In her first book for adults, veteran YA author Zoe Dean tackles the horrifying problem of trying to tutor a “celebutard.” And not just any rich girl; a pair of excessively entitled twins, granddaughters to the founder of a cosmetics company and heirs to an $84 million trust. Rose and Sage Baker, dubbed The Fabulous Baker Twins by magazines, are mere months away from their eighteenth birthdays and a huge amount of money when their self-made grandmother turns their world upside-down.
Instead of being handed their trusts at 18, both twins must be accepted at Duke University to receive the money. Their parents and grandfather attended Duke, making the twins legacies, but because of recent documented activities, the president of Duke informs their grandmother and guardian that the pair will have to earn their way into school, just like everyone else. This looks like an impossible task, since the twins spend most of their time shopping and partying.
Enter Megan Smith, recent Yale graduate and aspiring journalist. The cold, hard truth is that, in NYC, there are lots and lots of journalism grads and only a few jobs. So it is that Megan finds herself working for a tabloid, captioning photos showing Jessica’s possible new implants. As her boss informs Megan, while firing her, lofty aspirations make for a poor fit at the tabloid. At the same time, her boss offers a new source of employment: tutoring the twins in their Palm Beach mansion. It beats pounding the pavement for a new job, the pay is great, and it may provide the inside scoop for an incredible exposé, jump-starting Megan’s career as a journalist. How can she lose? You might be surprised.