Mama Lou’s latest matchmaking adventure is set in the political world of Philadelphia — where politics can be a blood sport. But love can be found even in that environment. Smart, attractive characters populate this compelling treat.
Gia is solely focused on her community organization, dedicated to holding mayoral candidates accountable for their promises, after her grandmother puts her in charge. If that means crossing swords with the mayor’s son and campaign manager, Keith Washington, so be it. Gia and Keith quickly move from adversaries to lovers, without Mama Lou’s help (or so they think). Behind the scenes, treacherous members of the group try to undermine Gia, throw the election and sell out the citizens of Philadelphia. Keith is no one’s fool, and he is not about to let amateurs ruin his father’s career. Gia is equally determined to help her community and pursue the love she never thought she’d find. (KIMANI/ARABESQUE, Dec., 208 pp., $6.99)