Title: Commander in Chief
Series: White House #2
Author: Katy Evans
Publisher: self Published
Publication Date: 5 Jan 2017
Source: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads
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…
I was a litte frustrated with Matt at the end of Mr President; adamant he is unable to have both career and love, while hurting himself and Charlotte. Yes, he can be commended for his commitment to his country but not at the expense of both of their hearts.
The story picks up a few months after the end of Mr President, just before Matt is inaugurated into office. There has been no contact between Matt and Charlotte in that time; Charlotte has traveled throughtout Europe nursing her broken heart and yet determined to carve her own path. The time apart has opened Matt’s eyes to how much Charlotte means to him, but not only that he FINALLY appreciates all the ways that Charlotte enhances his life, both personally and professionally. Matt’s epiphany includes the realisation that he doesn’t have to react in the same way his father did; all relationships take work, as long as you are willing to put he effort in they can thrive.
In true Katy Evans style Matt’s courtship of Charlotte includes both swoon-worthy romance and steam inducing smexiness. Matt and Charlotte quite simply belong together. I especially liked the way in which Matt was able to sway the media into supporting his relationship with Charlotte ♥
Charlotte really matures as a character within Commander in Chief, although she never loses her compassion and approachability, she does develop the confidence in herself that she seemed to be lacking in Mr President. She is as much of a leader in her own way as Matt, carving her own path with respect to education and youth matters.
The behind the scenes look at the working of the american government enhanced the story but also served to highlight the plight american politics is in at the moment in real life. Where is Matt Hamilton when you need him????