Mr. President: White House #1 by Katy Evans
Katy Evans returns to the blog today with the first in her White House contemporary romance series, this one with political elements, a long-term crush and plenty of drama to go around. Narrated by Isabelle Gordon and John Lane, please read on for my review of
It can’t be easy being a politician’s kid – and when you reach the apex of the US system, being the president’s son (all current leadership aside) with a nose for politics and expectations to match must be daunting. So went the life of Matt Hamilton. Son of a president, he was humoring his father as he spoke of his dreams of a dynasty of leaders. Sharp, intelligent, charming and handsome: Matt was exactly the Prince Charming that young Charlotte fell in childhood love with. A preteen with a senator father, she and Matt hit it off, despite the age difference. She thought he was marvelous and vowed to stay by his side should he actually make a bit for the oval office.
Fast forward several years, and Matt is out fundraising for an eventual Presidential race. Spotting Charlotte and knowing her own life had set her in the perfect position to help him with his campaign, he recognizes the spark between them, and uses that and her childhood promise to spend more time with her. For her part, Matt is JUST perfect, if only he wasn’t committed to running for president. But as much as she doesn’t want the President as a lover, she does want the man…….
Such a wonderful complexity to this story: these two are well-matched in life experiences having grown up in the political spotlight, but where Matt seems to embrace all that comes with it, Charlotte is happiest to work in a non-profit and effect change that way. From the shouldering glances, her choice to help out with the campaign, and the taboo of it all, even as their own hormones pinged off the walls, their chemistry is amazing. And, the good and bad news is that there is no resolution. Yay to more of the chemistry, the shorthand that they’ve developed in their communication and the steam that rises – but there is more to come….
Narration for this story is provided by Isabelle Gordon and John Lane, and the interactions, dialogue and emotional connection was clearly present as they gave us the gung-ho move forward and slightly calculated Matt juxtaposed against Charlotte’s hesitations and questions –which added to the tension that sparked between them, and made the sweeter connected moments even more pronounced. Clear definition of emotions, secondary character interactions and above all a presentation for each character that helped to solidify the author’s words and work, the story flew by and kept me engaged and intrigued.
Stars: Overall 5 Narration 5 Story 5
Title: Mr. President
Author: Katy Evans
Series: White House, #1
Genre: 18+ Read, Contemporary Romance
Narrator: Isabelle Gordon, John Lane
Published by: Self-Published, Tantor Audio
Published on: 31 March, 2017
Source: Tantor Audio
Audio Length: 7 Hours: 37 minutes
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About the Book:
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans comes a sizzling new 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.
A copy of this title was provided via Tantor Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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