Love and Legislature by Peter Styles

AUTHOR’S BLURB: What would you give up for love? A failing marriage? A family? Or maybe even your dream job?

Richard Lachlan is perpetually stuck between a rock and a hard place. He’s the primary enabler for his alcoholic father. He works for an idiotic vice president with incompetent co-workers who are all vying for a promotion and higher pay. On top of it all, his husband has grown more and more cold and distant as the years pass by.

Then, the biggest monkey wrench Richard could have imagined was thrown into his plans, and how he has to lie to the American public and sacrifice his feelings and beliefs for a man that doesn’t care about him. Overall, the poor guy feels like he can’t catch a break.

That is, until he meets Val, a handsome hippy who likes to hang out around Capitol Hill as a one-man protest. The one thing that he wants most is the one thing Richard is least able to give: truth.

Richard isn’t afraid of secrets and he isn’t afraid of truth. He’s more worried about what will happen to those he loves when these truths comes out.

This book is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. It is approximately 50,000 words has a happy ending and does not end in a cliffhanger.

MY REVIEW: This is only barely a romance, in my opinion. The story is mostly about Richard’s character’s arc, and then for about the last 12 minutes, according to my kindle app, there was “hey, let’s focus on the main couple” kind of interaction. Yes, they’d interacted before, briefly for work, during the day. Doesn’t count. I’m counting couple-time. Before that, there had been one dinner, but it still didn’t really count cuz he was married and staying that way as far as they knew.
I was glad this not a long book.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.

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