The political romance “46” was written by Lynn Ames and published in 2020.
This book… It would have had a lot of potential, but it honestly disappointed me.
It’s about Emma McMasters, the 46th President of the United States of America. Not only is she the first woman to hold that office, but she’s also the first queer woman. And then there’s Palmer Estes, the highest-ranking female general in the US Army. That also sounds quite exciting and immediately drew me in. But then it started… Countless names and titles/ranks kept popping up. Every single person who was in the President’s room was mentioned. So the author listed each person by first and last name, PLUS their rank. Imagine that with eight people or more in each chapter.
The whole thing got a bit wordy, and it was all far too detailed for my taste. Besides, most of the characters had absolutely nothing to do with the plot. And then there were all those long speeches by Emma…
At the same time, the author told the “romance” between the main characters extremely quickly. Suddenly they were head over heels in love and making plans for the future. Huh? Did I miss something? Also, in my opinion, the author didn’t develop the two main characters properly.
I am also very sorry because I had high expectations for this book. This story was not for me.
My rating for ’46’
I’m sorry, this wasn’t it for me.
About the author
Lynn Ames is an American, award-winning and best-selling author of, for example, “All That Lies Within”, “46”, “The Price of Fame”, etc.
Besides writing, she is also a director and a producer.