The Senator’s Wife by Liv Constantine

Published: May 23, 2023


Pages: 305

Genre: Psychological Fiction

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Liv Constantine is the pen name of sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine. Lynne and Valerie are national and international bestselling authors with over one million copies sold worldwide. Their books have been translated into 28 languages, are available in 33 countries, and are in development for both television and film.

After a tragic chain of events led to the deaths of their spouses two years ago, D.C. philanthropist Sloane Chase and Senator Whit Montgomery are finally starting to move on. The horrifying ordeal drew them together, and now they’re ready to settle down again—with each other.

As Sloane returns to the world of White House dinners and political small talk, this time with her new husband, she’s also preparing for an upcoming hip replacement—the latest reminder of the lupus she’s managed since her twenties. With their hectic schedules, they decide that hiring a home health aide will give Sloane the support and independence she needs postsurgery. And they find the perfect fit in Athena Karras.

Seemingly a godsend, Athena tends to Sloane and even helps her run her charitable foundation. But Sloane slowly begins to deteriorate—a complication, Athena explains, of Sloane’s lupus. As weeks go by, Sloane becomes sicker, and her uncertainty quickly turns to paranoia as she begins to suspect the worst. Why is Athena asking her so many probing questions about her foundation—as well as about her past? And could Sloane be imagining the sultry looks between Athena and her new husband?

“Love stories always ended badly.”

Sloane is devastated when her husband, Robert, dies suddenly. But in her recovery, she is surprised to find love again. Whit is handsome, ambitious, and knows how to use his charms. Nothing will stop him. Athena has ulterior motives, and she will use every ounce of brainpower to find the truth.

This was such a house of cards! The tangled web was wicked. I love how these two write characters. Who knew it was possible to loathe a fictional person?

The character development was off the charts. Sloane was brave and strong. Whit was an arrogant monster. Athena was a quiet beauty. The friendships, loyalty, and secrets were red hot.

The plot twist in this book left me stunned. I stared at the page briefly as my brain processed what I just read. The way this plot builds and then collapses is devastatingly brilliant.

The way these two tell a story is magical. The plot is engaging and fast-paced, the characters are dynamic and have such detailed depth, and you never see the twists coming.

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