At the Pleasure of the President, The Perfect Gentlemen, Book 5
The thrilling conclusion of the twisting, page-turning Perfect Gentlemen series…
Decades ago, ambitious Zack Hayes set his sights on the White House. He’s worked his whole life to become the leader of the free world—attending the right schools, marrying the perfect bride—all to aid his campaign. He didn’t realize someone behind the scenes has been pulling the strings to manipulate Zack and the country he loves into a dangerous position—one he will risk his life to wrench free from. The one thing he can’t risk is Elizabeth Matthews.
From the moment she met Zack Hayes, Liz felt the connection. Serving as his campaign manager and then his press secretary, she accepted that her love for him would remain unrequited. Still, she’d thought they were friends, so when he pushed her aside, she felt the stab in her heart. And when she realizes he’s done it to protect her, nothing will stop Liz from standing by his side—not even the men who would use her as a weapon against him.
As shocking secrets are revealed, Zack and Liz find succor and passion in each other’s arms. When the ultimate villain shows his face, Zack may have to choose between his country and the woman he loves….
Wish the series hadn’t ended
Loved this series
This series has been so good I’m a little sad I’ve finished it. This finale effectively ties up all the loose strings and answers questions the reader has had since book 1. I loved Zach and Elizabeth’s story, and I loved the epilogue which touches on the future lives of all of the main characters. I only hope I can find another series this good.
What the WHAT?!?!
"Elizabeth being here—so close and yet so far away—was like dangling a match over the kindling of his self-control."
What the WHAT?!?! I've been anxiously waiting for this final installment in The Perfect Gentlemen series. It grabbed my attention from the beginning, keeping me on the edge of my seat as I waited for what I was afraid of, and what I hoped for, to happen. I turned each page holding my breath, not knowing what to expect. I have become very attached to all of the perfect gentlemen, and their ladies. Though, I must confess that I wanted to slap at least one of them upside the head a time or twenty while reading this story.
Zack has always been the voice of reason among the group of friends. He's always had his eye on the prize. Knowing that eventually his sacrifices would pay off and he'd make it to the White House. When his friends went wild having fun, he had to reign himself in to protect his future. He strategically followed the plan, mapping his career, keeping himself under control at all costs. He thought that there wasn't anything that would make him risk the presidency... until her.
Liz felt their connection instantly. She knew he was something special. But, he wasn't hers. She worked tirelessly as his press secretary, admiring him and loving him in secret. They'd grown close over the years. Friends that supported and confided in each other. At least that's what she thought until he pushed her away. That soft look that used to be just for her has turned hard. Those unspoken messages that used to pass between them stopped. Her world stopped turning at the loss.
There are so many things that blew my mind while reading this incredible saga. Things became clearer and more confusing at the same time. Missing pieces were found and relationships were stretched to the breaking point. What I thought I knew, I didn't. The direction I expected to go ended up being detoured and I was tempted to jump off the crazy train before it crashed. But, I'm so glad I hung on for the finale, it was epic! Was that clear as mud? Sorry, but it is a ride you need to experience for yourself, one bump and curve at a time.