Never My Love

· The President’s Daughters Book 1 · Ocean View Books
24 reviews

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He finally finds a woman he can love, but she wants to be president of the United States!

Annalise Manwaring inherited the ambition gene from her presidential father. She planned her schooling and each of her jobs all to reach her goal of occupying the Oval Office. Nothing’s going to stop her.

Luke Branson has always resented Annalise, even before he met her. Wounded by life, he was poor and scrapped for necessities and an education, whereas she was given everything on a silver platter. Even when he meets her as an adult at The Justice Project, he can’t quell those old feelings.

However, when new feelings emerge for them both, they’re forced to chose between their jobs and their love. Or are they? Set in the world of D.C. politics, watch and see how these two star-crossed lovers interact. With the stakes so high, will they figure out a way to be together?

Take a look at all the President’s Daughters: NEVER MY LOVE, LIE WITH ME, BE MINE AGAIN, NOT FOR YOU and LOST TO US.

24 reviews
Connie Toler
February 10, 2022
I received a complimentary copy of this book and I am voluntarily reviewing it. I adored this story. This is a first book in the author's new series, The President's Daughters. It has been some time since President James Manwaring has made an appearance. He first appeared in an earlier series, To Serve and Protect. Also Alessio Gentileschi, the King of Casarina, who was the father to the daughters of the Gentileschi Sisters make a small appearance. It felt like getting back in touch with some old friends. This story is a solid one and a great start to the series. It is written in a multi-person POV. I love how the plot flowed from scene to scene. There were some really poignant ones and some really funny ones. My emotions were high then low. Laughter and tears here. I really can't wait for more stories of the Manwaring sisters. Annalise Manwaring is the oldest daughter of the former President. She herself wants to run for that particular office some day. Currently she just started to work at The Justice Project (TJP). This will be a great foundation to her political aspirations. She will still work at the law firm one day a week to help with pro bono clients. The sticky point is her new boss doesn't like her. Luke Branson is one of the senior members at TJP. Luke went into the foster system along with his younger brother at an early age. Once Luke became an adult, he changed his name to put the past behind him. Unfortunately that meant that his brother would not be able to locate him when they were older. Luke is jealous of Annalise's tight-knit family. She had the proverbial "silver spoon" while he struggled and scraped for everything his had. These two are total opposites in almost every way. I love how the author wove such an intriguing tale. I really hated to see this come to an end. I can't wait for the next book. There were some slightly sexy scenes that were not too graphic in nature but short and brief. They never over-powered the story in my opinion.
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karen allen
February 2, 2022
This is the first book in Kathryn Shay’s new series about the daughters of former President Manwaring. Annalise works at the Justice Project where they research candidates for office and decide who to endorse. She works with Luke Branson who initially resents the life of privilege that Annalise grew up in since he had a life of struggle in foster care. As they get to know each other better, their attraction grows. Annalise loves politics and has ambitions to one day be a candidate for president. We also get to meet Annalise’s sisters who will each have their own story in the future books of this series. Looking forward to reading the other books in this series.
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Ellen White
January 8, 2022
Annalise maybe a President daughter, she is grounded and well liked, doing work she loves as well as pro bono work. A new assignment came with a death threat. A senior partner is Luke, his dislike of her is obvious, can they work together. She is ambitious, with high goals. I like the series, the warmth that she and her father has. As well as with her other siblings and those she meet thru working. Looking forward to next one Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion
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About the author

A NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Kathryn Shay has been a lifelong writer and teacher. She has written dozens of self-published original romance titles, print books with the Berkley Publishing Group and Harlequin Enterprises and mainstream women’s fiction with Bold Strokes Books. She has won five RT Book Reviews awards, four Golden Quills, four Holt Medallions, the Bookseller’s Best Award, Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year and several “Starred Reviews.” Her novels have been serialized in COSMOPOLITAN magazine and featured in USA TODAY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and PEOPLE magazine. There are over five million copies of her books in print, along with hundreds of thousands downloaded online. Reviewers have called her work “emotional and heart-wrenching.”

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