Ellie Walsh has enough on her plate as it is. The new session of the Ontario Legislature is in full swing; her boss, the Opposition critic for Education, has leadership aspirations; and her co-worker is trying to sabotage her career. The last thing Ellie needs is to fall for the wrong guy. And the charming - and gorgeous - Garrett Foster is definitely the wrong guy.When the charismatic consultant arrives at the Pink Palace to work for the enemy, Ellie finds herself thrust to the forefront of her own party's machinations. Torn between love and duty, Ellie must make her choice, and she knows that in the unforgiving world of politics, there are no second chances. Sparks fly as Ellie and Garrett learn the most difficult lesson of all: how to compromise. A truly modern romance, Pink Palace blends the recent political climate in Ontario with humour, intrigue, and an insider's unique view of life at the Legislature.
Rachel Sheer is a writer living in Toronto. She is a graduate of Trent University and a former Ontario Legislature intern.
"Politics as foreplay: the animal attraction of Ellie and Garrett plays out against the backdrop of the Ontario legislature. Queen's Park is transformed into a treasure hunt, with sex and political scandal the prize. This author has an unfailing gift for a good story and dialogue, and, best of all, a flirtatious sense of humour. Tongue-in-cheek chapter titles, such as 'Engaging the Enemy,' 'The Body Politic,' and 'Official Opposition' are markers of a clever intelligence. Rachel Sheer has clearly had a good time writing Pink Palace, and her readers can't help but enjoy it if they, like she, yield to the story. She delivers a climax every bit as good as the foreplay. A thoroughly satisfying read!" —Darlene Madott, author of Bottled Roses and Joy, Joy, Why Do I Sing?