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I was twenty-two years old only three weeks out of college. I thought my whole life was beginning Jamie McAlister has reed herself to the fact that in this job market, her painfully expensive degree might only get her a position at Starbucks, when she suddenly lands a prestigious internship at the White House. An unexpected encounter late one evening with the charismatic President Gregory Rutland seems like just a fleeting flirtation, but when he orchestrates clandestine meetings and late-night phone calls, their relationship quickly escalates.

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Yet each time she tries to extricate herself, Greg pulls her back in. Rating details. Thanks to the kindness of a friend, she's able to live rent free But she is restless and wants a real, paying job.

Instead of being a likeable character, she had turned into the princess. Community Reviews. Start your review of The First Affair. Jamie knows what she is doing is wrong: he's married, he has kids, he's the President. And then they cross with a little more passion. When it did, I took some sort of sick pleasure in their ensuing half-existence. Internships don't pay for student loans.

Blame them? We know why Jamie is attracted to Rutland, and we come to learn why he is attracted to her. Do you ever wonder about the women involved in sex scandals? She got an internship at the White House and is singularly unimpressed. Firsr affair if I worked with him, I would have been more open to him, sexually speaking. Published August 27th by Atria Books first published January 1st More Details Other Firsr affair Friend Reviews.

She is hopelessly naive, but that's what makes her so believable as a character. Sort order. Pity them? Being completely starved for attention, to the point that she would have adopted a pet tarantula if he would just give her a hug, she devoted her time and resources to a completely unattainable man, simply because he had given her a look and possibly melted her thong in the process. Hardcovers.

Details if other :. She occasionally allows reality to creep in, but she refuses to let it take root. More filters. What twenty-two-year-old woman in love with an older man or any age firsr affair, for that matter manages to think straight? Jamie is wonderfully written. An unexpected encounter late one evening with the charismatic President Gregory Rutland seems like just a fleeting flirtation, but when he orchestrates clandestine meetings and late-night phone calls, their relationship quickly escalates.

She cannot conceive of him ever abandoning her or betraying her. Aug 25, Amy rated it it was amazing. Perhaps if I worked with him, I would have been more open to him, Do you ever wonder about the women involved in sex scandals? And so we come to First Affair, which tells the story of a young college graduate's White House internship and the close - I do mean close - proximity in which she finds herself with the President of the United States.

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Other editions. Or any sort of speaking. Until, that is, a chance meeting in the hallway. Nicola Kraus Goodre Author. Want to Read saving…. Lists with This Book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please up. It was light and airy and breezy like a bag of popcorn, and it filled me up about as well as cotton candy. Refresh and try again. Enlarge cover. We can guess, based on what we know of other powerful men brought down by their dangly bits.

But she must have confided in the wrong person, because she soon finds herself, and everyone she cares about, facing calculated public destruction at the hands of Greg's political enemies, and perhaps no matter how much he cares about her at the hands of Greg himself. Error rating book. Showing Average rating 2. Jamie is, remember, young.

Jamie's affair resembles Firsr affair in many ways: the physical natures are quite similar, and the scandal surrounding it erupts with the same feral ferocity. Yes, there is the matter of Mrs. We don't find out much about her, but there is a photograph of her with her husband that piques Jamie's guilt.

There is quite a bit of intrigue going on here as well. Jamie McAlister has reed herself to the fact that in this job market, her painfully expensive degree might only get her a position at Starbucks, when she suddenly lands a prestigious internship at the White House. She comes to question her character judgments, and rightfully so. Or maybe Rutland's passion for Jamie was so intense that the threat of scandal and ruin just did not matter.

She is impressionable. What we don't firsr affair is why he risked so much the affair takes place during an election cycle to be with her. None of this is to say this is a bad novel. Cross-posted at Robert's Re View all 4 comments. I didn't find Bill Clinton to be particularly good looking, and certainly not hot, but power is the ultimate aphrodisiac thank you, Henry Kissinger, for giving voice to thatso who knows? The President of the United States POTUS may have made googly eyes at her, but she began to view her life as some sort of fairy tale, where she was Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel, all rolled into one big happy family.

Do you want firsr affair ask them, "What the hell were you thinking? Perhaps it is as simple as hubris.

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The romance - and it is a romance - is fascinating. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I'll admit that I was fascinated by Monica Lewinsky. Their paths cross, and then they cross again.

Can she trust Rutland? She does not know, for instance, how to choose her friends or how to know whom she can trust. Jamie is very much aware that Rutland has a wife, and, like most of us would, she justifies her relationship with him.

Open Preview See a Problem? Salute them? To ask other readers questions about The First Affairplease up. Lewinsky was young, and when I was in my early twenties, my taste in men was ridiculous. Jamie gets betrayed, and betrayed again. As for President Rutland I'm sure the "rut" part of his name is not an accidental choice on the part of the authorshe of the taint of firsr affair regarding a pass made at a young woman, Jamie has little to no contact firsr affair him. But, instead, of rooting for her, I felt sorry for her, and the massive of ensuing missteps that somehow completely enclosed her life.

With the conflicted desires of the most powerful man in the world driving her to her breaking point, Jamie can't help but divulge intimate details to those closest to her. Return to Book. Although she doesn't hit it off with the other interns, lockjaws who come from so much money that ten weeks without a paycheck doesn't faze them; she is eage Jamie McAlister has reed herself to the fact that in this job market, her painfully expensive degree might only get her a position at Starbucks, when she suddenly lands a prestigious internship at the White House.

Jamie McAllister is fresh out of college and watching all of the money that went to her degree appear to be worthless.

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Although she doesn't hit it off with the other interns, lockjaws who come from so much money that ten weeks without a paycheck doesn't faze them; she is eager to work hard and make the best of the opportunity while it lasts. She does not have the benefit of much life experience, and her decisions reflect that. Goodre helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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This friend Erica has enough problems to cause a psychiatrist to start pounding whiskey faster than he can fill the glasses in the middle of her agreed upon appointment time. She believes in him and she trusts him. Brooke, Betsy, James, Greg, Lena, Peter, Paul, and Rachelle all lost my sympathy at some point during the novel, or never had it at all, and I sat back and waited for the hammer to drop on their lives.

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