I'm Michael Grath. I'll admit I was elected to Congress on my Republican family history. I was out to make a name for myself, until I met Jessie Clark, a spitfire Democrat.
She'd be my nemesis, if I could just stop thinking about her. We've got nothing and everything in common, but our past divides us. She made one choice; I made another, and we can't reconcile the two because it's an issue that divides America as well.
So like I said, we weren't supposed to be friends, we weren't even supposed to like each other, and we certainly weren't supposed to fall in love.
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About the Author
Mary has lived around the U.S., and after a first career in the non-profit world and politics, she's settled in Northern California with her husband and daughters. She spends her days writing characters she hopes somehow capture the romance of Rhett and Scarlett and Almanzo and Laura. She's a firm believer in what Rhett says to Scarlett: "You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Compromising Positions by Mary Whitney 5 Out of 5 Stars! Mary Whitney’s Compromising Positions was a breath of fresh air! A true artist on the rise, she takes the time to build her characters and twine your emotions with theirs. The plot was refreshing, original and uplifting, played out slowly like a winning hand of cards. A feel good steamy tale you want to kick back and relax with. I chuckled and got teary eyed as I followed sassy Jessie Clark and his blue eyed hotness, Micheal Grath, through their political maneuverings in the Senate and the bedroom. “Hear you out? What do you mean?” I noticed his eyes were cerulean blue. What woman wouldn’t listen to Mr. Blue Eyes? As he stared at me, I decided that he didn’t need the family name or all their money to be successful in life. He’d inherited these blue eyes from some ancestor. His eyes alone would make sure he’d get whatever he wanted, at least when he was dealing with women and gay men”. Smart and witty it doesn’t lack for steam: “As we found our favorite rhythm to our mutual desire, he moved kisses from my lips to my neck and then down to my breasts. I lost myself once again with the man I loved. It took the shock of the cold marble against my bottom for me to realize that he’d placed me on the vanity. I pulled back to look at our positions and smiled. “This should be fun.” The down to earth realism of the intimate scenes feels very organic without seeking to titillate with shock value. Well done Mary Whitney! Well done! *Free digital copy of the book given in exchange for an honest review* Cheryle, My Secret Book Spot
Will the gentlewoman from Arizona yield to the gentleman from Illinois or will the gentleman from Illinois yield to the gentlewoman from Arizona? Or will the gentleman and the gentlewoman find themselves in Compromising Positions? In her novel by that name, Mary Whitney writes a story that is not only about relationships, love and compromise, but also gives readers a fascinating look at the workings of Congress. Jessie Clark is a young woman who has dedicated her life to the causes she believes in and she is a Democrat. Michael Grath is a young man with a long family history of public service and he is a Republican. Jessie’s constituency is in a rural area and Michael’s is urban. Jessie was raised in a military family…Michael was raised as the son of a governor. Michael has a dog…Jessie has a cat. Could these two be more opposite? They first meet at a social gathering for freshman members of congress when the men Michael is chatting with mistake Jessie for a waitress and order drinks. When the irresistible force meets the immovable object, Michael and Jessie fall in love and light up the pages with their chemistry. However…this paradox comes to pass too early in the book to be a true HEA and their differences explode over the opposing positions of their respective parties on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, an issue in which Jessie has a painful personal interest and one about which Michael is ambivalent but feels obligated to follow the party line. A frustrated Michael turns to his mother for advice and I think readers will love her character…she is one smart lady! As the time draws near for a vote on the legislation, Michael’s mom continues to support him with her message of hope. Author Mary Whitney has written a fun and funny story with grown up characters who are well-developed, likable and are facing grown up problems. There’s Trish, Jessie’s chief of staff and her husband Larry, who is an NFL star. Of course there’s Michael’s mom whom I’ve already mentioned and Daisy the dog and Severus the cat. As if their politics isn’t enough, the author adds a little stress to their relationship by giving Jessie and Michael each a rival for the other’s affections. Written from both Michael’s and Jessie’s POV’s, Compromising Positions is a very sensitive portrayal of the dilemma elected officials must face when they have to compromise between their personal experiences and beliefs and the interests of the people they represent. I highly recommend it to those who enjoy a love story written against the backdrop of a world most of us don’t see except in newspapers.
Dems and republucan hopeless romantics will be able to get behind this book. Great read...developed characters...closure. Truly enjoyed ir and looking forward to more.
I never seen a Republican and Democrat get along, and I know there are political pundits who are couples who vote on opposite sides of the party line. I've always wondered how they make their relationships and marriages work. Well, Mary Whitney has written a story that gave me an idea of what it might be like. The story starts off with a very interesting first meeting between Michael and Jessie. I will admit to being torn between wincing and laughing. It's both humorous and embarrassing. It was very easy to get to know both of them as the story is told from both their viewpoints as well as that of others. Both of them are likable and it was interesting to see how their courtship commenced. was really rooting for them to find a way to work out their issues. I do wish there are had been some interaction between Michael and his ex. I would've liked to understand why she became so greedy all of a sudden. The story flowed really well and there was never a dull moment. It's funny, sweet, and thought provoking. All relationships require lots of work to be successful but when you've got a difference in opinion and beliefs it becomes even tougher. This was my first Mary Whitney book, but it won't be my last.