Tuesday, August 16, 2016

What Matters Most-Kellie Coates Gilbert-Book Review

                                                  What Matters Most #4   -     By: Kellie Coates Gilbert
About the book (provided by Baker Publishing)...
Just when she can't take it anymore, Leta finally catches a break. But when things seem too good to be true, they often are.
Finding her dream job went right out the window when Leta Breckenridge had to quit school to help care for her mother suffering from dementia. When a delinquent account may force her mother into a less desirable facility, Leta is thrilled to land a high-paying job at an Austin public relations firm. But her seemingly ideal job turns into a nightmare when she learns the firm is a front for a political opposition organization--and that the research she's been collecting will be used against Nathan Emerson, the handsome senator she's swiftly falling in love with.

Nathan is a rising political star being pressured to run a bid to unseat the current governor of Texas. He's already in a relationship with a woman much better suited to be a politician's wife, but he's never met anyone like Leta. Could this feisty woman hold the key to his heart--and his future?

With emotional depth and keen insight into what drives us, Kellie Coates Gilbert offers a salient story that calls us to consider what we value most in this life.

About the author . . . 
Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal, and the author of A Woman of Fortune and Where Rivers Part. Gilbert crafts her emotionally charged stories about women in life-changing circumstances in Dallas, Texas, where she lives with her husband. Learn more at www.kelliecoatesgilbert.com.

And I thought . . . 
Refreshing.  I was very excited to get the opportunity to read and review this book.  I was not disappointed. 
This is the first chance I've gotten to read any of the works by Kellie Coates Gilbert.  I look forward to many more including others from this series. What Matters Most is book 4 in the Texas Gold series. 
I enjoyed the storyline.  And it was a bit refreshing.  I expected the typical love story with a conflict ending in a happily ever after. 
What Maters Most is much more than a sweet little romance.  There's a little bit of intrigue. There's a villain that causes trouble for the couple.  There are some twists and turns leaving the reader interested.  Bringing to light the 
struggle of aging parents was an interesting sub story in the book.  And gave me something to ponder. 
I actually was surprised who the villain was.  Which made refreshingly  unpredictable. 
Ms. Gilbert gives the reader and inside view of dirty politics and the effect it has on everyone. 

All the characters are fun and believable.  I enjoyed getting to know them.  

I look forward to reading more by Kellie Coates Gilbert!

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I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.  

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