#BookReview: Hung Parliament by SA Gordon


The election isn’t the only thing that’s coming…

In the dark heart of winter, an election is called. Two parties will vie for supremacy. Two leaders, Grace Hammond and David Bartley, will do battle to take charge of the land. It would all be so straightforward if they weren’t already having an affair.

Amidst accusations of corruption, treachery and murky deals done with large corporations, network news correspondent Chopper (not his real name) knows whose fingerprints are on what and who is about to stab who in the back. That doesn’t mean he’ll run the story, though, even when it’s a story that could take down both leaders and create the biggest scandal ever seen in the nation’s politics.

The web of relationships and the network of secrets on which the national capital runs mean that Chopper’s decisions are never straightforward. He has people to protect, and people to expose but the real test comes when they turn out to be one and the same.

Kay's Review

Tags: Erotic Fiction, Political drama

"Politics have no relation to morals." ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

No truer words could describe this story or the characters within. The story exposed the dirty underbelly of Australian politics. There were moments when I was left gasping with shock at the spectacle of it all.

David Bartley is the corrupt, incumbent prime minister and Grace Hammond is the treacherous opposition leader who will do just about anything to get into his position. Here's the kick, the two of them are having a sexual affair.

And that's another thing this book was full of—sizzling sex scenes. It seemed everyone was having some sort of affair with people they weren't meant to be with: members of opposing parties and married people.

I can tell you that there are no heroes/heroines in this story, which rules it out as a romance novel, in my opinion. Each character had a sleazy secret in their cupboard.

But the stand out character has to be Grace Hammond. She is a character you'll love to hate. On the one hand she is a strong, determined, ambitious leader of a political party in a man's world. On the other, she is cold, calculating and downright devious. The lengths she went to achieve her goals just astounded me.

I did mention there were no heroes in this story. But Chopper, the journalist, turned out to be a hero of sorts in the end. His heart was in the right place even if I didn't agree with some of his actions.

SA Gordon writes a story that titillates, as well as feeds my need for drama in fiction. Think House of Cards with loads of sex. If you're just looking for romance, this is not the story for you. However, if you love political drama and erotic fiction, then you'll love this book.

Rating: 4 Lovebites

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher, Momentum Books, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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