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With the launch of her latest political campaign in place, the last thing Tess needed was a distraction. She had enough to deal with running as a Republican and a closeted lesbian.

But when Special Agent Robin Hart from the FBI arrives in Cincinnati to investigate a corruption case, Tess finds herself spending more time than she should with the attractive woman. Things get
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Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Rae D Magdon & Michelle Magly
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Corrie
All The Pretty Things started out as a political intrigue until the halfway mark when both characters gave into their mutual lusty feelings and just went for it. The tone of the book did a complete 180 after that. Not that it was less interesting, I just needed to adjust.

The writing was good but the plot was thin (I could see the bad guy coming a mile away), the sexy times went from fade to black (between Tess and her sex-worker bff) to full on ‘who’s your daddy’ with Robin. The BDSM is light a
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M
Aug 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: l-books, romance
What the hell happened in the last third?

It seemed like a nice romance with a political background and a little mystery and subterfuge.

Then it turned into pure erotica. Now I don't have an issue with erotica, in the right context it is highly enjoyable. However, the story just stopped, the love making (not sure if that is the right word for the BDSM scene played out) took over and the plot lines were wrapped up inside a couple of pages.
lov2laf
3.85 stars

This is a pretty decent book as a romance if a little anti-climatic as a political or mystery read.

FBI agent Robin Hart is assigned to investigate a Democratic political candidate running for Congress in the state of Ohio. In the midst of her investigation she falls for the Republican candidate, Tess Daubney, and the FBI plot, like Robin's assignment, takes a back seat to the romance that develops between the two. The two leads come together not just through their mutual attraction but
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B. Hale
Oct 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very interesting read...learned some...things lol
Heather Henkel
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story

I love that is was about a lesbian republican as there aren't enough of them out there. I really enjoyed the story.
Christine Close
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition



Today at 12:38 PM



Four stars: f/f mystery


I was sent this book by Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.


Such a very good book. Two strong but very different female lead characters, supported by the humorous and intelligent Samantha.

Together and apart Tess and Robins characters are a dichotomy and I feel this is one of the great strengths of this novel. Not only was the plot well written but this almost played second to the relationship between these two fascinating women.

I felt th
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Inked Reads
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
FourStars
Such a very good book. Two strong but very different female lead characters, supported by the humorous and intelligent Samantha.
Together and apart Tess and Robins characters are a dichotomy and I feel this is one of the great strengths of this novel. Not only was the plot well written but this almost played second to the relationship between these two fascinating women.
I felt the turning point of this novel was when the protagonist was finally exposed and the two women concentrated on t
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The Sapphic Nerd
Sep 12, 2014 rated it liked it
If you've read any of Rae's work before, you'll know what to expect. Great writing with realistic, outstanding characters you'll care about and a plot that will keep you reading (as if the characters alone weren't enough already). I really enjoyed this book, even though I've never been much for politics. Thankfully, the politics isn't overbearing in the slightest, and as usual, Rae's focus is on the characters and how they interact with the situation and other characters. If this is what gets yo ...more
Michelle
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Fabulous! Yeah, I know I helped write some of it, but honestly the bulk was done by Rae, and I loved the message she brought in this book, and I am grateful she allowed me to share in such a rich cast of characters.

Do you like lesbians in your fiction? Lesbians with political intrigue and cases to investigate? Possibly steamy romance scenes? Well, that's what this book is.
Anaura Chen
Aug 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, lesbian
modern lesbian romance between a butch FBI agent and a femme Republican, who's afraid of coming out, and has never had a 'real' loving relationship where money or alcohol wasn't involved.

I would've liked to have seen the FBI agent go through more of an inner personal change, it was more all about the Republican.
Alicia
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Pretty

First book I read by this author and must say I truly enjoyed it. I enjoyed Samantha's character she was enjoyable at being Tess friend. Her wit was refreshing and knew what buttons to push without even trying. I will be looking forward to reading more by this author.
Logansbluegrassyahoo.com
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I have had it for three days and have read it twice. There are so many things that I could say I loved about this book. I loved the characters and the emotion in the book. It was very well written. LOVED IT. Can't wait for the authors to come out with more.
Nora
Aug 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
it reads more like a harlequin novel than anything else... disapointing
Terri Basner
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. I own the revised edition and even though I'm not into lawyer themed stories I found this book to be an enjoyable read.
Michele
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this! Cool storyline and the relationship between the two women was well-developed and believable.
Odd Bin
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
My first Rae D. Magdon book and I really enjoyed it. Story was good and the relevant bits hot and well written.
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