The Election Connection

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Model Lily Ashton's picture-perfect life isn't as flawless as it seems. After losing her soldier husband six years ago, Lily's carved a new life for herself by starting a nonprofit for war widows. There's no room in her busy schedule, or her heart, for a new love - which makes her the perfect date at fundraisers and parties for her pal, Congressman Ford Richardson.

Ford is focused on winning his bid for re-election, and when his opponent pummels him in the polls because he's not married, Ford's advisors give him a choice: find a fiancée or prepare to lose the election. Lily agrees to play the part, and they both vow to separate the election from their emotions. As they work together to keep their secret safe, their not-quite engagement starts to feel much more real than either is ready to admit.

With Lily's help, Ford may win the election, but can he win her heart?

Sensuality Level: Sensual
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Monica Tillery lives in Texas with her own real-life romance hero and two wonderful sons. When she's not reading and writing romance, Monica can be found enjoying her family, hanging out and playing games with friends, and wasting time online.

Find Monica Tillery at www.monicatillery.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/monicatilleryauthor and on Twitter @monicatillery.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
May 4, 2015
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Pages
174
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ISBN
9781440590672
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
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