We are thrilled to get to bring to you the Release Day Launch for New York Times Bestselling Author Nichole Chase’s BEDMATES, the first standalone novel in her new American Royalty Series! Be sure to 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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Maddie was the kind of woman you kept forever.
And I wasn’t looking for that type of relationship. Right now, all I could focus on was today. Forever wasn’t in my vocabulary. Especially with someone my mother had outlawed.
With the nearing elections, this book is bound to get you excited about voting for the next President of the United States. Nah. I'm just kidding. But it should get you excited to read another toe curling-sexy as all get out-book by Chase.
I could say that this book was all romance 24/7. But I would be lying. Sure it is full of it in the first half, but then comes the gritty. The gritty that tells you life isn’t always sunshine and happiness. There is sometimes ugliness and pain. And Chase did a fantastic job not sugarcoating a very heavy topic that needs to be out there for the world to see and not covered with a band aid.
Many times in the second half I shed a few tears. Some scenes were rough to read. But like I said, Chase did an amazing job. I really felt she shed a light on a topic many people, I fear, think is better once a solider returns home. There is brokenness and hurt buried deep in these men and women, and I for one hope they are getting the help they so desperately need, without feeling like a burden to their families. So kudos, Chase for taking up the torch and shining light in such a dark area. I don’t think you could have done a better job giving us readers a fictional story but at the same time opening eyes to many who never knew this hurt existed.
And yeah, there was romance. MERCY!! Was there ever some romance?! I had to fan myself a few times during a few scenes. But with the chemistry that built between these two amazing characters it’s easy to see why the romance was so hot! I absolutely adored these 2 characters. I fell so hard for Jake and know that most readers will. He is so stinkin’ delectable. I couldn’t get enough of him. Maddie was such a great character as well. Strong willed and confident, more than she gave herself credit for, it was easy to fall into this read and hard not to love who the author created.
Such a fabulous book, that it was definitely worth the wait for another great read from Chase. Perfectly done…this book delivers!! 5 Stars!!
The hand on the back of my neck tilted my head so he could kiss me better and I melted against him. I’d waited for this moment most of my life and I sure as hell wasn’t disappointed.
The kiss wasn’t rushed, wasn’t abrupt. It was slow, lingering brushes of lips, as our breaths slid over each other. It was an intense, raw moment as we tested unknown waters and what we found only increased our determination. When his tongue swiped across my bottom lip in a request for entrance I opened on a sigh. His free hand caressed my hip before sliding around to the small of my back, tucking me against him.
The feel of his hard body pressed against me made my head spin. Every delectable inch of hi was hard in just the right way. As his mouth danced over mine, fire ran through my veins. Everywhere that he touched me came alive and I wrapped my arms around his neck, hungry to feel more of him pressed to me. This was what I’d been looking for all these years. I felt alive and appreciated with each stroke of his tongue and touch of his hands.
His arm tightened around my waist and my feet left the ground. I gasped as he sat me on the unfinished kitchen island. Dark brown eyes drilled into mine as his hands slid down to cup my ass before gently spreading my legs so that he could fit between them. He pressed against my center and I couldn’t help but groan as he pulled me tight. Wrapping my legs around his hips I pushed even closer, trying to relieve the building ache.
He groaned into my mouth and I took the moment to nip his bottom lip. I’d wanted to do that forever; to feel it plump between my teeth. One of his hands squeezed my ass tighter and he grinded his erection into me, causing my head to fall backward on a gasp of pleasure. Each move against me made me gasp louder, and my eyes fell shut. With one hand he pulled my hair free from the rubber band before tangling his fingers in it.
“God, you taste good.” His voice was raw, harsh, and it sent shivers down my spine. He ran his nose along the column of my throat before nipping gently below my ear. “Should have done this forever ago.”
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.