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The Kingmaker
     

The Kingmaker

4.7 13
by Selena Laurence
 

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The Sexy Take on life in Washington DC that's been called, "House of Cards Meets Pretty Woman"

He's America's golden boy. A power broker. A Kingmaker.
She's America's dirty little secret. A sex broker. A scandal maker.
Together they are headline news.
Lies, deceptions.
A Presidency hangs in the balance.
Then, there is the chemistry.
It

Overview

The Sexy Take on life in Washington DC that's been called, "House of Cards Meets Pretty Woman"

He's America's golden boy. A power broker. A Kingmaker.
She's America's dirty little secret. A sex broker. A scandal maker.
Together they are headline news.
Lies, deceptions.
A Presidency hangs in the balance.
Then, there is the chemistry.
It's combustible, incendiary, explosive.
She.
Will.
Ruin.
Him.
He might not care.

Editorial Reviews

Goodreads - Nancy reviewer
"...lies, schemes, shake-downs, and steamy sex scenes. Selena's new series will rock your world..."
Nancy reviewer
"...lies, schemes, shake-downs, and steamy sex scenes. Selena's new series will rock your world..."
The Book Siren Blog
"...an alpha male with a heart of gold."
Goodreads - The Book Siren Blog
"...an alpha male with a heart of gold."
Goodreads - Melissa reviewer
"The chemistry between these two is off the charts!"
Melissa reviewer
"The chemistry between these two is off the charts!"
Jackie reviewer
"...my first Selena Laurence novel and I'm going back for more."
Goodreads - Jackie reviewer
"...my first Selena Laurence novel and I'm going back for more."
Goodreads - K'Tee reviewer
"Selena Laurence's talent shines in this new series. Just wow!"
K'Tee reviewer
"Selena Laurence's talent shines in this new series. Just wow!"

Product Details

BN ID:
2940158208942
Publisher:
CP Writes, LLC
Publication date:
04/19/2016
Series:
Powerplay , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,766
File size:
428 KB

Meet the Author

Selena Laurence is a USA Today Bestselling author who loves Putting the Heat in Happily Ever After. In 2014 she was awarded the Reader’s Crown Award for Contemporary Romance of the Year. In 2015 her rock star romance A Lush Betrayal was a finalist in three national contests.

Selena lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her kids, Mr. L, “Goldendoodle” and “Demon Cat.” When she’s not writing she can be found at soccer games and tennis matches, or one of her favorite coffee shops. Online, see her at all these places: email author(at)selenalaurence(dot)com, FB SelenaLaurence, Twitter @selenalaurence, Instagram selenalaurence, and the web Sign up for her monthly newsletter here:

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The Kingmaker: A Powerplay Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This was a very good story with wonderful characters and political intrigue. However, it was too vulgar for me. While we all understand prostitution, it cheapens the story to add such overly-descriptive sexual content. Pretty Woman is a charming story that did not have to go into great detail to get the point across.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Politics +romance+great story +compelling characters equals one hell of a read!! Enjoy,,,!!!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Very good read.
Anonymous 4 months ago
This books certainly reflects current times in politics. It has it all lies, rich men trying to control the WH, adultery, vengeance, blackmail, secrets, prostitution, love , friendships and some very evil human beings. Recommend this book. Mjw
Anonymous 4 months ago
Highly recommend. CB
Anonymous 4 months ago
That saiid, I really enjoyed this book...it had some strong characters and was written in a very entertaining way...it keeps you guessing to the very end!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Sexy, lies, scandal and a happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am new to the works of Ms. Laurence, and I am very glad I read this book! It could be a movie, or a tv series!!! This is an exciting book, full of power plays, political intrigue, and steamy romance. Derek is a political consultant, and he is in the business of making or breaking political consultants. London is a beautiful, exotic, extremely high priced escort. Derek’s presidential candidate is caught in a compromising situation with London. In order to save all his efforts at placing his candidate in the white house, Derek spins an alternate story, where he and London are involved in a relationship. He doesn’t count on becoming entangled emotionally and romantically with her himself. London has spent almost a decade building the perfect lifestyle for herself, while hiding what her true job is from all her friends. Now, the truth is out, and against her better judgement, she agrees to participate in the façade Derek has created, in order to try to salvage what she can of the life she has created. She has been able to keep her heart free from any emotional entanglements, and she tries really hard to keep distant from Derek. She’s hiding a secret of her own that she feels will turn everyone against her. Both characters find themselves drawn to each other, and Derek finds himself growing protective of her. The only thing that keeps them separated are lies and secrets that can destroy them. This storyline has a lot of thought, details and authenticity to it. It’s a believable story with characters that capture your heart. From the first page you are drawn into the story. This is a book you’ll want to read.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
4.5 Star Review This is my first Selena Laurence novel and I'm going back for more. This book had me intrigued from page one, how was this going to play out.... Derek is power broker. A Kingmaker he makes decisions and he can make or break political careers. London is Washington's dirty little secret, the high class escort to some of the top political player's. Derek has to put a spin on the story after finding London in a compromising position with his candidate...... That's all I'm going to say about the plot. This book is an emotional rollercoaster that takes you into the political world of Washington DC. There are lies, schemes and some steaming hot sex. I hope we get more from Derek's Powerplay Club characters Loved it
AmyHiggs More than 1 year ago
Politics, sex and scandal all rolled into one book? Sign me up! London and Derek have some amazing chemistry between them. This story has lots of twists and turns that will have you devouring the book. I would definitely recommend this book.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
Derek is always in control and somewhat of a control freak which you have to be when you are as good as he is at his job. Derek is a power broker he has made or broken many political candidates. He has his hands full when one of his candidates gets caught with London who is a high price call girl. To save his candidate he must do some fast thinking and pull the wool over everyone’s eyes. In doing so he falls for the lovely London who has never been in the public eye. She can’t afford to since she hides a few secret from her friends. If anyone finds out her secrets her life will never be the same. As sparks fly between these two the chemistry is strong as they go head to head keeping things from each other. Derek is handsome with a heart of gold as he shows his true alpha self he steals your heart. London was very naive and innocent in a lot of ways which surprises you with the job she has picked. Derek takes care of her with patients as he pulls her out of her shell why they grow closer to true happiness. The only thing standing in their way are lies and secrets can they find a way through all this to give their feelings a try or will they tear them apart. The author has put a lot of thought into this story as she spins a tale that could be right out of our headlines. This was a very believable story with wonderful characters you can relate to which will make you smile. She gives you very powerful characters with a heart that pulls you in. Ms. Laurence has a writing style that pulls you in from the first page with an exciting thrilling read. This is a book you will have a hard time putting down.
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
I was captivated and sucked in by Kingmaker. Derek and London are 2 dedicated, determined and strong willed individuals. When they meet, a spark ignites but neither wants to acknowledge. How they meet and why is its own in intrigue which sets off a firestorm in both of their worlds. As things unfold, Derek finds himself pulled more and more to London. London is afraid of what she feels, there are secrets in her life that could harm Derek. I loved this political intrigue, not my usual storyline but so worth diving into. The chemistry, banter and connection between Derek and London is fun to explore. They both can push each other’s buttons so easily which keeps this relationship lively. Selena Laurence blends this with a create political back story that has several twists and turns to keep you guessing and turning the page to find out what happens next.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
The Kingmaker by Selena Laurence...I absolutely loved this book it was like being on a roller coaster with all the ups and downs, twists and turns. Just when you think you have it figured out Selena turns us another direction. So much chemistry between Derek and London they were burning up the pages. I loved watch their stories unfold and see how perfect they are for each other, but will that be enough to keep them together. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great story that you can't put down. I can't wait for the next book by Selena Laurence. I received a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review.