Winter hates private school. Being the oldest son of a billionaire entrepreneur comes with certain pressures to be a success. But all Winter really cares about is getting back to Wyoming to be with his boyfriend, Wyatt. Even under threat of military school, he’s managed to get kicked out of three academies in the past two years. Now he just has to decide how to get expelled this time around.
Son of the 10th richest man in the country, Aaron is disenchanted with his family’s wealth and privilege. He’d rather spend time with his books and friends, so he takes his role in The Monarchy seriously (to him, they’re his real family). His emotions often rule his life and, as the self-appointed “dad” of the group, he worries about the choices of his fellow members.
He’s only able to attend Eustace because he’s on scholarship. Chastin rows crew for the school and has Olympic ambitions. Winter finds his aloof personality intriguing. He’s not part of The Monarchy at first and is used as a pawn by Samuel as a way of messing with Winter. But Chastin’s no fool and uses the situation to his advantage.
A bastard Prince from the House of Windsor. Samuel is the son of Prince Charles and 6th in line for the British Throne—at least he would be if he were actually eligible. Legitimate heirs only, apparently. Known to the world as Little Cousin Sammy, he remains on the sidelines of his own life. While his brothers participate in their princely duties, he’s hidden across the pond at Eustace. His only solace is his friends, especially Aaron. So when he sees Aaron fawning over Winter like a new puppy, jealousy rages through him. It should’ve been a relaxing year for Samuel, but now he has to compete for attention? He vows not to make it easy for Winter.
Michael and Gabriel Hawthorne
Twin brothers who used to be rich, but now they have to take a bus from NYC to Boston—can you imagine! Their father got caught running one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history and is facing life in prison. No more jets or bottomless trust funds. What little money they have, they make by hooking up with wealthy older men. They might consider the consequences if they didn’t enjoy the thrill so much.
Born Devi Khatri and known throughout India and around the world as a famous Bollywood actress, Devan is living as his true self at Eustace. But only Aaron knows his secret. Will the other boys accept him when and if he finally decides to come out? And what will happen to his acting career if he does?