paige's strong, determined, confident characteristics are refreshing to see, and Logan's reasons for being sent to Wallingford will keep you guessing while you root for these two to work things out and get together. For this reader, Risking It All is a genuine look into life at a milita ...more
Cassie
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5. I thought the character development was really well done. I loved that we got to know Paige and Logan separately before their lives were interconnected. I thought that was really powerful element. I loved the humor, the emotion, and the dilemmas they each faced. If I had one complaint I wish there were more scenes with Noah and Leah interacting with Logan and Paige. Overall a solid read that gave me enough feels that I’ll be buying a copy when it comes out.
Vicky Skinner
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Risking It All is the perfect mix of sweet, funny, and dramatic! By the end, I genuinely loved our main characters and was rooting for them in their relstionship and in their futures. The setting is fresh and educational and shows a side of teenage life that's easily ignored. Recommended for those who like love stories, drama, and unconventional characters with hearts of gold!
Melissa Crump
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read. Great characters and loved the plot. Sometimes when you follow the rules all your life, you forget to live and forget not everything is always black and white. Sometimes you need to have blind faith, trust your gut and be willing to risk it all for what is truly right.
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Nikki
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
First a confession. Generally speaking, I am not a huge YA contemporary person but being a military spouse and former Cadet myself I was intrigued. And friends, I was not disappointed.

My issue with some contemporary YA novels is that they can read young and cringeworthy. What I found in Risking it All was laughter and nostalgia instead. It felt real and reminded me of the awkwardness that is teenage love. I really enjoyed that Paige stayed true to herself yet had room to grow. Overall a really
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Shelves: netgalley
I love this new book by SM Koz! Paige Durant is a start at Wallingford Academy. Her ultimate goal is to head the Air Force Academy and Logan Evans does not work into her goal plans. Sent to to Wallingford as a part of a plea deal for a hit and run accident, Logan is not happy to be thrust into an environment of structure and strict rules. Paige is assigned to Logan as a peer mentor and she finds him to be quite the challenge. Logan fights against the system but Paige is a strong woman who is not ...more
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Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Realistic conflicts and conversation. Great book about friendships and loyalty. A clean romance that will be popular with middle school and junior high students.
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SM Koz was born in Michigan, but moved to North Carolina for college and never left.

She enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, photography, reading, spending time with foster kids who call her house home, and learning new things. When she’s not creating online training for pharmaceutical companies (her day job) or writing, Koz can be found at the local community college taking courses on various topic
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