Bridging the Divide⭐⭐⭐⭐

Author: Cecelia Conway


7/1/20231 min read

Book Blurb: Capital Shorts Book #1

State Representative Lisa Elizondo is a force to be reckoned with. She’s newly elected to the state legislature and she hasn’t lost her optimism about working in politics.

What she does have is a formidable opponent in State Senator Paul Price. She doesn’t know why, but from her first week in office, they’ve been like oil and water.

When the opportunity comes for her to propose a bill that could make big changes in the state, she knows she only has two options: propose it by herself and watch it sit in a committee forever or find someone with more experience to help her.

When Paul hears about Lisa’s bill he knows it’s something he can support, even from across the aisle. The only problem is the person writing it.

Can they set aside their differences and create real change in Wisconsin?

Review: I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. Thank you Cecelia for this ARC.

Lisa Elizondo is the first woman and youngest person ever to be elected as State Representative. She wants to reform Wisconsin’s health care system. State Senator Paul Price, an unlikely ally, offers her support.

My absolute favourite trope: Enemies to lovers. The story is told in double POV, which I enjoyed. It was easy to relate to Lisa and actually like Paul. The cynical dialogue between them is funny. I like how they grow to each other trying to achieve the same goal, while still behaving like stubborn teenagers to each other. Normally it would annoy me, but thanks to their backstory, chemistry and their own separate thoughts, it was refreshing.
I also liked how Cecelia implemented the importance of family and the struggles family can bring. It was a fast and enjoyable read and I'm looking forward to read the rest of the series.