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There were many moments in this book where I wanted to cheer! Even when times were tough, these two always reacted like adults. There were no games played or horrible “Three’s Company” style misunderstandings. They were adults and they both had issues they needed to deal with. When things hit the fan, they were at their best. I loved that about these two.
I loved Vivian! She was tough as nails. She never backed down or ran from a fight but she ALWAYS kept it classy. I always appreciate a female lead with her wits about her. Vivian was smart. Very smart. And driven. It was great to read about a self-made woman. I was able to relate to Vivian in many ways. She was torn between the life she built and life she wanted. So many people counted on her and she never wanted to let any of them down. She was easy to respect. She definitely made my list of top favorite heroines.
Brock was definitely my kind of dream guy. He was smart and laid back. He was a mensch and a family man. His priorities were always in line and he made tough decisions to do right even if it made his life more difficult. And did I mention that he was a sexy-as-hell cowboy? Oh yes. One must never forget this. I would happily work alongside Brock at the ranch. Mercy!
Now, take those two dynamic personalities and put them together. HOT! These two are fun, sexy and the sparks fly!
Pearl was a favorite in this book, even with the small part she played. I would have loved a bit more of her. She was warm and kind and I felt that the moment she was introduced into the story. Brock’s parents were the same way. I enjoyed reading about the safety and warmth of their love. It was a nice balance for all the scariness that was falling around Vivian and Brock. And speaking of scary… Olson was deliciously evil. He was the perfect villain for this story. I loved hating him!
The plot of this story was fantastic. I never expected it to take so many twists and turns. I was riveted by the mystery behind the love story. I needed to what was going to happen and how my beloved characters would manage. As scary as it was, it was also terrifyingly realistic. The politics in this story did not overwhelm the story. It was about Left or Right, but rather about the fragility of a politician’s public image and how that affects their personal life. Throughout the story I felt an array of emotions including excitement, fear, heartbreak, love and joy. While reading the book you realize just how strong Vivian’s character really was. She fought for so much more than just her position as Senator.
The author gives you two settings in this book, the city where Vivian lives and works, and the country, where she finds refuge and solace. This was beautifully done and at any point where one world encroached on the other, you felt it. Whenever Brock came to the city, it felt like a safer place to be and when Vivian’s problems followed her to the country, everything felt wrong and disturbing. It was quite clever.
This book is less than 200 pages, so the love story happens faster than in a longer novel, but I felt that it was paced nicely and naturally as the story progressed. The only thing I wasn’t a fan of was Jackie’s methods in certain situations. I’m not judging it necessarily my thing. I think I am more a Vivian than a Jackie. That being said, Jackie was a fantastic friend to Vivian for a long time and they (balanced) each other perfectly. I liked their friendship.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick and exciting read. Or anyone who loves a tough female who is still a lady. OH! And of course, anyone who loves a cowboy! (Can we take another moment to acknowledge Brock? Sigh…)
4.5 Solid Stars and pair with a Cosmopolitan for Viv and a cold beer for Brock! 😉
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