Book Review Shelf Life

18068418Title: Shelf Life (The Publicist Book Two)

Author: Christina George

Genre: Contemporary Romance

The story only an insider could tell.

Publishing: An industry of out-of-control of egos, unrealistic expectations, and books with the shelf life of milk.

This is Kate’s world, but for how long?

When one of Kate Mitchell’s star authors is carted away in handcuffs, she thinks 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. When her career and love affair hit their expiration date, 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. Nicholas 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. 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.

 A delicious, heart-warming read that taught me a lot about the publishing industry! I’ve always wanted to be an author with the big six (or well, big five now) and it’s enlightening to see how things work in real life.

Kate works as a publicist for a large publishing firm. Her job can be tiring at times, with authors locking themselves up in bathrooms and getting nervous breakdowns when they have to appear on TV, for instance. But overall, she likes her job, and she likes hanging out with Mac, one of the star editors, her secret lover, and a married man.

Mac doesn’t seem keen on divorcing his wife, but Kate can’t keep their relationship a secret much longer. When Mac screws her over on a business decision, Kate breaks things off with him and starts to work on herself and her own career. But even though she’s now engaged to another man, images of Mac keep fighting their way into her mind…

I loved the hot, sizzling romance. The setting for this book, and Kate’s profession, were unique in the sense that I’ve never read a book about publicists and editors before! But it was great, and the setting made the book all the more intriguing.

The writing was great, the characters were fun, and overall, I’d recommend this book to anyone who likes contemporary romance novels.

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