The name’s Barrett Callahan. Yeah, that Barrett Callahan—the one the press dubbed “Bare” after those naked sexting pictures surfaced. At twenty-five, I was armed with an MBA from Harvard, an executive position at my father’s Fortune 500 company, a penthouse, and a different piece of delectable eye candy in my bed every weekend. I had a life most men dreamed of. But then my father decided to run for president, and my playboy lifestyle became a liability to his campaign that was built on family values. My “makeover” comes in the form of a fake fiancée who I don’t even get to choose–one who is an uptight, choirgirl acting priss but also sexy-as-hell.
My latest relationship had gone down in flames, and I was drowning in a sea of student loans when in true Godfather status, James Callahan made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Seven figures for seven months on the campaign trail pretending to be the adoring fiancée of his son, Barrett. As soon as he won the election, our engagement would be dissolved amicably for the press, I was free to ride off into the sunset a million dollars richer, and because of the NDA, no one would be the wiser. Sure, I’d never met the guy, but I’d been a theater nerd in high school. I could pull off any role from Lady Macbeth to Maria Von Trapp. But that was before I met my fake fiancé—the infuriating, self-absorbed, egotistical, drop-dead-sexy King of the Manwhores.
The race will be a fight to the death finish, and that’s not even the actual campaign.
This book made me happy in the way my first Katie Ashley book did. We here at All Romance Reviews are huge fans of THE PROPOSITION series. While these books are very different- the same things that made me fall in love with THE PROPOSITION were what made me love RUNNING MATE.
Barrett is the asshole you love to hate and hate to love and you spend about half the book just hoping he gets his head out of his ass. But we love those guys. Admit it.
And when they do see the light- omg – swoon city.
Addison is likeable and the kind of character you would be friends with. She’s smart and funny and sassy. All the things I strive to be.
The burn between these two is slow and sexy and really just perfect. There are some fun tie ins for Katie Ashley fans that you’ll enjoy. My only complaint was that it was a little slow to start for me but it moves fast after you get into it.
I’m a lover of the political romance since I do live in DC so I’m a fan of this whole idea! Enjoy!!
Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with Olivia and her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.
With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.
“Lean back on the table and spread your legs for me…”
Being a doctor in New York City has never been easy. Especially for someone like me who has a private practice and an incompetent staff who insists on leaving me to fill in for them.
Over the past six months, I’ve performed one too many pap smears, three too many “breast exams,” and scrubbed in on several reconstructive surgeries. (This would be acceptable if I was still interested in general medicine, but I’m not. I’m supposed to be a goddamn therapist…)
When my team finally came to their senses and decided to bring someone more competent into the practice last month, I was actually elated.
Until I realized that our new “doctor” was none other than the woman I was supposed to meet over dinner two weeks ago. The same woman who stood me up with nothing more than an “I can’t meet you anymore, sorry,” after we agreed to move our online talks into reality.
I haven’t forgotten any of the filthy fantasies she told me about, and I never deleted our dirty messages. And if she thinks that I’m going to act like a “professional” and pretend like that shit never happened, she has another thing coming…
Well that was just a fun, light novella and I loved it. This is the perfect book to read after you’ve finished a really emotional read and you need something light and sexy.
DIRTY DOCTOR is a novella so it is short and sweet. WhitG wants to pretend there isn’t a real plot but there is. It’s mostly just dirty and fun but within that there’s a bit of falling for each other and breaking the rules. Garrett is sey as sin and Natalie is smart witted and sexy. What’s not to like??
It’s a quick read so definitely buy this one if you just want something fun!
A self diagnosed candy addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of Selena Ross) reach through your Kindle and slap them.
She is the “imaginary bestselling” author of the Jilted Bride Series, Mid Life Love, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul.
When she’s not locked inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop, she can be found here.
She also loves getting emails from her readers, so if you want to tell her how much you loved (or hated) her stories, email her at whitgracia[at]gmail[dot]com
Hartwell, Delaware—the perfect place to get away from it all, and find what you never knew you needed… Bailey Hartwell has many reasons to feel content—her successful business, a close circle of friends, and her steady boyfriend…even if their romance feels staid after ten years without a serious commitment. The only challenge in her life comes in the form of sexy businessman Vaughn Tremaine. She thinks the ex-New Yorker acts superior and that he considers her a small-town nobody. But when Bailey’s blindsided by a betrayal, she’s shocked to discover Vaughn is actually a decent guy.
Vaughn admires Bailey’s free spirit, independence, and loyalty. As his passion for her has grown, his antagonism toward her has only worsened. Every little thing Bailey does seduces him. But when Vaughn’s painful emotional past makes him walk away in fear he will hurt her, it opens an old wound in Bailey, and she uncharacteristically retreats.
Once Vaughn begins to realize he’s made the biggest mistake of his life, he has no choice but to fight like he’s never fought before to convince Bailey that the love they’ve found together only comes around once in a lifetime.
You all know that there is no book boyfriend I love more than Braden Carmichael. But Vaughn Tremaine might be my new addiction. At least he’s my current addiction.
I absolutely loved EVERY LITTLE THING by Samantha Young. I really enjoyed the first book in the Hart’s Boardwalk series but Vaughn and Bailey’s story was just amazing.
Bailey is the kind of heroine you fall in love with because she’s just great and the kind of woman you can imagine being friends with. Vaughn and Bailey have been fighting their attraction to one another since the beginning. It’s great because all that witty banter makes for some great foreplay in between the sheets!
And Vaughn is just perfect. That blend of Alpha and the kind of guy that loves a strong woman is the perfect hero for me. He admires Bailey’s strength and her fire but he also doesn’t hesitate to protect her. Just swoon.
The back and forth between these two is at times maddening but when it all comes together- it’s totally worth it. Yes- there are great sexy times. But beyond that- this story is the kind where the connection between the two characters is so perfect that you almost feel like you are experiencing their love with them.
It’s the way I felt about Braden and Joss in ON DUBLIN STREET and I think that’s why I loved this book so much. I mean anything that reminds me of my favorite romance ever is going to be a win. But Vaughn and Bailey’s story is different and stands on its own.
If you’re a fan of Samantha Young – you will fall in love with this book.
THE ONE REAL THING – Book #1 in the Hart’s Boardwalk Series
Welcome to Hartwell, a quiet seaside escape where uncovering old secrets could lead one woman to discover the meaning of a love that lasts…
While Doctor Jessica Huntington engages with the inmates at the women’s correctional facility where she works, she’s always careful to avoid emotional attachments in her personal life. Loss and betrayal taught her that lesson long ago. But when she comes across a set of old love letters in the prison’s library and visits the picturesque town of Hartwell to deliver them to their intended recipient, she finds herself unable to resist the town’s charm—and her attraction to the sexy owner of a local bar proves equally hard to deny.
Since his divorce from his unfaithful ex-wife, Cooper Lawson has focused on what really matters: his family and the boardwalk pub they’ve owned for generations. But the first time Jessica steps into his bar, Cooper is beyond tempted to risk his heart on her.
Yet as their attraction grows hotter and Jessica remains stubbornly closed off, he begins to realize it will take more than just passion to convince her there’s only one real thing in life worth fighting for…
Samantha Young is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series, including Moonlight on Nightingale Way, Echoes of Scotland Street, and Fall from India Place, as well as the standalone novel Hero. She resides in Scotland.