‘Commander in Chief’ is the second installment to Matt and Charlotte’s story, conclusion, that I have to admit I was dying to read from the moment I finished the first installment. This second installment, unlike the first was not as thrilling…at least for this reader. However, I enjoyed it! That being said, I have to say that I’m a little disappointed with this one.
He’s the president now, but he’s still Matt. My first crush, my first love. And I know that after Matt, I’ll never want or love another man again.
This second installment picks up two months after the election night. Matt has won the election, preparing now for the Inauguration. Winning, he became the youngest President of the United States of America in the history, but this win is not exactly everything he’d ever wanted since winning the elections, he was forced to give up on the woman he loves. Two months were enough for him to realize that he needs her more than anything, that he’s too selfish to give her up when he loves her more than anything.
“She is the one relentless, constant thought in my head and tug in my damn chest. The only she that has ever existed in my life.”
Charlotte spent two months traveling around Europe trying to forget about Matt and forget about her love for him. While she was left with a broken heart, she’s happy that Matt had won, believing in him with all her being.
From the moment these two meet again on Matt’s inauguration, they are drawn to each other…again, their feelings for each other being stronger than ever. Their relationship changes when Matt makes Charlotte a proposal she can’t refuse – to be his acting first lady and live with him at the White House.
“I want you. I want you indefinitely– and eventually, baby, you’re going to need to own up to the fact that the man you’re in love with is the president, and you helped put me here.”
‘Commander in Chief’ was sweet, sexy and…did I mention sweet? Like I previously mentioned, not exactly what I had expected, so not exactly what I had in mind for Matt and Charlotte’s conclusion. For me this second installment felt like an extended epilogue. Needless to say, I wouldn’t have minded instead of two books to be only one with a long, well done epilogue. Just saying…but this is just me.
Once again, the two main characters were endearing, well portrayed and I absolutely loved them together. Their devotion, loyalty and love for each other were heartwarming and I adored how sweet and tender they were with each other at times. They were perfect for each other in every way and I’m sure every reader out there will think the same as me. Their chemistry once again was fantastically done and the interactions between the characters pretty great.
“You never stopped being mine, and you never will.”
As much as I enjoyed the two main characters and reading about them, I have to say the plot was not exactly as developed as I had expected to be. Overall, the story was well written, but it dragged a little. And the predictability, that btw got on my nerves, made this story to be just an okay read for me. The lack of angst and drama was another aspect that bothered me. I love books that are low in angst in drama, but I truly believe this conclusion would have been more interesting with a little bit of…something…anything. Maybe more action or suspense…well, like I said, something.
Overall, a lovely conclusion to these characters’ story!
He looks devilishly handsome.
His hair is combed back and oh, how I love every chiseled inch of his face. He’s the first to move, prying his hands from his pockets, eyes flaring, inhaling visibly—his inhale stretching the fabric of that black tux.
Disbelief and a punch of longing to have all of this man, his love and his name and his babies, hits me as he approaches. I’m gazing at him walk to me down the hall of the White House residence, both of us ready to attend a social dinner. My first public event with him.
I need a moment, or a thousand moments, to adjust to this new role.
Matt continues advancing—with every step his eyes drinking me in, his lips curling in a seductive, appreciative smile.
“You ready?” He stretches out his hand.
I nod and look at that hand—the hand I’ve held so many times, and that held me. I slide my fingers down the length of his, and he grips them and leads me down the staircase with him.
About the Author:
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.