Title: The Senator’s Secret
Author: K.C. Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 1st Sep, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary, Fake boyfriend
Page Count: 220
Reviewed by: PIU
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Politics, puppy dogs, and passion, oh my!
When his Republican opponent outs him with a photo in a Facebook post, Senator Samuel Dalton doesn’t have many options open to him. It doesn’t matter that the photo is totally innocent. He has no choice but to come clean… until his staff suggest putting a spin on it that leaves Sam reeling.
Sure, he’ll end up with a lot of sympathy, not to mention the possibility of more voters from the LGBT community, but it still seems a pretty drastic solution.
Now all they have to do is persuade Gary, the other man in the photo, to play along. It sounds so easy: convince the constituents of North Carolina that he and Sam are engaged.
No big deal, except for the fact that they’ve only just met….
Senator Samuel Dalton has kept his sexual orientation a secret his entire life. Helping people is more important to him than coming out and finding someone to love. Its re-election time and Sam and his team is on their a-game to help him get re-elected. Everything is well and good until a chance hug shared with a stranger changes Sam’s life overnight. Sam’s homophobic jerk of an opponent splashes the image all over the internet and turns an innocent hug to something sordid. To counter the fall out, Sam’s PR comes up with a crazy plan that lets him come clean about his sexuality but with a crazy spin on it. In one day Sam is suddenly an ENGAGED MAN.
Along with Sam, the other person who finds his life changed completely in the span of a day is Gary. He is agreeing to the craziness because he is promised a debt-free education. But there is more behind his reasons to agree to the proposition. Senator Sam is hot and gorgeous and most importantly a very good man and Gary would love nothing more than to make this arrangement a reality. Will Gary get his man??? Read to find out.
The fake boyfriend trope is something I enjoy a lot. From absolute strangers to lovers stories are very touching and sweet to read. And this book delivered on that count perfectly. Sam and Gary were adorable together. From bathing Dinky (I loved that dog!!!) to sightseeing to holding hands for the sake of show, their fake relationship turns to something real and beautiful. I liked the rapport between the two MCs. This read is totally angst free and it would leave you with a smile on your face.
Sam and Gray were hot in the bedroom too. Apart from Sam’s fake relationship, there is another secret which surprised me but it was a very good surprise. I won’t spoil it for you but you will definitely like it.
The secondary characters were a perfect fit for the story. I adored Mrs. Dalton, Sam’s mother. She was feisty and awesome. I really could not help laughing when she buys cherry flavored lube for the couple*LOL* They were edible too*wink* And then there was the crazy and adorable, Will & Grace loving secretary of Sam.
The Senator’s Secret is a fine addition to the Dreamspun Desires. It’s a very fun, sweet and touching story. Please don’t let this great book pass you by.