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Presidential Pursuit: A Love and Scandal Prequel [Kindle Edition]

Rachel Kall
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Rachel Kall writes gritty, fast-paced, realistic romantic suspense that carries a punch to the gut and a twist to the heart. Don't miss a word!" --Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author

A Love and Scandal Prequel Novella
Dynamic and determined, Helen Riley has devoted her life to public service. Now she's on the verge of doing something no other woman has ever done: Become the President of the United States of America. But her enemies will stop at nothing to end her Presidential hopes.

Smart, loyal, and sexy Sean Mackay has never pushed to be more than Governor Riley's best friend and strongest supporter. However, when her life is threatened Sean steps up to protect the woman he loves beyond all reason.

As the campaign heats up, sparks begin to fly between Helen and Sean. Will she make history and admit her love for Sean, or will her pursuit of the White House end in tragedy?
Love & Scandal Series
Presidential Pursuit (Prequel Novella)
Race to Kill (Love & Scandal Book 1)
A SEAL's Mission (Love & Scandal Book 2) 

Product Details

  • File Size: 314 KB
  • Print Length: 79 pages
  • Publisher: NYLA (December 12, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #620,685 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reviewed by Desere Steenberg December 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Imagine being in the running for president ! It must be one of the biggest thrills in the world to know you could be the next one to be in charge of an entire country!

And if you are female and beat out all the men for the race to the poles it is an even greater achievement!

So when Helen is in the running to finally grasp her dreams no one around her even begins to suspect that behind the great responsibly there is still a woman like any other everyday woman, she has needs, fears, hopes and dreams and even with all the company around her could still feel like the loneliest person in the world.

In this prequel novella to much too awesome Race to Kill which was super hot and all action packed, we get to have a look into the life of the woman in the running to rule the country and just what she hides behind the designer suits, or rather who she wants to strip off the designer suits for.

The character of Helen was undoubtedly amazing, it takes real guts for a woman to aim for being the president of any country and when the author gives a little more into her past it showed her as even more amazing and I found myself sitting upright and going " You rock , I am not sure I would ever be able to get over that!"

The character of Sean was kind, caring and the perfect best friend material even up till the relationship moves into sexual territory. Always thinking as clearly as possible and trying to asses the damage in order to protect Helen. It made him even more sexy as the author let him really show he his protecting the woman herself and not just the possible future president.

Quick and easy to read, nice flow and great dialogue. A terrific message of courage and determination pays off in the long run.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this novella! December 19, 2013
By Susan
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This novella is the prequel to Rachel Kall's novel Race to Kill. I have read all of Rachel Kall's books and I loved this one. This is the story of Governor Helen Riley and her pursuit to become the first female President of the United States. This is a very easy read that flows beautifully. Since it is a novella, it is shorter than a traditional novel. The author does a fantastic job bringing a full story to life in this short format.

My only criticism is that it is not longer! I want to read more about Helen Riley and her lifelong friend/love Sean Mackay!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Rachel Kall has a runaway hit on her hands. Her new Love and Scandal series is smoking hot and is a fun behind-the-scenes look at romance, intrigue, and politics. Her newest entry is Presidential Pursuit This is a prequel novella to Race to Kill (book 1), which was reviewed here .

If you read Race to Kill and were curious about the nation's first woman president, then you'll love Presidential Pursuit This short novella tells the story of Helen Riley as she seeks her party's nomination for office. As a single woman of 45, her detractors begin to spin rumors about her, but she has a longtime loyal friend, Sean Mackay, who is able to support her.

However it's clear that Helen wants more than friendship with Sean - and it seems he may feel the same way. Could these friends since grammar school discover love on the campaign trail - while keeping under the spotlight? And who is threatening Helen and what secrets does she have?

If that sounds like a lot of plot to squeeze into the novella form, it is, but Kall does so in a way that makes this a quick and suspenseful page-turner. You'll want to add both novels in her series to your TBR shelf if you have a hankering for solid romantic suspense
with a political edge.

Rachel Kall's Presidential Pursuit gets my vote for a HOT romantic and suspenseful quick read. I'm looking forward to the next installment in this series!

Fab Fantasy Fiction

I received an eARC from the author for use in this review.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun race December 21, 2013
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A quick read although one spot almost got a little dry with politics, the author managed to add enough intrigue and romantic suspense to keep it flowing and the pages turning. It was a fun little story to tie in with the novel Race to Kill and the love story was very satisfying.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful December 18, 2013
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I love Rachel she is an amazing author. I loved this book so much, the story line was intriguing and interesting. I fell in love with the characters. oh Sean I hope Rachel writes more about him. I do like the fact that Rachel wrote about a female running for president. This book was fast paced and I really didnt want it to end. I would highly recommend this book and all Rachel's other books. Great job!!! <3
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Addition To Series December 31, 2013
By Jenny
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If you have already read Race To Kill then you would have already Helen as the female President of the United States. In this we go back to the time that she was running to be her parties candidate to run for the presidency.

Helen has been in love with her best friend for years. Only problem is that she has been too afraid to act on those feelings. He has lost his wife years before and is now a major part of her campaign team. What she doesn't know that Sean has also felt the same about her for years also.

Like Race To Kill you again get the right balance of suspense and romance. This time it is the very early build up to the events that occurred in Race To Kill. You have the conflicts between the two running candidates and suspicious events that occur while on the campaign tour but best of all you have the increasing intimacy between the two leads. I have to admit that at the beginning I just wanted to bash their heads together! Reading both of their thoughts with regards to one another it was obvious that they should have been together.

The thing that I really liked about the story was Helen's character developing from the brief glimpse that we had had of her, the fact that she was not willing to win peoples votes by using the demons from her past (you'll have to read it to find out what they are), was a refreshing change for a politician, if not perhaps slightly unrealistic!! If only politicians were really like that!!

All in all a great prequel to Race To Kill. The books can be read, in my opinion, in either order, or indeed as stand alones but I would imagine if you read one you'll want to read the other!!

Please note I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced and suspenseful!
This novella is packed with romance, suspense, and political intrigue. I couldn't put it down (actually read it in one sitting! Read more
Published 2 months ago by crescentmoon99
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I loved it. cant wait to read more. Keep the best books coming.
Published 8 months ago by B Pannell
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance and Suspense
In Presidential Pursuit, the prequel to Race to Kill, Gov. Helen Riley is running for the presidency. Sean was her childhood best friend. Read more
Published 8 months ago by M. Clarke
3.0 out of 5 stars ~!~ Partly an HEA and partly a completely unresolved ending ~!~
This is a quick, easy read. A little romance, a little suspense, and a few things that just didn't make sense to me. The h is a front-runner for President of the U.S.A. Read more
Published 9 months ago by HBIC
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful author !!!!
Published 9 months ago by Angela W. Tucker
4.0 out of 5 stars Love and politics
Governor Helen Riley stands to be the first woman president and is on the verge of winning her party's nomination. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jonetta (Ejaygirl)
5.0 out of 5 stars Great novella
Great start to a new series. I knew it was a novella, but I was sad to see it end. GREAT book - don't miss. Can't wait for more of the series.
Published 10 months ago by SuziinTN
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast moving, easy to read.
I enjoyed this book very much. It was fast paced and interesting reading.
Any age group would be interested and entertained.
Published 10 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Loved this story great suspense and romance. Loved Sean and Helen and how they went from longtime friends to lovers. My only complaint is I wish the book was longer. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Rachel Kall has done it again!
Great cast of characters and loads of suspense - throw in some Romance (with a capital R!) and you've got another great read from Rachel Kall!
Published 16 months ago by Kathy Sheffield
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More About the Author

Rachel Kall writes romantic suspense. She enjoys writing spicy and suspenseful stories to keep readers guessing. Rachel is a member of Romance Writers of America, KOD, and Georgia Romance Writers. She loves animals and is active in animal rescue. She enjoys adding loveable pets to her stories. She lives in Georgia with her husband and five furkids--two dogs and three cats. She is represented by Sarah Younger at Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

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