Compared to love, politics is easy...
Union organizer Millie Frank's world isn't filled with cocktails and nightclubs…until she's turned into an unwitting minor celebrity. As if being part of a hostage situation wasn't traumatizing enough, now her face is splashed across the news. But Millie's got fresher wounds to nurse—like being shot down by the arrogant bad boy she stupidly hit on.
Parker Beckett will do whatever it takes to close a deal for the senate majority leader, including selling out union labor. Charming and smart on the surface, he's also cynical and uncommitted—an asset on the Hill. But something about Millie has stuck with him and when negotiations bring her to his office, Parker breaks his own rules and asks her out.
Parker can't understand how Millie has retained her idealism in a place like D.C. Millie can't believe what Parker's willing to sacrifice in order to pass a budget. But as they navigate their political differences, what grows between them looks a lot like a relationship…and maybe even a little like love. ~ Goodreads
Review: I adore Barry’s Fly Me to the Moon – circa 1940’s astronaut series (co-written with Genevieve Turner) - so even though I’m not a huge fan of politics, I wanted to give this one a try.
Parker, a Senior Aid to the Senate Majority Leader, has long lost his optimism for the political system and plays to win, making compromises that often hurt one group to save another – while Millie. a labor organizer, still believes the system can work if the politicians just meet and listen to the people.
This book is very heavy with politic speak. It's not just a backdrop which is a really great thing for people who love that and the D.C. area but I don’t so a lot of it went over my head.
Having said that, the writing is smart and detailed so if if you're looking for topical issues (with the current election cycle in full swing), career driven characters and a nice romance, with West Wing/Aaron Sorkin type dialogue, then give this one a go.
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