Love, Hate & Clickbait
Cutthroat political consultant Thom Morgan is thriving, working on the governor of California’s presidential campaign. If only he didn’t have to deal with Clay Parker, the infuriatingly smug data analyst who gets under Thom’s skin like it’s his job. In the midst of one of their heated and very public arguments, a journalist snaps a photo, but the image makes it look like they’re kissing. As if that weren’t already worst-nightmare territory, the photo goes viral—and in a bid to secure the liberal vote, the governor asks them to lean into it. Hard.
Thom knows all about damage control—he practically invented it. Ever the professional, he’ll grin and bear this challenge as he does all others. But as the loyal staffers push the boundaries of “giving the people what they want,” the animosity between them blooms into something deeper and far more dangerous: desire. Soon their fake relationship is hurtling toward something very real, which could derail the campaign and cost them both their jobs…and their hearts.
Publisher: MIRA (Harlequin)
Publication Date: April 26, 2022
“Quick-paced, sharp, and thoroughly entertaining. I couldn't put it down!”—Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author
“One of my favorite reads this year. Love, Hate & Clickbait is a steamy and satisfying romp on politics, public life, and our private hearts.”—Jean Meltzer, Author of The Matzah Ball
“Bowery’s debut is a great read with a wild ride through hate, lust, and love in the world of political social media influencing. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal
“Bowery’s debut novel offers all of the electric, budding sexual tension that comes with fake dating.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Bowery keeps the romance light and engaging… With political intrigue, social media virality, fake dating, and an enemies-to-lovers romance…it’s a charming, breezy rom-com.”—Publishers Weekly
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Liz Bowery writes love stories about terrible people. Her interests include politics, cheese, TV shows you can't stop watching even when it's 3 AM, and playing Among Us with friends. Like most romance writers, she is a lawyer, and lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her family. Love, Hate & Clickbait is her debut novel.
Tags: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, Romance, Rom-com