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Red Blooded

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  93 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Instead of eating ramen and meeting frat guys like most college freshmen, Peyton Arthur is on the campaign trail. Traveling with her mother, the Democratic pick for vice president, she’s ordering room service, sneaking glances at cute campaign intern Dylan and deflecting interview questions about the tragic loss of her father. But when a reporter questions her paternity, h ...more
Published August 3rd 2015 by Carina Press
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Nov 10, 2018 rated it liked it
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Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult, romance

"As you get older, the years move along like pegs in a zipper. All the possibilities between the two sets of fabric are laid out, but you tug along, year by year, clasp by clasp, closing them off, until you look back and the zipper is completely zipped. All the possibilities are closed off."

From the start Red Blooded was tedious and flat, but in spite of this troublesome beginning, after I got past the first few chapters, I felt myself being drawn in and unable to put the book down.

While this n
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Originally posted on my blog, Over The Bookshelf

During a campaign stop Peyton is asked to address the rumors regarding her deceased father. Rumors about him not being her biological father. Like she has been trained to do, she shakes off the question, but it plants the seed in her head and she can’t help but wonder if the rumors might be true. When her mother refuses to answer any of her questions, she decides to try and find the truth on her own.

After it’s revealed publicly that Peyton’s not 10
Melody Schreiber
After the election, I found it hard to focus on reading books. My attention kept slipping back to social media feeds and news stories. The books themselves reminded me too much of what was happening--a WWII novel about protecting vulnerable people in Vichy France; a nonfiction book about rowing in the Olympics in Hitler's Germany.

And so, on a whim, I began reading Red Blooded. It was at the end of my list not because of its quality - I knew it was good - but because being reminded of politics wo
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, new-adult, july-15
Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for a copy of this novel in return for an honest review

'Red Blooded' is told from the point of view of Peyton, an 18 year old girl whose mother is running for VP and whose father died a couple of years ago. Her father was an author, and he wrote a book about his life as he was dying - much of it about Peyton, and this catapulted her and her mother into the spotlight. This book starts with a reported questioning whether Peyton's father really was her fath
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received this ARC via NetGalley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This was such a fantastic book in all the ways. From the top, the things that stood out to me about this book were the diversity, the mystery that kept the plot moving forward, and the excerpts from Peyton's father's book. The writing, of course, was excellent.

We are introduced to Peyton as the yes-girl at the beginning of the book, but she grows so much throughout the book. The mystery is introduced in a way
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I want to get my nitpicks out of the way first before I talk about how much I loved this, because while I decided they weren't enough to dock points for, they were things that bugged me enough that I thought abou it.

(view spoiler)

I liked this, but it also felt maybe not entirely there. Take the romance. When the book started, I thought, "Oh, a nice slow burn romance." But it felt like it never emotionally progressed past the beginning of the slow burn. I didn't get enough sense of the connection between them. Also (view spoiler).

And I know this isn't on the author, but don't refer to something that doesn't happen until the 70% mark in the description!

Laura Rueckert
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really, really enjoyed this book! The passages from Richard are absolute highlights for me. I loved them and would happily read an entire Richard book. I also loved the inclusivity in terms of characters. Peyton's friend Tristan is a stand out. The behind-the-scenes information about politics and especially the politicians themselves were really good, and the story's ending was perfect. If you're looking for a book with a lot more to the plot than just a romance, this is it! ...more
Jun 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in2015
3.5 stars.
I was really into this! I was surprised that the plot went the way that it did, like I expected so much more of the book to be about finding her dad - I mean, it was a pleasant surprise.
Brandy Painter
Oct 01, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I mostly enjoyed this. I liked the characters and the politics, but didn't feel like it delivered as a romance novel. The romantic relationship is rather weak.
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Blushing Reads redblooded-release

Peyton is asked about rumors  that her deceased father may not being her biological father. Even though she shakes the question off she can't help but wonder if the rumor is true. I mean who wouldn't right? So when her mother refuses to answer the questions Peyton sets out to find the truth on her own.  Of course once the media finds out that she isn't sure they are on her like white on rice.  Enter Dylan, Peyton's shadow assigned by the cam
Rhiannon St. Clair
***I received an ebook ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review***

I’m no stranger to Sinead’s work. I raved about Heartsick, which was my first taste of her storytelling skills, and when I saw she had a new novel coming out, I knew I had to get my hands on it. Now, after reading, I’m so happy I did.

Red Blooded is a romance story set against the backdrop of Capitol Hill. Peyton Arthur’s mom is the Democratic pick for vice president. While most kids her age are out making poor choices
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book could not have been release at a more perfect time. America is in the midst of debates and political clamoring for the upcoming Presidential election and this book was such a great companion to what is happening in the real world. It is a great story in its own right, but having the real life backdrop reflect this political theme added another notch to the great column! RED BLOODED is a story about a young woman, Peyton, on the verge of college and a new start in life, who is learning ...more
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Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I used to completely love politics, in high school it was my favorite thing to talk about, and West Wing is still my absolute favorite show. That being said politics these days is all about screaming at each other it seems like, but romance books set in the political landscape, now that's my cup of tea. I liked the premise of this book mostly because it's about the daughter of a political candidate. I love the idea
Maryna aka Ryna
*Advanced Reader Copy received from Netgalley for an honest review*

This is one book that I really enjoyed. It was sexy, full of emotions, hot, intriguing and full of mysteries. I normally hate books that are political but I actually enjoyed this book a lot.

This book is about a eighteen year old named Peyton whose mother is running for VP and her father who died a couple of years ago. Her father being a good author wrote his biography on his dying breath and that book brought Peyton and her mom i
Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Title: Red Blooded
Author: Caitlin Sinead
Series: No
Cliffhanger: No
Release Date: August 3, 2015
Rating: 3.5
HEA: (view spoiler)

Peyton Arthur is 18 years old and her mother is running for Vice President. He father died a few years earlier. He was an author and his last book was about his life and had a focus on Peyton. So Peyton is dealing with being a celebrity of sorts because of the book and her mom’s campaign. While doing some interviews to help her mom’s campaign Peyton is su
Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
Actual rating 2.5

I was really looking forward to reading this book. It sounded slightly different, but similar enough to books I usually read to intrigue me. However, now I've reached the end I feel sort of let down. I was expecting more from what I read in the blurb and it just didn't deliver on what was promised in my opinion.

Red Blooded started off well, and for around the first 40% it held my attention. I found the writing easy to read and the laid-back style made it pleasant. It wasn't a b
Bff Book Blog
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-rated-reviews
I love a good political plot and Red Blooded by Caitlin Sinead delivered loads of happiness! This is a coming of age story set with the backdrop of a political campaign. Peyton's mother is the United States Vice Presidential Candidate in the middle of a contentious campaign. Peyton's father was a best selling author who wrote a book about life and death as he was dying of cancer. The whole world feels as though they know Peyton even as she's trying to figure out who she is.

Most chapters in Red B
BookWorm 221
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, arcs-2015


I loved this book! It has mystery, politics, drama, love and many more things that made it a really unique read.

When I started reading it I had no idea what to expect, I thought there were going to be to many political plots and I didn’t think I was going to like them a lot. But I was absolutely wrong! This book has the perfect combination of genres to make an amazing read.

Peyton Arthur is the daughter of the Democratic pick for Vice President, so it goes with the terri
Loraine Oliver
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance readers
Recommended to Loraine by: Copy fron NetGalley
Shelves: reviewed-books
Red Blooded is a good book, and I really enjoyed it. It is a story about a young girl who is about to enter first first year of college, and if that is not enough to make a young girl nervous, her mother is running for vice president of the United States, and that is!

Peyton is a well developed character, she is trying so hard to be a help and set a good example for young people but she is young and it is hard for her to be perfect. After a couple of incidents that come to light that are very ups
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I like it when authors get new adult stories right and Hot Blooded does that. It strikes a good balance between showing some of the naïveté that comes along with being young and the pressures, pleasures, and personal convictions that are a reality of adulthood.

A college student on the campaign trail with her VP candidate mom, Peyton is naive, but determined, and throughout the story she learns a lot about herself and what she's made of. She learns about the weight of her words and choices, the f
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015, arc
This is the second book I have read by Caitlin Sinead. I don't usually go for books about US politics as it's something I'm not familiar with or interested in, but I liked the author's style and wanted to check this one out too.

I would hate to have been in Peyton's situation, in the limelight, stalked by paparazzi and needing to think twice before opening your mouth. Dylan isn't my new book boyfriend, I couldn't take all his political pillow talk for the rest of my life. But I still loved them.
Sydney Hancock
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 STARS!!!

I really enjoyed this book. I really felt for Peyton and how she was trying to manage everything at such a young age. Dylan was just the person that she needed but like all young couples (fake or not) they had to wade through everything to get to where they wanted to be. I admit I guessed part of what the twist was going to be but in a good way not in a it was so predictable way. I thoroughly disliked Bain which I think was the point. Dylan also redeemed himself after having a crappy m
Julie Lindsey
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, new-adult
Red Blooded was a fantastic new NA romance that kept me turning pages and dreaming of the hero and heroine whenever I was forced to put my Kindle down. Caitlin seamlessly balances romance and intrigue while giving her young heroine depth and authenticity. The chemistry is made of that pure va-va-voom that can only be captured by a story of toe-curling first love. Thank you Carina, Caitlin and NetGalley for a story I won't soon forget. -- Julie Anne Lindsey. ...more
Nov 05, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Really well done NA romance with a political setting (in the same vein as Emma Barry's books). I enjoyed this but the romance was very slow burn which I like but I never felt as if they make this final emotional connection to be a couple. I liked that the ending was more a HFN than a HEA. It suited their ages and the overall plot very much.
sil ♡ the book voyagers
This. Book!!! I couldn't put it down, I was laughing and enjoying myself too much while reading it. The connection and banter between Peyton and Dylan is big and so very special. Please pick it up.

Review will be up on release day!
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I came across this book on netgalley and I thought I should give it a go because the plot sounded right up my alley. Overall, the book was definitely enjoyable for the most part and I finished it very quickly too which is a good thing so I think a lot of people will enjoy this one!
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
ARC Given.

Review to come!
Diana Benkovská
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
you know how you can feel love through the pages? that's what you can find in this book ...more
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I am represented by Andrea Somberg at Harvey Klinger, Inc. and my debut novel, Heartsick, was published by Carina Press in 2015. My writing has appeared in multiple publications including The Alarmist, The Binnacle, Crunchable, Jersey Devil Press, and Northern Virginia Magazine. I earned a master's degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University in 2011 and have also studied writing at the College ...more

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