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(Prescott Series #1)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  1,141 ratings  ·  159 reviews
Secrets and lies have been the foundation of Lucy Washburn’s life. We’re taught to learn from our past, and she’s definitely learned from hers. Now that she knows what not to do and whom not to trust, her life is finally coming together, just as she hoped.

Until she meets him.

Drake Prescott was that kid; you know the type. Both an athlete and a scholar, he was determined to
Published November 3rd 2015 (first published October 29th 2015)
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Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

This is one of those books that I just don't really have a lot to say about.

It wasn't awful, but it was bland.
Anne OK
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
There's a new hero in town and his name is Senator Drake Prescott - and he's everything a girl could ever want. He's just about as perfect as one can be - including honest and nice. Next to sports-related romances, I really like a good political themed romance, too. This one didn't have too much of the political mud to wade through though. The relationship between the Senator and the school teacher that he meets while visiting her History class, takes the upper hand and never backs off. Lucy and ...more
A.M. Madden
Sep 28, 2015 added it
Shelves: omg-s
First I need to say, I was the first person to have the pleasure of meeting Senator Drake Prescott, and it's a good thing I claimed him before anyone else. I devoured this book, and often threatened the author for more as I beta read every page the moment it was sent to my Kindle. From first page to the last page, I loved every word that brought us Drake and Lucy's story. The best laid out plans mean nothing once fate decides to step in. Drake and Lucy discover this first hand. Loved this book, ...more
This one almost deserves to lose a star for that crappy cover. It honestly doesn't even fit with the story mates.
Shweta Choudhary
Feb 26, 2016 rated it liked it
The story was good, the characters were good but the interaction felt cold, there was no heat.
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
3.5 stars!! I have been reading a fair few political based romances recently and my need for naughty senators is increasing by the day. I initially saw the next book in this series advertised and when I saw that this one was political I had to dive in.

I will say that this was more romance/drama than politics, while Drake is a politician this book only really skirts on his work and focuses more on his relationships. He was adorable, he was perfect and you couldn't help but fall in love with him.

Cyndi Garcia
This book had a lot of potential. But it fell short in keeping my interest. This book is about a over achiever senator falling for a teacher during his visit for a classroom Q and A. The teacher was to mousy and not enough drive. The senator who also is suppose to be driven was weak at times. I had to take breaks for this one.
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read this quite a while ago and haven't had time to review it. Apologies this is going to be quick.

Incumbent while being a fantastic and steamy romance is also very thought provoking. I don't know a lot about American politics but State Senators appear to be the rock stars of the political world, and Drake Prescott may as well be the shining star of all. Not only that but Drake actually cares and wants to make a positive difference to people's lives. He is singularly driven to bring about
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rich businessmen, drummers, journalists, and now politicians, is there anything this author can write about that's not simply awesome? That would be a resounding NO! LOVED LOVED LOVED Incumbent!

Lucy Washburn has been living with secrets and lies for a long time. And it's not that she wants to, she's just learned from her nightmare past, so she starts over from scratch, far from home. Her life is finally smooth when she meets the man who will change her life. Drake Prescott has a dream of
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was pleasantly surprised with this book. Seeing it was about a politician I thought it would be about a slime ball man whore changed by love but I was WRONG!!!
Drake Prescott is not your typical politician he is strong, smart, caring and honest. Drake is also completely devoted to his family and his country. He is just the perfect man!!
Lucy Washburn is a quite, sweet school teacher and her best friend Mason is the only family she has. But Lucy has a secret in her past that she is ashamed of and
Nancy Metsch
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was with out a doubt one of the best books I have ever read.
While I read it, I got pissed, laughed. cried..I may have even yelled at my poor kindle. Lucy Washburn really is an amazing woman. I found that she's a character that I could be friends with in real life. What I really loved with all the crap that her parents put her through she came out on the other end an better person and brave as hell
Drake Prescott is incredible! Yes he's a senator, but he was a clean senator. He made me
Nov 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
The story started off interesting enough but after Lucy's 'secret' was revealed the book was pretty much dead to me after that. It probably comes down to your personal views but this definitely wasn't the book (or author) for me.

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Ashley Jasper
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have been counting down the days to this release since I saw the first teaser. Joanne Schwehm had me completely enthralled in this fast-paced and different love story. My emotions ranged from happiness to heartache to anger and back to happiness with the surprises Incumbent had.

I really liked how different Lucy and Drake were. I haven't read characters like them before. Lucy is shy and reserved. She keeps to herself and only has one friend, Mason. Drake is the guy dreams are made of. He is
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
My early thoughts about Incumbent were not wrong. This book was wonderful. Drake is this honest, intelligent, passionate man who happens to be a politician. Lucy is a teacher who went into teaching for all the right reasons! These are 2 honorable people in a world that loves to tear you down. Their story felt real to me and I wasn't expecting that. I also wasn't expecting the tears but this book did make me cry a little. The other Prescott siblings are amazing as well and I cannot wait for their ...more
So the blurb was interesting - Politics and teaching.

Drake Prescott presidential incumbent - the guy who has it all. Personality, looks, scholar and a determination to make his dreams come true - until he met Her.

Lucy Washburn teacher of political history. Her life was in the place she wanted it to be. Her secrets were buried and she had moved on from the "mistakes" of her past until she invited HIM into her classroom to answer questions on political history.

Instant attraction and they fell in
DNF @ 26%
For me there was just too much Insta everything and too much like Chanel Cleetons' 'Flirting with Scandal', which was a 2015 favourite of mine.
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible
What a great book to start 2017 off with! I loved this book! Meeting the brothers in this family has me excited about the books to come!
Robin B
I quite enjoyed this!!! It was my first book by Joanne Schwehm and definitely will not be my last!!!
Feb 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Had to tap out at 21% because of gems like:

- Mentions Romeo & Juliet as one example of ill-fated lovers in history

- The presumption that sultry looks a couple in a bar are giving each other equals an affair

- "His eyes read like a romantic suspense novel, drawing you in and giving you enough angst to grip your heart."

- A lack of knowledge regarding basic high school physics

- And finally, he's running for political office and she mentions that anyone he gets involved with will have their
Mary McFarlane
Dec 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I really just couldn’t get into this book and it wasn’t for wanting to know how Drake would handle Lucy’s news I most likely wouldn’t have finished it. I did enjoy his family and if their books are ever free like this one I’d read them
Nov 30, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
FREE on Amazon today (11/30/2019)! ...more
Jun 05, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not a fan of insta-love...

And as a staunch advocate for a woman’s right to choose, the fact that abortion was the major complication? Ugh, get over it already.
Angela DeMarco
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Incumbent is a story about politics, romance, and the importance of family. Told in dual POV between Lucy and Drake. The story and characters flowed nicely.

Lucy Washburn is a high school history teacher, who left her past behind her and escaped to West Virginia to start over. She's a smart, funny, caring, beautiful woman who has skeletons in her past and doesn't want them ever to come out. It could potently destroy her reputation as a well respected teacher in the community.
Lucy has a big
Red Cheeks Reads
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love a good naughty, sexy political escapade; the level of power and seduction and secretivity that comes with someone high ranking and the intrigue involved with sneaking around. With Incumbent however, what we get is much more romantic and sweet than raunchy and lewd but it still manages to grasp your attention and deliver a very good and insightful storyline and what helps this along is some sterling characterisation in the form of both the handsome, charismatic United States Senator Drake ...more
Amy Neighbors Senethavilay
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Life is nothing more that a series of choices, and I've learned the hard way that the decisions we make can impact not only our lives, but the lives of others."

Drake Prescott has earned my vote! From the first page to the last, Senator Prescott captured me with his honor, character, and the forthright manner in which he not only ran his campaign, but also his heart. A true family man grounded in the ideals of his country, Drake Prescott is the perfect man to lead this country. But when Lucy
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was such a sweet story!!

Notes worth mentioning for this book:

Great cover - cute, and eyecatching ;)

If the title didn't clue you in then the description probably did: this book has elements of politics but no matter which party you support, reading this book won't get your back up.



I am absolutely blaming my reading tastes of late. I blame my unhealthy diet of Motorcycle Club books and T.M. Frazier's stories I have been scarfing down that
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Politics, mystery and romance? I'm intrigued, to say the least.

With a soft and honest writing style, the story flows effortlessly in double POV between Lucy and Drake. The relationship started off as a sweet crush. A teacher and a senator might seem mismatched but it fueled my appetite for fairytale romance. And that's exactly what this is.

They're both smart, while Drake is driven and respectful, she's kind and devoted. However, there's more brewing under the pretty surface.

The double prologue
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it

I am a big fan of the author's writing. This story flows well, it kept me interested, there were moments that make me giggle and moments that made me fall in love with the characters.

Drake Prescott is a Senator, he is serving his country and loves what he does. He wants to make a difference, he runs a clean campaign and looking at maybe one day being the president. Then he meets Lucy. Lucy is a high school teacher who also has a love for the government is bringing her love to our future. Then
Mary Lou Hoffman
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, series, chick-lit
Series: Prescott #1
Category /Genre: Contemporary Romance
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Received from: Joanne Schwehm (as a gift)
Grammar/editing: ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

This is the first in the Prescott series. They will each stand alone, but I still encourage readers to always read the series in the order released.

Lucy and Drake are the kinds of people I would want to be my friends – honest, sweet, loving, loyal, strong, and
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Incumbent was so, so good. From the first word to the last, I devoured it and could not put it down. Joanne did an excellent job on everything.

This is the story of Drake and Lucy. He is a senator. She is a teacher. They come from two different worlds, both in the past and in the present. Once they meet, both of their worlds are forever changed. Will secrets and lies be the end of Drake’s career and their relationship? Or will they be able to overcome what stands to ruin things?

Joanne definitely
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