This was highly recommended in several places, so I picked it up. It's the first book I've read by this author. I did enjoy it. It was well written. The characters were fallible, but very likeable and showed growth. Their relationship seemed believable. The only thing I did not enjoy was the politics. The whole premise was based on an election and obtaining votes. It wasn't preachy and didn't really seem one-sided toward one party over another. I just have no interest in politics and all of the back-stabbing, closed-minded and selfish behavior that usually goes with people who believe in it wholeheartedly. Because of that, it took me a little longer than I thought it would to finish the story.