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!
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Bedmates by Nicole Chase is the first book that I have read by her, and it isn’t what expected. It is more. From the characters to the plot to the themes of the book, this story just become more than what I ever expected it to be.
The reader will absolutely fall in love with this characters. From page one, Maddie steals your heart with her sometimes rash and impulsive decisions, but her intentions are always good. It is clear that she is just out to help those less fortunate than her. She is also a fantastic character for her ability to stand strong in the political world she has been forced into. So many times she could have folded, but the fortitude she exhibits is outstanding. She is truly an admirable character. The hero Jake is a little darker than Maddie. He is fighting some serious demons, but when he is with Maddie, the reader gets to see the light and playful side of him, which completely makes his character endearing. Both of these characters are truly lovable, and there isn’t one attribute of their characters that I did not enjoy.
These two together shine. They feed off of each other, give each strength, and work together to make the world better. Seeing them together, watching them work various events and their charity allows the reader to see them reconnect and come back together, thus producing an authentic courtship. The chemistry between these two seems palpable, and the sexual chemistry is fantastic. This is truly a couple that I enjoyed watching fall, which means it hurt just as much to watch it unravel. But don’t worry, Nicole Chase will take care of your reading heart and provides you with the HEA reader’s want.
I enjoyed the plot of this book. It is paced well, appropriately balancing the romance, the political aspects of the novel, and finally the socials issues that are pressing for each of the main characters. What really stole the show for me, though, is the discussion of veterans and PTSD. Nicole Chase did this in a way the showcased the needs of veterans and the severity of PTSD, but did so in a reverent way, resulting in the romance highlighting the social issues and vice versa. This book truly becomes about more than just a romance, it becomes a call to focus on social issues that need to be addressed by society, which, for me, is a hallmark of a good story.
Bedmates is a fantastic first book in the newest series from Nicole Chase, and if it is any indication of what the rest of the series holds, then I cannot wait to see where she goes with the next installment.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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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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 him 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.”
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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.