Saturday, July 23, 2016

What Matters Most By: Kellie Coats Gilbert

Back of the Book

Leta Breckenridge is forced to drop out of college to care for her dementia-ridden mother. After learning a severely delinquent account may force her mother into a less desirable facility, Leta steps out of her comfort zone and lands a high-paying job at an Austin public relations firm. But her dream job turns into a nightmare when she learns the firm is a front for a political opposition machine--and that the research she's been collecting will be used against her new love interest, Nathan Emerson.

Nathan is a rising political star being pressured to run a bid to unseat the current governor of Texas. He's already in a relationship with a woman much better suited to be a politician's wife, but he's never met anyone like Leta. Could this feisty, challenging woman hold the key to his heart?

My Thoughts

Gilbert has written yet another stunning novel exploiting issues in corporate america.  What Matters Most focuses on some of the unpleasant aspects of government and elections.  Leta is an under educated florist at a local grocery store but with her talents in research she landed a job she would otherwise not be qualified for.  While Nathan seems like a nice person and he really stands for what be believes where politics are concerned, I struggled with the fact he has a girlfriend and yet is spending so much time with Leta.  In the end everything gets wrapped up with a nice bow on top yet I never felt the solid closure I have liked from Gilbert's past books.

What Matters Most is a fascinating read, that gives an intriguing glimpse into a side of politics not many write, or hear about. I just wish there was more on the relationship side of the book.

I was given this book free from Revell Publishing for my honest review.

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