Wednesday 8 March 2017

✪ Running Mate ✪ Katie Ashley ✪

The race will be a fight to the death finish, and thats not even the actual campaign.

Meet Barrett Callahan in Running Mate by Katie Ashley!



The name
s Barrett Callahan. Yeah, that Barrett Callahanthe 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 fathers 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, Id never met the guy, but Id 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.

The race will be a fight to the death finish, and that
s not even the actual campaign.

ARC received for an honest review

It has been a while since I have read a Katie Ashley book (the past couple have been a bit of a miss for me, so I stepped away for a little while)

But she is back to her best with Running Mate.

Running Mate is a light hearted, flirty and sexy story of family doing what they must, especially when it comes to one of them running for President.

Addison and Barrett enter into a fake relationship, but as campaigns progress, so does their relationship, and it is not long before everything fake starts to fell like something more.

I LOVE the bite and snark between our lovelies.  Barrett is such an egotistical jackass most of the time, and there were times where, just like our lucky lady Addison, I couldn't help roll my eyes, but with a smile on my face.  There is nothing hidden, nothing false about the persona we see.  He is what he is.  He is cocky and arrogant, but he is also so much more.

Addison is the  She is what a woman like me thrives to be.  She is smart, funny, articulate and making it (albeit not so well at times) on her own.   And with her "Bear" Barrett, you can't help but fall under their spell.

I was also happy to see a cameo of some characters from Ms Ashley's earlier Runaway Train series (albeit a very short cameo!)

There were some great secondary characters that I would love to see more of in the future *cough cough Ty cough cough*.

Now I can't wait to see what Ms Ashley brings us next.


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.