AWRW Book Review: Red, White & Screwed, by Author Holly Bush @HollyBushBooks

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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 Goodwich. 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.


Paperback, 373 pages
Published July 17th 2014 by Holly Bush Books
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance

What’s It About?

Glenda, a political strategist for the Lancaster Democratic Committee, knows all too well about political scandals. When her hand picked candidate for U.S. Senate is caught having an affair, Glenda has flashbacks of her ex- husband’s affairs. Do all democrats cheat on their wives?

Amidst the circus, Glenda meets Christopher Goodwich, a painter who painted a 30 ft mural of the Lancaster County Revolutionary War Battle. His easy going attitude is just what she needs when she burns the pre-cooked roast in the oven at a whopping 500 degrees, and bursts into tears like a crazy woman over a pizza… While other men might run for the hills, Christopher barely bats an eyelash.

Glenda doesn’t know if she is ready for love, and more importantly, if the risk is worth the reward.

My Thoughts:

First of all, I love the cover and the title of this book! 

If you think a political romance would be boring and stuffy, you have got it all twisted! This story, like politics, is nothing but exciting! There was never a dull moment, between political scandals, ex-husband and mistress-turned- wife drama, two teenage kids, and an aging father with ailing health. Not to mention a budding romance! ❤

I loved Christopher. He is the perfect book boyfriend, ladies! Nothing can ruffle this man’s feathers, and I do mean NOTHING. He personifies the word “hero”.

And Glenda… I loved her! Her and her sidekick Melvin had me in hysterics! They were hilarious together! My favorite scene was from the Democratic Gala; Melvin popping Rolaids, to deal with the stress of the situation, and Glenda calmly asking the lady next to her if the speaker was going to hand out snake oil. LOL! I loved her snarky personality!

There are a lot of laughs between the pages but also some sad parts too that brought tears to my eyes. At her shrink, she recounts the affairs her husband had on her, and the political scandals that followed. Her father also suffers from some health problems, which was sad to read, but also gave Christopher a chance to swoop in and be the hero she needed.

I’d also like to mention that the Author never knocks the Republican party in this novel. 🙂


I would recommend Red, White, and Screwed to anyone who enjoys women’s fiction, and romance with a political twist. Whether you are Democratic or Republican, you will enjoy this novel! 🙂


Fancy a political romance? Purchase, here!


***In the interest of full disclosure, the Author gifted me a paperback copy of Red, White and Screwed, in exchange for a fair, thoughtful, and honest book review. This is no way swayed my opinion/rating.

About The Author:

Holly Bush“I grew up in a home where I was surrounded by books. There was not a room that did not hold a bookcase, stack or shelves of books. My father didn’t care what we read, although he did, as long as we read something, even a comic book. His stack of books beside his reading chair that sat next to a sunny window was a strange mix of westerns, political intrigue, current affairs, science fiction and the odd biography. Books made me curious, comforted me, excited me, scared me and gave me glimpses into lives and worlds beyond my reach. What a gift – the written word – what a gift!” —Goodreads Author Bio




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