Written by Krystal Ford
On the eve of the 2016 elections, young Republican Megan Thompson faces a once-in-a lifetime opportunity when her boss decides to groom her to run for his congressional seat in 2018. Ambitious and pragmatic, Megan is missing just one thing: a wealthy, well-connected trophy husband.
So, when Megan moves from Florida to DC and lets the congressman broker a power match, she’s looking to get down to work, not fall in love. And she’s definitely not looking to make nice with her new roommate, Andrew Croswell, a liberal environmentalist determined to make her life hell.
After a series of unpleasant blind dates, Megan begins to lose hope of finding her shiny white Republican knight in time to boost her appeal to donors and voters. At last she hits it off with Brock, a dashing, Don Draperesque spokesman for the NRA, and even love-shy Megan thinks he could be “the one.” But as the year progresses, she and Andrew start getting along a little too well, and Megan finds herself second-guessing all her well-laid plans.
Things start spinning out of control when a special election pushes everything up by a year. As Megan races against the clock, she’ll do anything to win—almost. Now she must choose: career over love, or love over politics?
Across the Divide follows genuine, familiar characters from both sides of the aisle, smashing stereotypes and striving to make sense of our not-so-brave new world. Most of all, it asks a crucial question: Can love bridge the great American divide?
A Refreshing Read!
What a refreshing read! This is a romance with a difference – lots of love, laughs and lighter moments set in the world of American politics.
Megan Thompson has her sights set on climbing the ladder in politics. A solid Republican, to be an elected candidate has been her dream since she was a child. With no partner in her life, Megan is persuaded that she will have a better chance of succeeding with her ambitions if she has a wealthy and well-connected husband on her arm. We follow her as she moves to Washington to take up the position of legislative aide to the sitting congressman and meets her new roommate who seems lovely – at first. That is, until they find out they both support opposing parties!
I really enjoyed this book; ever since reading a couple of books touching on the subject, I’ve began to understand a little on how the US political system works and this was a fabulous insight into the rivalry between supporters. Full of laughs and giggles, it really is a fabulous read. My first encounter with this author’s work and definitely one to watch. If you like a light-hearted, fun read in a different setting, this is well worth looking out for.
My grateful thanks to the author for first alerting me to her work, and to Barclay Publicity for inviting me to participate in this Blog Tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 800 KB
- Print Length: 448 pages
- Publication Date: 28 July 2018
- Purchase Links: Amazon UK
- Amazon US
Meet the Author
Originally from Montreal, Krystal Ford has fallen in love with the Hudson Valley, New York, where she calls home with her husband and two children. She has a Master of Arts from New York University and, when she’s not writing, works as a community organizer around environmental issues. Her favourite pastimes are reading books and gardening.
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