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This is a great example of how what seems to be genre fictionin this case, a thrillercan also serve as social commentary and education Yolanda, an FBI agent, goes undercover with a Black organization that is seeking justice for the damage done to its community by a local industrial giant Theshe involves herself with the group, theaware she becomes of why we need Black Lives Matter and other groups working for change. Success used to be this savvy lawyer’s only rule But now she’s putting everything on the line to bring a killer corporation to justiceSince childhood, Yolanda Vance has forged her desire to escape poverty into a laserlike focus that took her through prep school and Harvard Law So when her prestigious New York law firm is raided by the FBI, Yolanda turns in her corrupt bosses to save her career—and goes to work for the Bureau Soon she’s sent undercover at Red, Black, and Green—an AfricanAmerican “extremist” activist group back in her California college town They claim a biotech corporation fueled by Pentagon funding is exploiting the neighborhood But Yolanda is determined to put this assignment in her win column, head back to corporate law, and regain her comfortable life…Until an unexpected romance opens her heart—and a suspicious death opens her eyes Menacing dark money forces will do anything to bury Yolanda and the movement Fueled by memories of who she once was—and what once really mattered most—how can she tell those who’ve come to trust her that she’s been spying? As the stakes escalate, and one misstep could cost her life, Yolanda will have to choose between betraying the cause of her people or invoking the wrath of the country’s most powerful law enforcement agency This was such a nice read The romance is secondary to the themes of social justice but I knew that that's how Aya de León writes Here the plot wascontained than in other books The characters were interesting and the chemistry was fantastic once the book shifted toward the romance I do wish that the main character was not quite so judgmental It is part of her story arc but it was hard to hear her internalized self hatred and antiBlackness.I received an ARC on Netgally All opinions are my own. I'm not an American, I'm not black and I don't belong to any kind of minority where I live but I've always had a heart for minorities As far as I can tell, this novel by Aya de Léon gives great insight into a community I don't know much about.The most interesting part of this novel was the character development, how insight will change your mind The love story was a nice bonus, but the main focus was on Yolanda's inner struggle between her ambitions as a lawyer, now FBI agent undercover, and her new found friends.With all this said, the main storyline about the FBI's meddling to support a criminal business corporation is a really suspenseful thriller.All in all a gripping combination of social criticism, milieu study, love story and spy thriller. Probably 3.5 but I'm rounding it up because after this book I'd love to readfrom the author Interesting plot about a whistleblower turned FBI agent, who's sent back to her old neighbourhood because a black militant group of teenagers has been causing some trouble with a big biotech corp but all might not be what it seems Being a rookie agent, not only is she still figuring her job out, but she still has a lot of baggage and trauma from her past that bleeds into her life and relationships The author does a great job of developing a complex character, and an interesting story line The plot is relatively fast paced, but without sacrificing the story The secondary characters were also intriguing but some of their story's felt halfformed like I wanted to knowabout them Also I did get a bit of instlove vibe, but 'imma forgive it this time because they were grown and hella curte This is a quick and easy story to get into read it! This is my first Aya de Leon book and I have no regrets Firstly the cover is so gorgeous 😍 and we have to appreciate this This book is about a whistleblower who becomes an FBI Agent (yep plot twist) and who gets sent to her old neighborhood (oh oh ) because a group of black teenagers are causing trouble You just have to read this book because it's so amazing and I recommend it ! Huge thanks to Kensington for such a wonderful book with a great character that is exceptionally developed and a plot that is so amazing Recommend it for the great plot (not forgetting cover).