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Blog Tour: More Than Rivals by Mary Whitney

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Synopsis: When is a chance meeting not by chance? Maybe when you hide who you are.

The night before Lily Robles announces she’s running for Congress, she meets a handsome stranger at a coffee shop. Their chemistry is strong, and not wanting to scare him off, she avoids telling him she’s a local politician. She doesn't want the night to end—until she realizes he’s one of her opponents in the primary.

Jack Bengston can’t place where he’s seen Lily’s pretty face. He's taken with her, and he's sure the feeling is mutual—until she leaves him hanging and without her number.

When Jack and Lily meet again as candidates, California State Senator John Bengston and Sonoma County Supervisor Ursula Robles, they find an awkward romantic encounter is no way to kick-off a campaign, but how do you stop an attraction once it starts? There are times when politicians want to put their identities aside

Review:  More Than Rivals by Mary Whitney was a quick, lighthearted read that I think for the most part readers will enjoy. The synopsis is what first drew me to this story. It sounded like a fun read. I found Whitney's characters likeable and witty at times, but overall I felt like the spark in the story was missing. 

As I was reading through the interactions between Jack and Lily I found myself drawn out of the story. I saw the chemistry between them written out on the page, but I didn't really feel it. I did enjoy getting to know each individual character, and their stories, and while I didn't find myself swooning over the romance between Jack and Lily - they were well written characters.

Overall, I think More Than Rivals is a good story, but I guess I just wanted a little more steam. ;)

Rating: 3/5 DIAMONDS 

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