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Published August 14th 2018
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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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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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Lissanne Jones
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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Jane Kelsey
May 30, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2-stars
This novel started out so perfectly I couldn't have seen myself giving it less than 5 stars, unfortunately for me, their sexual relationship did not feel true to their characters and his attitude towards her was ridiculously misogynistic most of the time. I felt that First a lady was a really good story ruined by the author's sexual fantasies - I have no issues with the fantasies themselves, but it just did not mesh with who these people are. It was also more sex than actually protecting the fir ...more
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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Janet
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

Grace Ashton Coolidge will never forget the horror of seeing her husband, President Matthew Coolidge, gunned down by two rogue Secret Service agents on that convention stage, and she will never forget the agent who carried her to safety. Now, Grace
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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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Jennifer M.
(2.5 stars, rounded to 3) Thanks so much to NetGalley and the publisher for the free copy in exchange for my honest review! All opinions are completely my own.

I have some very mixed feelings about this book. I feel that it's important to note that, while they aren't the majority of what I read, I have nothing against passionate romance novels. I love a good guilty pleasure romance as much as the next guy, and a well written sex scene can be really great. That being said, I don't think that this
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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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Sharon Grow
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The President of the United States is assassinated, on stage, as he is preparing to announce his plan to run for four more years. His wife had just left the podium when he is taken out by two secret service agents. Why would the secret service kill the president? First Lady Grace Ashton Coolidge will never forget the sight as she is removed from the stage by John Marin, a secret service agent assigned to the President’s detail. John resigns after the event and moves to St. John, U.S. Virgin Isla ...more
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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Helena#bookdreamer
Thank you netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I liked that the author takes us into the action from the beginning. Right into the scene where the president is murdered and the secret agent, John is unable to save him. We meet Grace, the first lady who is described as beautiful, posed and determined like Grace Kelly. She is a grieving widow who seeks out the agent who saved her life that night and helped her feel safe. Except John is haunted by what occurred and blam
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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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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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Mary Hart
3.5 stars

The story was exciting and built up well. It was obvious that the heroine had some secrets she wasn't being forthcoming with and that the hero was a bit broodly alpha male. I thought there were occasions when Grace appeared spoilt for no good reason and some of her actions seemed misplaced. John was Ok as a character but possibly needed a bit more depth. I only reaslised some of his angst towards the end of the book. This was a contemporary story so not my normal genre. I did wonder whe
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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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Nancy
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great read. First Lady Grace Ashton Coolidge has just introduced her husband in New Orleans when he is shot by two of his secret service detail. John Marin is standing behind the president but by the time he realizes what happened it is all over. He picks Grace up and take her out of there as fast as he can. He does not see her again until she is standing in front of him asking for his help. He is enjoying the easy life on his boat in the Caribbean and does not want to be back in the ...more
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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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