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A Political Affair Paperback – November 6, 2012
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Anne is a bright, surprisingly mature + level-headed twenty-two year-old college student who is spending her senior year interning for her state's junior senator, Stephen. Stephen is thirty-two and assumed his Democrat late father's seat upon his passing. He's kept it all in the family as his older sisters are also his closest political / media advisers, and his mother still pretty much rules that roost. Stephen is young, good looking, and enjoys his dalliances, although the author doesn't get graphic about these. But he also longs for some of the simpler times he had in Colorado, of hiking and camping and being in that beautiful nature.
So when he meets all the new interns he finds himself drawn to Anne who hails from a mountain town and is an outdoorswoman. He knows he can't pursue anything with her but he wants to. Anne is also attracted to Stephen but knows she shouldn't be, and I really responded to Anne's surprisingly mature thoughts in this regard. So many of the people I know Anne's age wouldn't be so circumspect. I love reading about smart women and Anne was definitely one, plus she's young. Needless to say they do eventually figure out a way to date and it's charming how quickly and how strongly their feelings develop.
Their sex life is touched on a bit -- the author is never graphic but some scenes are more descriptive than others. In general I think that stuff is fun to read so no quibbles from me; what did bother me was that the first time Anne and Stephen were going to actually have sex, there was a lovely big build-up and then ... it was the next morning.Read more ›
I have to preface this review by saying I'm a political scientist. So, for better or worse, politics (without exaggeration) is my life. Therefore, when I was given a chance by Whitney and her publisher to read an ARC of A Political Affair, I was not only honored, but also super excited to delve in.
I've been familiar with Whitney's work for several years now, and I can say, without a doubt, no one melds romance and politics the way she does. It's an art, and Whitney is extremely gifted. She gives us distinct and solid characters, complex and controversial contexts, and intricate relationships. Whitney nests all these things in a very realistic setting; so much so, that I could wake up tomorrow morning and conceivably find myself in this world she's created. I enthusiastically give A Political Affair 4 stars.
We begin with Stephen McEvoy, U.S. Democratic Senator from Colorado and member of an American political dynasty, akin to the Kennedys. He's in the midst of reelection season against a Republican contender who, despite the strength of the McEvoy name, poses a threat. Enter Anne Norwood, the black sheep of her moderately conservative family, who earns an internship with Senator McEvoy's office. What begins as a casual office friendship grows, as Stephen and Anne discover they have more than their politics in common. How will they negotiate a budding romance in the midst of a political campaign, where any hint of a scandal could potentially damage them both?
A few comments:
Before I even discuss my favorite things about the characters and plot, I must express my love for Whitney's use of Washington DC as a setting. I've spent a good deal of time in DC, and she writes so accurately about the city.Read more ›
I see that other reviewers have given a much better synopsis of the book than I could so I'll just highlight a few other things that really stuck out to me. I appreciate the integrity in her characters. It made me a little uneasy when I first realized that the main character, Senator Steven McEvoy was interested romantically with his intern. Unless you are looking to wreck your career you just don't do that. But Whitney eases us into their relationship with wit and such sincerity and heart felt concern from both Stephen and Anne that it seems not only plausible but completely natural that they should be together.Read more ›
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As a reader, I always want to read a good story, with a good plot, good characters and the feeling of wanting more. I got all of this in "A Political Affair" and SO much more. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Crystal1088
We’ve all seen this story play out in real life. Good looking political figure and intern meet and have a secret relationship. This story is so much more than that cliché. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jenn Avery
I really liked they way the author combines politics and romance. A great love story in a very interesting setting!!!Published 17 months ago by AR
I really enjoyed this book. The charcters were interesting and I loved the whole family element. would definitely recommedPublished 19 months ago by nikki liberto
The love story was good but what really had my glued to the novel was the decision making process for the how, when and where to unleash the whole story/scandal. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kindle Customer
5 stars. Another winner by Mary Whitney. This is a must have, buy it you won't be disappointed. I absolutely loved this book from the beginning to the end. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kindle Customer
it was a nice read. I like the story I wish we had gotten more info at the end of how everything would bePublished 24 months ago by AsGo