Thursday, July 23, 2015

Candidate by Tracy Ewens

If only life were as simple as choosing between Toaster Strudel and Fruit Loops.

Katherine Galloway is two years divorced and still living out of boxes. Between her brothers (cops that work with her ex) and her mother’s constant reminders that her clock is ticking, Kate is trying to hold it all together. But the truth is, she’s eating Toaster Strudel for dinner, and living and breathing her PR career. When it comes to public relations, there’s nothing she can’t handle . . . or at least that’s what she thinks.

Grady Malendar, the only son of United States Senator Patrick Malendar, has a reputation as a playboy who likes to have a little too much fun. The senator is running for re-election and needs Grady’s help with the youth vote. But what they want is a new and improved, headline-free Grady, so they hire a PR firm. Grady is willing to participate in the dog and pony show to help his father win, but there are some things about Grady’s life he wants to keep hidden. Especially from his snoopy new PR “babysitter,” Kate Galloway.

Somewhere between campaign stops and fundraisers, Kate and Grady discover that neither of them are what they appear to be on the surface. Tensions between them grow until there is no denying they are falling in love behind the scenes of a façade they both need to keep in place. Will scandal, old wounds, and secrets tear them apart, or will Kate and Grady realize, despite appearances, they are both candidates for love?

Easy, funny and not at all cheesy ! It has been a long time since I haven't spent such a great time with a romance story.
Of course, even if the plot is predictable, the author has done a really cool job with her characters.

Katherine is locked inside her perfect suit, more like an armor, after a bad divorce. The only person she is not supposed to open up and learn to live again will force his way through her heart in a really lovely way.

Grady is not the normal guy. He is rich and is playing a persona to hide a part of himself that he really cherishes. Meeting Katherine will be the time for big changes. Full of humour and great with repartees, he is touching.

Was hooked from the start even if I thought it will be another rolling eyes kind of romance. Have to say, I was wrong. :-p
The writing is dynamic, there is a lot of funny touching moments. You don't see the time flying when reading.

Perfect for a relaxing evening!

I really recommended this story !

*Arc provided by Netgalley
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

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