Review – Commander in Chief by Katy Evans

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Commander in Chief by Katy Evans


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” ~President Ronald Reagan

Growing up in the Virginia suburbs of DC, I was never a fan of politics, but I had two presidents and political heroes whom I greatly admired: one who was before my time, John F. Kennedy, and one was during my childhood, Ronald Reagan. When I heard these presidents speak, both great communicators, I could not help but feel American pride and positivity surge through me. So many candidates feed us broken promises and are all ‘smoke and mirrors.’ Somehow in the past several years, I lost faith in politics and the presidency.

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” ~President John F. Kennedy

I had not felt that feeling of pride, possibility, and positivity for many years until my one of my favorite authors, Katy Evans, wrote a political romance that started with Mr. President and ended with Commander in Chief. THIS DUET BLEW BOTH ME AND MY ANTI-POLITICAL MIND AWAY! Katy Evans’ Commander In Chief is an intoxicating, inspirational, and passionate-powered political romance that dares you to dream big as you fall in love with one beautiful president and his positive politics. OH DID I FALL SO VERY HARD!

Commander in Chief picked up where Mr. President ended but I felt as if I had never stopped reading this spellbinding story. This political scene with one powerful and passionate president, the breathtakingly beautiful Matt Hamilton, still moved my mind and definitely still had my heart. I WAS STILL ALL IN…still on a high from Mr. President, one that grew into one aching addiction with Commander in Chief.

Adrenaline surged through me while I pounded through Commander in Chief like I was running a race…excited…breathless…fearless…as my heart beat out of my chest to the sweet song of love mixed with a world of possibility. I FELL IN LOVE AGAIN AND AGAIN with the dashing president and his gorgeous first lady in Commander in Chief, adoring Matt and Charlotte more than ever in this story. Patriotic pride beamed bright like a beacon of light—a beacon of faith—as I read these wondrous words filled with so much heart and hope, and passion and promise. Commander in Chief make me feel proud to be an American!

“I drink him up like a starved woman, six feet plus of pure fantasy, all packaged in a real man—beautiful beyond belief. So beautiful, I can’t believe beauty like that exists.”

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Oh Matt Hamilton…Mr. President and Commander in Chief…where do I begin?!? This man is beautiful inside and out with his dark, dark eyes, and over six feet of all man. His passion, promise, huge heart, and hope for everything great were inspiring and heartwarming! This man and president are PURE PERFECTION!

“I don’t want to forget that for a little while, Matt Hamilton—forty-sixth president of the United States—was mine.”

Beautiful red-haired and blue-eyed Charlotte Wells grew up with her crush and reunited ten years later, her once lover and now president, Matt Hamilton, but had to let him go months ago so he could pursue his White House dreams and not be distracted by her…though the pain of letting him go eats at her alive every day as it does Matt. Two broken-hearted lovers needed to be reunited so their hearts could become whole.

“I want to be able to kiss you anywhere, anytime I want.”

My eyes teared up with these declarations of love that lit my soul on fire. Oh Matt’s sweet words to Charlotte made me melt like chocolate on a hot day. The Commander in Sweet made me smolder and swoon. I LOVED MATT SOOO MUCH!

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“Every time we kiss feels like the first time, but this time feels like it’s the only time.”

Charlotte and Matt’s kisses were a combustible mixture of fire and fate that when fueled by the flames, created an inferno that, once ignited, may forever burn…always there. Their passion was off the charts heat and heart—unbreakable and unstoppable—like their love for each other.

“He takes a moment to look down at my kissed lips—at me. In the way only he sees me, as if he knows my every dream and fare and nightmare, and all I have been and ever will be. As if he knows that I…was and am and will always be his.”


Oh sweet sigh. These words of beauty shone through the pages, words that touched me everywhere: body, heart, mind, and soul.

“I’m in over my head for this girl. Once I thought I couldn’t do both, govern a broken country and have her. But I know now that I will die trying to do both. This is who I am. I’m the president and a man.”


Katy Evans’ Commander in Chief seduced me, as I scorched and swooned, a power play of words that caught every piece of me until I fell so very hard in love. This story rendered me breathless, so full of exhilaration and emotion, where I felt every word…FELT EVERYTHING.

I was powerless to the power of this story, one of politics and passion, one of love and life. This story did not just hit this Virginia gal, this DC area native, and American patriot; Commander in Chief tore at my military wife heart. This story moved me…ALL OF ME.

Oh did Katy Evans’ enlightening and emotionally-entangled words make me BELIEVE! I BELIEVED IN LOVE…I BELIEVED IN POLITICS…I BELIEVED IN THESE FEEL-WORTHY WORDS. I dared to dream and I DREAMED BIG as I pounded through these pages, passion and promise penetrating every piece of me.

Commander in Chief is so much more than a politically-powered romance. It’s heart and hope…inspiration and passion…beauty in words…magic. It’s a dream for the future of America. It’s making every moment count.

Mr. President and Commander in Chief should be every president’s bible. If every president could be non-partisan and positive like Matt Hamilton, voting would be a seamless. Matt Hamilton, while a fictional president, should be real, a model for every campaign and one that would make America’s forefathers beam with pride just like I did while inhaling this brilliant book.

Katy Evans painted Commander in Chief to perfection in a book that’s sheer brilliance from beginning to end. I was besotted as this book buzzed excitement, so full of love and life, blasting big dreams through me. I FELL HARD. I FELL FAST. I FELL IN LOVE WITH EVERYTHING COMMANDER IN CHIEF. Intoxicating and incredible, Commander in Chief COMMANDED ME…every part…JUST EVERYTHING. I LOVED IT ALL. I’m still wrapped up in this dream of a story and I’m still DREAMING BIG.

“You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we’re all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it’s going to be over, and you better make this count.” ~Nancy Reagan

Commander in Chief COUNTS.

★★★★★ but worth 10 ‘dream big’ stars


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The sizzling second installment of the White House series, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

We fell in love during the campaign.
The stakes were high.
Reputations could have been ruined.
Scandal hovered over us like a cloud.
Now the man I love is the President of the United States of America.
And its not my vote he is after.
He wants it all.
My heart. My body. My soul.
He wants me by his side.
In the White House.
Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten.
I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in history. But it seems like history wasn’t done with me. The part where I lost my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning…


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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen katylanguages across the world.



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