Published: July 2012
Heather Wells--former teen pop star and current residence hall director at a fictional NYC university--is now engaged to Cooper, her off-campus landlord and brother to her ex, another former teen pop star Jordan Cartwright. In this installment, Heather and Cooper haven't yet spilled about their engagement, and Heather is looking forward to a quiet summer maintaining the residence hall while students are on break. Only ex-bf Jordan's wife Tania Trace--a current pop sensation--needs a new locale for her teen rock camp after a series of threats has her scared for her life. I guess Tania didn't pay attention to the first three books where students disappeared or died in "death dorm." So, the teen rock camp moves to Heather's hall, along with the reality show filming Tania and Jordan's life.
Tania has a stalker, and of course, as the series dictates, someone ends up missing or dead. Heather knows the school inside and out, and provides her plucky expertise to the police. Adding a bit more depth to this story, Heather has a health concern, and the typically vapid Tania has more to her backstory than being a spoiled pop star. Still, it's mostly fun and cozy-style mystery solving here. I'd like to see the next book dive a little deeper into Heather and Cooper's relationship, and maybe throw a wrench in there. I hear Meg Cabot is already at work on #5.