Kiley Roache

The Dating Game

 
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Inkyard Press/ HarperCollins

March 26, 2019

Contemporary Young Adult

Is there an app for this?

Three college freshman are thrown together in a class for future entrepreneurs. They create a dating app: just like always, you swipe right or left. But this app keeps track of how people swipe on you to calculate an overall rating: platinum, gold, silver or, God forbid, un-ranked. The launch of the app creates investor interest and bright career possibilities for Sara, Robbie and Braden. But it also causes chaos on the Warren University campus.

 
Fans of The Social Network will devour this in a single day.
— Barnes and Noble Teen Blog
 

Synopsis

When a notoriously difficult class for future entrepreneurs leads to three freshmen developing the next “it” app for dating on college campuses, all hell breaks loose…

Type A control freak Sara lives by her color-coordinated Post-it notes.

Rich boy Braden wants out from under his billionaire father’s thumb.

Scholarship student Roberto can’t afford for his grades to drop.

When the three are forced to work together in one of the university’s most difficult classes, tension rises to the breaking point…until, shockingly, the silly dating app they create proves to be the most viable project in class. Late nights of app development, interest from investors and unexpected romance are woven into a true-to-life college drama that explores what it means to really connect online and IRL. 

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Frat Girl

 
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Inkyard Press/ HarperCollins

March 26, 2018

Contemporary Young Adult

There’s a feminist in the frat house.

In order to secure a scholarship to attend one of the nation’s most prestigious universities, freshman Cassie Davis pitches a project: to join Delta Tau Chi, an embattled fraternity and document their behavior. But getting the scholarship is only the beginning.

 
Frat Girl is a telling tale of feminism, fraternities and freshman year. Compelling, creative and cleverly written.
— TeenReads.com

 Synopsis

 

College life can be complicated—challenging, rewarding, downright frustrating—and a lot of fun. Warren University freshman Cassandra “Cassie” Davis is more than up for all of it. Which leaves Cassie facing the dreaded F-word…

Fraternity—specifically Delta Tau Chi, a frat house on the verge of being banned from the school. Accused of offensive, sexist behavior, they have one year to clean up their act. 

With one shot at a scholarship to the school of her dreams, Cassie pitches an unusual research project—to pledge Delta Tau Chi, take on the boys’ club and provide proof of their misogynistic behavior. It’s different, but it’s not against the rules, and she’s pretty sure she knows exactly what to expect once she gets there. Which means the DTC brothers will have to face the dreaded F-word… 

Feminist—the type of girl who thinks they’re nothing but tank-top-wearing “bros” and is determined to see them booted from the school. 

But Cassie soon realizes things aren’t as simple as they appeared. Some of the DTC brothers, including her fellow pledge, Jordan Louis, are much more than she ever expected to find in a frat house. With her academic future on the line, and her heart all tangled in a web of her own making, Cassie will ultimately have to define for herself what the F-word is all about. 

Praise for Frat Girl

“In her debut novel, Roache has created a narrator with a strong, relatable voice as well as a cast of nuanced characters full of pleasant surprises and believable personal growth.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A sweet, subversive deconstruction of frats and feminism, Kiley Roache’s debut will have readers sighing and snorting at Cassie’s adventure into fraternity life and finding her own truth.” —Christa Desir, award-winning author of Bleed Like Me and Other Broken Things

“Refreshingly honest and intelligently written, Frat Girl is filled with relevant topics and written by an author to watch!” —Julie Cross, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author

“Everyone needs to read this book.” —A Novel Idea

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