Genre: Politics

Struck from the Record by K.A. Linde

Posted June 9, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Struck from the Record by K.A. Linde

So I really like K.A. Linde, and moreover I love, love, loved the series with Liz and Brady, I mean it was such a fun ready for me, and I loved following those two around. During the For the Record series we are introduced to Brady’s whole family, including Clay and Andrea, who are the main characters in this book, and I have to admit that I always found Clay to be super interesting so I was really excited to get my hands on this book. Thankfully Clay did not disappoint. One of the best things about this book is that the whole thing is basically told from Clay’s POV, I haven’t read a ton of romances where everything is from the man’s perspective, but honestly I really enjoy it. Also I think Clay is really just a complex guy, so it was great to follow along with him. Clay has felt like he has lived in his brother’s shadow for pretty much his entire life, and really his life goals are just things he thinks his family wants for him, he really is seeking validation from them. But he is also a super cocky guy, who has basically had an open relationship with the same girl for 10 years. They even own a house together! But as they have aged, Andrea, has started to want more from Clay then just the hook up and companionship. And when something unexpected happens she really things there is going to be change […]

Hate F*@k by Ainsley Booth

Posted May 8, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Hate F*@k by Ainsley Booth

So first things first, I hate serials. I know that’s kind of hostile, but I really don’t like reading short books (novella length) and serials are even worse then novellas for me because they tend to just cut off, like the author wrote one book and then cut it into pieces and released it like tv episodes. I like to read a story from beginning to end, so every once in a while a serial looks interesting and I wait for the complete series to come out, like I did with this one. Honestly the title is what appealed to me, because I love when two characters are at each others throats but yet come together anyways, so going into this book I really thought it was going to be two characters fighting a lot, and honestly it really wasn’t. So when you meet Hailey what you find out about her right away is that she is one member of a family who clearly attracts scandal, and another one is going on. Hailey though is not really a fan of the vast majority of her family, and she wants to just live her life simply and without any scandal in it. Only with her family, that’s quite unlikely, so when she leaves work she finds herself face to face with one of the security/PR guys her family has hired. And she’s less then thrilled about it. Her and Cole have a bit of an uneasy relationship, but I think it’s […]

Party Lines by Emma Barry

Posted August 16, 2015 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Party Lines by Emma Barry

I adore books about politics, and this is by no means my first Emma Barry book, I really liked the book I read by her before, so I was really looking forward to reading this book as well. I think what really intrigued me about this book though is that the whole thing takes place on the campaign trail, which reminded me of West Wing (my all time favorite show). One other thing that was seriously awesome about this book is that the hero and heroine in this book are on opposite sides of the political word, which lets face it the way things are these days could have easily been a recipe for disaster. So when the book starts out we have Michael and Lydia on the same plane, and let me tell you I think it was one of my favorite meetings I have read in a while. At the end of the plane ride we find out that Michael works for the Democratic campaign for president and Lydia works for the Republican campaign. Natural adversaries right? I love when unlikely couples get together, I just love when people root against other people and they make it work regardless. So on the campaign trail (we start off in the primaries) of course Michael and Lydia start running into each other, and I love, love, loved their back and forth banter. I mean they argue about all things politics, but they do it in such a way that is […]

Red Blooded by Caitlin Sinead

Posted August 12, 2015 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Red Blooded by Caitlin Sinead

I used to completely love politics, in high school it was my favorite thing to talk about, and West Wing is still my absolute favorite show. That being said politics these days is all about screaming at each other it seems like, but romance books set in the political landscape, now that’s my cup of tea. I liked the premise of this book mostly because it’s about the daughter of a political candidate. I love the idea of family members in politics, I mean they aren’t the candidate, but somehow they are under just as much scrutiny as the candidate themselves, everything is about image. And lets face it an eighteen year old girl under that kind of spotlight, its a lot to deal with, so was pretty excited to get to know Peyton. I liked Peyton, she seems to have a really good head on her shoulders. She has a learning disability, but she has managed it really well, and gives back to other kids like her, her whole experience has made her really passionate about education. But being a part of a campaign basically means that people want to dictate what she says, how she says it, and even what kind of smile she should have (in case your wondering it’s the pizza smile). So when questions start coming up about the paternity of Peyton, things really start to go crazy with the media and with Peyton’s life. I really felt for her through this entire thing. I […]

Indecent Proposal by Molly O’Keefe

Posted September 30, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Indecent Proposal by Molly O’Keefe

So I’ve read some Molly O’Keefe in the past, and I enjoyed her writing style, so when the opportunity to review this book came up, I jumped on it. I have to say I seem to like the whole marriage of convenience storyline, yes, it may be predictable at times, but when done right, it can be very enjoyable for me. To stay with I want to talk about the beginning of the book. I have to say that the beginning of the book was stellar for me. I liked Ryan, I liked Harrison. I liked how they met, and their dynamic between each other when they met at the bar. I just liked the whole thing. And their chemistry was pretty awesome too, I thought the sex scene was well written and the whole thing read very nicely. Cut to oh my gosh, Ryan is knocked up, and oh year the guy who knocked her up is the same dude on the tv who everyone knows. I liked that Ryan was not about to go running to this famous one night stand to milk him out of cash, in fact she was against the whole cash for marriage deal. I loved that she used the money from the deal that she basically had no choice in to take care of her family, she didn’t keep the money for her. I loved that she’s brash and independent and says what’s on her mind. I was also super surprised, in the […]

Private Politics by Emma Barry

Posted September 18, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Private Politics by Emma Barry

I really liked this book, I think it’s because in another life I would have loved to have lived in DC and worked for a non-profit or been a political blogger, or really just had anything to do with the whole political scene (although given the state of politics today I am so glad I didn’t go that route). This was kind of the perfect blend of romance, suspense, and mystery rolled up into one. I liked Alyse, who works for a non-profit, and through the course of a standard audit starts to realize something isn’t quite right with the accounting. And more than that it looks like someone has been signing her name onto things that she never even knew about. She’s positive something illegal is going down and she is being set up to be the fall guy. Unsure of what to do she starts gathering as much information as she can and enlists to help of her friends, who in turn enlist the help of Liam, a political blogger. Liam is kind of the nerdy guy who is harboring feelings for Alyse but it totally unlikely to act on them because he is pretty sure that she is completely out of his league. He’s a smart guy, and he is able to ask more questions and poke around things a lot more than Alyse is able to. But when the mystery behind what is going on at the non-profit starts to turn scary, like a break in […]