Friday, November 22, 2013

Disclosure Of The Heart - Book Tour (V)

Blurb : Disclosure Of The Heart

Sixteen years is a long time to wait for your true love to reappear, and, anyway, Nicki Johnson couldn’t wait for the impossible to happen. Hard life lessons have taught her that fairy tales are children’s stories, and fate is cruel. Burying her hopes, she’s spent the last sixteen years focused and driven toward her career, and it’s landed her with a job at the White House with a gem of a boyfriend. But when her high school love, Adam Kincaid, walks into the White House as a BBC reporter, Nicki’s world is thrown into turmoil as she relives their past. Adam has come back for her, but has he arrived too late?

Review—Disclosure of the Heart by Mary Whitney

“Why had he gone back to beat reporting and taken the job at the White House?  Was it just because it was an exciting new presidency?  Or did he care that I was there?”

Adam Kincaid has gone into journalism, BBC to be exact; and an opportunity of a lifetime has just come up.  He will get to be a correspondent at the White House.  Going back to America, after being in UK for the last 15+ years, Adam faces more than just a new and exciting position…there is some unfinished business in matters of the heart, and he is the last person she ever wanted to see again.

Nicole Johnson is the Executive Press Secretary for the newest President, and it’s a job she does quite well.  Fielding questions, spinning news, finding answers, avoiding scandals…but with all of her experience, not once did she think that she would become the news, or the scandal.

“In the interest of full disclosure, Matt should know that I once had a personal relationship with a reporter covering the White House.”

Full disclosure. How does one actually do that when the story started so long ago?  The many memories tied to Adam and Nicole’s relationship are not all good ones.  Some of them, most of them actually, are downright painful.  Memories that she does not want to rehash…and definitely doesn’t want to explain.  But in her position, there is more at stake than just her heart. 

“When we were together, he’d been my life, or at least a lifeline when I had needed it most.  And then he’d broken my heart, and though he’d desperately tried, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t have put it back together again.”

Both of them have new lives, new relationships, and powerful jobs; but neither can deny the instant pull they have toward one another.  Can old lovers be friends?  Can they live in the present and not dwell in the past?  Can they make something work that proved to be too difficult in the past?  And most importantly, are they willing to compromise everything in their lives now in order to make a go of things?  How much of life is fate, and how much is really up to choice? 

“It would be worth losing everything…it would be more than worth it.”

But really, who is the one that will have to give?  Who is the one who will lose everything?  How can two people make something work when so much stacks against them?  Read, and find out!

What a great way to see how things turn out with Nicole and Adam.  The way their relationship comes full circle, how they began, ended, and begin again.  Whitney does a fabulous job of bringing the longing back in the here and now rooted in a painful past.  The progression, the cat-and-mouse, the sexy accents (there is more than one), how politics plays a role in everyone’s lives….it was just great.  I enjoyed reading and look forward to more from this author. 

**4 Hear All About It Stars**

About this author

Even before she graduated from law school, Mary Whitney knew she wasn’t cut out to be a real lawyer. Drawn to politics, she’s spent her career as an organizer, lobbyist, and nonprofit executive. Nothing piques her interest more than a good political scandal or romance, and when she stumbled upon writing, she put the two together. A born Midwesterner, naturalized Texan, and transient resident of Washington, D.C., Mary now lives in Northern California with her two daughters and real lawyer husband.

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