Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Manview: Prime Minister by Ainsley Booth and Sadie Haller

Welcome to another Manview. For those of you who are new to Manviews, these are reviews of romance novels specifically from a man's perspective, the reader today is my very own Steve. You can find previous Manviews here.

As to this review of Prime Minister, I've also read the book and loved it. You can find my review here.

Prime Minister by Ainsley Booth and Sadie Haller

Prime Minister by Ainsley Booth and Sadie Haller
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Prime Minister by Ainsley Booth and Sadie Haller

ManviewThis story is predominantly an erotic romance. Is this your first erotic romance? What did you think of the erotic aspects of the romance?
I thought the sex scenes were exciting and certainly enjoy fantasizing I have a submissive partner who will do my bidding. However, trying to balance Gavin being into BDSM and having a kinky side along with both being desperately in love and having the attitude required to be ‘prime ministerial’ certainly was challenging and sometimes it came across as not-believable or even silly. However, as the book progressed and it became clear they were in love, the scenes became easier to believe and enjoy.

What did you think of the BDSM aspects of control and dominance with the sex?
First let me admit that I have a bit of a dark side, but I also want to make it clear that I am greatly opposed to one person controlling another person sexually and am ghastly opposed to rape or domination.  However, I do like to fantasize that an older man, a man in a position of power (such as Gavin is) can bend the will of a smart, younger, admiring heroine to his will. Therefore, I actually felt this book was written as much for a man to enjoy as a woman and the hero got what he wanted as much as the heroine did.

What did you think of Gavin's need for dominance and control in sex, and Ellie's natural submissive sexual nature?
I could not reconcile Gavin being a Prime Minister and a kinky sex maniac that would put his career at risk. I thought he was a silly boy indeed!  As for Ellie, how can one not be attracted to a smart, submissive, treasure that she is!

Since the hero is a fictional Prime Minister of Canada, what did you think of the political aspects of the story? Do you think there was enough substance to the politics in the story?
In general, I felt the book was extremely well-written and well-researched from the political angles to the hockey angles. Yes, I thought there was sufficient political intrigue and it was covered well.

What did you think of Gavin and Ellie?
Well as an older, corporate figure who found his own Ellie (as in the wonderful Deanna of Deanna’s World), one has to simply love Ellie!  I also felt Ellie was a real person and strong when it was demanded of her and thought about her life and her life with Gavin and acted appropriately. I felt Gavin was a bit of a goof, not deserving to be Prime Minister. When I was growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s it was just assumed that a woman could not be President or any leader of the free world, as she would be hounded by PMS and God forbid, push the Big Red Button to launch the nuclear warheads at the Russians, and we could just not trust a woman to act appropriately when her hormones were raging due to PMS. I felt the same distrust of Gavin making the right judgement calls given he had a massive erection throughout 90% of the book!

What there anything in particular about the story or writing that stood out to you?
I thought the book was extremely well-written with regard to style and anecdotes. I was really surprised to find out it had co-authors as I heard only one voice throughout. The two authors collaborated with great success on this book.

Would you read other books by these authors, either together or individually?
Yes, I would be tempted to. But not sure I am interested in reading a sequel on Max as he seems a lot darker and more into BDSM than Gavin and that would be too much for me.

How do you think the cohesiveness of the story was given it was written by two authors? Could you tell?
I was truly surprised to find out the book had two authors.

What's next on your reading list?
I await my next assignment for the next Manview (which is a fairly submissive position to be in myself!)

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About the author

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Sadie Haller

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About the reviewer

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  1. Bwahahaha ... how does he do his job as PM with a massive erection 90% of the time throughout the book? :-p Fabulous!!!