“Sometimes the only way to get something good is to take a few risks.”
Thank you Berkley Publishing for gifting me an e-galley of PARTY OF TWO by Jasmine Guillory.
“Dating is the last thing on Olivia Monroe’s mind when she moves to LA to start her own law firm. But when she meets a gorgeous man at a hotel bar and they spend the entire night flirting, she discovers too late that he is none other than hotshot junior senator Max Powell. Olivia has zero interest in dating a politician, but when a cake arrives at her office with the cutest message, she can’t resist–it is chocolate cake, after all.
Olivia is surprised to find that Max is sweet, funny, and noble–not just some privileged white politician she assumed him to be. Because of Max’s high-profile job, they start seeing each other secretly, which leads to clandestine dates and silly disguises. But when they finally go public, the intense media scrutiny means people are now digging up her rocky past and criticizing her job, even her suitability as a trophy girlfriend. Olivia knows what she has with Max is something special, but is it strong enough to survive the heat of the spotlight”
I was in the mood for a romance and decided to give this book a go. I have loved Jasmine Guillory’s previous books and was anxious to read her newest installment in the Wedding Date series. I adored this heartfelt, laugh-out-loud, and steamy story following Olivia and Max as they attempt to navigate being in a relationship and also being in the spotlight.
Max’s character was adorable and I was quietly rooting for him from the couple’s first encounter at that hotel bar. He had me wishing that there were more politicians out there that had his heart of gold. I, also, relished in Olivia’s take on the situation and found her to be a breath of fresh air in the romance genre.
Additionally, I would like to mention that it is probably wise to not go into this book hungry as there were enough references to cake and pie that as soon as I finished reading PARTY OF TWO, I immediately looked to see what ingredients I had in my kitchen so I could start baking. If you don’t believe me, read this book and then message me to tell me what you’ll be baking. I’m serious.
Thank you, Berkley and Jasmine Guillory for gifting me an e-copy of this title!
PARTY OF TWO will be published on June 23, 2020, and is available to pre-order now!