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New Release Review and Giveaway! THE PHOENIX CANDIDATE by Heidi Joy Tretheway (Grace Colton #1)

OMG, soooo good! A definite must read…


The Phoenix Candidate Synopsis:

Fans of ScandalHouse of Cardsand The Good Wife will love Grace Colton…

Congresswoman Grace Colton is the most famous woman in politics—and the loneliest—until a drawling, sexy stranger offers her one night, no strings and no regrets.

Grace wakes to an empty hotel room and a phone call: the dark horse for the 2016 presidential election, Senator Shep Conover, is considering her as his vice presidential running mate. But first, Grace must be vetted and coached by Shep’s political consultant, Jared Rankin, who already knows too many intimate details about her. He’s Mr. One-Night Stand.

Grace is torn: Play nice with Jared to join the senator’s ticket, or play hardball and back the slick frontrunner? Grace must decide where her loyalties lie and if she can trust Jared with her future—and her heart.

The Phoenix Candidate is an erotic romance set in the world of presidential election politics. Recommended for mature readers due to sharp dialogue, wickedly hot sex, and a few delicious taboos. This full-length novel is first in a series and can be read as a standalone.



I literally could not stop reading this book. Thank goodness I had Friday off, because once I picked up my ereader that morning it wasn’t getting turned off until I’d reached the end of the book. It. Was. A. Mazing.

(And now I have to wait for book 2 until APRIL.


But I digress…)

Grace Colton lost her husband and son to a mall shooting, so when she decided to enter politics (the the beginning of the book, she’s a sophomore Congresswoman from Oregon) gun control became a major part of her platform, along with some environmental concerns. She’s thrown herself into her causes and her work, but her personal life has pretty much been on hiatus.

Until she meets a guy in a bar…

And then her entire life gets a whole lot MORE.

The guy she had some crazy hot sex with? He’s the political consultant for one of the Democrat contenders for the presidential nomination. The same contender who is considering Grace as his running mate…

But wait, there’s actually TWO candidates looking seriously at Grace, and suddenly she’s not sure who she can trust–including the guy she’s having wild and secret sexytimes with and possibly falling for. Political intrigue and personal drama is everywhere, and public speaking, her former Kryptonite, is suddenly the least of her worries.

I loved Grace–she was so easy to identify with. She’s strong, smart, and above all, human. Maybe she should have figured a few things out earlier than she does, but it’s perfectly understandable why she doesn’t. I cannot wait to read the next installment of her story.

And Jared? So frustratingly hot. You wanted Grace to be able to trust him, but should she, really?

God, I hope so.

April just can’t come soon enough, and politics have never been so engrossing. Or sexy…

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.


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Heidi Joy Tretheway Bio:heidi-profile-pic

Heidi Joy is a sucker for campfires, craft cocktails, and steamy romance in books and real life. She sings along with musicals (badly), craves French carbs, and buys plane tickets the way some women buy shoes.

Her first career as a journalist took Heidi behind the scenes with politicians, rock stars, chefs, and detectives, all of whom inspire her stories. Heidi Joy is currently working on her eighth book from her home in Portland, Oregon. She adores hearing from readers at


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