Timely and Cute
4.5 out of 5 stars
The Campaign was one of those timely books that I wish were actually real. If we lived in a world where an out woman not only could become the Vice President with no issues (I mean, there would always be issues) the world would be a better place. Tracey Richardson tells a story that was cute and timely – one that I couldn’t put down.
The main story is as much about forgiving yourself and moving on than it is about it being a romance/love story. I loved the way that Richardson told the story and the way that things played out as it progressed. It was so much more than a romance book though, it had elements of a mystery and also that of a political thriller. There was intrigue and investigations along side of a cute love story.
Lori Prince crushes this one, as she does with all of the other books she’s narrated. She adds a nice tone to each character and allows the story to be told in a way that’s really easy to listen to.
Overall, I thought that The Campaign was a great genre-bending audiobook that I couldn’t put down.
Vice President Jane Kincaid is up for reelection alongside President Dennis Collins. Of immeasurable help and comfort to her is her lover, Secret Service Agent Alexandria Warner and her sister/campaign manager, Corey Kincaid.
Even though she’s planned for a tough fight, the campaign’s equilibrium is threatened by the rumor that Collins is about to be engulfed in scandal. The news comes from Julia Landen, a reporter assigned to the campaign and Alex’s ex-girlfriend. Jane wants her campaign to stay above the mire, but Corey and Julia grow increasingly obsessed with Collins’s problems – and they spend more and more time together. Not happy to have her ex underfoot, Alex shares Jane’s concern about the burgeoning romance.
On the eve of the party convention the scandal explodes on the front pages, gutting the viability of the Collins/Kincaid ticket. Everyone suspects dirty tricks and Alex undertakes an investigation – but any evidence she finds won’t change the fact that Jane is once again standing on the edge of history. This time winning and losing both come with infinite consequences.