Mr. President by Katy Evans
Release Date: October 31st Genre: Contemporary Romance
He's won the hearts of millions. But is he willing to lose his?
I met the president’s son when we were both young. Matthew Hamilton was handsome, polished, and intelligent. I’d never met a guy like him.
He promised me that he’d never run for president. I promised that if he did, I’d be by his side.
Three terms later, an invitation to join Matthew Hamilton’s campaign is the most exhilarating opportunity I’ve ever experienced. I'm determined to make a difference; he is determined to win.
Focused on his goal, Matt is steadfast, ruthless, and disarming. All eyes are on him and his popularity is surging. But soon, the next possible president of the United States is possessing me in more ways than one—and despite the risks, I'm helpless to resist.
We're stealing touches, stealing moments, and stealing away at night. But our chemical connection is quickly becoming dangerously combustive, putting not only my heart, but Matt's chance at the presidency on the line.
Winning will take everything. Walking away will be the hardest thing of all.
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About the Author:
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.
What I love about her writing is her ability to build the tension to a razor sharp point. To see the characters' desire build and swell until the butterflies are relentlessly flitting around in your chest. While I didn't feel quite as much intensity as I have in the past, there was still a lot to enjoy in the first installment in the White House duet.
Matthew Hamilton was the golden boy of the political social scene.
Confidence streaks out of every pore. Even the black suit he wears is perfect. If there was ever a man with an air around him of privilege and success, Matthew Hamilton is it.
His father was a highly popular president until his assassination, and his family's name holds a lot of weight and respect. Though it was Matt's innate love for his country and his desire to bring prosperity back and cut out the corruption that made him an favorite with the public. He's the kind of man that people gravitate to: charming, charismatic, and just about as genuine as they come. He doesn't deal in practiced speeches and plastic smiles. What you see is what you get with him. And that's what America is hungry for, something real and honest. Something to give them hope.
Charlotte is the daughter of a Senator, so politics is just as much in her blood. She has nothing but the highest regards for Lawrence Hamilton, but it was his son that she's had a major case of hero worship for since she met him at age eleven. Now, she's twenty two, and when she comes face to face with him again, the overwhelming feelings she has are not one-sided anymore. There is a definite spark, and though she knows taking a job with his campaign would be dangerous, there's no way she can say no.
Both the hero/heroine were different than what I was used to from this author. Charlotte was quite the shy woman, with more of a sweet personality than bold. And Matt was not what I would have expected either. He wasn't a playboy, or alpha type. He was at a happy medium right in the middle-commanding and powerful, but a genuinely good guy that would give you the shirt off of your back if you needed it.
I thought they had great chemistry together, and was really enjoying their push and pull between them due to the forbidden side to their attraction. They do a lot of dancing around their feelings, trying to keep them contained. Because Matt can't afford to have a whiff of a scandal while running for office. Everything he hopes to accomplish has to take preference over his desires.
One wrong move, one wrong comment, one slipup can mean game over. And for Matt, an Independent candidate already having to fight against two long-standing parties with history, loyalty, dirty tricks, and a lot of money on their sides . . . he can’t afford a slipup.
Not only that, but if he does win, a relationship is not in the cards for him. But he's completely addicted and his need only grows stronger the closer election looms.
As much as I liked these two there was a little something missing for me that prevented me from loving it. Though I am most definitely hooked enough to need to continue on with the following book now. I need to have some closure on the mystery surrounding his father, and I look forward to seeing how Matt and Charlotte work through the difficulties that loom ahead.
She grounds me. She obsesses me. She fuels me. This woman not only makes me want to be a great man, she makes me want to be the best goddamn president that ever lived. She’s what I never knew I wanted and have discovered that I need.
*There is an unexpected mild cliffhanger here, and Matt and Charlotte's story will conclude in Commander in Chief, due in January 2017.
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