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Published August 14th 2018
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3.5 stars

The author wastes no time jumping into the plot of this book. We are immediately tossed into the murder and mayhem. This worked well for drawing the reader into the book however this was short lived.
I immediately noticed a timeline inconsistencies that I had a hard time getting past. I was hoping that these would have been correct but they seemed to get more pronounced and lasted throughout the book.

I may not have noticed if the romance was there but this part of the book fell short f
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Cheryl Whitty
Reviewed on behalf of http://bookaddict.live,
What a great idea for a romance, the widowed first lady and the Secret Service agent who looked after you when your husband is assassinated in front of her.
When Grace the former first lady needs protection she doesn’t feel like she can trust the secret Service agents, and begs John to come out of retirement to protect her.
Wow what chemistry between Grace and John, what can I say I love big men I think we all loved to think we want to be the center of
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Liz
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As soon as I read the blurb of First A Lady by Jade Cary, I knew I wanted to read it. A former first lady who saw her husband gunned down and the former secret service agent who saved her life. Now she needs him again, but is he the right man for the job?

Grace Coolidge has lost so much in such a short time. But now duty calls again, but who can she trust to truly protect her? John Marin has not been the same since the President was assassinated while on his watch. Now all he wants is solace and
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Lissanne
I have been lucky enough to read some enormously good books as of late, and First A Lady is definitely one of them. This book was glorious, with its rich characters, settings in two countries, and enough mystery to keep you interested.

Grace Ashton Coolidge’s husband, Matt, is the President of the US. When he’s assassinated in New Orleans, she’s pulled out of the line of fire by Secret Service agent John Marin. Marin was in charge of Matt’s protection, and didn’t realise what was happening until
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Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
An American President is assassinated. A First Lady in peril. An ex-Secret Service Agent who is chosen to protect her. All in all, this is a thrilling romantic story that will keep you at the edge of your seats.

This is the story of the aftermath affecting Grace Coolidge after losing her husband in a myriad of intrigue and greed. Knowing too much sentences her to death before she can reveal what she knows. She has to survive in order to share what she knows. To do this, she must hire someone to p
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Gin
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wild ride this is! A fantastic political thriller with a side of a spanking good romance. This is my first read by this author and I love her words. I savored each one. There's so much wonderful writing in this story from the devastating murder plot to the humorous English interactions to the palatable sexual tension to the military style ops action. It starts out as a suspenseful political thriller following the former First Lady, Grace, and a former Secret Service agent, John Marin, in ...more
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
4 stars

I quite enjoyed by first read by Jade Cary. I love a good political espionage book.

Grace Coolidge has had quite the year; her husband-the President of the United States-was assassinated, and a Secret Service agent was killed before her eyes in another shooting. She's been laying low recovering from these horrific events but her respite has come to an end. She's due back in the States to dedicate her late husband's memorial, among other things. Grace knows she needs protection but she no l
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Dimple
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
I quite enjoyed by first read by Jade Cary. I love a good political espionage book.

Grace Coolidge has had quite the year;  her husband-the President of the United States-was assassinated, and a Secret Service agent was killed before her eyes in another shooting.  She's been laying low recovering from these horrific events but her respite has come to an end. She's due back in the States to dedicate her late husband's memorial, among other things.  Grace knows she needs protection but she no longe
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Rjr
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For me, a Jade Cary novel is a treat to be savored, and First a Lady is such a treat! Two people who have lost so much, team up to ensure fate doesn't get a second opportunity at ruining their lives and destroying the country from within. The mystery build up is full of twists and turns and some of those twists echo current political news. The political intrigue, scary and realistic as it is, is just part of the story. For at the heart are two people who find themselves in a position they never ...more
Hanan
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book very much.
When the phrase “politics is a dirty game” then this book showcased it perfectly.
I haven’t read many political themed books but I thought this one was great.
Displaying the differentiating parties both believing they are doing right by we the people.
The story and plot are full of intrigue,mystery those trying to gain power at any cost.
Ms. Cary did an outstanding job with how descriptive the book is.
The details she goes to made me appreciate the book more.
I loved John
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Laura
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
***ARC Provided by the Author and L Woods PR***

Books where there is a compelling reason for the main characters not to be together, you have to really believe in the attraction. In this case, Grace and John have a tragedy in their past, namely that John was part of the Secret Service detail when the President, and Grace's husband, was assassinated.

So, there is a reason for them to stay apart. And, their attraction is the reason for them to get together. Unfortunately, for a lot of the book, I st
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Cassie May
Aug 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Blog
This book was honestly a huge disappointment for me. I loved the idea, the plot and the bones of the story. The blurb intrigued me and I couldn’t wait to get my fingers on this book. I started it as soon as it hit my Kindle and finished in less than a day.
The plot unraveled and I really liked how it turned out, expected some huge secret, something interesting and surprising that would explain all the things that happened to the Coolidges. Yeah, it
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Katie
Aug 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First A Lady
By Jade Cary
** 3.5 stars **
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

I did enjoy this story for the most part! It was completely not what I was expecting and I loved the unpredictability and the action that went on in the book. The first chapter started the story off with a bang which meant my interest was completely captured straight away. I’ve never read anything by this author before so it was great to find a new author to enjoy. I’m not sure that I have read a political
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Treena Ross - Rockstar Book Muse
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Contemporary/Military Romance
4 STARS

I really enjoyed my first read from this author. This is a political, suspense filled romance that had me from the first page.

I love these types of reads and this author did not disappoint. With the pompous attitudes, the entitlement, the wealth, the attitudes and the secrets after secrets and twists and turns had me glued to the pages. First of Lady Grace Coolridge, tough life she has lead and once her president husband has been assassinated things become worse for her. She needs protect
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Badh
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Grace Aston Coolidge is the daughter of a Duke. But more than that, she's also a widowed First Lady. Her husband, Matt Coolidge, was assassinated while he was out on the campaign trail for his 2nd term. One of his Secret Service agents, John Marin, grabbed her and stuck her in a limo and got her away from the scene.

Now, a year later, she's living in England, but has to go back to the US for a memorial, and her hand is being forced when it comes to security. She's turned down the Secret Service
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Teri
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing. That's the first thing that popped in my head when I completed this book. There was quite a bit of intrigue actually. While in the book she was compared to Jackie O, she brought to mind for me Princess Grace of Monaco. She seemed to be a Lady of class and elegance well loved but unappreciated for her part. But he saw her and what she had endured, had been there at her darkest time and she trusted him. Okay she more than trusted him. He saw through her and into her darkest desires and ...more
Naughty Nightie
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Grace faces the one thing you never want to see. Your husband who is president gunned down and killed in front of you. If who wasn't for John Marin one of her husband's secret service agents who whisked her away in the pandemonium she might have been next. Time passes and she approaches John who went into retirement after what happened on his watch. She needs a bodyguard on a trip to U.S.A for a memorial for her husband. She doesn't trust the secret service and manages to coax John away from hi ...more
Mom Who Reads To Escape Reality
First a Lady was my first book I have read by Jade Clary! This book did not disappoint. It was very intriguing, full of mystery and a definite page turner! The plot of this story was so good!

Grace Ashton Coolidge’s husband, Matt, is the President of the US. When he’s assassinated in New Orleans, she’s pulled out of the line of fire by Secret Service agent John Marin. Grace bullies John into keeping her protected, when she decides to go to back to the UK, her home country. She has a dual citizen
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Ree
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing is as it really seems in this political thriller with a steamy, kinky side of romance.

From the very beginning, it is clear to the reader that this is more than just a former First Lady worried about her life a year after the assassination of her husband. John Marin knows that, too, immediately when she seeks him out. Grace Coolidge is less than forthcoming from the very beginning; hiding information and revealing it at her convenience. Yet, his attraction to her prevents him from making
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Jodi Bird (Ruby Red Romance Review)
5 STAR Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review

I must tell you, I'm new to Jade Cary. This book, First A Lady was everything I wanted it to be and more. Grace Collidge is the First Lady when she watches her husband get assassinated right before her eyes. Grace feels like she needs additional protection and there's only one man she wants for the job, John Marin. John has served his time and now he just wants to live his life. But then this is asked of him, it's only right that he steps up. 

This
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Vikki
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grace Coolidge becomes a widow when her husband the president in assassinated. After a year she wants to hire her own protection agent but she's having flashbacks about the day she lost her husband.She is told that she needs protection but she only trusts John Marin. After she tracked him down she goes to convince him. She starts to have feelings for him but she feels guilt as she hasn't told him about the threats she's getting. Just as Grace is about to leave for New York her horse is killed wh ...more
Shelli
I really enjoyed this book! I don't read very many political romances, but this one was good.
Grace was the first lady who found herself suddenly a widow. Marin was the secret service agent who carried her away to safety after her husband was assassinated. When she finds herself suddenly needing protection again, he's the only one she feels she can trust. But trust is a two way street, and she seems to be hiding secrets about something. I'll tell you, if I ever found myself needing a bodyguard,
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Sassy Southern
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intense!!! That is the first word that comes to mind when thinking about this book! Full of mystery and suspense this protector to lover story did not disappoint. This was my first read by Jade Cary, but it will not be my last.

From the very start I was put on the edge of my seat and could hardly put the book down. The things that Grace endures and the strength that she still puts forward show just how strong a character she is. I loved the chemistry between her and John and the banter that went
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Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

My first read from Jade Cary and I am impressed! Action-packed, full of suspense, poise, great characters and a sizzling romance...whats not to like?

This is my first romantic suspense where I felt like I was on a real live action adventure. This book had integrity, and it was so smart and exciting that I didn't want to put it down because I was actually afraid I would miss something. The characters are incredible. The romance and chemistry between Grace and John
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United Indie Book Blog
This is a hot and suspenseful story. The sexual tension between Grace and John sizzles. It is amazing that they are able to keep calm in each other's presence. When they kiss it is hotter than most full sex scenes. John keeps threatening Grace with a spanking. The scene at the New York dinner party is a comic relief. I liked that even though John was upset he was able to see the craziness of the situation.
I was disappointed in the resolution of the danger for Grace. The politics got in the way
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Becky Wise
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
First A Lady is one of those reads that will keep you on your toes. Grace is incredibly strong for everything she has endured. There is such an air of mystery surrounding Grace. You know she is hiding something. I love how you are kept guessing the whole way through. When you first meet John he is a secret service agent for Grace's husband. As you get to know John you can't help love him for his strength and protective nature. I love how he handles Grace with such a firm hand that she didn't rea ...more
Mindy
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book. I think the main characters are strong and that's always a great thing. I think it was a good story. I liked reading how they maneuvered the obstacles that were thrown at them. Walking that line of professional and personal.
For me I never got emotionally involved and found it easy to put down.
Ashley
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall I enjoyed reading it and got through it pretty fast. I did think our heroine was a bit annoying at times. She came across a bit whiny in moments. However I appreciated how she grew and thought there were some tender moments here. The writing could have been more spiced up in dialogue though. It felt stiff in moments as well.

I received a copy of this book and am voluntarily reviewing.
Lauren
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first book by this author and I enjoyed it. Grace becomes a widow when her husband the President is murdered. She only trust one person to protect her John Marin but can she convince him??? Thankfully he has a protective nature and a strength about him. The chemistry these two have is amazing and off the charts. Grace pushes his buttons like none other and it makes for s good fun read.
Dawn Foster
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book by this author that I have read, and I enjoyed it very much. I don't read political romances very often, but this story of a very strong willed former First Lady captured my attention. I loved following John and Grace's story and look forward tom reading more by this author.
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Jade Cary wrote elaborate fantasies in her head from the time she was a small child. The fantasies included strong men and strong, loving relationships. She discovered romance novels quite by accident, once she'd devoured everything by Stephen King and Joseph Wambaugh. Desperate for something new to read, she picked up The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon. After that, she found Scruples, b ...more
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