Rising Democratic star Caroline Gerard hasn’t had an easy year. After losing her husband, she is raising two small children alone while trying to navigate the tricky and sometimes shallow halls on Capitol Hill. A string of nasty speeches has her scrambling to apologize to any number of candidates, including newly elected Republican Jack McIntyre. Falling in love again is the last thing on her mind.
Jack McIntyre might have a reputation as a playboy, but he has his sights set solely on his new colleague. Can he break through Caroline’s grief and capture her heart?
Told mostly in flashback and set against a chilling fascist backdrop, Dissident is a rollercoaster ride of political intrigue, passionate contemporary romance, and undying love.
For readers 18+. Ends in a cliffhanger. The first part in a six book saga.
After finishing this book I didn’t know how to feel about it. I was and still torn on some things. I found the blurb enticing and was hooked by the beginning of the book.
I was and still am fascinated by the plot and that California succeeded from America and that Texas was to be next. This is feasible and I believe that one day that it can happen maybe not now but at some point. Losing all your constitutional rights as a citizen.
Congressperson Caroline Gerard has been grieving for her husband the past year. She has had the help of friends but that wasn’t enough as she went for the rails endorsed an opponent and stuck her foot in her mouth big time.
Jack McIntyre is the one that Caroline insulted and not a New Year’s Eve party she apologizes but Jack is not that forgiving until a couple of birdy’s set him straight.
The Republican (Jack) and the Democrat (Caroline) strike up a friendship. More develops for Jack and Caroline but she is holding back they try a relationship and she is just waiting for the over shoe to drop.
Jack hasn’t always lived a moral life and through Caroline he realizes what he has been doing and missing. He has been a manwhore and the number is huge. But I still like him probably because he treats the heroine well apart from that one time but I think that she overacted.
For the overall book I’ve decided to give 4 stars. For me personally as I’m not that political and somethings were slightly repetitive 3 stars. So 3.5 stars but I’ve rounded up as there is potential but I might want to add that this is also a six part series had I known that I most likely would have waited for them to all come out and then read them. At least I have book 2 and will hopefully get book 3.
Ms. London set a solid foundation for the first book but with a six part book you going to have to. The interaction and the banter between the two was really good, funny, witty and enjoyable. Sometimes I found the political aspect to be a tad dry but that is just me.
I have the second book and I will read it.