Photographers captured a tense exchange between Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and President Barack Obama upon his arrival in Phoenix Wednesday.
The two leaders were seen engaged in an intense conversation, interspersed with smiles, near the Air Force One's steps.
After welcoming the president and thanking him for coming, Brewer said he switched topics to her book, "Scorpians for Breakfast," saying he was "disenchanted" with her portrayal of him.
"He was a little disturbed about my book," she later told reporters.
In the recently published memoir of her growing-up years, Brewer defends her signing of Arizona's controversial law cracking down on illegal immigrants, legislation Obama opposes.
The president believes Brewer inaccurately describes a meeting between them in the Oval Office last November.
On Wednesday, Brewer handed Obama an envelope with a handwritten invitation to return to Arizona to meet her for lunch and join her for a tour of the border.
"I said to him, you know, I have always respected the office of the president -- and that the book is what the book is," she told reporters Wednesday.
Brewer said Obama complained that she described him as not treating her cordially. According to one White House official, Obama told her he would be glad to meet with her again.