Review: Commander In Chief (The White House Series #2) by Katy Evans

Title: Commander in Chief
Author: Katy Evans
Publisher/Year:  CreateSpace Publishing 1/8/17
Length:   304 Pages
Series:  White House Series #2

Overview

We fell in love during the campaign.
The stakes were high.
Reputations could have been ruined.
Scandal hovered over us like a cloud.
Now the man I love is the President of the United States of America.
And its not my vote he is after.
He wants it all.
My heart. My body. My soul.
He wants me by his side.
In the White House.
Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten.
I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in history. But it seems like history wasn’t done with me. The part where I lost my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning…

My Thoughts

When all was taboo in the first book, the idea that Matt and Charlotte knew that if they were caught, everything that he was working towards would be for nothing, well life does go on.  And likely not in the way that anyone wanted.

She walked away – she had to.  Charlotte knew that the premise of Matt being the single President was something that the public liked – he made it a point to talk about the virtue of what he was and what he did and not needing a first lady, and she was willing to give up what she loved – who she loved so that he could live his dreams.  So that takes her on a trip to Europe where she was able to put distance between them.

That distance proves not to be enough when she comes back to DC for the inauguration, and their connection is as strong as ever.  Matt finds out which ball she’ll be at, and they seem to pick up right where they left off.  He offers her the chance to be his acting First Lady – a chance to move into the White house so they can be together, but still have the aura of nothing major going on since that would still ruin reputations.

That of course doesn’t last long – while Charlotte wants to make her mark as the first lady before any relationship details come out, it’s something that Matt can’t hide anymore.  The public loves them together – and that’s what matters.

So we go with them on their journey of how to balance their romance, make it real since it’s quite significant, while also watching how Matt struggles with not becoming the man that his father was to his family.  It’s sweet to see the level of growth that he has, and how he really does put life first even though he’s such a successful president.

There are other story lines going on too that makes this not just a romance story.  We see that Matt opens the book again on who killed his father, and is led to dead end after dead end. I kind of wish they had a different outcome, but i guess they got the closure that they needed.

Then there are the trials and tribulations of being a political couple, and having life just get in the way – and then of course it’s time for re-election.  So – all in all a nice and complete story in a 2 book series.  i hope you guys enjoy it!

Review: Mr President (White House Series #1) by Katy Evans

Title: Mr President
Author: Katy Evans
Publisher/Year:  CreateSpace Publishing 10/31/16
Length:   334 Pages
Series:  White House Series #1

Overview

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.

My Thoughts

This is what happens when i have a day off from work – i go searching for something to read and come across a series that i can’t put the book away – not because it’s so hot and steamy (although there are moments that are), the story is so sweet that you want to hope for a modern day miracle.

Matt and Charlotte met when she was 11 and his father was president and she’s had a crush on him ever since.  now that he’s running for president himself, she’s finding herself wrapped up in him again, working for him, and in love with him.  Of course, he’s now a politico, everything that she didn’t want to get into since her father was a Senator, and well, her heart wants what it wants.

This story takes us on a sweet story about this forbidden relationship, how they take too many risks to be safe, yet all they want to do is be together, until the final election, where we know that he’ll win and they can’t be together.

There are reporters who want dirt on him since he’s got none it seems, there are the 2 other candidates that want to tear him down to the public in the hopes of furthering their careers, there are families that don’t want distractions or scandal, and there’s the whole campaign staff that feels like something is up but not exactly.

Sprinkle in some of the hottest scenes ever – Matt is a man who knows what he wants and takes it from Charlotte, she’s never had a chance – well you can see the chemistry and tension between them is something incredible and real.  Cold shower area here!

When dreams have the potential to come true towards the end but it means that they have to give each other up, the question becomes, what will happen for Matt and what will happen for the couple?  There’s a cliff hanger at the end of this one, and i think that it will all leave you reeling.  enjoy!