(Book 1 in the Determination Trilogy)
He wants it back…
My name is Kevin Markos, former anchor for Full News Broadcasting.
I say former, because an exhaustion- and frustration-fueled emotional on-air meltdown of apocalyptic proportions means my previously dignified reputation and successful career as a highly respected conservative TV news host and commentator lay in smoking, irreparable ruins. Only one person will hire me now, and it's the last person I want to work for—Democratic Senator ShaeLynn Samuels, who's determined to be the next president of the United States.
My reluctance isn't because of her, but because of who's working for her: Christopher Bruunt, the head of her Secret Service detail.
A college spring break trip I thought was safely hidden forever in my past, even if it never strayed far from my thoughts, now comes back to haunt me. But if I take this job and succeed, it could resurrect my career and put me at the right hand of the most powerful person in the United States.
But how much am I personally willing to sacrifice to claw my way back to the top? Because Christopher never forgot that spring break, either.
And he has a few agendas of his own.
[83k words, mmf, political romance]
(Note: The Determination Trilogy is a standalone spin-off trilogy set in the world of the Governor Trilogy, the Devastation Trilogy, and others.)
About the Author
Lesli Richardson is the writer behind the curtain of her better-known pen name, Tymber Dalton (her "wild child" side). She lives in the Tampa Bay region of Florida with her husband, writer Jon Dalton, (aka "The World's Best Husband™") and too many pets. When she's not playing D&D with her friends or shooting skeet, she's a part-time Viking shield-maiden in training, among other pursuits. The two-time EPIC award winner is also the bestselling author of over one hundred and forty books and counting.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Determination Trilogy, Book 1. Blazing hot, politically savvy, and brilliant! For exactly one week, he knew exactly who he was, what he wanted. Then…poof! It was gone. It was his fault! And he never forgot. Twenty years later, his career on the fast track, now was NOT the time for Kevin Markos to go full-on Peter Finch on live TV. His career lies in smoking ruins around him, and for what? Hiding is the only thing that makes sense. Then, dumbfounded, his past comes roaring back with a vengeance. But with that past comes a future he never saw coming. Is this his punishment? So much is at stake. Can he really do this? The better question is, does he have a choice? WOW! At first, I despised Kevin. He burned his world to the ground, not once but twice! Along the way, he tore more than one person’s life to shreds. Selfish, liar, smarmy, there seemed nothing redeemable about him. But when his past came calling twenty years later, I never expected what happened. Neither will you! Lesli Richardson takes you on a thrill ride that’s sultry, sexy, and scorching hot. This may be Kevin’s story, but all the people in this book are magnetic. The politics will pull you into the story regardless of where you are on the political spectrum. You HAVE to read this book. While this is set in the same world as the Governor Trilogy, don’t expect this to be a duplicate. I’ve never read anything like this. I absolutely adored it! My expectations for this book were sky high, and Lesli Richardson blew every expectation I had out of the water! You couldn’t ask for anything better! This was the best post-holiday gift that I could have wanted! A final note. This is an ADULT book. It contains explicit language and BDSM/ ménage sexual scenes. If you don't enjoy this genre, this may not be the book for you. Check the book blurbs and reviews available on Goodreads and all the booksellers where the book’s sold. Please use them before buying this book. I loved this book so much! I think you will too! Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!