Thursday, March 13, 2014

Compromising Positions by Mary Whitney- Review Tour!

Title: Compromising Positions Author: Mary Whitney Genre: Women’s Fiction Publication Date: January 23, 2014 Event Organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.  


We weren’t supposed to be friends. We weren’t even supposed to like each other. I’m Michael Grath. I’ll admit I was elected to Congress on my Republican family history. I was out to make a name for myself, until I met Jessie Clark, a spitfire Democrat. She’d be my nemesis, if I could just stop thinking about her. We’ve got nothing and everything in common, and one big issue that divides us. All of this is going to land us in more than one compromising position. And like I said, we weren’t supposed to be friends, we weren’t even supposed to like each other, and we certainly weren’t supposed to fall in love.

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My Review:
Compromising PositionsCompromising Positions by Mary Whitney
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Michael Grath and Jessie Clark are both newly elected to Congress and meet at a social event shortly after they are both elected. Michael comes from an influential Republican family in Illinois, and Jessie is a passionate Democrat from Arizona. They know immediately that there are some serious fundamental differences between them, but both find themselves very attracted to the other despite the problems that attraction is certain to cause them each politically and personally.

One of the things I enjoyed most about this book was that it looked at how people with some strong differences can still connect on main levels, and how what is underneath some of the political game-playing there is a lot of common ground. I also liked how the author didn't gloss over the realities of being in a relationship with someone who has holds an opposing view point on something that is very meaningful to the other. I also liked how when faced with a serious challenge, both characters really tried to be thoughtful about the situation and see if there was a way to work through it and compromise. I enjoyed and cared both characters from the start, and I absolutely adored Jessie's staffer Trish, her husband, and the friendship they all developed with Michael.

I enjoyed the story, and these characters a lot and would gladly read more by this author in the future.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

About the Author

Even before she graduated from law school, Mary Whitney knew she wasn’t cut out to be a real lawyer. Drawn to politics, she’s spent her career as an organizer, lobbyist, and nonprofit executive. Nothing piques her interest more than a good political scandal or romance, and when she stumbled upon writing, she put the two together. A born Midwesterner, naturalized Texan, and transient resident of Washington, D.C., Mary now lives in Northern California with her two daughters and real lawyer husband.
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