Misadventures of the First Daughter by Meredith Wild, Mia Michelle Review

Misadventures of the First Daughter started out sizzling hot and fell bad after the first "contact". There wasn't that much tension-building after which I eventually found boring and their romantic activities feel tacky. In the end, I don't see any real conflict in the story and that's what makes for a bad plot. Plus, the female protagonist doesn't have a real spine.

Misadventures of the First Daughter by Meredith Wild, Mia Michelle Review
Misadventures of the First Daughter by
Series: Misadventures
Date Published:
Publisher: Waterhouse Press
Language: English
Genre: Erotica, Romance
ISBN: 9781943893454
Format: Hardcover (I got an eARC via NetGalley for an honest review)

Charlotte Daley is the daughter of the newly elected POTUS. An only child, she’s both spoiled rotten and entirely neglected by her powerful family. She’s been forced to eat with the right forks, smile at all the right times, and be the picture of perfection for months. Now that her father is in office and too busy to know she exists, she’s determined to exercise her new freedom before she heads back to college in New York.

Zane Parker has one job—to protect the President’s daughter, all day, every day. But she’s been on a partying spree since the inauguration, heading down a dangerous path that threatens to ruin her reputation and cause a major scandal for her father. Zane will lose his job if he can’t get her under control. Except he wants to sleep with her as badly as he wants to set her straight. She needs discipline. And he might be just the one to give it to her.

When unexpected circumstances tie Charlotte to D.C. for the foreseeable future, Zane makes her an offer that’s anything but honorable. He’ll give the first daughter all the thrills she’s seeking in exchange for one thing… Her obedience. Fascinated by Zane’s dark promises, Charlotte agrees. Submission has never felt so good. But as Zane brings her deeper into his forbidden desires, enemies surface and danger lurks…

Review

I really like the idea of a "bodyguard and his charge" romantic story. It's being tagged as taboo on other books, and I thought that was hot. I remember a favorite local author touching on the very idea and amped up the forbidden factor by making the bodyguard at least twice the age of his guardee (for a lack of a better word; I just don't know the term) and the daughter of his friend. That author has only written a few books and since I've forgotten the title, couldn't find it even on Amazon.

Yes, I love the concept of a taboo-like relationship between a bodyguard and the woman he's supposed to protect yet somehow, I couldn't bring myself to buy an ebook tagged as such. Most of the ratings are just terrible. Then finally, I found this on NetGalley and thought to myself that I wouldn't be wasting some money and the early reviews are terrific. Unfortunately, I don't have the same standards with them.

Goddamn, I've missed this place.

So do I, Zane. I miss dominion clubs in my reading materials. It's good to be finally back. I didn't even know there is such a scene in this book. It's a delightful surprise. But then I waited for some delightful scenes... and none came. The authors put a dominion club but you will never see real dom activities. There was a sneak peak for the background characters but I didn't perceive that with Zane. The authors put some things but they didn't stir me a bit.

Don't bother looking for real kinks here. Everything's just vanilla.

I don't know the specifics of the Secret Service but Zane is way too young. 25. Really? Because of his youth and in my eyes, lack of experience, the book fell short on making me like him. Somehow, knowing his age was a huge turnoff.

As an online freelancer, I rarely go out of the house. Socializing is the least of my agenda. I know social cues, of course. But anyway, I guess there's a strong emphasis on a couple's "playing house". Is it really a big thing when a guy cooks dinner for the two of you at your own kitchen? The book tries to imbibe to me that that scenario is sweet and here I am, frowning about it. Fine, it must be sweet.

The book's conflict was not as threatening, it was lame. There's no substantial motive on the bad guy. Whatever was his goal was just intangible. What's more lame? There was a part in this chapter about Zane near the end that has been italicized. There was no point. The chapters were written with the character's POV so there's no point emphasizing their thoughts when you were just reading their thoughts to begin with. It was not even a flashback, for eff's sake.

And those incriminating photos? How the eff did they suddenly land on the enemy's hands that fast? The lackey must be The Flash. If not, I can just imagine how hard the lackey's life must be, worse than the agents' in that particular errand.

I really tried to love this book. I really did. Why have I fallen out of liking this book after Charlotte and Zane's first tango? Was it because Zane has already tasted the forbidden fruit early on? I really thought hard about it.

And then it hit me.

Charlotte was a typical damsel in distress. Heck, weak girl can't even put up a fight. I hate it when the female character has to always rely on the male character's protection. You would have thought that because her parents were ALWAYS in the politics business, they would have the decency to have their ONLY CHILD trained with anything. Perhaps, a little bit of martial arts. She doesn't even need to have a high-ranking belt. She could also use a bit of marksmanship training. But no, the First Family were just a bunch of stupid people. At least some actors in real life did better for their kids. They had them trained.

Speaking of actors, at least Olivia Munn (Psylocke of X-Men: Apocalypse) has a black belt in Taekwondo. She's one strong woman whom I prefer.

I hate a weak female protagonist. You can be vulnerable but you must have the capacity to defend yourself even just a little.

My total disconnect with Charlotte is the major factor I don't like this book.

Anyway, here's a passage that I love:

I wish I could stay home and linger in the memories we made last night, but real life is calling again.

That's how I feel about reading books. I just want to keep on reading and not give a care about bills.

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