Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Release date – 24th April 2018
Do I have another addition to my ‘swoon worthy boys’ shelf?
Yes. Yes I do.His name is Ian and I’m in love.
I didn’t really know what to expect with The President’s Daughter. I thought there was a high risk of it being cheesy, but it totally wasn’t. I pretty much loved it immediately.
After a car accident that took away her ability to walk unaided, Alix’s relationship with her father – now the President of the United States – has taken a serious nose-dive. Whereas they were once each other’s best friend, now Alix can’t help but think that her dad is embarrassed of her crippled daughter, despite her above-average IQ and her drive to be a good daughter. So when she gets the opportunity to work within the Secret Service, spying and doing odd jobs for them, she jumps at the chance to make her dad proud of her again.
(And the fact that her teacher/colleague is a totally charming, geeky dreamboat doesn’t hurt either, I’m sure.)
As a series of assassination attempts on the President’s life, Alix must put all of her training to use in order to find the perpetrator – and stop innocent people from being accused.
Alix is honestly such a sweet main character; you could feel her heartbreak whenever her dad shunned her, whenever he doubted her abilities. She has some serious self esteem issues at the beginning, but it was lovely to see her come into her own towards the end of the book.
The reason that I didn’t give this book five stars is because the dreaded love triangle makes an appearance again.
In all fairness, it’s not a terrible love triangle, it’s actually quite understandable; Alix has had a crush on her best friend, Sam, for years now and then all of a sudden has feelings for the newcomer, Ian, so obviously she’s gonna be confused. I get that. But that doesn’t mean that love triangles don’t still irritate me, and going from Alix’s feelings for Sam and then Ian practically gave me whiplash. I’m hoping to god that it doesn’t get dragged out in book two, as Alix does seem to know what her heart wants at the end of this book.
Honestly, though, I definitely think that Micky O’Brady is an author to watch!
*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*