Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Book Review: The Publicist

Welcome to the world of publishing. The ego has landed.

Can one woman change an age-old institution like publishing? Probably not, but Kate Mitchell sure wants to try. As a publicist with a large, respected New York publishing house, Kate finds herself at the mercy of a broken publishing system, books that don’t sell, and author egos that are often, well, as big as the island of Manhattan.

Enter the star Editor, MacDermott Ellis: Tall, handsome, charismatic, married, and ready to save the day. Then there’s Allan Lavigne, once a revered author--now as forgotten as last year's bestsellers and his nephew Nick: Tall, gorgeous, sweet, single and ready to sweep Kate off her feet. Kate wants to do the right thing but her hormones seem to be driving her decisions.

As Kate tries to navigate the landmine of publicity, over-the-top author expectations, and the careful dance of “I’m sorry, your book isn’t on the bestseller list this week,” she also finds authors who are painfully overlooked by a publisher wanting more sex, more celebrities, and more scandal.

The story only an insider could tell.

I don't know the last time that I listened to an audio book, but in the name of expansion, I took this one on. What I found was a cleverly narrated story that I hated to turn off when I had to go or do other things. I will warn you that it ends rather abruptly, but it's a great set up for the second book in this series.  In this book, you'll find romance, attraction, some drama and some excitement, but be prepared to follow all of that right into the next book.  I don't want to give too much away since I'll be reviewing the print book next month, so stay tuned and you'll hear more about this one!

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I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts, comments, and opinions are my own.

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