Review: Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory

Party of Two
By: Jasmine Guillory
Publisher: Berkley

Jasmine Guillory is out with a sexy new novel, Party of Two. After years of working for a big law firm in New York City, Olivia Monroe returns to her home state of California to open a new law firm with her best friend. She arrives before her new place is ready so she spends her time at a local hotel. One night, she meets a great guy and spends the whole evening talking and flirting. She leaves without getting any of his details, but it won’t be long before she finds out his name.

He is none other than US Senator Max Powell. After they run into each other again at a fundraiser, Olivia and Max start a secret relationship and start falling for each other. Max is spontaneous and doesn’t think ahead while Olivia is calculated and needs time to think. But when things go public, the relationship takes a turn. Can Olivia Monroe survive when she is thrust into the spotlight? 

Jasmine Guillory has a secret recipe for romantic comedies that touch on the realities of life, and Party of Two is no different. This one pairs a strong Black female lawyer with a rich, privileged White politician. Between the sex and laughter, Guillory is able to break down important barriers facing people of color, especially women of color. Guillory recently wrote that, “To recognize Black lives as ones to celebrate, empathize with and care about, here’s your antiracism work: read more fiction by and about Black people.” 

Once you start reading Guillory, you will be a fan for life. This is the fifth book in this series, and I’ve loved every single one so far. If you like these fun romance novels, go ahead and start with The Wedding Proposal (the first book) and binge read them all. You won’t be disappointed. 

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