I had the honor of receiving an ARC of Mr. President by Katy Evans! (ARC= Advanced Reader’s Copy for you non bloggers out there!) I want to start off this review by saying I am a huge fan of Katy and her wonderful series. I started reading her Real series in May 2013 and I have been hooked ever since. So I am completely over the moon and beyond thankful to be chosen to review one of her books early. (Thank you again to Katy and to Nina at Socialbutterfly!) I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you! Trust me guys, you are going to want to get a hold of this one!
Basics: Mr. President will be released on October 31st, Happy Halloween! Mr. President is 280 pages long and is published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Description: 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. Two 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.
(Some small spoilers ahead)
Overall thoughts: Evans wrote an absolutely perfect, romantic book and her timing couldn’t be more ideal. Everyone’s mind seems to be on the 2016 election and whoever you are voting for, you have to agree how crazy the 2016 election has been so far. Some people are going crazy over whose running and others want to move to Canada. Mr. President is a perfect escape for anyone who either needs a break from the election or loves Kennedy family centric history. Charlotte and Matt’s chemistry is endearing and magnetic. It’s not just a romance story about two people who see each other and want one another, then fall in love. Charlotte and Matt knew each other as kids and remembered each other as they grew up which I personally find so swoon worthy. Two people who haven’t seen each other in years and they find their way back to one another and fall in love? Count me in!
I also love how Evans added that touch of forbidden romance into Charlotte and Matt’s relationship with different aspects. Charlotte just turned two twenty and Matt is thirty five, a thirteen age difference. Most people I don’t think would care about this; some would maybe raise their eyebrows but for a man who is running for President and dating a woman who is thirteen years younger than he is? It’s been decades and decades since we’ve had a candidate run for the Presidency without a spouse, so of course people are going to question why Matt Hamilton isn’t married. (At least in Evans world they are.) So when Charlotte joins Matt’s campaign team and they start to secretly fall for one another, it could be turned into a scandal considering all the sneaking around they have to do.
Having Matt run as a third party candidate was also something I enjoyed. It was a nice twist and I appreciated the fresh take on a different type of nominee considering we usually only hear about the Democrat or Republican candidate.
I adored Mr. President very much and I was actually pretty shocked to learn that Mr. President would be turning into a series! Pleasantly shocked. I thought Mr. President would be a standalone but Katy Evans continues to surprise me. Mr. President left me with several questions so I can’t wait for the next installment of the White House series, Commander in Chief!
My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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.
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