Commander in Chief

Katy Evans
Commander in Chief
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Release Date
January 2017
Book 2 of White House
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

The second installment of the White House Series, from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jan 14, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
118 people found the following review helpful
If only we had someone like President Hamilton taking office now, the country would have a whole lot more hope.

When last we saw Matt Hamilton and Charlotte Wells, they were awaiting the Election Day results of Matt's historic run for the White House. Now the 46th POTUS, the youngest POTUS in history, and very much an eligible bachelor, Matt's deep love for former campaign staffer Charlotte is something he shouldn't give in to, but can't resist. Charlotte was devastated but understood that Matt wasn't destined for just one person. He belongs to the country, and she can't compete with that. But Matt's decided that he's not going to take no for an answer, and Charlotte is helpless to resist him no matter how hard she tries. Days turn into years as a wedding is planned, a family is born and a second campaign is run amid a successful presidency.

COMMANDER IN CHIEF is the second book in the White House series by the talented Ms. Evans, and while it didn't have the excitement of the first book on the campaign trail, it was still a good follow up to Mr. President. Charlotte matured so much from book one, and even though she was still bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and unjaded in the beginning, she gained a level of emotional depth that wasn't present prior to becoming FLOTUS and Matt's wife.

I have to say that COMMANDER IN CHIEF was a whole lot different than Mr. President in a number of ways. The sexual chemistry was most definitely there, even more so, but the story was just...dull. It was like a brief timeframe of events during the first TERM of Matt's presidency, jumping weeks, months, years ahead as Ms. Evans told the story. There were a few tense, presidential moments thrown in between too many "I love you, I adore you, I worship you" sex scenes, and as much as I appreciate a good love story, I wish that COMMANDER IN CHIEF had some meat to it. There's a planned third book to be released with different characters but taking place during term 2, so I'm hoping that some of the magic Ms. Evans made in Mr. President is present in the next read.

Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; some condom use; no BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; no violence/murder.
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Book Review by Vixhen (reviewer)
Jan 19, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
103 people found the following review helpful
I am a true fan of Katy Evans, and Mr. President, the first book in this series, was a solid 5. However, the follow-up book just didn't do it for me. There was no drama, no intrigue, and nothing that held me tight and wouldn't let go. Once Matt and Charlotte reunited, all the heat and excitement seemed to drain right out of their relationship. Matt tackled his new role as President, and Charlotte was there supporting him as First Lady. The country and the media all fell under their spell, and everything was just perfect.

For me, perfect equals boring. I wanted to truly love this story because these two characters were so well written in the first installment. The more this installment went on, the more I kept hoping it would wake up out of the coma it had fallen into. There was no real story here. A lot of the content was rushed or glossed over. There was a great opportunity to add some drama with Matt's investigation into his father's assassination, but that never materialized. I felt that with some clever editing, this portion of the story could have been added to the end of Mr. President and it would have worked. Sadly, as the second book in the series, COMMANDER IN CHIEF came out of the gate at a strong gallop, but never quite reached the finish line.
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