Book Review: Commander in Chief by Katy Evans

Posted May 29, 2017 by soaringu in political romance, three star / 0 Comments


32801953Commander In Chief(White House #2) by Katy Evans

Pages: Kindle Edition

Published: 1/5/17
Publisher: KT Publishing LLC
Rating: three stars.fw


We fell in love during the campaign.
The stakes were high.
Reputations could have been ruined.
Scandal hovered over us like a cloud.
Now the man I love is the President of the United States of America.
And its not my vote he is after.
He wants it all.
My heart. My body. My soul.
He wants me by his side.
In the White House.
Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten.
I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in history. But it seems like history wasn’t done with me. The part where I lost my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning…

 My Thoughts:

With the first installment of Charlotte’s and Matt’s story over, the second and final installment is finally out! The first installment really made me pumped up for this last and final installment. Sadly, it did not meet my expectations. (*spoiler*)The first half of the book was great. We get to see what happened to Charlotte after Matt is elected president. The very much ruination is expected. Once, that happens Charlotte becomes acting first lady. The romance between the two is beautiful and heartfelt. However, once Matt proposes to Charlotte things start going down the lane. It was a blur of events. They start a family, crisis occurs, four years pass, and then boom we have Matt running for second terms and good-bye.

The second half just felt like I was skimming through a biography of the first couple. There was just random events happening at random places. Sudden attacks and things that were common in the presidency were portrayed well. However, it just felt forced.

Everything in the novel felt forced. I felt that the essence of what made Charlotte and Matt unique was lost. There was just a ton of smooching and too little actual romance. In addition, there was ton of internal monologue and just recounting of events, no telling of the actual events. The monologue dragged on and just annoyed me. The ending was just abrupt and nothing really exciting.

Overall, I am really disappointed with this book. But because the first half was good I have to give it some compromise. It will receive three hesitant stars.