Monday, November 26, 2012

Blog Tour: A Political Affair by Mary Whitney

Author: Mary Whitney
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop
Date of publication: October 2012

No one expected Stephen McEvoy to fill his father’s U.S. Senate seat at such a young age, least of all him. The scion of a revered political dynasty, he’s appointed to the Senate after his father’s untimely death. Now he’s in a tough election battle against an archconservative. When clever Anne Norwood interns in his office, he dismisses her as another pretty face—until her independent streak catches his attention. She soon finds him far more interesting than his Senator McEvoy persona. They’re both too smart to fall for one another, yet they do. Their relationship becomes a political gamble in a tight election, and all the while, his opposition lies in wait for him to make a mistake. As Stephen’s past catches up with him, he and Anne must fight for their future. Their lives mean more than politics, and campaigns—like love—are either won or lost. 

I'm not really into politics  so I went into this book with reservations.  Especially with this year's elections, I was kind of all politic-ed out.  Boy, I am so glad I read this book. I thoroughly enjoyed A Political Affair.  Instead of a political rant, I got a very sweet romance. There is also a peek into the behind the scenes life of a politician and the scrutiny under which they live every day.

Stephen is taken by surprise at his reaction to seeing his new intern, Anne Norwood.  He knows that dating an intern would be the end of his political career.  When he finds out that Anne is just as interested, he decides to take a chance.  I really had to respect the way Stephen went about his courtship with Anne.  While it was kept a secret from most people  they are open with their families and allow them to be a part of the courtship.  I enjoyed watching Stephen and Anne fall in love.

This book really made me think about our political leaders.  I felt badly for Stephen   Because of his career, he almost loses his chance at happiness.  Should we allow such scrutiny of our politician's private lives?  Does everything have to be a scandal?  I have a feeling that this book will sit with me for a long time.
About the author:

Even before she graduated from law school, Mary Whitney 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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