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The Kingmaker: A Powerplay Novel by [Laurence, Selena]
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Length: 249 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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"...lies,schemes, shake-downs, and steamy sex scenes. Selena's new series will rock yourworld..." Nancy, Goodreads reviewer

"...an alphamale with a heart of gold." The Book Siren

"The chemistrybetween these two is off the charts!" Melissa Goodreads reviewer

"...my firstSelena Laurence novel and I'm going back for more." Jackie, Goodreadsreviewer

"SelenaLaurence's talent shines in this new series. Just wow!" K'Tee, Goodreadsreviewer

About 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 Awardfor Contemporary Romance of the Year. In 2015 her rock star romance ALush 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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3827 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: April 26, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01BXUKUMS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,676 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I am a fan of everything Selena Laurence writes, and in my opinion, her latest book is her best work to date. This behind the scenes world of political campaigns and the power brokers who pull the strings is absolutely fascinating and especially timely considering the political world we live in today. With a sexy and scandalously delicious storyline and compelling characters with both strength and fragility, I was so engrossed in this love/hate relationship between Derek and London I devoured the book in one sitting. Intriguing, sexy and oh so steamy, this is a must-read guilty pleasure. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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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.
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One of the most beautiful stories with an unconventional story line. I admit, I got a little teary-eyed at the end. If you want a controversial sexually-charged erotic romance, The Kingmaker does not disappoint.

Politics. Power. Money. Lust. Sex. Scandal and Love. You get it all ! And I got my fix! Then again, I would not have predicted a scandal of this magnitude in my wildest expectations.

You can be sure that a good ‘ole-fashion sex scandal could not overshadow the issues in this story. Nevertheless, I liked not knowing the big secret

Ms. Laurence added many twists and turns to this sexy story of secrets and betrayals while creating a longing of desire between two characters who want to be together. As a romance reader, we can easily predict the happily ever after ending. The fun thing about this book is the journey to the HEA.

The sexual passion between Derek and London is intense. London – mysterious, complicated, strong-willed – is a woman without a sense of belonging and self-worth. She finally finds herself enthralled in a relationship with Derek, a powerful politico figure, who is willing to protect her at all cost. He is totally non-judgmental and proud to have her on his arm ~ even at the White House! That’s what I love about Derek.

Even though the sexual foreplay is understated, the attraction and connection between them is profoundly intense. The chemistry builds between Derek and London and the inevitable climax in the end is one of the best love scenes to date. It’s hot and sensual.

In closing, it is satisfyingly erotic and romantic without being excessive, especially with the nature of London’s job. While some will not agree with the premise of the story, I found it tasteful and pleasing.
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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.
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Another excellent story in the Powerplay series. Selena Laurence has created some wonderful characters with a very unique plot. Derek is a hot shot political consultant that meets the woman of his dreams. Problem is she's a high class escort. Very Pretty Womanesque! London is a spitfire, used to taking care of herself.
I loved this book and the whole series.

I was given this book for an honest review.
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3.5-4 Stars

Hmmmm, not sure how I am feeling about this one:( Did I like it yes, did I like it a lot, yes and no, did I love it, unfortunately, no. OK, so that sums up my feelings in a nutshell.

What I liked: I LOVED Derek......I mean really and truly loved him. Now, for me, his part, his character throughout, I loved, YET, I didn't get why he ended up falling so hard and fast for someone "like" London. Yeah, I am all over the place. I felt like he deserved "better" and I mean that in the sense, everything he was as man, as a top notch man in his business, etc....I don't know, I just wished "more" for him in the girl lead character. I would have loved seeing him with someone who did NOT have her background and I mean her "profession" not her personal life storyline.... NOW, don't get me wrong because I do love a good escort/stripper romance BUT in this case, in this scenario, in this story it just didn't work for me and it didn't work for Derek's character and that's how I feel.

What else I liked: Yes, believe it or not, I liked London a lot and yes, she grew on me throughout the book BUT I hate a stubborn woman and she frustrated me quite a bit. Don't get me wrong, I don't want a doormat but I want strong, confidant, sweet n sexy and I feel her character fell flat for me in this story. I loved the twist in her family backstory...that was done brilliantly! But the 8 years of her "profession" etc..... just didn't work for me in THIS particular story unfortunately and because of that I felt I couldn't fully engage and/or invest in their story. I DID however, love the Epilogue and it set up for a great next story...I am assuming, lol! Hope this all makes sense...I am just so darn conflicted on this one, lol.
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