Blog Tour & Review ~~ Running Mate by Katie Ashley
“The race will be a fight to the death finish, and that’s not even the actual campaign.”
Meet Barrett Callahan in Running Mate by Katie Ashley!
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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.
STEPHANIE’S 4.5 BLUSH REVIEW
What a fun read! When I started the book I was worried that it would be filled with political agendas. I was pleasantly surprised!
Addison Monroe is working for the Callahan Campaign. She is called in by her boss for a meeting which ends up being a meeting with Senator Callahan himself! The race to secure the presidential nomination is very close.
An image consultant is hired to see what could be done to improve their numbers. And the conclusion is this: Barrett Callahan, adult son of Senator Callahan, is a liability to the campaign due to his “extracurricular” activities and playboy ways. A proposition is made….
“I need for you to pose as Barrett’s fiancée through the remainder of the campaign.”
So a plan is made to spin a modern day fairy tale between Barrett and Addison. They meet and clash…
“I see Barrett’s met his match in you.”
“We’re either going to be a tremendous help to the campaign, or we’ll end up killing each other.”
Addison is kind, quirky, beautiful, Ivy League-educated and independent. She was hurt by her ex-boyfriend who cheated on her so she is less trusting that anything will develop with Barrett.
Barrett is a hot playboy who likes to party! He doesn’t care if there are pictures of him from his escapades in the gossip mags. He is funny, charming and caring, confident and does not want a commitment. However, as he spends time with Addison he begins to grow and change.
The relationship between Barrett and Addison evolves after being in such close quarters for so long. The banter between them is great! The chemistry, whoa! HOT!
I really enjoyed this story! It was refreshing and funny! I found myself laughing out loud. The story is smooth and flows quickly. I wanted to post some of the banter but it was naughty! Loved it!
About the Author
Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, 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.
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