Review: In Bed with the Opposition by Stephanie Draven

Filed in 5 Stars , featured , Review , Stephanie Draven , The Latin Lover Posted on November 7, 2012 @ 11:00 am 3 comments

Format read: ebook received from the publisher
Release Date: 15 August 2012
Number of pages: 165 pages
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Indulgence line
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s websiteAmazon, Barnes and NobleRead an excerpt

Blurb:

Armed with a sassy haircut, a sharp wit, and a personal list of rules for all life’s exigencies, Grace Santiago is a fiercely loyal Senate staffer who has everything under control. At least until famous political pundit Ethan Castle walks back into her life. Grace hasn’t forgotten their disastrous affair in law school, but she can’t resist his bad boy charm.

When Grace learns that Ethan has been hired as a political gunslinger for the other side, her loyalties—and her heart—are torn in two. Though their sexual chemistry can’t be denied, they find themselves locked in political combat. Ethan believes that all is fair in love and war, but he won’t throw the election—not even to win Grace’s heart. So what can a good girl like Grace do, but learn to play dirty?

Two candidates. One election. May the best man—or woman—win!

My Thoughts: I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a story this much, that my enthusiasm and happiness lasted well after I reached “The End”. I found In Bed with the Opposition utterly delightful, and I urge all of you who love their contemporary romances witty and sexy to pick it up and not miss out on this terrific story because “it must be so boring since it has a political setting” (as many blogger friends have said), because it couldn’t be farther from the truth! In Bed with the Opposition is not at all boring, I was either chuckling aloud while reading the witty repartee between Grace and Ethan or sighing/swallowing when they turned up the heat with their scorching and sensual romance. ;-)

Both Grace and Ethan were great, very lovable characters, with a lot of unique traits/quirks and a whole lot of heart. I found it especially wonderful that Ethan, the very virile hero had a softer side, him being more comfortable and certain in his love for Grace than her about her feelings for him. I just loved how in In Bed with the Opposition it was the man who wanted commitment and take their relationship to the “next step” and not the usually “clingy” woman.

Ethan lifted an eyebrow. “Is there something I’m missing here? I’m fine with taking things slow sexually, but I feel like we’re taking things slow in other ways, too. I already know how you kiss, how you taste, how you feel. I know you love waffles and holidays. I know you can’t get out the door in the morning without making a list and that you can’t sit at a table if the salt and pepper shakers aren’t lined up. I know you keep a lint brush in your purse to obsessively brush off the cat fur on your clothes. But I want to meet the cat. I want to spend time with your friends. I want to see where you live. Let me in.”

This story was a wonderful blend of heartwarming romance, sizzling chemistry and chuckle worthy humour:

Oh, sure, he hadn’t done a great job of romancing Grace. No flowers, no fancy dinners out. He hadn’t been rolling in dough back then. But he’d given her his prized DVD set of The West Wing. That had to count for something.

“Of course I let him go. What else was I supposed to do?”
“Jump him!” Molly said. “I would have.”

Verdict: I loved, Loved, LOVED In Bed with the Opposition so much that it became one of my Favourite Reads of 2012! It was funny, sexy and heart-warming, everything one could wish for! Stephanie Draven was meant to write sexy and witty contemporary romances, her writing style flows easily and I’m sure you’ll find the story highly entertaining and ending way too soon. Put this one on your wishlists, In Bed with the Opposition is a wonderful romance you definitely shouldn’t miss!

I give In Bed with the Opposition 5 winning stars!

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About Stella


Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • Laura November 7, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I have to admit I probably would have been in group of people who passed this one up because of the political topic, but after your great review, I’m definitely adding it to by TBR list. Thanks!

    • Stella November 8, 2012 at 3:27 am

      Laura please DO, In Bed with the Opposition was one of my favourite reads in 2012 and seeing that it’s almost over that means it fared well compared to the 130 or so books I have read so far ;-) I hope you’ll enjoy it! (ps. and it’s only $2.99, so not expensive either :-D)

  • Ailsa November 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I’m glad to hear you liked this so much – I had read the blurb, and it sounded ok, but I wasn’t sure if it would really be interesting enough. The romance sounds like the kind of thing I would like though, so I will maybe check this one out sometime. I like the Entangled romances as cheerful short (and cheap!) things to break up my Urban Fantasy obsession :)
    ~Ailsa

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