Monday, November 5, 2012

Pump Up Your Book Presents "Terminal Ambition" Virtual Book Publicity Tour/Review + Kindle Fire Giveaway (Ends 11/15) U.S.

Maggie Mahoney wants justice for women at her law firm.
The firm chairman wants to be Attorney General.
Only one can win.
Sweeny, Owens & Boyle sits at the top of Wall Street law firms. Brilliant and beautiful, Maggie Mahoney became a partner and the trophy wife of its managing attorney. Her husband’s death renders Maggie an outsider with the firm’s male establishment and creates a power vacuum.
Obsessed with his dream of becoming the next Attorney General, firm chairman, Andy Anderson, chooses a surprising replacement: Jack Slattery, a reputed sexist. Jack’s background hardly qualifies him for such a prominent position. Maggie suspects Jack has something on Andy, but what is it?
Andy’s ambition drives him to desperate measures. With proof of misconduct in hand, Maggie demands justice, but it comes at a high price. If ambition rules, can justice prevail?

Terminal Ambition, A Maggie Mahoney NovelTerminal Ambition, A Maggie Mahoney Novel by Kate McGuinness
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It is clear that this book is written by a lawyer.  I am one who likes writing that includes lots of detail and character development, and this does not include nearly enough of that for me.  But that does not mean it is a bad book--not by all means!  The message of the book is amazing--sexual harassment and sexism in a world that is still dominated by males.  Even in this day and age, women struggle with this issue, and the author does a fantastic job of getting her point across.

I grew tired of the profanity--just my personal preference.  The sex/bedroom scenes were rather necessary for the book, and they were not detailed, so I was glad about that.

For those who like straightforward books with no nonsense, this is the book for you.  A little dry for my taste, but a very worthwhile book.

I was sent a copy of of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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After leaving the corporate world, Kate was determined to master writing and riding, pastimes that often led to confusion in the telling. Her studies of creative writing proved to be more successful than her horseback adventures which included a broken leg! However, her love of horses remains.

Kate also took the opportunity to be more fully involved with her son’s life – too involved, he would say. She enjoyed watching scores of soccer games and cheering his team on to a divisional state championship. All grown up now, her son lives in Eastern Europe and teaches English as a second language.

In addition to Terminal Ambition, Kate writes on women’s issues for a number of online sites. Her essays have appeared in Role/Reboot, Jezebel, Fem2pt0, Women’s Media Center and Ms. JD. You can follow her on Twitter @womnsrightswrtr.
Kate lives in a utopian community in the Midwest with her husband, dogs and innumerable squirrels.

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