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The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close

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But when she and Matt meet the charismatic White House staffer, Jimmy, and his sweet Southern wife, Ashleigh, they quickly become an inseparable foursome. As their friendship develops, Jimmy’s career blossoms while Matt’s stagnates and soon tensions between the couples begin to arise.

The best parts of this novel are the delightfully disgruntled glimpses into the bizarre world of DC politics and the keen observance of the changing dynamics in two marriages. This would make a great read for the beach, a plane ride, or something fun to curl up with on a hot summer night.



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