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Running Mate

Series: Running Mate Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
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Barrett

The name's Barrett Callahan. Yeah, that Barrett Callahan - the one the press dubbed "bare", after those naked sexting pictures surfaced. At 25, I was armed with an MBA from Harvard, an executive position at my father's Fortune 500 company, a penthouse, and a different piece of delectable eye candy in my bed every weekend. I had a life most men dreamed of. But then my father decided to run for president, and my playboy lifestyle became a liability to his campaign that was built on family values. My "makeover" comes in the form of a fake fiancée who I don't even get to choose - one who is an uptight, choirgirl, acting prissy, but also sexy as hell.

Addison

My latest relationship had gone down in flames, and I was drowning in a sea of student loans, when, in true Godfather status, James Callahan made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Seven figures for seven months on the campaign trail, pretending to be the adoring fiancée of his son, Barrett. As soon as he won the election, our engagement would be dissolved amicably for the press, I was free to ride off into the sunset a million dollars richer, and because of the NDA, no one would be the wiser. Sure, I'd never met the guy, but I'd been a theater nerd in high school. I could pull off any role from Lady Macbeth to Maria Von Trapp. But that was before I met my fake fiancé - the infuriating, self-absorbed, egotistical, drop dead sexy, King of the Man Whores.

The race will be a fight-to-the-death finish, and that's not even the actual campaign.

©2017 Krista Ashe DBA Katie Ashley (P)2017 Krista Ashe DBA Katie Ashley

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  • Tamar
  • 10-12-18

It crashed with 4 chapters to go

I was enjoying this book until almost at the end. The heroine is an idiot to be frank, which was disappointing because she was holding her own until the last few chapters when the author used her to create non existent conflict. That was when she suddenly decided the hero can't be trusted even though he did nothing to indicate that. It was a stupid premise for conflict that destroyed a potentially good story. Very disspointing and turned out to more aggravating than entertaining.

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  • B. D.
  • 07-09-17

So SO good!!!

This was my first Katie Ashley book, but it won't be my last. Wyles and Bratz were fun to listen to and I absolutely loved this story. Totally worth the credit. If You enjoy fun banter and sweet romance, you'll love this one!

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  • Kriston R.
  • 30-01-18

Fun story and there was actual singing!

Very cute story and a fun read. Love the Narrators who actually belted out lyrics to songs instead of just reading the words! I would read it again.

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  • 🎧 Cyndi Marie 🎧
  • 25-04-18

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

I really enjoyed this book. I laughed a lot and the banter between them was perfect! I love when a notorious playboy falls in love. These characters were fun and real, had a great connection. The chemistry from the beginning was on point and I loved how they got to know each other first. I wasn't sure what to expect when going into this book since i'm not much a fan of politics in my romance but thankfully I was pleasantly surprised.

The narration was great, they both were cast well for the characters!

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  • TALIA
  • 08-03-18

incredibly awesome

this book was funny, sexy, and touching. it made me really feel like I was watching the tv. very well written. I liked it so much that I bought the book form also. well done!

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  • BelleReader
  • 01-12-18

I Vote For You

Barrett and Addison are running together towards something extraordinary! Nothing could quite prepare Addison for the proposition she got when she entered campaign headquarters that fateful day. Never in a million years would she have expected that when she offered to do anything to help James Callahan’s Presidential Bid that they would ask her to be James playboy son’s fake fiancée to help clean up his image. Barrett Callahan is very thing and nothing like she expected rolled in on one delicious tempting package. If you were to ask Barrett he would loudly and proudly proclaim he loved his life. Too bad his life apparently is poison to his father's campaign. When they come to him with a plan to try and clean up his image he knows he has to go along with it for his father. Addison is saucy and sexy and completely everything he never knew he needed or wanted. When the lines of fake and real blur, he knows he can’t let her go, but can he convince her this leopard has changed his spots.

Narration- Stephanie and Jeff knock this out of the park. Their chemistry is off the charts. They have a delicious push and pull that leaps right out of your ears! Side note all the Ty parts are quite incendiary!

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  • geckogal
  • 25-03-20

Predictable and still Fun!

When the Candidate asks the main character to pretend to be the fiance of his notorious playboy son, I mentally groaned. I am glad I continued to listen to the story. Kate Ashley wrote a fun ride to a predictable ending. The narrators helped make the characters real and likeable. A fun enjoyable story with explicitly described sex scenes and a few unexpected twists.

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  • En-en granada
  • 11-03-20

never laughed so hard during election season!

funny, witty and relevant. favorite moment was the fake Sonny Bono mustache (LoL). I will definitely be reading yhe rest of the books in this series! 😉

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  • Just me Nicole
  • 19-01-20

I vote for this book!

OOOHHHH.... just loved this! the narrators were great, the storyline was so fun and hot! I loved the humor, the romance, the slow burn! 5 stars!!!

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  • P1965
  • 27-12-19

It was good until the end

I was so invested at the beginning until the last hour of the story. I loved smart and feisty heroine. She was true to that character until the last hour. She turn to be an idiot at the end because the hero was a playboy and cannot be trusted. Really?! She said so many times at the beginning of their fake relationship . I wanted to give this a five star but the end ruined it. All in all, I still loved this story and recommend it if you can get pass the idiot part.