Series: Prescotts #1
Author: Joanne Schwehm
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: Nov 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads
Secrets and lies have been the foundation of Lucy Washburn’s life. We’re taught to learn from our past, and she’s definitely learned from hers. Now that she knows what not to do and whom not to trust, her life is finally coming together, just as she hoped.
Until she meets him.
Drake Prescott was that kid; you know the type. Both an athlete and a scholar, he was determined to achieve his goals and dreams, the most important being elected president of the United States. There isn’t anything he desires more than to hear “Hail to the Chief” played in his honor. Now an incumbent U.S. senator seeking reelection and paving his road to the White House, he’s living his dreams.
Until he meets her.
I read this quite a while ago and haven’t had time to review it. Apologies this is going to be quick.
Incumbent while being a fantastic and steamy romance is also very thought provoking. I don’t know a lot about American politics but State Senators appear to be the rock stars of the political world, and Drake Prescott may as well be the shining star of all. Not only that but Drake actually cares and wants to make a positive difference to people’s lives. He is singularly driven to bring about positive change via the government system he believes in whole heartedly. Relationships need to be squeaky clean to survive the intrusive nature and judgement of the media and public. To this point I always get a little confused, people are human after all and as humans we make mistakes, some mistakes cost more than others and have repercussions as the plot shows clearly.
Lucy had her life shattered by those closest to her at a young age, keeping the details close to her heart, she carries the burden with her daily. Lucy tends to keep people at a distance due to the emotional barriers she has created stemming for the traumatic incident in her past. An incident not of her choosing, an incident that left her heart-broken and her relationship with her parents in tatters, an incident she carries in her heart daily. Let me tell you this tore me apart, it was told with such raw emotion I felt such empathy for Lucy, I wanted to climb into the story and hug her. However, this is the type of incident that could be detrimental to Drake’s re-election even though it was a long time ago and had nothing to do with him, apparently it goes to show moral fortitude – yeah my thoughts on that WTH.
It’s a very emotional situation exasperated by political stances and media perception. All I wanted was for true love to win the day ♥ To find out you need to read Incumbent 😉