Campaigning for Christopher: The Winslow Brothers #4
by Katy Regnery
November 17, 2015
Christopher Winslow, the youngest of the four Winslow brothers, was born with a silver spoon in his privileged mouth, which has made it difficult for him to establish his credibility in the fast-approaching congressional race. Working against the clock to assure Pennsylvania voters that he is forthright, trustworthy and able has been an exhausting challenge, but Christopher's chances at beating the incumbant look good.
Julianne Crow, a plus-size model struggling to make ends meet, jumps at the chance to make a little extra cash on the side. What does she have to do? Slip something into Christopher Winslow's drink and take some very naughty pictures with him.
But Christopher is nothing like Julianne expected, and when her actions sabotage his hard-earned campaign only a month before the election, her guilt is overwhelming. She offers Christopher her help in an effort to repair the damage she's caused, but can anything change the fact that he sees her as an opportunist and a mercenary? When she starts campaigning for Christopher, he may find out there's more to her than meets the eye.
Return to the world created in the English Brothers books with this fresh foursome of scorching hot Winslow Brothers!
*All books in The Blueberry Lane Series can be enjoyed as standalone novels.*
Did she like him? She barely knew him.
All told, their relationship consisted of some flirty banter, her drugging him and taking lewd photos of him, showing up at his headquarters, finding out he hated her with the heat of a thousand suns, becoming his fake girlfriend, kissing him like the world was about to end, having her feelings hurt by his furious comments, knocking a cup of coffee out of his hands, and being kicked out of his office.
Not exactly an auspicious beginning.
Then again, she admired that he was only in his twenties and running for Congress. From what she knew of his platform, she admired his principles and policies. Just from the short amount of time she'd spent with him, she could tell he stood on a moral high ground. He was smart and driven, successful and hardworking, . . . and he hated every last centimeter of her guts.
Did she like him?
"What is there to like?" she asked Shappa, who turned and walked away as though embarrassed for her.
"I mean it!" she called after her cat. "What? His insults? His unforgiving, thankless demands? His disrespect? His nonstop cussing?" When she finished her tirade, she found herself perched on the edge of her chair, rigid with indignation, and suddenly slumped down, all the wind knocked from her sails as she recalled his face on Saturday night when he first laid eyes on her. The searing heat of his gaze. The wonder that took over his face as he stared at her like she'd just fallen from heaven.
"His fingers woven through mine," she said weakly, recalling their walk down a brambled path.
His light hair catching the sunlight yesterday on the steps of the campaign headquarters. The way his arm felt around her waist. His lips moving hungrily over hers.
Your eyes are like the night sky. The universe. The heavens and a million stars.
She sighed softly.
Of course she liked him.
About the Author
Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy. Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled “Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date,” in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet. The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy’s novella “Frosted” will appear in the upcoming (Jan ’15) anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy’s short story, “The Long Way Home” will appear in the first RWA anthology (Feb ’15), Premiere. Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.
In case you missed my review when it first posted...
I am totally head over heels for Christopher Winslow (no surprise there). It's virtually impossible not to be-he's honest, loyal, fights for what he believes in and what's right, and let's not forget he's a Winslow brother so of course he's hot...sexy...gorgeous...pick your favorite adjective and just keep listing them here.
Jules, well...I liked everything about her character with one big exception--the decision she made at the beginning that led to the sabotaging of Christopher's campaign...I have a really hard time getting past that, especially since the action she took was based on well...pretty much squat. But besides that, I didn't feel the connection between her and Christopher like I did with all the other Blueberry Lane couples. I didn't really sense the intensity between them-maybe it's just me, maybe it's what she did to him when they first met...I'm not sure.
But even with my reservations, the story itself (once I get past the above issues) is still compelling and does cover some serious topics while still weaving a tale of romance and falling for someone you'd least expect. You'll also find the classic intimate scenes we've come to expect in a Blueberry Lane story (mostly toward the end, though there's sexual tension throughout the whole book).
With all that said, I'm giving Campaigning for Christopher 3.75 stars (rounding to 4). Not quite what I was hoping when I started the story, but still this is a very good read, and fans of the series will definitely want to add this to their collection. Recommended for 18+ due to adult language and sexual content.