“The Perfect Candidate” book 2 of the Spy, Interrupted trilogy by T. Dasu
About a year ago I had the opportunity to review the first book in the Spy, Interrupted trilogy, “The Waiting Wife”. I was excited to hear that book 2 has come out. In this book we learn about Stephen Edward James and his desire to leave the CIA and become the new Massachusetts U.S. Senate. He hires two men to help in the campaign. Stephen is not really a people person but can put on the charm when needed. He is also supported by his wife Nina. Stephen’s platform is to help with international relations. Everything thing looks like it can be a perfect campaign until a man by the name of Tyler steps in. Tyler is a “journalist” and wants to bring Stephen down. He will do anything to keep him from winning, including hurting the people who work for Stephen and Stephen’s wife.
I LOVED this book even more than the first one. We get to see a different side of Stephen. We also get to see his and Nina’s relationship grow. The book isn’t afraid to deal with current topics such as gay right, racism and dirty politics. The Tyler guy really had me so mad though out the book. I kept hoping he’d get hurt or just disappear for a bit. The things this guy did was awful. I also loved that a new romantic relationship happens in this book. It was cute to see the two slowly realize they liked each other. The story ends with a whole lot to happen in book three. I need to know the gender of Nina’s baby. I want to know what happens to Tyler. And I can’t wait to see how the new relationship grows in the next book.
The author does a great job in bringing a new reader up to speed. If you missed the first book you can still read this book. Although I would recommend you read the first so you can get more depth out of this one.