Leta Breckenridge is forced to drop out of college to care for her dementia-ridden mother. After learning a severely delinquent account may force her mother into a less desirable facility, Leta steps out of her comfort zone and lands a high-paying job at an Austin public relations firm. But her dream job turns into a nightmare when she learns the firm is a front for a political opposition machine--and that the research she's been collecting will be used against her new love interest, Nathan Emerson.
Nathan is a rising political star being pressured to run a bid to unseat the current governor of Texas. He's already in a relationship with a woman much better suited to be a politician's wife, but he's never met anyone like Leta. Could this feisty, challenging woman hold the key to his heart?
What Matters Most by Kellie Coates Gilbert is book four in her Texas Gold Series. While this book is part of a series, it can definitely be read as a stand alone book. It's been awhile since I've read one of her books and boy, I've been missing out. It's clear from how much I enjoyed this novel, it's time for me to catch up on this series!
I really connected and liked Ms. Gilbert's portrayal of Leta, the story's main character. She was portrayed as a strong female character who is facing difficulties on many levels of her life. I found her to be relateable, engaging, committed and resourceful within this novel. With depth of character and a deeply emotional story line, this story won my heart after only a few pages. Ms. Gilbert has a definite gift in writing Women's Fiction and I can't wait to read more of this series.
I highly recommend What Matters Most ~ 4 Stars
Thank you to Revell Publishing and Netgalley for the gift of this free book in exchange for an honest review.