Striking Romance (New York Rebel Girls)
Lindsey Brooks, author
He sees her leading a labor rally and can’t look away. . . Sarah Fischer has never relied on anyone but herself. Her father pulled her out of school at 13 to support her family by working in a shirtwaist factory. More than ten years of exploitation have taught her this: No one is coming to her rescue. If she wants labor reform, she’s going to have to organize it herself. She begins a general shirtwaist strike and is determined to see it through no matter the risks. She sees a member of the government who has long ignored her plight. . . Clifton Stokes is the mayor’s chief of staff and a rising political star. As long as he stays on Tammany Hall's good side, he may have a shot at being mayor himself. Getting involved with a Jewish labor organizer is the worst thing Cliff could do for his career but the magnetic attraction between them is impossible to resist. No good can come from their association. . . When Tammany Hall learns of Cliff's infatuation, they give him a choice: convince Sarah to end the strike or watch her suffer the consequences. Cliff sets out to protect her, but first he will have to earn her trust. Can he seduce her to distraction, or will she reform his heart?