I just blew through my most recent read, The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close. It came out last year and is about Beth, who moves to Washington DC to support her husband, Matt, in his new government position. Having lived in DC for several years, I generally like books set in this scene. The first part of the book takes place there, but then Beth and Matt move to Texas where he runs a friend’s campaign.
Jimmy and Ashleigh are the two other main characters, and all four of them are hard to like. I hate the way that Matt treats Beth through most of the story and the ending really isn’t very satisfying. I wanted to keep reading to see what happened, which I guess is good, but nothing really exciting ended up happening.