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Eden Bancroft, exhausted by the false life she is living and the tyranny of her plastic husband, meets a young chef, Kaleb, who is fighting for the respect of his parents, tyrants in their own way. The two come together - desperation at first for her, lust at first for him. Of course, they fall in love, but how is Eden to get away from her husband and his playing two dangerous factions off against each other.
The characters are well shown and the romance between Eden and Kaleb burns quite brightly, however at times the love between these two wasn't convincing.
In general, I felt the author could have slowed the action a little and paid attention to detail. The readers is told about the characters rather than shown and each person in the plot followed their stereotype in the traditional way.
The plot felt rushed and there was no demarcation between scenes. One moment Eden and Kaleb are together somewhere and on the very next line, with no indication that the scene has changed, the electioneering is rolling on and people are coming out of "left field" with not much characterisation.
Overall, the story had a good sense of tension running through - when would Michael find out about his wife's love affair? - but I will leave the answer to that where it belongs, which is in the manuscript for readers to discover.
Eden's marriage is less than desirable and as the years have passed it seems to have gotten even more lack luster. She never wanted a love match but she did expect her husband to respect her. However it wasn't long after the nuptials she learned exactly why Mitchell married her. Being the strong woman she is, she sucked it up and made the most of it. The last thing she expected was the sexy chef that took her breath away.
Everything she never thought she needed was found in the arms of Kaleb. The love and intense passion was off the charts.
But she's a woman of her word and vows, she giving up Kaleb is what she thinks she must do. But when new information about her husband comes to light, will this be the push she needs to grab at the life she wants? Or will it be too late and she'll stay with Mitchell since Kaleb has already moved on?
The Congressman's Wife is an intriguing story filled with passion, love, and hope. I admired Eden and how she handles situations that come her way. Kaleb was sexy and he's desire to love Eden no matter the consequences.
Although I enjoyed this book, I felt it was a bit wordy in certain areas that if they had been cut the book would have flowed a little more smoothly. The sudden change of scenes were a little jarring, be it doesn't take away from the story.
Overall, I am glad I picked up this book. It's fun, exciting, passionate, and intense. Eden and Kaleb are a perfect match, bringing out the best in each other.
After reading The Congressman's Wife, I look forward to seeing what is in story for the rest of this series.
However, the beginning of the book I had issues with and it took me a while to warm up to Kaleb. I have an issue with the whole falling in love at one glance trope to start with, and Kaleb’s actions at the beginning of the story came across, to me, as a bit stalkerish. I didn’t care for him at all. However, I have to admit that he grew on me. And, he can cook… I was hungry through most of the book because of the amazing foods he would cook. I do wish the authors had spent more time developing their relationship, though. That is my main problem with the book.
Eden—I loved her and, although I am definitely not a fan of the whole infidelity storyline, if there ever were a case where it was okay, this is it. Her reaction to Kaleb was a bit more believable. She admittedly had an attraction to him, but it took her more than one glance to fall in love.
One of the best parts of the book was the election shenanigans. I’m a fan of the TV show Scandal and, at times, I was reminded of that, albeit on a milder note. It was interesting to see how all that played out.
I could see this as a movie—there were some really neat locations. If you don’t have an issue with love at first sight, you will probably really enjoy this book. There are some neat things going on and the writing is good.
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As much as I love reading, this book has me thinking hard. Why so much unhappiness both in the world and our lives. Yes I know its just a book, just a story and the characters are not real. or are they. This book is about the other shoe, normaly its about the politicians who cheat on their wives, but this one here is about the wife cheating on her husband.
But did she really, there is no love there, this is a man with more ambition then love for his wife, she is the trophy wife.
But she does meet someone who makes her feel cherished, not a trophy slung on his arm, but for her self, and what woman would not want that.
The more her husband treats like dirt, the more she falls in love with Kaleb. Eden and Kaleb manage to find time for each other despite the campaign being in full swing.
All through this her husband is shot by someone very unhappy, and since she is stuck at his side she does learn a few things that could be they key to her happiness. Will she have the courage to grab it or will she remain where she is.
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