The Bellator Saga, #1
Release date : March 17th 2015
Rating : 4 Stars
What would you do for love of country?In a new America where almost no one can be trusted, Caroline Gerard lies unconscious in a government hospital as others decide her fate. She is a political dissident, wanted for questioning by a brutal regime that has come to power. As she recovers from her injuries, all she has are her memories of a rich and beautiful past. What does it take to heal a broken heart?As Caroline clings to life her thoughts drift to before the regime, when she was a rising star in the House of Representatives, widowed, and raising two precocious children. She remembers her unexpected attraction to fellow politician and playboy Jack McIntyre. Jack captures her attention with his rakish grin, disarming attitude, and dry wit, and soon their friendship blossoms into much more. Who can you trust?Under the new political system, Caroline doesn’t know what to believe, even her own vivid memories. Is the life she led real, or just a mirage? And is Jack truly the one to help her move on? Or are they just pawns in a political power play?
After finishing this book I didnât know how to feel about it. I was and still torn on some things. I found the blurb enticing and was hooked by the beginning of the book.
I was and still am fascinated by the plot and that California succeeded from America and that Texas was to be next. This is feasible and I believe that one day that it can happen maybe not now but at some point.
Losing all your constitutional rights as a citizen. Congressperson Caroline Gerard has been grieving for her husband the past year. She has had the help of friends but that wasnât enough as she went for the rails endorsed an opponent and stuck her foot in her mouth big time.
Jack McIntyre is the one that Caroline insulted and not a New Yearâs Eve party she apologizes but Jack is not that forgiving until a couple of birdyâs set him straight.
The Republican (Jack) and the Democrat (Caroline) strike up a friendship. More develops for Jack and Caroline but she is holding back they try a relationship and she is just waiting for the over shoe to drop.
Jack hasnât always lived a moral life and through Caroline he realizes what he has been doing and missing. He has been a manwhore and the number is huge.
But I still like him probably because he treats the heroine well apart from that one time but I think that she overacted.For the overall book Iâve decided to give 4 stars.
For me personally as Iâm not that political and somethings were slightly repetitive 3 stars. So 3.5 stars but Iâve rounded up as there is potential but I might want to add that this is also a six part series had I known that I most likely would have waited for them to all come out and then read them.
At least I have book 2 and will hopefully get book 3. Ms. London set a solid foundation for the first book but with a six part book you going to have to. The interaction and the banter between the two was really good, funny, witty and enjoyable. Sometimes I found the political aspect to be a tad dry but that is just me. I have the second book and I will read it.