From the New York Times bestselling author of Suddenly Royal comes the first in a sparkling new series about America’s favorite royal—the First Daughter.
Everyone makes mistakes, especially in college. But when you’re the daughter of the President of the United States, any little slip up is a huge embarrassment. Maddie McGuire’s latest error in judgment lands her in police custody, giving the press a field day. Agreeing to do community service as penance and to restore her tattered reputation, Maddie never dreams incredibly good looking but extremely annoying vice president’s son, Jake Simmon, will be along for the ride.
Recently returning from Afghanistan with a life-altering injury, Jake is wrestling with his own demons. He doesn’t have the time or patience to deal with the likes of Maddie. They’re like oil and water and every time they’re together, it’s combustible. But there’s a thin line between love and hate, and it’s not long before their fiery arguments give way to infinitely sexier encounters.
When Jake receives devastating news about the last remaining member of his unit, the darkness he’s resisted for so long begins to overwhelm him. Scared to let anyone close, he pushes Maddie away. But she isn’t about to give up on Jake that easily. Maddie’s fallen for him, and she’ll do anything to keep him from the edge as they both discover that love is a battlefield and there are some fights you just can’t lose.
Nichole Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Suddenly Royal, The Accidental Assassin, Flukes, The Dark Betrayal Trilogy, The American Royalty Series and several short stories.
Nichole lives in Georgia with her husband, energetic daughter, two rescue dogs, Sulcata tortoise, and two cats. When not writing, you may find her reading, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
5 out of 5 stars
I've been waiting for a new book by Nichole Chase to read for what seems like forever and now that I have read Bedmates the first book in her new series, I got to say that it was definitely worth the wait. This book was just so wonderful. I wasn't so sure how I would react to the fact that the main characters are the daughter of the President of the United States and the son of the Vice President because anything having to do with American politics usually irritates me, but honestly the love story in this book overshadowed any irritation I would have felt.
Maddie and Jake gave me so much life. I really couldn't get enough of them and the romance that bloomed between them. It was everything I needed it to be and so much more. On top of the awesome love story and two main characters in this book, this book also had some really awesome supporting characters that I really enjoyed reading about and that made me super excited to read the next book in this series to see which of them we are going to follow next. The only character I really didn't like in this book was Jake's mom. I really, really hated her and even at the end when she and Jake had their heart-to-heart I still couldn't stand her.
Anywho, overall, I really loved this book! It was great in so many ways and books like this are why I love this author so much!