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 was a little disappointed in this book. I was hoping for a book that really focused on the behind the scenes look at the book publishing industry with a little romance thrown in.
Instead, this book was more focused on the romance with just a few nods in the direction of the book publishing world. As an avid reader, I am always intrigued at what goes on in the world of authors and publishers. What do authors go through to get their books published? How much competition is there for publishers to get the great authors? What do the publicists do to get the new authors name out to the public? None of that was even addressed in this book.
Instead it was a standard romance that could have been set in any work environment.
That being said, as far as the romance goes, that was ok. I really did not feel invested in the characters at all. I don’t feel like there was much character development in the story. They seemed pretty flat. They definitely didn’t jump off the page at me.
However, it was definitely a very quick read. The book is only 216 pages of large type. So I was able to get through it in no time at all.
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