Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Review & Giveaway ~*~ More Than Rivals by Mary Whitney

Blurb ~*~

Some seats in Congress turn over once in a lifetime, and the election isn’t a race; it’s a crowded, mad dash for Washington, D.C. When the local congressional seat opens up for the first time in forty years, Sonoma County Supervisor Ursula “Lily” Robles knows it may be her only opportunity. Though she’s a long shot, she likes her chances.

The night before she announces her candidacy, she meets a handsome stranger at a coffee shop. He’s the first man to catch her eye since her husband, and she’s taken with him—until she realizes he’s her leading opponent in the primary. State Senator John “Jack” Bengston can’t place where he’s seen her face, but he’d like to get to know her more. There are times when politicians want to put their identities aside.

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3.5 Star Review ~*~

More Than Rivals is a quick read even at over 200 pages.  it flows very well and I loved the concept of political rivals dealign with trying to start a relationship while campaigning against each other. SO many possibilities ran through my head before I even picked the book up.

I couldn't give More Than Rivals 5 stars for a couple reasons.  The ending left me flat.  I enjoyed it but wasn't excited for it.  I felt there was a little lack of conflict, everything almost worked out too neatly for Lily and Jack at every turn.  The characters, while memorable, weren't endearing.

What I enjoyed about More Than Rivals . . . The plot itself was clean and simple, the writing is well done and flows very well to keep you turning page to page, and I really enjoyed the family dynamics that were introduced of both characters.  Mary Whitney does a great job of keeping the story going and not really giving you those moments where you just want to skip ahead a few pages.

Overall, if you are looking for a romance that moves quickly, has a little heat  a little tension, and a look at politics, grab it up and enjoy.  It really is worth the read.

Author Info ~*~

Even before she graduated from law school, Mary knew she wasn’t cut out to be a real lawyer. Drawn to politics, she’s spent her career as an organizer, lobbyist, and nonprofit executive. Nothing piques her interest more than a good political scandal or romance, and when she stumbled upon writing, she put the two together. A born Midwesterner, naturalized Texan, and transient resident of Washington, D.C., Mary now lives in Northern California with her two daughters and real lawyer husband.

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