Review: Loving You Is Easy by Wendy S. Marcus

She’s a survivor of the front lines of politics. He’s a wounded soldier returning home from the battlefield. Can they place their trust in the power of love?

Nobody plays the role of perfect politician’s daughter better than quiet, respectable math teacher Brooke Ellstein. But she won’t be caught swimming with the sharks again, not after the son of a wealthy donor sinks his teeth into her and gets away with it. Still, political connections have their perks, such as heading up the governor’s “Support Our Troops” pen-pal initiative—and getting first dibs on the smoking-hot sergeant whose picture shakes her right down to her goody-two-shoes.

When corresponding with sweet, classy Brooke, Shane Develen instinctively hides his commando tattoos and blue-collar roots—and he can tell that she’s hiding something, too. But Shane knows he’s gained her trust when Brooke gives him a blisteringly sexy photo. Then he’s injured in an ambush and a fellow soldier posts the snapshot online. Overnight, Brooke’s reputation turns to ashes. Even though he’s totally wrong for her, Shane shows up on Brooke’s doorstep, determined to set things right—and discovers that right or wrong has nothing on the chemistry they share.

*I received a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

It pretty much all starts when a stupid situation gets blown all out proportion, and just made worse by the fact that it could have been avoided in the first place. When Brooke's sexy picture, which she gave to Shane, gets placed on Facebook her reputation is tarnished. Only made worse by some idiotic comments of kids looking for attention, but putting their teacher in a very difficult situation. I honestly want to start explaining how social media and privacy settings works, and since she's the daughter of a big politician, I would have thought Brooke would know how it all works or that security had it fixed for her.

Anyway the harm is done and there is no going back. Her face is all over the news and Brooke needs to hide out from the media. Since it's mostly Shane's fault that her picture got leaked, he feels the need to make things right and swoops her away back to his home.

Not much else really happens actually. They try to live with each other and get to know the other one better. There is also the fact that Shane has returned injured from the war and has lost some buddies, meaning he's not always is the best place of mind. While he's discovering this connection with Brooke, he also needs to figure out who he is right now.

It's overall sweet, light on the drama, a couple of steamy scenes to make it more interesting and I finished it pretty quickly. 

The Author
Wendy S. Marcus is an award-winning author of contemporary romance. A nurse by trade, Wendy holds a Master of Science in Health Care Administration, a degree that does her absolutely no good as she now spends her days, nights, and weekends mucking around in her characters’ lives creating conflict, emotion, and, of course, a happily ever after. Wendy lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her dog Buddy, and blogging/e-mailing/tweeting/facebooking with her online friends.

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