RELEASE DATE: 27TH AUGUST 2016
What if you can’t help but hurt the person you love?
Kat Cullen has it all—a staff writer position at the New York Times, beauty, independence—until she finds herself alone on the subway at night with a rapist. Saved by Alex Summer, a democratic candidate running for mayor of New York, she develops an unexpected friendship with him.
Alex’s chaotic past is the kind of juicy scoop every political reporter dreams of—which is why he keeps it hidden. But as he starts falling in love with Kat, he opens up to her about his darkest secrets. What he doesn’t know is that Kat already knows all about him, and she’s on an assignment to expose his history.
Caught between truth, love and ambition, two people must figure out the politics of the heart. Coming August 27th (available on Kindle Unlimited.)
Copy received from author for an honest review
Remember that movie from the 90's, The American President, where the President falls in love with a lobbyist, and it could be detrimental to his career?
That was the vibe I got from In My Arms Tonight.
Mayoral candidate Alex and political journalist Kat Cullen's relationship didn't start off in the normal way, and from that moment on it was on like Donkey Kong. There is so much spark between them, but both of them know that it can't be. They know what being together could do to both of their careers, but also know that what they feel doesn't come along every day.
I adored the push/pull between them. And not just between them, but also in each of their minds.
I wanted them to be together, I wanted them to say stuff it, let's do this. I wanted them to take that leap, to take a chance on falling in love.
I felt for Kat when she had to make decisions about doing what she knows she has to do and protecting the man she is falling for.
I did feel though that when things happened, they were all wrapped up a little too nicely and a lot to quickly for my liking (but this may just be me). I wanted more anger, more angst, maybe some begging and pleading! Don't get me wrong, I wanted them to have a HEA but I wanted them to fight for it. I kind of felt that things were a little unfinished (again, this could just be me).
I am not going to lie - it did take me a while to connect with both characters, but Kat more than Alex. I think what we got of Alex at the beginning helped with the connect. It also took a while for me to feel the connection between the pair, but once I did it was quite palpable.
This is my first Sasha Clinton read, and I will read more in the future.