In Bed with the Opposition

Stephanie Draven
Contemporary romance
Available from Entangled Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-62266-971-4
August 2012

Grace Santiago quit college due to a scandal she didn't want a fellow student to make public. Now though, she works for a senator and will do anything she can to help him get re-elected when the time comes. However, that's near impossible when Ethan Castle wanders back into her life as she can't concentrate when he's around.

Ethan Castle can't believe Grace left him all those years ago when they were together back in college. However, now that he's found her again he wants answers and if the only way to get them is to work on an opposing member's political campaign then that's what he'll do.

From the beginning I really liked this book and thought the plot and dialogue were great because it showed how headstrong both main characters were in helping to make sure the politician they worked for won the election. The sex scenes were great; however, I thought Grace over-reacted every time they were in public because she didn't want to get caught. Yet in saying that, I could fathom her anxiety to the situation perfectly due to the scandal in her college year that she's managed to keep hidden. What I liked so much about Grace was her determination to help the senator get re-elected and doing damage control whenever he got himself into sticky situations. While with Ethan, I liked that he wanted to be close to Grace and took a job knowing that no matter what the opposing member to Grace's senator that he was working for couldn't win.

Overall, Ms. Draven has done a great job in penning this novel of which I liked the secondary characters -- especially the senator -- as they bought life to the novel through their own back stories.

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Very sensual

Reviewer: Bec
January 12, 2005

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