I can honestly say that I’ve never read a book quite like this one. When I read the description I figured this was just another romance novel, perhaps a unique take on it, but still a romance.
Young lobbyist accidentally meets a young environmental researcher and they fall in love. Causing her to leave the rigors of politics behind, following him and his six year old son to a once in a lifetime opportunity to do research. But very quickly, the romance becomes nearly secondary to the story. While the book mostly focuses on political intrigue there is definitely a flavor of thriller to it as well.
Mallory Hale is a classic high powered career woman but with uncharacteristic domestic yearnings. Daniel Everson is every inch the quiet, brooding but tender scientist. Top it off with Daniel’s young son Nick who is adorable though perhaps not entirely realistic, you can’t help but love this trio. Mallory’s attempts to become a wife and mother practically overnight in a small rural town where she knows no one is compelling and accessible. The minor characters of the locals fill out the cast and make me want to leave it all behind too and start over in MosesLake.
Would I recommend it? Yes, it’s definitely an unusual piece of fiction that is worth a read.
I was not compensated for this review but I did receive a free copy of the book to review.
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