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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.
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An Excerpt from Bedmates
“Let me clean up my stuff. We can take my truck.” He stood up with a grimace.
“What?” I looked at him as if he was crazy.
“You need help.” He shrugged. “I’ll help.”
“No, it’s okay. I’ll be fine.” I shook my head a little too hard and my pony tail whipped me in the eye. I grimaced and blinked back tears. “Ow!”
“Here—“ Jake pressed something to my eye. “It’s no big deal. This is what friends do, right?”
“You’re still on probation—“ I snapped and batted away his hand. That’s when I realized he had lifted his shirt to wipe away my tears, exposing a wide expanse of well-muscled abdomen.
“Then I still need to work it off.” He smiled at me and my frown deepened.
I had to stop doing stupid things around Jake Simmon. In fact I just needed to not be around Jake Simmon. Looking at him made my brain leak out my ears. Talking to him left me equally amused and tongue-tied. I couldn’t think straight around the man and he was busy chasing tail all over D.C. Yes, the last thing I needed was to spend more time with Jake while he tried to be my friend. It just muddied the waters.
“No, no, no. I’m fine.” I waved my hands to emphasize my point as if all the no’s hadn’t made it clear.
He reached toward my face again with his shirt. “Stop swatting at me or you’re going to get more dirt in your eyes. Be still, Madeline.”
I froze when he used my whole name. It was rare for anyone to use my full name and when he did, something odd happened in my stomach. He dabbed at my face while I tried to ignore the way my blood pressure rocketed with his proximity.
Nichole Chase’s Suddenly Royal was one of my favorite books! I loved Samantha’s fire and spunk, and I couldn’t wait to see what she would bring us with America’s First Daughter! And boy did she ever deliver this story wrapped up in a pretty pink bow! I loved every minute of Bedmates from beginning to end! I couldn’t put this one down, sneaking in reading on it when I could till I finished.
Maddie and Jake are the prefect combination of sexy, sassy, sweet and passionate. Maddie, a college student who’s gotten herself in a little bit of trouble with the law now has to serve her time with community service. But that community service project her father, the President, has sent her to do, includes the snarky, jerk, Jake Simmon, the Vice Presidents son. Maddie has had a long time crush on Jake, but since he’s been gone off to war, Maddie grew up, but so did Jake. Fireworks are about to explode when Jake realizes what he’s been missing all these years. Seeing Maddie, all grown up for the first time, makes Jake see her in a new light, a forbidden one at that.
Maddie and Jake have this amazing push and pull that has you rooting for them from the beginning. Jake’s broken and traumatized by the ghosts of war and you can’t help but fall completely in love with his soft and sweet as well as his forceful and determined sides. His mother is like the evil stepmother from Cinderella. I despised that woman with everything in me. But Jake’s determination to make his own way despite his mothers reach, makes you love him all that much more. He doesn’t care about appearances, or that his mom thinks ill of Maddie. He sees the beautiful and wonderful woman she is and he unwraps those layers of her one layer at a time. His passion both to his cause, and to Maddie will have you shouting from the rooftops, I love Jake Simmon!
This story deals with some very real issues we face in today’s world, like our veterans and their lack of support after returning from war, especially the injured. I applaud Nichole for taking on such a sensitive topic and handling it with the grace of a true American and author. If anything read this book and find a way to give back to our soldiers, who fight daily for our freedoms and to keep us safe from our enemies. They deserve it. Jake to me felt like a true American Hero rather then a book character. This book will make you feel in so many ways, it’s hard to describe. Yes there is a love story, and their is passion, but there is a much BIGGER message behind this book, and I hope it gets into many hands of people who are willing to help bring attention to the cause and find a way to give back.