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Review: Bedmates (An American Royalty #1) by Nichole Chase

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From the 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.


My Review

When I picked up this book, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I’ve never read anything by this author before, but I have heard so many great things about this particular book, that I just knew I had to pick it up. And let me tell you, I am so glad I did. Bedmates was so refreshing and took me by surprise. From the moment I picked up this book, I feel in love. Maddie is the girl that is easy to relate to. Although she’s the president’s daughter, she isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes in. She makes mistakes like everyone else and just because she’s the president’s daughter, that doesn’t make her exempt from consequences….And Jake…Well, there’s more to Jake than meets the eye. His time in the military has left some pretty deep scars. He always strives to do the right thing, even if he doesn’t agree with it. Maddie and Jake may seem like an unlikely pair, but these two are better matched than anyone ever expected.

Overall, I found this book to be a very enjoyable read. I love enemies to lovers romances and I have to tell you, this one does not disappoint. Jake and Maddie’s story is filled with angst, sweet romance and just the right amount of steam. This book was so much more than I was expecting. This is my first book by this author and I have to say, she has definitely made a fan out of me. I look forward to continuing on with this series and seeing where it will go next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher and Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review*

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