No Spoiler Book Review
Cleo McDougal is running for President. She is a thirty-seven year old single mom and Senator and she is not stopping there. Before she officially begins her campaign for the presidency she embarks on a tour of no regrets. Making amends and correcting the wrongs of her past.
Some of the regrets tour is for show, and some of it is to get ahead of bad press, but Cleo is genuine in her quest to right wrongs. She truly wants to apologize for her mistakes and confront those that have harmed her. She is determined to make the most of her tour.
I found Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing to be a thoroughly enjoyable, quick Political Fiction. I have seen this book categorized as romance and it is not, the only thing romantic in this book is the portrayal of politicians. This book is Contemporary or Political Fiction, with feminist tendencies.
My favorite part of the book is Cleo’s realistic relationship with her teenage son. Cleo works all the time and is often away on business. Her job comes first and it shows in her strained relationship with her son. Cleo is a good mom, she provides for her son and always makes sure he is tended to, but they don’t spend a lot of quality time together. The author makes it very clear that Cleo has made hard choices and sacrificed her personal life for her career.
Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing is a great choice for fans of light political fiction or contemporary fiction. This is a new book that I included on the August 2020 Can’t Wait Book List.
Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing is the first book I chose from Amazon First Reads. Amazon First Reads is a program that allows Prime Members to access a selection of pre-release books for free.
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Cleo McDougal is a born politician. From congresswoman to senator, the magnetic, ambitious single mother now has her eye on the White House—always looking forward, never back. Until an estranged childhood friend shreds her in an op-ed hit piece gone viral.
With seven words—“Cleo McDougal is not a good person”—the presidential hopeful has gone from in control to damage control, and not just in Washington but in life.
Enter Cleo’s “regrets list” of 233 and counting. Her chief of staff has a brilliant idea: pick the top ten, make amends during a media blitz, and repair her reputation. But there are regrets, and there are regrets: like her broken relationship with her sister, her affair with a law school professor…and the regret too big to even say out loud.
But with risk comes reward, and as Cleo makes both peace and amends with her past, she becomes more empowered than ever to tackle her career, confront the hypocrites out to destroy her, and open her heart to what matters most—one regret at a time.