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VP or not to be...

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  11 reviews
The year is 2017. The newly-elected Republican President, Dean Kirk, unknowingly has only ten days left to live. He's survived four assassination attempts already. Are there more to follow? His VP, Steve Hancock, is driven to take major action - before it's too late.

Enter Callie Braxton, proofreader at Albright Publishing. A manuscript she's proofreading reveals "far more
Paperback, 1, 266 pages
Published July 14th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was excited to win a GoodReads copy of VP or Not to Be... by Sara Branmore. After reading it, I am anxious to read volume 2! Volume 1 is a book filled with suspense! It takes us on the journey of Callie Braxton, who is a proofreader at Albright Publishing. She is given a manuscript based on four foiled assassination attempts and another planned attack on newly elected President Dean Kirk. What ensues is efforts to undermine the plot to kill the president before it's too late. Many people are i ...more
Vimal Vaz
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the characters in this book, in particular Callie and Jane. There are a lot of books, movies and TV dramas about plots to kill the US President, but I think Sara Branmore took a unique angle with how a plot was uncovered using an ordinary woman doing her job and living a normal life, instead of an ex-service man/ CIA operative or similar which is what we usually see in these types of stories. So hats to the author! Being from the UK I have only a basic understanding of the intricacies ...more
R.P. Rochford
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There is something compelling about the way Sara Branmore handles this take on the popular fiction theme of corruption in political circles. The only difference is that, in this case, the corruption is discovered in a rather original way and the motivation for the whole package of intrigue is neither money, sex nor power.

That factor makes this, in my opinion, a rather unique book and if the playground of the political scene interests you at all, this is definitely a book worth reading.

The slight
Betty Macy
Aug 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook-owned
This really deserves 2.5 stars, but half stars are not allowed.

Based on the blurb on Amazon, I expected a Political Thriller, with a bit of romance thrown in.
What I got was a bad romance with Politics as background. poor charter development and written at about 8th grade level.
The end was not a surprise if you read about the authors inspirations in the beginning of the book. The book was a freebie the day I got it and that is what it worth. If you are a "Tea Party" member you might enjoy some
Susan Gast
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The year is 2017... and Steve Hancock asks himself, "VP or not to be...?" Will his plan to 'take over' come to fruition?

Even though the newly-elected Republican President - Dean Kirk - has his heart in the right place regarding the American People and this great nation; his Vice President, Steve Hancock, thinks otherwise.

Will Dean Kirk survive the planned assassination attempts? ...Can Callie Braxton save the day? Or will Jane Worthington ruin Steve - and herself - in the process?

R.S. Novelle
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I think that if readers can put aside their own political affiliations and agendas, they will discover a very unique plot stemming from an overall message of wishing for a better tomorrow. I believe the author approached this political thriller from an interesting angle and created a cast of characters not often met in books of this genre, which was very refreshing. Overall I think it was a well thought out, nicely executed, and a book not to be missed!
Adam Grandberg
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It presents itself as a story about how the President has only a few days to live based on a manuscript submitted to a publisher. But Branmore REALLY keeps you “reeled in”, and doesn’t reveal the REAL reason behind Steve’s motivation until the very last chapter /epilogue. I won’t reveal it here, but it’s a great story for either side of the political spectrum to read. I’m looking forward to the sequel!
Sara Branmore
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: political
Steve is a man on a mission - to save the USA, but he gets tangled up with two women: Jane Worthington and Callie Braxton! Which of the two women win out?

It's set in 2017, in Bethesda, MD. But the plot thickens when the lady known as "the Mouse" posts to her blog...
Christi Johnson
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Awesome, awesome, awesome!! I loved this book from beginning to end. It was hard to put this book down. Brilliant!! I won this book from Goodreads as a first read and was personally autographed, thanks Sara! I can't wait to read more books of yours. ...more
Tanya Watt
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book! Once I started, I couldn't stop. The twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat, and I highly recommend this book to Everyone! I will be awaiting the sequel, and I'm on my way right now to look up more books written by Sara Branmore. ...more
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