Series: The Easy Part

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 […]

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 […]