Guest Post -A Political Affair- Mary Whitney

Sunday, October 14, 2012

My review of this very entertaining book will be up on 10/27! I am thoroughly enjoying reading this book. Thank you Mary Whitney for your take on your book!!

With all the mud flying about during this election season, it’s hard to see anything romantic about politics. Mud doesn’t make anyone look or smell good. Even when we’re out of the nasty election cycle, if we do hear of romance in politics, it isn’t sweet at all. It’s usually something tawdry, where more often than not, innocent families are hurt because of a politician’s hubris.

Yet we’re all easily drawn to elected officials—even those we don’t agree with on the issues. We see beyond our differences with some because they’re charismatic, funny, and passionate, and occasionally good looking. Kennedy and Reagan are two who usually come to mind.

So why do politicians end up in sex scandals more than your average person? The simple answer is that they don’t get out much, plus they’re so egotistical they think they get away with anything. Many of them spend most of their time with their staff rather than their family or friends. They’re idolized and don’t socialize like normal people. So in the tight quarters of an office with staff who would go through fire for you, passions can flare.

Despite all of that, I love politics, and I relish a good scandal. In writing A Political Affair, I wondered what would happen if the affair was actually a well-intentioned one. What if the pair truly loved one another? How could they get around their situation and actually grow a relationship? And how would the public react once it was disclosed in the middle of an election? I hope I’ve drawn a story that plays that out, while poking fun at the political world. After all, making fun of politicians is always good time.

A Political Affair is due out on October 18. In the meantime, you can check out my novella, A Very Important Guest, currently on Amazon. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on sweet political romance.

Mary Whitney

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Kim Croisant said...

Politics is not a favorite on my list neither is reading. But I bet you got a couple of chuckles from reading this book. I think also it's fun to poke fun at politics...otherwise you'd go crazy listening to them bicker at each other all the time!! Great review!

Sherryl Wilson said...

I can only imagine the issues involved in having or starting a relationship while in politics.

Your book sounds like it would be a great read. Politics and scandal..with a twist!

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