Friday, December 14, 2012

A Political Affair review

A Political Affair isn't Fifty Shades of Red, White, and Blue, but it is a love story with spice and political intrigue. Stephen McEvoy never expected to fill his father’s U.S. Senate seat at such a young age—or to fight to keep it. When clever Anne Norwood interns in his office, Stephen dismisses her as another pretty face—until her independent streak catches his attention. They’re both too smart to fall for one another, yet they do. During a tough election, their relationship is an impossible political gamble. Campaigns—like love—are either won or lost.


Our thoughts:

In the world of Politics where potential scandalous situations are around every corner we find the self-defined Democratic playboy bachelor, Senator Stephen McEvoy. Well known within the ranks for his taste in beautiful women and lack of desire for a serious commitment. Coming up for re-election, everything is right on track for Stephen’s political career that is until College Senior Anne Norwood shows up in his office for her internship. Anne comes from a well-known Republican family with ties within the Republican community which include Dan Langford, the Republican candidate running for Stephen’s Senate seat. The draw towards one another is there from the beginning as are the obvious reasons why they should never act on their mutual attraction. But someti
mes, no matter your platonic intentions, you just can’t fight it. The more they are unwillingly thrown together, the more obvious the attraction for one another becomes. As the campaign race runs full force towards Election Day Stephen and Anne are faced with a choice that could make or break his political career and potentially destroy both of their futures. I just want to clarify that this book is not something I would usually pick up and read. I tend to steer clear of reading anything remotely involving politics whether it is Non Fiction or Fiction. That being said, A Political Affair, even though it’s not within my taste for books, is actually a good read and I think Mary Whitney did a remarkable job. The plot line is believable though does seem to drag on in some areas and feels rushed in others.


Anne Norwood embarked on her political career as an intern in the office of one of Washington's most powerful senators. While often taking criticism for straying from the views of her family, Anne learned early on to find her own way and stick to her path. What she never expected to find in Washington was love.Stephen McEvoy enjoys his life as a rogue senator. He loves the company of beautiful without the strings of emotional commitment. To him, women are simply a side dish to his political career. However when Anne walked into his office everything changed.As their move blooms so does the ensuing political scandal. Their love must be able to overcome their lasts and survive A Political Affair.While this book isn't my normal cup of tea it was enjoyable. Both Anne and Stephen's characters were well developed. I like how Anne has spunk and wasn't simply awestruck by the handsome senator. Also, their romance wasn't instant love. It did take time to develop and was nice to see. Stephen was almost comical at times. To be such a ladies man he is truly clueless about women. To have a man in his thirties have to ask his mother for advice shows how his new relationship is totally foreign to him. He honestly had no clue how to relate to a real woman. I will say the plot did seems choppy at times. There seem to be food action and flow, but then it would stall for a chapter or so. Overall it is a decent read. I am far removed from politics so I probably wouldn't read it again, but it would be great for those who do follow the political world. I would classify this one as contemporary romance and recommend it for 16+ . Happy reading!!! 4 stars

I was given a copy of A Political Affair by Mary Whitney in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book. What would you do when you start to have feelings for someone but that attraction could cause a major scandal and harm many people in the fallout. Stephen took over his fathers US Senate seat but he was now coming up for election. In walks a woman who could give him the desire for more Anne Norwood who becomes his intern. Couple things wrong with this situation. Stephen is a Democrat and she is from a Republican family. Two she is still in college it would look like he took advantage of her. Through spending time together they find that they have many hobbies and past times that they share. The attraction continues to grow even though his family is really against it. What would you do for love would you risk everything for your one true soulmate? Thank you so much Mary Whitney for writing such a great story. 5 stars

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