Friday, August 22, 2014

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Red, White & Screwed by Holly Bush

Red, White & Screwed
By: Holly Bush
Releasing July 17th, 2014


Political strategist Glenda Nelson is having a meltdown. Her handpicked, very married Congressional candidate was just caught climbing out of the window of the Sleepytown Motel, and her philandering ex-husband seems to have the most to gain from the colossal scandal that follows. As Glenda attempts to salvage the campaign in a hotly contested race, conservative and liberal pundits pounce on the story to further their own agendas.

Glenda’s love life is nonexistent to say the least, that is, until she meets handsome artist Chris Goodrich. Chris’s easy-going, carefree outlook on life couldn’t be more different than the 90-mph crazy train that is Glenda’s, but the more time she spends with him, the more she craves his calming presence, his sexy smile, and his steamy embraces. Is Chris worth taking a chance on?

Between the pressure of full-blown spin control mode, rapidly declining job security, refereeing two teenagers, caring for aging parents, and spending hours on her therapist’s couch trying to get past her ex’s crushing betrayal, Glenda finds love and makes the long trek back to happy.

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Holly Bush writes historical romance set on the American Prairie, in Victorian England and recently released her first Contemporary Romance. Her books are described as emotional, with heartfelt, sexy romance. She makes her home with her husband in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Connect with Holly at and on Twitter @hollybushbooks and on Facebook at Holly Bush.

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Red, White and Screwed is a new contemporary romance by Holly Bush.  This book is about Glenda Nelson, a political strategist, who works for the Democratic Party in a very conservative county in Pennsylvania.  She is the divorced wife a politician and is raising two teenagers.  Glenda is made aware that the candidate that they picked to run for the Senate will be exposed as an adulterer in the newspaper.  While Glenda struggles to salvage the campaign and the senate nomination forces seem to be working against her.  In the midst of this she meets Chris Goodwich, an artist with a laid back attitude.  Glenda has not had much romance in her life since her divorce and she is tempted by Chris but at the same time leery of his attentions.  Throw in some quick visits to a therapist, a sick parent, more cheating politicians and everyone trying to spin the situation to their advantage and you have one great story. 

The plot of this book was well developed and believable.  The characters interacted well together.  The author took Glenda on a journey of self-discovery and awareness that most people, especially women, could relate to.  Glenda pretty much puts her life, emotional health and needs on the back burner to her job and kids. There were equals parts of humor (getting caught rolling on the floor with your boyfriend by your teenage son); sorrow (finding out your father has Alzheimer’s); and emotion (dealing with the left over issues from your husband’s infidelity).  The book is fairly fast paced.  The author does a good job of giving the reader insight into Glenda’s insecurity and self-esteem issues by delving into her past in her therapy sessions and the unfolding drama of the political crisis. There were times when I wanted to cry with Glenda and others when I laughed at what she was doing, saying and thinking. Chris was definitely what Glenda needed.  He did not give up and really worked to pursue a relationship with her. 

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance and a HEA.  The romance between Chris and Glenda is heartwarming.  I enjoyed reading a book about an “older” couple finding their way to love. I would give this book four and half stars and certainly look forward to more contemporary romance by this author.



  1. Thank you so much for having me and for the great review. I'm really glad you enjoyed Red, White & Screwed, Sarah!

  2. What a wonderful review! I really enjoyed this book too, and recommend it to readers who love romance.