Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Reminiscent of Kennedy and Clinton Naughtiness

Jamie, a naïve 22 year-old intern at the White House, accidentally meets the President in a hallway near the oval office. He's having a panic attack; she's available; and a bit of groping ensues. Jaime wants someone to love her – even like her – so it's heady stuff when the President wants to cuddle.

I found the first half of this book uninteresting. Jamie comes across as an immature character with a selfish outlook. The groping scenes with the President and her confession to her girl friends seem juvenile. I couldn't see what interested him about her.

The second half of the book was better. Interoffice politics and jealousy combine to bring the affair into the open. The FBI and worse the newspapers get involved. It is fast paced and interesting enough to keep you reading.

The ending like the beginning is a disappointment. Everything is wrapped up neatly, but there isn't much character growth or even understanding of the situation. I can't recommend this book unless you were fascinated by the Lewinsky scandal and want to revisit something close to it. The book, particularly the first half, is not particularly well written and the characters are stereotypes or, in the case of the President, flat.

I reviewed this book for Net Galley.