Harper has ambitious political aspirations so when her internship with the Senator of Maryland is discontinued, she is desperate to find new work. Fortunately, her best friend put her in touch with a Congressman making a bid for the presidency and in need of a personal assistant.
However Harper and Congressmen Reid Prentice cross the line from professional to personal–having a quick romp in a limo before Harper even starts her job. Unwilling to compromise either of their political careers Reid and Harper establish their working relationship by giving each other their own version of the cold shoulder.
That seems to work, until an unexpected consequence of their brief affair comes to light: Harper is pregnant. Reid immediately goes into “Cover Your A**” mode, requesting the Harper marry him and move into his loft. He creates an elaborate love story to feed to the press to cover up the fact that he knocked up his assistant. That was not a scandal he could afford as a presidential candidate.
Harper is not on board with Reid’s plan, not wanting to completely abandon her own life to cater to Reid’s. However she realizes that she could use the situation to her advantage, using Reid’s political position to boost her own career, that is if she even has a career once she has a baby.
Harper struggles with various health problems brought on by her pregnancy, Reid is constantly fighting off a vicious political opponent and both are wondering if they can create some kind of life together.
I picked up this book as part of my October reading challenge: Read Like Hell-a-Thon. It fit one of the prompts and it was a quick read, so I jumped in. I sort of knew what I was going into since I had ventured into the Amazon short reads section before and had come away with little more than erotic fiction. This book was no exception. It had a lot of smut and someone of it at inappropriate times. I mean, who has sex with a woman hooked up to an IV and a heart rate monitor? That being said, my issue with this book was that it was basically porn without plot. While it served it’s purpose for not only my October reading challenge but also a Bingo square, this book did little for me.
This book qualifies as my “New series” square: The series started in 2020.