Being a reader and blogger you read a lot of books most of the good, some of them bad but there are the ones the stay with you. They pull you in, keep you hooked and wanting more. Christina George did just that with The Publicist and Shelf Life, the first two books in The Publicist series.
The First book we meet Kate Mitchell a women who wants to change the world of publishing, but can she? She works as a publicist at a large respected publishing house, but she is at mercy of a broken system where books don’t sell and authors with bigger egos then New York itself. Kate is barely making it all day with wanting to throw her phone out the window but in walks star editor MacDermott Ellis: Tall, Sexy, charming married and ready to save the day if he needs too. She also has Allan Lavigne, a long forgotten bestseller and his nephew Nick: Hot, sweet and Single, ready to sweep Kate off her feet.
Kate is trying to make a name for herself in the crazy world this is working in, but with sandal around ever turn and two men wanting her. Will Kate be a sandal herself?
I knew from the moment I started to read this that I would love Kate and it did. She is strong willed and knows what she wants most of the time. I wanted to hate Mac so much, but I felt sorry for him after read what happen to his marriages. Yes his dose many questionable things but he has his own reasons for doing what he does. Nick on the other hand was easy for me to hate and I can’t tell you don’t like him. I like how Kate and Mac relationship starts over time and not right off the bat and Mac tells he from the beginning what he wants and how it would work. It was slow at times, but it still kept you reading.
Christina shows you the world of publishing like you never seen it before and it’s funny, sexy and keeps you guessing. Her writing is spot on and clever with an edge of wittiness. It just leaves you wanting more. 4 stars!
This one is just as good as the first one, maybe even better.
Kate world is breaking around her, one of her star authors is being carted away in handcuffs and that’s just the beginning of Kate’s troubles. After she ends her career and the love affair with “the love of her life” she starts over in California. Nick is all too helpful to help Kate start over on more ways than one. He wants her heart and to help her follow her dreams, but can he really make she forget that her heart is with someone else?
Kate starts to rebuild her life and find that someone helps her with a surprising gift that she can’t forget. After hard work her name is a household name and the biggest bestseller in ages. She welcomed back with open arms, but can she welcome back “the one” with open arms? Who has her heart?
I love this book, but it was slow of me to get into after reading the first one. I wanted to know what happen with Kate and Mac but I was afraid that I wouldn’t be happy with it. At time I wanted to kick Kate but she end up making the right choice. Kate was just as feisty, high achiever that she was in the first book. What Mac did in this book only made me love him even more, he changes his past, mends who he has hurt and is fighting for the only women who made him want more. I started to like Nick but then he gone and did want he did to Kate in the end.
Christina wrote a great follow up that was well written, plot filled with many twisted and turns that will keep you guessing and happy. The characters are convincing with complex personalities that you fall in love with. I love Andrew and his man, so funny and true friends to Kate. As much as I can’t wait for the next book in the series, I don’t want Kate and Mac not to be together. 4 Stars.
Both books are mush reads, if you haven’t read them…What are you waiting for?
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