Monday, March 6, 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!


Full Blurb


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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Running Mate is my first Katie Ashley book, and it won't be my last! I have really been enjoying my political reads, and this book fit the bill perfectly. 
Running Mate is Barrett and Addison's story. I loved them from start to finish. Barrett's dad is running for president and his playboy reputation is hurting his dads campaign. The campaign decides he needs a fiancé. I loved the fact that Barrett was willing to do this for his dad. He may not believe in relationships and can be somewhat selfish, but when it comes to his family he will do anything for them. Barrett was sarcastic, funny and sometimes a little crude but I loved that side of him too. But when his softer side showed was when he was really swoon worthy. Let's just say that when he and Addison met she did not find him swoon worthy. I have to say she might be one of my favorite heroines. She was strong willed, independent and passionate about her work. I loved that she didn't immediately fall in love with Barrett who was so used to woman just falling at his feet. She had a brain and was not afraid to use it. 
My favorite part of the book was the banter between Barrett and Addison. I could feel the tension between them, whether it was barely being able to stand next to each other to the sexual tension. I also loved that what started out as strangers moved to friendship and finally love. It wasn’t easy and they both get in their own way, and each other's way. But once they finally get out of each other's way it was worth the wait!
If you are looking for a fun, sexy, fast paced read this is the book for you. Katie Ashley did a wonderful job of building just the right amount of angst to keep you turning the page until the very end. This is a must read!
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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