I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Red, White & Screwed by Holly Bush
Published by Self Published on July 14, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance
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Political strategist Glenda Nelson is having a meltdown. Her handpicked, very married Congressional candidate was just caught climbing out of the window of the Sleepytown Motel, and her philandering ex-husband seems to have the most to gain from the colossal scandal that follows. As Glenda attempts to salvage the campaign in a hotly contested race, conservative and liberal pundits pounce on the story to further their own agendas.
Glenda’s love life is nonexistent to say the least, that is, until she meets handsome artist Chris Goodrich. Chris’s easy-going, carefree outlook on life couldn’t be more different than the 90-mph crazy train that is Glenda’s, but the more time she spends with him, the more she craves his calming presence, his sexy smile, and his steamy embraces. Is Chris worth taking a chance on?
Between the pressure of full-blown spin control mode, rapidly declining job security, refereeing two teenagers, caring for aging parents, and spending hours on her therapist’s couch trying to get past her ex’s crushing betrayal, Glenda finds love and makes the long trek back to happy.
Glenda Nelson is a political strategist trying to manage a candidate who’s now in free fall. Her politician ex-husband seems to still be up to his old cheating ways with the new wife and dragging their two teenagers into the middle of it. There’s a crisis brewing with her parents and, oh, did I mention that there’s a hot artist who really wants to get to know her better in the biblical way?
What I loved
Glenda. She’s smart, attractive and really good at what she does…in her career. She’s a lousy cook and her house wouldn’t come close to getting the Good Housekeeping seal of approval. But, her daughter and son are two amazing teenagers that prove she’s gotten parenting right. Glenda doesn’t manage everything perfectly and that’s what makes her interesting.
The romance. Chris is so different from Glenda and the contrasts provide evenness in the relationship. He’s such a great guy, loves her kids and appreciates what’s special about Glenda.
The humor. There are truly so many laugh-out-loud moments, which helps balance the heartbreaking ones. The ending is just priceless.
And one more thing…
Glenda’s therapy. I loved how the sessions were used as a device to revisit moments in her past that gave insight to the present. They were skillfully done.
The bottom line
I loved the story, the characters, the humor and the romance. The cover and the title delivered everything they promised so there really is truth in advertising:) Here’s hoping Holly turns this into a series or at least writes a sequel because I’m really not done with these people.
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