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Free mobi ↠ doc The First Affair 9781451643428 ✓ Emma McLaughlin ¸ Jamie McAlister has resigned herself to the fact that in this job market her painfully expensive degree might only get her a position at Starbucks when she suddenly lands a prestigious internship at the White House Although she doesnJamie McAlister has resigned herself to the fact that in this job market her painfully expensive degree might only get her a position at Starbucks when she suddenly lands a prestigious internship at the White House Although she doesn't hit it off with the other interns lockjaws who come from so much money that ten weeks without a paycheck doesn't faze them; she is eager to work hard and make the best of the opportu If you haven’t met an Erica McAlister in your life then you should consider yourself a lucky bastard You can whistle a lovely tune as you march down to The White House roll around on the eagle’s wings in the Oval Office and then high five the Secret Service—the guys with the earpieces and dark sunglasses—before your hands are slapped in cuffs and you spend the next several years of your life contemplating your own stupidity in a maximum security prison somewhere in the middle of Kansas This friend Erica has enough problems to cause a psychiatrist to start pounding whiskey faster than he can fill the glasses in the middle of her agreed upon appointment time She’s a princess a ueen and the entire court rolled into one; she’s the main attraction; she’s been coddled and worshipped since she was in diapers; this is her universe and everyone else merely gets to play in the sandbox; and she tells you her issues just so you can tell her how great she is and maximizing her sympathy points like stock tipsBut by the end of THE FIRST AFFAIR she’d somewhat redeemed herself Not to the point that she and I could have coffee together but to the point that I didn’t need to wipe her existence from my brain via a metal probe and possibly a soldiering ironJamie McAlister her younger sister isn’t without her own issues Being completely starved for attention to the point that she would have adopted a pet tarantula if he would just give her a hug she devoted her time and resources to a completely unattainable man simply because he had given her a look and possibly melted her thong in the process She’s a starfucker of epic proportions The President of the United States POTUS may have made googly eyes at her but she began to view her life as some sort of fairy tale where she was Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel all rolled into one big happy family If naiveté were a full contact sport she’d have the shoulder pads and uniform and helmet and she’d be poised for the ensuing kickoff But instead of rooting for her I felt sorry for her and the massive number of ensuing missteps that somehow completely enclosed her life Instead of being a likeable character she had turned into the princessBrooke Betsy James Greg Lena Peter Paul and Rachelle all lost my sympathy at some point during the novel or never had it at all and I sat back and waited for the hammer to drop on their lives When it did I took some sort of sick pleasure in their ensuing half existenceNone of this is to say this is a bad novel It was light and airy and breezy like a bag of popcorn and it filled me up about as well as cotton candyI received this book for free through NetGalleyCross posted at Robert's Reads

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Icted desires of the most powerful man in the world driving her to her breaking point Jamie can't help but divulge intimate details to those closest to her But she must have confided in the wrong person because she soon finds herself and everyone she cares about facing calculated public destruction at the hands of Greg's political enemies and perhaps no matter how much he cares about her at the hands of Greg himsel Ok I saw the reviews on this one but decided to read it anyway since I have enjoyed EM NK's books in the past The story itself is not bad and is entertaining for the most part My problem was that I found that it was just written strangely I don't think I am too old to get the speech patterns but I found myself rereading whole paragraphs too many times There are a couple of mentions of getting on line at Starbucks to orderand I kept wondering if this was a typo but it came up twice Apparently on line is the same as in lineis this a regional thing? Also there would just be lines of dialogue that would jump from one thing to the next without any kind of smooth transition A few examples of awkward writingpg 34 Because I was following the evaporating trail of a cigarette down the street that I wanted to inhalepg 79 Let's be clear Jamie I'm not now nor have I ever telling you what to dopg 142 The whole conversation with Pattypg 149 The scene with the coatJamie's character was not the smartest but a little of that is too be expected for her age and the situation Her relationship with her sister was strange and actually her whole family dynamic was strange It seemed as though the snippets of interaction with Jamie's family were supposed to give us insight into why she is the way she is but I just found them distracting and we needed time with them to better understand If I didn't have to work so hard to read this I think I could have given it a better rating As it was I was reading with the feeling that too much explanation had been edited out It was just too hard to see exactly what was going on

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The First AffairNity while it lastsAn unexpected encounter late one evening with the charismatic President Gregory Rutland seems like just a fleeting flirtation but when he orchestrates clandestine meetings and late night phone calls their relationship uickly escalates Jamie knows what she is doing is wrong he's married he has kids he's the President Yet each time she tries to extricate herself Greg pulls her back inWith the confl One would think that to be a young intern at the White House one would have to have strong allies an impressive resume intelligence common sense personal integrity and standards luck and be mature enough to conduct oneself appropriately in the scrutinizing eyes of the public or at least not get caught The First Affair proves that the human element can cancel out all the rest In what reads like the ClintonLewinsky debacle authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus plunge us deep into the mind of Jamie a new intern who has gotten a prized position at the White House and manages to find herself in the arms of one of the world's most powerful men the President Of course it all unravels because Jamie apparently has not heard the phrase Loose lips sink ships I failed completely to connect to Jamie her maturity level selfishness and neediness failed to gain much support from me She did come from a dysfunctional family but this does not excuse or explain her actions The character of the president was too weak to be believed he was flat The subplots are what held my interest filled with the intrigue and hidden agendas of Jamie's friends there is definitely a dog eat dog feel to this book but as far as happy endings or even a satisfying ending? I didn't feel it An ARC edition was provided by NetGalley and Atria Books in exchange for my honest reviewExpected Publication Date August 27 2013Publisher Atria BooksISBN 9781451643428Number of Pages 256Genre DramaFictionRecommended Audience New AdultAdultMy Rating 3 starsAvailable from Barnes Noble For reviews check out Tome Tender's Book Blog or find us on Facebook