7 October 2016

Blog Tour: Book Review & Excerpt: Bedmates (American Royalty, #1) by Nichole Chase


    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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My Review:

I was given the chance to review this book and considering Nichole Chase is one of my favourite authors I jumped at the chance.

I'm not the biggest fan of the cover as for me it just doesn't work with the novel. I do like the colours that have been used but I think I would've preferred it in black and white.

As soon as I started reading this book I just new I was going to love it as right from the beginning I was hooked and I stayed hooked until the very end. I liked that it wasn't mainly focused on politics as not being from America I could've easily got confused but thankfully that wasn't the case and even when there was politics involved I understood what was going on. The relationship between Maddie and Jake was great as I loved their interactions between one another and I felt their chemistry was off the charts. One of the things that I loved most about this book was the after effects of being injured in action as I felt it was very delicately done and I even forgot until it was mentioned. I found that I felt so many emotions throughout this book as I would one minute be laughing and in the next moment I was nearly in tears. The ending ended perfectly and has made me eager to read the rest of the series.

I pretty much loved all the characters with a couple of exception but that was because of the way that they treated the other characters. When I first started reading this book I wasn't sure I was going to like Maddie or even Jake but by the end I loved them both. I felt Maddie really grew as a person throughout this book and I found myself routing for her. Jake had a lot of things that he had to get through so there was times when he wasn't the kindest person but I was able to forgive him as I felt that I was able to understand where he was coming from. I loved Jake's sisters and I hope they get their own book as I can't wait to get to know them even better. The people that really stole the show was seeing Sam and Alex from Suddenly Royal with a new addition it was great to have a bit of catch up from them as I felt it tied a few loose ends from the Suddenly Royal series.

Overall, this was an amazing read that had everything that I could've ever wished for I just hope the rest of the series is just as good.



“Let me clean up my stuff. We can take my truck.” He stood up with a grimace.
“What?” I looked at him as if he was crazy.
“You need help.” He shrugged. “I’ll help.”
“No, it’s okay. I’ll be fine.” I shook my head a little too hard and my pony tail whipped me in the eye. I grimaced and blinked back tears. “Ow!”
“Here—“ Jake pressed something to my eye. “It’s no big deal. This is what friends do, right?”
“You’re still on probation—“ I snapped and batted away his hand. That’s when I realized he had lifted his shirt to wipe away my tears, exposing a wide expanse of well-muscled abdomen.
“Then I still need to work it off.” He smiled at me and my frown deepened.
I had to stop doing stupid things around Jake Simmon. In fact I just needed to not be around Jake Simmon. Looking at him made my brain leak out my ears. Talking to him left me equally amused and tongue-tied. I couldn’t think straight around the man and he was busy chasing tail all over D.C. Yes, the last thing I needed was to spend more time with Jake while he tried to be my friend. It just muddied the waters.
“No, no, no. I’m fine.” I waved my hands to emphasize my point as if all the no’s hadn’t made it clear.
He reached toward my face again with his shirt. “Stop swatting at me or you’re going to get more dirt in your eyes. Be still, Madeline.”
I froze when he used my whole name. It was rare for anyone to use my full name and when he did, something odd happened in my stomach. He dabbed at my face while I tried to ignore the way my blood pressure rocketed with his proximity.

Nichole Chase’s BEDMATES Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
September 26th
The Bookworm Lodge – Excerpt
Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt
BookWorm221 – Review
Deluged with Books Cafe – Review & Excerpt
September 27th
BiblioJunkies – Review & Excerpt
Captain Reads A Lot – Excerpt
Julalicious Book Paradise – Review & Excerpt
SBB Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Short and Sassy Book Blurbs – Review & Excerpt
Theory of A Dreamer – Review & Excerpt
September 28th
Blog of Books – Review
Books and Things Blog – Review & Excerpt
For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review & Excerpt
Krista's Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt
Vagabonda Reads – Review & Excerpt
September 29th
BFF Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
EskieMama Reads – Excerpt
Fiction Fare – Review
Lea's Book Blog – Review
Melena's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
My Book Filled Life – Review & Excerpt
September 30th
Delish, Devine and All Mine – Review & Excerpt
Readers Retreats – Review & Excerpt
The Accidental Reader – Review & Excerpt
Typical Distractions – Review & Excerpt
October 1st
Read Love Blog – Review & Excerpt
Book Bitches Blog – Review & Excerpt
Fangirls Ahead! – Review
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
Reads and Thoughts – Review & Excerpt
October 2nd
Addicted to Happily Ever After – Review & Excerpt
I'm Lost in Books – Review & Excerpt
Love Affair With Fiction – Review & Excerpt
The Pervy Ladies Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
PBC – Review & Excerpt
October 3rd
Book Starlets – Review & Excerpt
Ceres Books World – Review
The Heathers' Blog – Review & Excerpt
I'm A Book Shark – Excerpt
Lustful LIterature – Review
October 4th
FMR Book Grind – Review
My Favorite Things – Review
OMGReads – Review
The Lovely Books – Review
V's Reads – Review
October 5th
Book Binge – Review & Excerpt
A Fortress of Books – Review & Excerpt
JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC – Review & Excerpt
Reading Tigress – Review & Excerpt
October 6th
Pretty Sassy Cool – Review & Excerpt
Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Toot's Book Reviews – Excerpt
October 7th
The Book Avenue – Review
Cocktails and Books – Excerpt
Girls with Books – Review & Excerpt
I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review & Excerpt
Kate's Book Life – Review & Excerpt
October 8th
G & T's Indie Café – Excerpt
Amo& Sarah Book Corner – Review & Excerpt
Books 2 Blog – Review & Excerpt
In Between The Pages – Review & Excerpt
My Girlfriends Couch – Review & Excerpt
Reese's Reviews – Excerpt
nichole-chase-headshotAbout 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.      

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