That is, until she meets her new client, Democratic candidate, Congressman William Baxter. Kind, considerate, insanely handsome, honest, and ten years her junior, he’s a unicorn among politicians. He infuriates her. He challenges her. Most of all, he makes her see past the scandalous world of politics and helps her to discover the heart of the woman inside her.
With sparks flying between them and the election rapidly approaching, the last thing either of them need is to be caught in a compromising position. Some lines are meant to be crossed and some rules broken, but for Elizabeth and Liam is it worth the cost of being politically incorrect?
Elizabeth is a well sought after political strategist and is also known for her brashness and straightforwardness. She is divorced and has an older daughter. She is content in her life and thinks she doesn’t need a man to make her happy.
William is a Congressman that is running for the Senate. He is immune to the “black” clouds that hang over politicians and has a niceness to him that is unknown in that world.
When Liam and Elizabeth meet and begin working with each other, fireworks go off almost immediately. Even with the age difference they both have an attraction to one another that they can’t seem to turn away from. They secretly begin seeing one another and realize that they both want more. When their relationship is brought out to the front and center they take it and run with it not hiding it. Which only makes them stronger together as a couple.
They had a sexiness and strength together that I really enjoyed reading. They weren’t fake and they were honest. I really enjoyed each of these characters.
My brain was on overload. His close proximity was killing my resolve. I pushed back against the very thing I wanted the most – to simply give into my desires. The pragmatic side of me took over, scratching and clawing to regain control.
“Congressman, if you haven’t noticed, I’ve been busy doing what you hired me to do.”
“I did hire you for a job. And I’ve been satisfied with you, until today.”
“I beg your pardon?” I gasped.
“I’ve just spent the last several hours selling you like you’re God himself. Not to mention all the hours I’ve invested in this campaign.”
“All of that’s true, and I thank you, but at this moment I don’t really care about the campaign.” He chuckled, taking a step forward, forcing my back against the lockers. I hit the metal with an oomph. My hands flattened against the cold steel. My eyes darted to the left and then to the right. This was bad. So bad. I began to freak over what our little standoff might look like to the media.
“Liam, we can’t do this here. What about the media?” I tried to push him back, but his large form wouldn’t budge.
“I don’t care,” he stated intensely.
“But I do. After tonight’s rally…” The corner of Liam’s mouth quirked upward. “Forget the rally or the media. Tell me why you’re avoiding me.”
He dipped his head, his lips brushing the shell of my ear. I withered at the feel of his tongue flicking my earlobe. All control was gone now. Kaput. Vanished. I was falling apart in his arms, which was the complete opposite of how he appeared to be.
Teeth grazed along my neck, a flick of his tongue followed. A small squeak and a heavy gasp expelled from me. My hands reached around his back, digging into the fabric of his jacket.
“Because I can’t resist you anymore.”
Damn him for being able to pull the truth out of me.