Condor One (Condor #1)
Despite that success, dark forces around the world begin to plot against him, and President...more
It was also WAY too simplistic. I don't think the author really grasped how hard it is to accompl...more
The following dialog really cracked me up. The narrator is the President Elect, and he has just hugged his personal Secret Service bodyguard after findin...more
This story had some of the same for me, but I did feel less of that compared to the other stories I've read. This one really sucked me into the plot though, which the others did not, and I'll prob...more
Nous avons affaire à une fiction totalement politique, entre complot, attentats et autres événements nous allons découvrir une course au pouvoir afin d’atteindre la présidence des USA en partant du postulat que le candidat qui l’avait remporté était gay ouvertement.
Je dois dire que l’un des points forts de ce roman est la parfaite maitrise des rouages politiques et de l’organisation interne...more
Key Themes: War, Homophobia, Men with Pets, Social Differences, Age Gap
Location: US, Europe & the Middle East
MM romance between the President of the US (POTUS) and a secret service agent.
There was a lot I didn't like about this story…….
Firstly, both MCs were poorly defined - Shane, the secret service agent, had one discernible character trait - his fierce LOYALTY to his employer. Meanwhile, the POTUS was a HORNY old man, lusting after...more
While the sexy time moments were awkward which strangely enough gave it a realistic appeal because real sex is not like the smooth painless romance novels or porno videos would make a newbie believe. The mystery of the death threats pushes the romantic story along, while in the big picture doesn't change much in the new president's in...more
The election is just the jumping off point of this political and erotic thriller. As President David Windsor deals with his attraction to Shane, the world stage becomes even more dangerous, starting just before his inauguration,
In Condor One, author John Simpson answers the “what ifs” by combining both the promise of a not-too-distant future possibility of a gay President with political reality to write a fast paced story with plenty of high drama, intrigue and action, plot twists and unexpected surprises...more
There really is no/not much characterization of the individual characters and especially not in the main two. I mean, I can see so much potential to develop this as an actual romance while balancing out the political stuff, but it falls flat....more
Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.
- Loved the idea/premise and the setting.
- Admirable characters. I want David Windsor to be the real president of the United States. He’s a great guy.
- Interesting details about D.C., the White House, and the government in general. I also really enjoyed reading about how jam-packed the president’s schedule must be. In the book, he goes from one engagement to ano...more
I like reading m/m stories with a plot behind them. This is definitely a fast read with somewhat interesting c...more