Series: The Prescott Series
Author: Joanne Schwehm
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 1, 2015
Cover: Sommer Stein at Perfect Pear Creative Covers Secrets and lies have been the foundation of Lucy Washburn’s life. We’re taught to learn from our past, and she’s definitely learned from hers. Now that she knows what not to do and whom not to trust, her life is finally coming together, just as she hoped.
Until she meets him.
Drake Prescott was that kid; you know the type. Both an athlete and a scholar, he was determined to achieve his goals and dreams, the most important being elected president of the United States. There isn’t anything he desires more than to hear “Hail to the Chief” played in his honor. Now an incumbent U.S. senator seeking reelection and paving his road to the White House, he’s living his dreams.
Until he meets her.
**Incumbent is a stand alone novel intended for readers over 18**
“Incumbent...the title alone would not have grabbed my attention had the cover not blown my mind ;) WOW!!! Then I opened the book and DAAAAAMN, Joanne Schwehm grabbed me from the first chapter and kept me clean through to the last page!!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ~ Amazon Reviewer “First I need to say, I was the first person to have the pleasure of meeting Senator Drake Prescott, and it's a good thing I claimed him before anyone else. I devoured this book, and often threatened the author for more as I beta read every page the moment it was sent to my Kindle.” ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Author A.M. Madden “I vote for Incumbent! Joanne Schwehm has yet to disappoint me. Her writing is effortless and the story is amazing. I can't wait for everyone to meet Drake Prescott. SWOON!!!” ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Author Trudy Stiles
"The way he perused me not only with his touch, but with his eyes - normally a pale blue-green, but now the deeper color of the Caribbean sea - made me want to throw all caution to the wind. I was his if he wanted me to be."
Drake Prescott had it all, elected to the US senate at age 30, he was focused and driven in his career and had no time for dating or relationships until he met high school history teacher Lucy Washburn.
Lucy wants nothing more than to take a chance on a relationship with Drake but secrets from her past threaten their happiness and with Drake running for re-election she's torn between following her heart and keeping his future secure.
I really liked the relationship between Lucy and Drake. I loved Drake's family and the way they welcomed Lucy and made her feel like a part of the family right from the start. I loved how they supported each other, cheered for each other and loved each other.
I don't know much about US politics, sorry, I'm from Canada, but I loved the way this book was written. I loved that Drake stayed classy throughout the book and never wavered in his beliefs. I'm sure that's a rarity for a politician. I loved the happily ever after and all the angst in between. Incumbent is a must read.
4 star review from Alison!
Joanne Schwehm is a wife, mother and romance author who loves to write and read romance. She loves to create stories that readers can get lost in. Her desire is to have readers want to get to know her characters and be a part of their lives. She loves the NY Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys and also enjoys playing golf (and the cute outfits that she gets to buy to wear on the course). Her motto is, "If you can't play well, then look good trying."To put it simply, Joanne believes everyone should have romance in their lives. She hopes her books bring joy and happiness to readers who enjoy modern day fairy tales and breathless moments.