First a Lady

First a Lady

by Jade Cary

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BN ID: 2940162114987
Publisher: Jade Cary
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 33,091
File size: 448 KB

About the Author

Jade Cary wrote in her head for a long time before she figured out that the written word could help fund her addiction to quad breve lattes. A Southern California girl born and bred, her travels to exotic locales inspire rich storytelling, her husband inspires the romance, and her kids inspire the laughs.

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First a Lady 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
thicks More than 1 year ago
Intriguing. That's the first thing that popped in my head when I completed this book. There was quite a bit of intrigue actually. While in the book she was compared to Jackie O, she brought to mind for me Princess Grace of Monaco. She seemed to be a Lady of class and elegance well loved but unappreciated for her part. But he saw her and what she had endured, had been there at her darkest time and she trusted him. Okay she more than trusted him. He saw through her and into her darkest desires and he unleashed them. She needed more of him but she couldn't tell him everything and those secrets may cost them both their lives. Great intrigue and just a little steamy details made this a great read. Keeping secrets and the lies keep the twist being slowly unraveled but didn't lower the energy of this read. The tension between the two is a plus and can be felt and I like that this new to me author kept it that way. Great read.
BookAddictLive More than 1 year ago
What a great idea for a romance, the widowed first lady and the Secret Service agent who looked after you when your husband is assassinated in front of her. When Grace the former first lady needs protection she doesn’t feel like she can trust the secret Service agents, and begs John to come out of retirement to protect her. Wow what chemistry between Grace and John, what can I say I love big men I think we all loved to think we want to be the center of a hunky hot alpha’s attention. I felt like a fly on the wall watching everything, the politics, gossip, and the alpha male teaching Grace who is in charge. If you want to read a romance with a difference then this is for you. Intrigue, hot sex and an did I say a protective alpha male. All with dirty politics as a background what more do you want.
kidkitten More than 1 year ago
This was a new to me author and i have to say she caught me good. The first chapter holding my interest enough that i read through into the night with this novel. Grace's character intrigued me from the start, a woman who was the First Lady until her husband was killed. Now nearly a year later she has threats all around her and secrets that may get her killed. John Marin was a cool character, sometimes a bit uncompromising and hard, he hides out in the Caribbean after watching grace's husband get killed on his watch. Now the woman is at his boat to convince him to once again be her protector. With his feeling for her growing by the day can he work with what she makes him feel and still be strong enough t get the job done right or will Grace just be another casualty on his watch? I found this to be quite a calm book, even though there was a lot going on around the characters the author did not bog us down with much political policies, just weaving them seamlessly into the story so we are not overwhelmed. A good read and I would highly recommend this book.
Becky Wise More than 1 year ago
First A Lady is one of those reads that will keep you on your toes. Grace is incredibly strong for everything she has endured. There is such an air of mystery surrounding Grace. You know she is hiding something. I love how you are kept guessing the whole way through. When you first meet John he is a secret service agent for Grace's husband. As you get to know John you can't help love him for his strength and protective nature. I love how he handles Grace with such a firm hand that she didn't realize she was missing. The chemistry is off the charts once John and Grace are thrown together. I love them together and I love how Grace acts out to push his buttons too. This is an amazing read.
LissanneJ More than 1 year ago
I have been lucky enough to read some enormously good books as of late, and First A Lady is definitely one of them. This book was glorious, with its rich characters, settings in two countries, and enough mystery to keep you interested. Grace Ashton Coolidge’s husband, Matt, is the President of the US. When he’s assassinated in New Orleans, she’s pulled out of the line of fire by Secret Service agent John Marin. Marin was in charge of Matt’s protection, and didn’t realise what was happening until it was too late. He manages to get Grace out safely and comforts her, and Grace withdraws from the spotlight after her husband’s funeral by fleeing back to her native UK (she has joint US/UK citizenship, thanks to her parents). A year later, she’s being threatened. Committed to participating in several events in Matt’s honour, the current president insists she has security or she won’t be allowed into the US. Grace understandably refuses Secret Service protection and says she will provide her own, and there’s only one man she trusts with her life – John Marin. Tracking him down to the Caribbean island he’s been holed up on, mired in guilt at failing to protect the President, she begs for his help… and he’s unable to refuse her. He’s always been attracted to Grace Coolidge; she’s beautiful and aristocratic, but not untouchable. When he goes back to London with her to organise her trip to the US, he finds out Grace has secrets, secrets she won’t share with him. She has her reasons for hiding them, but he wants to know them all. He wants to know this woman who intrigues and haunts him. He wants her, even though he knows he can’t protect her properly as her lover. When they finally give in to the desire and attraction between them, they’re torn apart – by Grace’s secrets and by John’s stubbornness. Grace wants a family, and she wants it with John… but will he ever forgive himself for failing his President? Will he allow himself to finally give in to happiness with Grace? You’ll just have to read it to find out. Make sure you do, okay? This book is in my top ten romance books of all time.