Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Book 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.

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There is one thing that I repeatedly look for when reading a romance- angst driven sexual tension. Call me crazy, but a romance without it can never quite make 5 stars.  But in Katie Ashley’s Running Mate, I can tell you there isn’t one ounce of sexual tension missing.  

In Running Mate, Ashley tells us the story of a girl who tries to have it all together but just can’t quite get there.  Addison Monroe is smart, savvy, and broke as a joke after a recent romance gone bad left her jobless in the fast paced political world.  But when the campaign manager of hopefully the next President of the United States suggest that you gain a Fake Fiancee by agreeing to pose with the First Son, a girl's gotta do what a girls gotta do.

I loved the character Addison that Ashley created. Addison is everything a woman wants to be, but can never quite quite achieve.  She’s beautiful, articulate and independent. Everything Barrett Callahan isn’t looking for but needs in his life.  Their romance is filled with tension, passion and fear of falling in love.  It was wonderful to read along as they fought their feelings for each other.  Ashley does an amazing job at pairing the heated tension with lighthearted fun, humorous lines that will have you smiling to  yourself.

I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this book.  I only hope you take a chance to one click this one and love it as much as I did.  

About the Author
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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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