By Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
The number one New York Times bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries go back with “a convincing portrait of a broken younger lady whose head is became by means of the attentions of a speeding and strong political figure.…An completely soaking up page-turner” (Booklist).
I was once twenty-two years outdated in basic terms 3 weeks out of school.
I notion my entire lifestyles was once beginning...then he kissed me.
Jamie McAlister has resigned herself to the truth that during this activity marketplace, her painfully dear measure may perhaps basically get her a place at Starbucks, whilst she all at once lands a prestigious internship on the White apartment. even though she doesn’t get on well with the opposite interns—who come from loads cash that ten weeks with no paycheck doesn’t faze them—she is raring to work flat out and make the simplest of the chance whereas it lasts.
An unforeseen stumble upon past due one night with the charismatic President Gregory Rutland feels like only a fleeting flirtation, but if he orchestrates clandestine conferences and late-night mobile calls, their dating fast escalates. Jamie understands what she is doing is incorrect: he’s married, he has young children, he’s the President. but at any time when she attempts to extricate herself, Greg pulls her again in.
With the conflicted wishes of the main strong guy on the earth using her to her brink, Jamie can’t aid yet reveal intimate info to these closest to her. yet she should have confided within the unsuitable individual, simply because she quickly reveals herself, and everybody she cares approximately, dealing with calculated public destruction by the hands of Greg’s political enemies, and—perhaps regardless of how a lot he cares approximately her—at the palms of Greg himself.
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We’re the one humans right here. ” His presidential absoluteness resurfaced as he buttoned his blazer. “Don’t get sucked into the hysteria. You’re too shrewdpermanent for that. ” This used to be it. the previous few moments. Questions swarmed, batting one another out of how like determined exiles attempting to board the final boat. was once this diverse from Brianne? used to be this genuine? Do you care approximately me? may still I look forward to you? in its place I requested . . . “You informed me to name you Greg after we first—met. Even Amar doesn’t name you Greg. Why? ” He paused for a moment and that i anticipated yet one more evasion. “Because of ways I felt at that moment,” he acknowledged quietly, the reply tough for him. “The means i think at these moments,” he further, acknowledging the continued grip of his anxiousness. “That isn’t the place of work. That’s me. nobody yet you has ever visible me like that. ” “Not even Susan? ” It used to be the top. i'll say it. “Susan doesn’t see me. ” “Sir? ” Jean known as pointedly from her table. “Your subsequent appointment simply checked in on the gate. ” “Yes, thank you! ” he projected out to her, his booming voice at odds together with his expression, wasted from what had handed among us. “This was—I shouldn’t have referred to as you in. ” His hair flopped down and we either went to push it away, his hot palms enclosing mine for a final moment. “I’m completely satisfied you probably did. regularly do—if you ever end up unencumbered . . . ” He smiled so unfortunately, the creases round his eyes deepening. “Jamie, in 3 years I’ll be capable of reconsider loads of issues. yet by means of then—” His voice stuck. “You’ll be conquering the realm, clubbing each evening. ” “Clubbing. ” I smiled again. “You’re relationship yourself,” I stated, repeating my quip from our first telephone name as panic surged. “I love you. ” He by surprise beaten me opposed to him. “I love you, too. ” simply as quick, he grew to become away, his again to me, yet I’m convinced he acknowledged, “This isn’t goodbye,” sooner than the door close. • • • I again to the DOHS as though there have been a tow-truck hook sunk into my again, its metal cable stretching farther and farther around the urban. At protection I stared into my handbag for my identification, startling while a guy stated my identify. “Yes? ” He slapped an envelope into my hand. “You’ve been served. ” The defend seemed me over because the guy hustled away. My middle gave the impression of a box of startled birds retreating. visit your table. I walked throughout the scanner and into the lobby—the shield needed to chase me right down to go back my identification. Call—who? Who do I name? Paul was once looking at as I stood, coat on, envelope in hand. I observed the Edith Wharton tile atop a few papers and, no longer understanding what else to do, positioned it in my bag. My line rang and that i picked it up, yet couldn’t converse. “You ok? ” I regarded over and observed that it was once Paul. He hung up and got here speedy over as i began to hyperventilate. Guiding me through my forearm, he led me again out to the corridor. I choked out approximately being subpoenaed, approximately Amar Singh, how he should have given me up in the course of his deposition. He was once the one who sought after me out of the White condominium. He’d sought after Paul out, too, hadn’t he? Paul tugged me right into a hug as a trio of fits from the following workplace handed, urgent my face into his chest to muffle my questions.