We are thrilled to get to bring to you the Review & Excerpt Tour for New York Times Bestselling Author Nichole Chase’s BEDMATES, the first standalone novel in her new American Royalty Series! Be sure to check out all of the stops in this amazing tour and grab your copy of BEDMATES today!
From the New York Times 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.
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~ 4 Mad-lib Stars ~
Bedmates is my third book by Nichole Chase and I enjoyed it just as much as the other books. She has such a talent for giving that feel good story that you can’t help but have a huge smile on your face when you finish.
Bedmates is the first book in her newest series….. American Royalty. I found this was an interesting read to be reading at this time of the year with the presidential election coming up. Now don’t let that statement scare you off….this book really doesn’t cover politics that much, so even if you aren’t a fan of politics, you’ll still enjoy this book. What I found interesting about this story was that we get a behind the scenes look for what it’s like to be a child of the President and Vice President. I also thought Nichole handled the topic of PTSD very well in this book and how survivors learn to cope or not cope.
I thought the flow and pace of this story was well done. This is a friends to lovers type story, so if you are a fan of those, then you need to check out this book. I love that Nichole gives us stories that have relatable characters and fun and entertaining storylines. She also doesn’t overload her stories with excess drama. I will say that the drama that did happen in this story, I wish would’ve come a little sooner, because then the ending wouldn’t have felt so rushed. But that still didn’t hinder my enjoyment of this book.
We meet Maddie and Jake in this novel. Maddie is the daughter to the President of the United States and Jake is the son of the Vice President. Maddie is a girl who goes to the beat of her own drum, even if that causes problems for her dad. But it was her free spirit that I loved the most about her. Jake is a war hero home after a serious accident over in afghanistan. Jake and Maddie have been thrown together many times in the past because of who their parents are, but now Maddie is all grown up and Jake is starting to take notice. Can these two get on the same track?? What will their parents reaction be?? Will Jake be able to get over what happened while on his tour of duty?? Get these answers and more when you read this book.
Bedmates was a great read and one I think many will fall in love with. If you are a fan of the friends to lovers style story, this is one you should definitely read. This is a complete standalone novel and no other book needs to be read before it.
“I asked if there was any sex.” His shoes came into view and I looked up slowly.
“Oh, there will be.” I met his eyes. “But not yet.”
His eyes widened just a smidge, his nostrils flared ever so slightly, and I realized how what I’d said sounded.
“I mean, um, that I wouldn’t mind—” Shit, that was worse. “I promise to cover her eyes.”
“What wouldn’t you mind, Madeline?” His voice dropped an octave, making my heart speed up. Madeline, not Maddie or MadLlibs.
“I, um—what?” My voice was breathy as he took a step even closer to me.
“You mentioned something about sex, I believe.” He reached out, using his fingers to brush some of the hair out of my eyes.
“I did? I mean, yes, I did. On the show.” I fumbled over the words. “Buffy! That’s what I was talking about. I wouldn’t mind having sex with—damn it—I mean I wouldn’t mind seeing—shit. No matter what I say this sounds wrong.”
“Nothing wrong with sex.” His eyes twinkled and I realized his hand was still on my face when he lifted my chin up.
His thumb ran over my bottom lip. “Then why do you have such a hard time talking about it?”
“I don’t!” My spine stiffened. “Sex doesn’t scare me.”
“Then it’s me.” He lowered his head close to mine and I swallowed the lump in my throat. “I make you nervous.”
I swallowed again, my throat scratchy like sandpaper. “No you don’t.”
“Yes, I do.” His hand swept around to the back of my neck. “I always have.”
“I was, what, seventeen when you left for officer training?” I tried to calm my racing heart. “So what if I was a little nervous around you?”
“So you admit it?” His eyes twinkled and his mouth moved a little closer to mine.
“I admit nothing.” I jerked my chin up.
“Are you nervous now?” His body pressed closer to mine and I licked my lips. “Am I making you nervous?”
“Yes.” I whispered the word, not taking my eyes from his.
“Is it a good nervous?” His eyes grew serious. “Or are you scared of me?”
“I’m not scared of you, Jake.” I touched his chest and noticed that my hand was steady despite how fast my heart was beating. “You never scared me.”
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About Nichole Chase:
Nichole Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Suddenly Royal, The Accidental Assassin, Flukes, The Dark Betrayal Trilogy, The American Royalty Series and several short stories.
Nichole lives in Georgia with her husband, energetic daughter, two rescue dogs, Sulcata tortoise, and two cats. When not writing, you may find her reading, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.