Romancing the President by Imari Jade

Who’s ready for Valentine’s Day?! Romancing the President is part of the Cupid's Academy series.

From the blurb:

Student Council President River West gets swept away when he looks into the gray eyes of Kylian Abadie, a French cooking major.

The Valentine’s Day Festival is a big deal for the entire male population of Cupid Academy, a prestigious university in Hokkaido, Japan. Every year one of the school’s clubs must choose a mascot to represent them. This year the kendo club choose Kylian Abadie. Kylian, not a willing participant, accidentally falls on top of River after a mob of young men chase him through the hallowed halls of the university. It’s like Cupid’s arrow strikes both of them. Since then, River has been questioning his sexuality. He’s never been attracted to guys before, but there’s always a first time for everything.

The last thing Kylian Abadie wants is to be the mascot for a school filled with testosterone-loaded jocks. He can’t help that he is the shortest guy in the school and looks slightly like the chubby-cheeked angel from classical mythology. It’s bad enough that his group has been assigned to making and selling chocolate candy. He turns to the student council president for help and discovers that the prince of the school has a secret that he’s been hiding for the last four years from the rest of his adoring fans. 

Reader advisory: This book contains one scene of light BDSM and mentions of homophobia.

Tatted_book_freak's Review:

Romancing the President is an interesting yet swoon-worthy story, even if the characters were still in high school. It was a cute little story of two high school seniors finding love, while also trying to finish school in the end of a pandemic. River’s parents were sketchy, but I wouldn’t have expected anything less from politicians. Meanwhile, Kylian’s parents were more than accepting, which was great for two recently graduated students to start their own lives. 

“𝕀 𝕨𝕒𝕟𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕤𝕠 𝕕𝕖𝕖𝕡 𝕚𝕟𝕤𝕚𝕕𝕖 𝕞𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕀 𝕕𝕠𝕟’𝕥 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕨𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕀 𝕖𝕟𝕕 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕓𝕖𝕘𝕚𝕟,”

River and Kylian’s love was so pure and innocent, with a hint of nasty deep inside. Their relationship, in my opinion, didn’t take very long to develop, but then again, they’re kids. We were able to gain access a little into River’s history, helping the reader to understand his preferences. But their instant connection that carries over into their electrifying chemistry is what makes this one fun. 

There were a few moments of hesitation on the author's behalf that brought the overall mood down. Other than that, a solid storyline with mediocre dialogue. 

Rating: 3.5 Stars

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