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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Blog Tour & Review - Commander in Chief (White House #2) by Katy Evans

Title: Commander in Chief
(White House #2)
Author: Katy Evans
Publication date: January 5th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance

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The sizzling second installment of the White House series, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

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…



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Mr. President, Book 1
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My Review

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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. Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com

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3.5 “Now I'm really yours, Mr. President” Stars

ARC provided by author

Thank you!

I mentioned this on my review of Mr. President, but it wasn't until Commander in Chief that I really felt like I was in a less-dramatic version of Shonda Rhyme's Scandal, and any comparison to the early seasons of that show is a plus for me.

This books starts weeks after the end of Mr. President, with Matt elected as POTUS and Charlotte touring Europe. Both of them are trying to stay away from each other, but are failing miserably. Matt, to my surprise, is the first one to give in and chase Charlotte. He makes sure she understands he wants her--his reservations all forgotten. So, if you were expecting a lot of drama that would keep them apart, you'll be getting none of that. Matt and Charlotte are very much in love, and Matt is definitely not letting her go.

In a move that I didn't even know possible, Matt asks Charlotte to be his Acting First Lady, and at first they don't confirm their romantic relationships to the people and the media--not that it stops them from speculating. From there on, we know it's just a matter of time until they come clean and face the public. The question here is: will the American people accept Charlotte or will they turn against her?

The thing about Commander in Chief is that it lacks tension. Sure there are questions about Charlotte's (and even Matt's) approval rate once their relationship comes to light, but it's not enough to make readers hold their breath. The little tension there is relies on the subplot involving Matt's father's murder. Matt is determined to find out the truth, and there are little hints here and there that this might come back to hunt him and endanger those around him. Like I said, they're just little hints and things don't get heated until the very end.

That meant Commander in Chief was a lot slower than Mr. President. 

On the other hand, Katy Evans managed to keep some good aspects of the previous book, like the main character's likability. Charlotte continued to be her humble self. She took her job as First Lady seriously and had good ideas that showed her professional and concerned with the American people she was. Matt was also the perfect President. He maintaned some of the traits that caught my attention when I first read about him, and I still wish he was real.

I had no idea if this would be the final book in the series when I started it, but pretty early on Commander in Chief  stabilishes itself as the conclusion to Charlotte and Matt's love story, since you get to see them building their HEA from almost the beginning. Yep, that means you'll get a love of cute scenes with this couple. Enjoy! 

*If you liked this review (or not), if you read the book (or not), come say hello and leave your comments bellow.

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