Friday, April 15

Audiobook Review: Mr. President by Katy Evans

Author: Katy Evans
Narrator: Isabelle Gordon and John Lane
Title: Mr. President
(White House #1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Drama, Politics
Format: Audiobook
Published: October 31st 2016
Where I got It: Borrowed from library

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.

Three 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.

Seen this at the library and it fits perfectly for the romance reading challenge I'm doing. 

Here we follow Matthew Hamilton who is America's sweetheart and now he is running for president. Charlotte met Matthew when they were kids and Matthew was just the President's son. She made a promise to him that if he ever ran she would join his campaign. Years have passed and they meet again. Matthew remembers her vow and asks her to join his campaign as an assistant. They soon realize there is lust they can't deny. 

Why can't Matthew Hamilton be a real guy? I would def vote for him. He's nice, honest, hot, and has a good set of morals. His only "bad" thing is his lust for Charlotte. WHICH he is a single dude and she is a single girl. Sure she is working on his campaign, but I don't see the real drama here. Once the election is over they can easily start just hold out guys. It's not an all-or-nothing situation. Now...if he was married, yes, I can see the issue and drama then.

I felt the drama was silly and easily solvable. Sure, he doesn't want kids or a wife because he doesn't want to neglect them while he's a president not. However, it is not like he doesn't desire that. He can easily have it all.

I liked our couple and watching them fall in love even though I thought their drama was overblown. Charlotte was very sweet and Matthew is a hunk. They deserved love!!!!

There is more to their story in book 2. This left off with barely anything remotely solved. Not sure if I am going to the next one. We shall see. Maybe if I do another reading challenge that needs a politician. We shall see. 

Maybe I'll like it more since the struggle of the campaign is now over, but I fear like it is going to be the same stuff "OH NO MATTHEW! WE CAN'T POSSIBLY BE TOGETHER EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE SINGLE AND I'M SINGLE! THE COUNTRY LOVES YOU AND I COME FROM A POLITICAL FAMILY AND MY BACKGROUND IS FLAWLESS SO THERE IS LITTLE THE MEDIA CAN USE AGAINST ME!" Like I said...I get that she is technically on his campaign and helping him run....but I'm sure once the election is over and the campaigning is done there would be barely any scandal if they got together then. Sighs. 

The narrators were good. I do wish the male narrator/Matthew's POV had more time. It seemed like it was 90% Charlotte and 10% him. Bummer. 

Overall, this was okay. I liked Charlotte and Matthew a lot but I had the drama/scandal made me roll my eyes. Also, I wish the POV switching was more balanced. I would've liked more time with Matthew. In the end, I'll give this 3 stars. It wasn't a bad listen. I enjoyed watching these two go from lust to love.

- #18 for Audiobook challenge
- #12 for Romance Reading Challenge - Politician


Jen Twimom said...

Politician for the win! Woo hoo.

Mary Kirkland said...

I can see why the drama would be silly. Sounds good though.

Carole Rae said...

Jen, yayy! Politician! (Probably the only time I'll ever type that ;) )

Mary, good overall. Just a little silly in the drama department.

Blodeuedd said...

SHeesh, what was the problem!? Silly non drama

Carole Rae said...

Agreed. Like....I get DURING the campaign...leave it be and wait. But he isn't married and they are both adults.