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Educational entertaining this was a little different and the author had clearly done a whole lot of research Did I think I d be interested in a plot about an oil spill Not really Was I wrong Absolutely I really liked this book Educational entertaining this was a little different and the author had clearly done a whole lot of research Did I think I d be interested in a plot about an oil spill Not really Was I wrong Absolutely I really liked this book I don t remember when was the last time I read a romance novel with such a mature couple, where each of the main characters were an end in themselves not simply means or a mere part of the whole very kantian ish They had independent visions, opposing ideologies and conflicting careers, but still decided they would make the relationship work And it worked Stacie heads a small, Greenpeace like organization that goes around raising community awareness and engendering support for clean energy Her activism takes her everywhere and anywhere there is a major or minor environmental disaster It is all very exciting and fulfilling career wise but wreaks havoc on the prospects of a long term relationship for Stacie Fortunately, her social life isn t a total zilch There is SappHere someone should create this ASAP, lol As the name implies it s a mobi Stacie heads a small, Greenpeace like organization that goes around raising community awareness and engendering support for clean energy Her activism takes her everywhere and anywhere there is a major or minor environmental disaster It is all very exciting and fulfilling career wise but wreaks havoc on the prospects of a long term relationship for Stacie Fortunately, her social life isn t a total zilch There is SappHere someone should create this ASAP, lol As the name implies it s a mobile dating app specifically for lesbians that discreetly lets you locate a prospective date in your vicinity.When an oil spill takes her to a remote part of the country, Stacie s trusty app turns up only one hit Stacie has no expectations beyond a nice, anonymous hookup while she s stuck in Duluth But they hit it off spectacularly Her date is beautiful, accomplished, funny, witty and great in bed Imagine her shock when she finds out she is also the devil incarnate Cathryn Mack the public face of the nefarious oil company she is trying to expose.Sleeping with the enemy storylines always hold such intriguing possibilities The ladies involved are both mature and driven career women so we thankfully don t get histrionics or too much melodrama butthere is always something about forbidden love that makes it so deliciously tempting Will they or won t they And if they docan they get away with it Will it negate every thing they ve ever stood for or fought so hard for The author also strikes a delicate balance between humanizing our lead characters and keeping them sympathetic Stacie may be the pure in spirit do gooder, but she s not above view spoiler using a legally dubious maneuver to remove a serious threat hide spoiler And Cathryn may have her heart in the right place and her ethics intact, but view spoiler a lifetime of having to fight for everything to get where she can has led her to put self preservation above all else, and colored her view of the sharks surrounding her hide spoiler In addition to the romance, we also get a very well researched look into the inner workings of both sides of the eco vs big business conflict At the very least, it raised by several notches my previous estimation of eco warriors and of course, makes me look with suspicion and skepticism at every press release by government officials and big business regarding the safety and economic benefits of the fossil fuel industry If Ms MacGregor was pushing an agenda somewhere between the romance and intrigue, she succeeded famously p.s I almost forgot to mention this is also a very good thriller Ms MacGregor may specialize in romances, but she has a good eye for pacing and cranking up and maintaining the tension and suspense The plot is also fairly complicated and well thought out No glaring plot holes to rant about here Her only other romance thriller Malicious Pursuit is one of my favorites too But this is bigger, better and muchsophisticated I picked up six books this weekend off of Bella Books Christmas sale Anyone But You by K.G MacGregor was one of them I m not sure why it has taken me so long to get around to reading this one, it has good reviews, I m so glad I finally did.The book covers one of America s biggest issues, the use of fossil fuels, and in this particular case, oil K.G MacGregor in my opinion did a good job of telling both sides of the story This is not a political propaganda book MacGregor does a fantastic jo I picked up six books this weekend off of Bella Books Christmas sale Anyone But You by K.G MacGregor was one of them I m not sure why it has taken me so long to get around to reading this one, it has good reviews, I m so glad I finally did.The book covers one of America s biggest issues, the use of fossil fuels, and in this particular case, oil K.G MacGregor in my opinion did a good job of telling both sides of the story This is not a political propaganda book MacGregor does a fantastic job of outlining the issues, and letting each side tell the story Wait, I thought this is a romance Well yes, it s that too Cathryn Mack is the PR Director for Nations Oil She is a 44 year old, smart, sexy, established woman who has to claw her way to the top The oil business is a good ol boys club, and Cathryn has had to work hard to stay on top She is one step away from executive level, and she has put in 22 years with Nations Oil to get to the point Cathryn now finds herself headed Duluth, Minnesota to deal with an oil pipeline that has just busted and is spilling into a local lake.Stacie Pilardi, the other protagonist in the story, heads up a an environmental activist group called CLEAN Stacie has made her life s work holding big businesses accountable for the messes they make in regards to the environment Stacie grew up wealthy, and she has put her wealth to good use She uses smart, ethical tactics to let the general public know of the problems that have been created when we don t protect Mother Earth These two ladies should be adversaries, not lovers, right Well a chance meeting on a dating site, leads them right to each other Both ladies meet and have several hookups, before the truth of what they do for a living gets brought to the table By this time they are already developing feelings for one another You ve been sleeping with your biggest rival, yikes What I liked about this book is each of two leading ladies didn t buckle to the other one s political beliefs, like grownups they were able see past this hurdle They respectfully held their ground on agreeing to disagree The romance is nice and sweet, and they each have mutual respect for one another in spades I thought overall it as an interesting read, but if I had one gripe the chemistry between the two characters was a little weak to me They do jump into bed early into the book, and it works for the story, but personally I like the buildup Overall, a nice well written book My rating would be a 3.75 rounding up to give it 4 stars Absolutely loved the book and all the rival, tension, thriller and suspense that comes with the book as well The sleeping with the enemy story line worked really well here I like how the chemistry is building up between Cathryn and Stacie, from a simple meet up, to acting on the attraction, to shit hitting the fan and how they grew to realize they want each other Some of the scenes are just so sweet and sensual, my favourite was when Cathryn decided to find Stacie at her hotel after the SWAT Absolutely loved the book and all the rival, tension, thriller and suspense that comes with the book as well The sleeping with the enemy story line worked really well here I like how the chemistry is building up between Cathryn and Stacie, from a simple meet up, to acting on the attraction, to shit hitting the fan and how they grew to realize they want each other Some of the scenes are just so sweet and sensual, my favourite was when Cathryn decided to find Stacie at her hotel after the SWAT incident I like the ending, despite it is a little bit predictable I also enjoy reading the author s portrayal of PR side of work and environmental campaign work All in all it s a recommended read Anyone But You lost me as soon as the two main characters took things in the physical direction without knowing each other at all I m the first to admit that I am very, very judgy when it comes to casual relations in lesfic and that it instantly becomes a turn off, no matter whether the rest of the book has appeal or not Stacie and Cathryn s backstories and their different takes on a serious environmental issue is fascinating, but not enough to make up for a relationship that starts off in s Anyone But You lost me as soon as the two main characters took things in the physical direction without knowing each other at all I m the first to admit that I am very, very judgy when it comes to casual relations in lesfic and that it instantly becomes a turn off, no matter whether the rest of the book has appeal or not Stacie and Cathryn s backstories and their different takes on a serious environmental issue is fascinating, but not enough to make up for a relationship that starts off in such a superficial way.I consider it a blessing when I find a romance that is emotionally and romantically based on the deepest levels, with little to no sex scenes, unless those scenes can add to the plot in a very enriching way, sounding less cheap and clinical andloving and soulful In an ideal publishing world, I long to find the lesfic equivalent of inspirational romance, but considering LGBTQ issues and Christian issues are, for the most part, still diametrically opposed, I m going to be wishing for a good long while KG MacGregor explores an interesting and timely debate in her latest book, the ongoing desire for cheep fuel versus the environment She has clearly done her homework on both sides and speaks with authority about the situation Despite being a political book KG manages not to make the reader feel guilty for not being as engaged as we might be She has created thoughtful read which hopefully will make people think without being polarised by preaching.The two women have obvious chemistry and the a KG MacGregor explores an interesting and timely debate in her latest book, the ongoing desire for cheep fuel versus the environment She has clearly done her homework on both sides and speaks with authority about the situation Despite being a political book KG manages not to make the reader feel guilty for not being as engaged as we might be She has created thoughtful read which hopefully will make people think without being polarised by preaching.The two women have obvious chemistry and the attraction grows rather than being destroyed by their opposing positions KG shows that an intellectual divide can be overcome and that intelligent debate can be healthy when there is respect It is only when Cathryn realises that her company, her position, has been morally compromised that she begins to doubt, and eventually it is the internal moral battle which moves her.The story carries a level of drama, aggression, deceit and passion that keeps it moving It forces the moral and political argument into a by line to the main plot of corporate greed and political activism, surrounding a brief but intense affair By doing so Ms MacGregor stops the politics overwhelming and makes them human.Cathryn and Stacie are both characters we will all be able to identify with and their co workers and friends are recognisable with all their faults and foibles,Well thought out, well written as always, this is a good romance and a through provoking story Well written romance set against a interesting backdrop I have a passing knowledge of the oil industry, and the way the characters are described while exaggerated for effect does ring surprisingly true You couldn t meet amisogynistic group of people on this planet While the payoff at the end felt slightly forced, this is a highly enjoyable read. You know what This book is bloody good.The oil company Cathryn Mack works for has a problem a pipeline they own has ruptured, and the heavy crude has poured into a backcountry lake Luckily for that oil company, Cathryn is their PR spokesperson par excellence, and the executives make haste to rush her to the site her job is to whisper soothing nothings to the media while the tech boys work to clean up the spill ASAP and for cheap.The environmental activist network Stacie Pilardi works for You know what This book is bloody good.The oil company Cathryn Mack works for has a problem a pipeline they own has ruptured, and the heavy crude has poured into a backcountry lake Luckily for that oil company, Cathryn is their PR spokesperson par excellence, and the executives make haste to rush her to the site her job is to whisper soothing nothings to the media while the tech boys work to clean up the spill ASAP and for cheap.The environmental activist network Stacie Pilardi works for has a different problem the oil company is playing dirty The oil spill is bigger than the company claims It s made of a worse kind of oil, has killedwildlife, and has poisonedof the lake All this Stacie is keen to expose, and the oil company is even keener to hide.One last problem Cathryn and Stacie have it together They accidentally hook up via the Internet not once, but multiple times while they re on the job Neither knows exactly who they re making sweet temporary love too, of course, but they re bound to find out eventually What happens when politics and money meets environmentalism and a certain kind of love This is sleeping with the enemy at its finest Both characters obviously respect the other, and the growth they achieve together is muchthan either could have apart Both have valid points about the needs and natures of both oil exploitation and environmentalism although the environmental concerns areheavily pushed, and win out in the end Cathryn and Stacie are both nuanced, flawed characters both are hypocritical in ways they each acknowledge but have come to accept Both are also recognizably good , each telling the truth as they see it, and adjusting their thinking in light of new ideas The characterizations are a strong part of this novel, and I was impressed with how much I cared for everyone I was supposed to care for even to theminor characters The people I wasn t supposed to care for were hilariously over the top caricatures, but that was fine Having met some oil executives from Texas, the portrayals weren t entirely beyond the realm of possibility, and it was all in good fun It also provided some fairly decent context for Cathryn, especially you can see what she believes and why, which morphs easily into explaining the things she says and does This was an impressive novel a very high four stars `READ KINDLE ⇧ Anyone But You ⇧ An underground pipeline has ruptured, spilling oily sludge into Minnesota s pristine Lake Bunyan Taking the media s heat for Nation s Oil is Corporate Communications Director Cathryn Mack, an old pro when it comes to spinning the facts in her company s favorStuck in Duluth to handle the press during eight weeks of cleanup, she finds a silver lining when Stacie Pilardi pops up on SappHere, a mobile app that locates nearby lesbians Stacie is smart, funny, sexy as hell, and wants a long term relationship as much as Cathryn which is to say, not at allIt s a perfect arrangement until they realize they re rivals Stacie is head of the Clean Energy Action Network, in town to protest the greed and recklessness of oil companies and the havoc they wreak on the environmentIt s best for everyone involved if they end this, and that s exactly what they intend to do Eventually