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Never Marry a Politician

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‘Never, under any circumstances, marry a politician … ‘
In trying to be the model wife to Ralph, a fiercely ambitious politician, Emily has betrayed her heart and her principles. Once she was a promising journalist, but now reluctant domestic goddess is more her scene.

When unexpected events lead to Ralph becoming a candidate for Prime Minster, Emily finds maintaining the
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published November 9th 2014 by Choc Lit Lite (first published November 1st 2014)
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Dec 28, 2014 added it
The unusually named Emily Pemily has spent many years becoming the model wife. Married to a junior politician, she has allowed a political party to shape the way she lives her life, and now, as her husband's profile grows, she finds that she is having to make bigger changes, and sacrifice more and more, in order to remain the wife she is expected to be.

I can't say that I am ordinarily a fan of out and out romance novels. I prefer my romance to come as a side to adventure, or comedy, or history.
Clare O'Beara
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: british-romance
This fun trip through a year for a Westminster politician's wife reminds me of The Women's Room, as well as The Rector's Wife.

A young journalist, Emily, got married and as her husband's career took off she had to drop her own to take care of him, his family and his image. As an upcoming politician his image was hugely important so she could not do anything other than what the party handlers approved. While she loves her kids, a looming election puts her on the spot and the cracks in the marriag
Suze Lavender
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Emily is trying to be the perfect wife for Ralph, who is an important politician with high ambitions. In doing so she's losing the Emily she used to be. She's changed her style and has quit her job as a journalist to be with their children and to do the work Ralph is too busy to do himself. She's slowly changing into being only a servant of the man she's married. Emily's already struggling, but her situation becomes even more complicated when her greatest love, Matt, who's also a journalist, com ...more
Dec 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I was expecting something different from this book. I thought it will be light, easy to read chic-lit, full of steamy love making and shallow phrases that we can read in almost every love story. Instead I got a book that made me think, that led me to deep reflections about life, love, relationships and caring about ourselves.

This is the first book of Sarah Waights I've ever read but it made me want to read more. She has unique and ver
SF Carnes
Jul 02, 2019 rated it liked it
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June Jones
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Every politicians wife should read this book, to look out for the pitfalls ahead, very enjoyable read.
Jeannie Zelos
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Never Marry a Politician. It's so politically incorrect ... Sarah Waights

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre:  Romance, Women’s Fiction
 What a great fun read this was, and a treat to find a book set in the UK. As a Brit myself brought up in a political, very strongly socialist home I know the UK system fairly well, and this book mirrors what I suspect happens much of the time, where its not doing the deed that's wrong, its getting caught!
We see it all the while, the wife and kids trotte
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2016
In Never Marry a Politician by Sarah Waights we meet Emily Pemily (yes really) a young woman who was on the verge of a successful career in journalism, until she hastily married ambitious and older man Ralph Pemily. Ten years on and Emily’s lost most of her individuality, given up her career and spends her days supporting her husband. But when her husband suddenly becomes a candidate for the next Prime Minister she begins to question exactly how happy she is with her life. Enter journalist and l ...more
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
'Never, under any circumstances, marry a politician...'

This was the first line in the description, and I have to admit, it got my attention. A book about love and politics, and I knew I was about to read a great book! This was such an interesting read, and although this is the first book that I've read by Sarah Waights, it will not be my last.

Emily had a career as a journalist, but gave it up to be with her family. Her husband, Ralph, is a politician with big dreams...and is a candidate for Prim
Cynthia Harrison
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Endearing and down-to-earth Emily Pemilly inherited a funny-sounding name when she married rising political star Ralph. As Ralph climbs the ladder, Emily and her beloved children must deal with a sudden shift in government power that whisks them from their cozy sheltered existence in Sussex to a larger, harsher spotlight in London.

Ralph has ten years on not-quite-thirty Emily and he is ready for the big time in ways she has not anticipated. She’s given up her career as a journalist to become a
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest and independent review.

Emily gives up her journalist career to marry Ralph a rising star politician ten years older than herself. She becomes the "ideal wife", slightly neglected and down trodden.
When Matt a political journalist comes to do an article on Ralph things become more interesting. He is a former boyfriend of Emily's, a fact not known by her husband or his advisers. There is obviously some history and feeli
Angela Holtz
Jun 09, 2016 rated it liked it

**I was given an electronic copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Pros - great writing, it captures your attention and holds it. The story has pretty good flow, and there are surprises. Sarah also feeds you details slowly as you make your way through the story. Some authors can ruin their tale by doing this, Sarah shows promise.

Cons - terrible story with even more terrible characters. You want to like the main lady, the one who married a po
I decided I need to read something lighter in-between two rather heavier books. And this one was a great choice. It is built on a typical canvas of a rom com, with rather one-dimensional characters. Putting this very well-known romantic comedy setup in a political world was a nice differentiation from all the other books that are similar. I really enjoyed this book, but I’m afraid I will forget soon that I read it. If you are looking for a rom com book, with an interesting set of characters, tha ...more
Ann Cooper
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I deliberately waited until after the election to read this. Felt I couldn't anymore political spin and fake promises!

I am so very glad I did. This is a lovely book and looks in depth at relationships, family, loyalty and unexpected support.

It was much deeper and far more complicated than I had anticipated. There were some very funny lines, some incredibly sad parts and the tension built nicely through the book. It's amazing what we will do for the sake of someone else - to the point of ceasing
Susan Duthie
Apr 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
This book was different to many I have read and was quite an interesting story. Emily is married to Ralph. He is a politician who has a hectic life and is rarely home. She spends her time looking after their two young children. Ralph becomes Prime Minister and Emily finds out he is having an affair. She is expected to carry on with normal life, as he is Prime Minister, even when the story of the affair is made public. The love of Emily's life is Matt who is a journalist and she hasn't seen him f ...more
Feb 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley, 2016
**I received a copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review**

3 stars

Never marry a politician by Sarah Waights

This book wasn’t what I expected, at first I thought it was a chick-lit but NO this book was totally different none less interesting. Keep your tissues close while reading this book!
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book as it follows the life of Emily Pemilly and her marriage to Ralph, a politician. All in all, a good read, with elements of comedy and a surprising insight into the pressures faced by politicians' families. Very entertaining and surprisingly thought-provoking.
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great contemporary story, setting felt very real as if the author had lived in the world of politics and knew it inside out. Very likeable heroine and a delicious hero!
Jul 15, 2016 rated it liked it
a very light cheerful read
Rachael Richey
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was a good read from beginning to end. It was a lovely mix of laugh out loud funny, sad, poignant and thought provoking. Highly recommended.
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
I read this as it was recommended by Kay and written by Clive's niece. An easy, predictable chick lit read that doesn't encourage a repeat of this author. Not my sort of book at all.
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