Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
My pick this week is: The First Affair by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
out August 27 in hardcover from Atria - Goodreads
In the latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, a woman looks back at her summer internship at the White House when she was seduced by the President of the United States and drawn into a complex affair destined to destroy both her and the presidency.Following college, Jamie McAllister wins a prestigious internship at the White House that she has no idea will irrevocably alter her life. An unexpected flirtation with the handsome and charismatic Gregory Rutland quickly leads to an emotional relationship she is ill equipped to handle at twenty-two. Each time she tries to extricate herself Greg is unable to find the strength to let her go. Meanwhile, the opposing party mobilizes to annihilate his presidency by any means necessary.
As Greg’s conflicting desires drive her to the breaking point, Jamie can’t help but reveal intimate details to those closest to her. But she must have unburdened herself to the wrong person—because within a matter of weeks Jamie finds herself, and everyone she loves, facing highly calculated destruction at the hands of Greg’s political enemies.
With her every mistake dragged out for the world to judge, Jamie has to endure an unprecedented trial in the court of public opinion—with the fate of the President, his party, and the country at stake.
Now, years later, can the woman infamously known as the “girl in the blue dress” make sense of this affair, and the trauma it wrought, for the world—and for herself?
I really loved Between You and Me when I read it last summer (thank you Atria & NetGalley!!) and I've just been *hoping* that the authors would have another book out I could read this summer.
Their last novel had that fantastic mix of celebrity and family drama that I seem to love -- and wish I could find in more (well written) books. It was a brilliant summer book. (Really, an any time book, but especially for summer.)
The First Affair looks like it's going to be fantastic as well. It's clear that it's mirror something that did actually happen, but I expect that to just be a starting point as it was in Between You and Me.
I really can't wait to read this one and see where Emma and Nicola take the character of Jamie and her story -- and where the 'years later' part takes things, too. Should be a fantastic read.
(And Between You and Me came out in paperback with a great - and very apt - new cover, yesterday. Perfect way to go get it and read it if you haven't already!)
What are you waiting on this week? Link me to your post if you have one and/or tell me in the comments.