Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Book Review: Shelf Life

It’s an industry of out-of-control egos, unrealistic expectations, and unfulfilled promises.

This is publishing and it’s Kate’s world, but maybe not for long.

When one of Kate Mitchell’s star authors is carted away in handcuffs, it’s only the beginning of her troubles. As her world crumbles around her, Kate desperately looks for anyone to hold onto but finds that happy endings are truly works of fiction. With the shelf life of her career and her love affair quickly expiring, Kate sets off on a new adventure…

Starting over in California is easy but Kate soon learns that leaving her old life behind isn’t. Nick Lavigne is eager to help her forget but two things still own her heart, the dream of discovering the next great American novel, and MacDermott Ellis.

As Kate tries to rebuild her life she finds a surprising gift that reboots her career in a new and unexpected direction. Suddenly her name becomes synonymous with one of the biggest bestsellers publishing has seen in ages and she's welcomed back with open arms.

But at the height of her success the ghosts of her past come back to remind her of the world she'd been trying to forget and the man who never let go of her heart.

Behind the book, there’s always more to the story. Welcome to Publishing, the ego has landed.


The ego has landed just doesn't suit this series of books when it comes to Kate. She's not an ego at all, though at times, she is certainly surrounded by some! Just like the previous book in this series, I couldn't put this book down. Every time I tried, my hand would be drawn back to it and I'd think, "Just another chapter or two...there's time..." Please don't tell my oldest that the reason I was late picking him up from school was because of this book! He already thinks I have too many books. This series will be remaining on my shelves and I know that it's one I'm going to come back to. The characters are well written, the story is well developed and moves at a speed that never allows the reader to get bored for a single moment. Make sure you pop in next week to find out what I thought of the conclusion of this series!


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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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Katie hi there! I am just floored by your review, thank you so so much. I'm glad you liked this book and I hope you enjoy #3. Here's an interesting note...the term "the ego has landed" was actually coined by someone in the industry I used to work that's sort of where it came from because yes, Kate is often surrounded by egos... :-)
Thank you again and I'm sorry this book made you late to pick up your son!

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