The Phoenix Candidate by Heidi Joy Tretheway…Blog Tour Stop & Review



The Phoenix Campaign Synopsis:

Ambition. Lust. Sacrifice. Politics just got a whole lot sexier.
Grace Colton’s life is a blur—security, appearances, and a desperately fast ramp-up to Election Day. Political consultant Jared Rankin is pulling the strings to win the White House with the Conover-Colton ticket.
But the fragile relationship Grace and Jared forged could be ruined by secrets traded for political leverage. She’s hiding her new relationship with Jared from the public, and concealing a deeper secret from everyone.

When Grace reveals the explosive truth to her running mate, squeaky-clean Senator Conover must confront his own haunted past. Grace’s future—and their campaign—could be ruined by the lies meant to protect what they love most.

Peek behind the curtain and under the covers in this sexy political drama that exposes the true cost of ambition, lust and sacrifice.

The Phoenix Campaign is an erotic romance set in the world of presidential election politics. Recommended for mature readers due to sharp dialogue, wickedly hot sex, and a few delicious taboos. This full-length novel is second in a series but can be read as a standalone.


My Review:

The Phoenix Campaign follows author Heidi Joy Tretheway’s The Phoenix Candidate, and being a big fan of Ms. Tretheway’s Tattoo Thief Series I was looking forward to diving into this series. While I didn’t read the first installment, I didn’t feel that impeded my enjoyment of this sexy and interesting read.

Vice President candidate Grace Colton’s life had been shattered with the death of her husband and son. But she was moving on and those plans included her push for votes in the upcoming presidential race. Those plans also included her growing relationship with her political consultant, Jared Rankin. She had never dreamed she would find even a glimmer of love again after her husband and son were killed but now that she had Jared, the future seemed a bit brighter. With him by her side she felt she was capable of facing whatever came her way…and there would be plenty. When her mother resurfaces with some demands and threats, never had it been more important to have a team by her side. And Jared. But just when things seem to be going well, fate throws a wrench into her life and once again Grace is facing some major life changing decisions. Would Jared stand by her side and weather the storm? Would she be able to handle it all regardless?

This was a fast paced read packed with a whole lot of heat, emotion, and angst. Grace is one tough cookie and going through so much in both her personal life and her professional life. I admired how strong she was when the chips were down and she had to make some potentially life changing decisions. I also loved Jared and how well he knew Grace and what she needed. Yes, there are more than a few stumbles in this chapter in their relationship (and because they are a tad spoiler-y I can’t give them away) but they are able to find their way through the turmoil in the end. I also loved that there were more than a few surprises along the way with the secondary characters and some secrets were revealed. It made me enjoy this story even more.

Overall, I really enjoyed this look into what I can only imagine it must be like for a woman in the political game. Thank you, Ms. Tretheway, for a fabulous story!

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Heidi Joy Tretheway Bio:

heid-profile-photo-feb-2015Heidi Joy is a sucker for campfires, craft cocktails, and steamy romance in books and real life. She sings along with musicals (badly), craves French carbs, and buys plane tickets the way some women buy shoes.

Her first career as a journalist took Heidi behind the scenes with politicians, rock stars, chefs, and detectives, all of whom inspire her stories. Heidi Joy is currently working on her eighth book from her home in Portland, Oregon. She adores hearing from readers at author.heidi@gmail.com.



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