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.
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.
Shelf Life is the second book in the Publicist series. I read (actually listened to) the first book, The Publicist, and was looking forward to reading book #2 because several things weren’t resolved in the first book.
I like Christina George’s writing style. There’s also information of how publishing works (or doesn’t work), but it’s not so much information to make the story boring.
The characters are well developed and Kate and Mac both learn a lot about themselves as well as those they care about.
Shelf Life is great chick lit. It’s full of drama, love, and heartache. It made me laugh and made me cry. What more can you ask for? I really liked the ending and I can’t wait to see what happens in the third book in the series, Climax.
About the Author
Christina George has worked in publishing for twenty years (give or take). Here’s what this book isn’t. It’s not a slam against publishing (though it is broken) and it’s not a slam against authors (though some of them are crazy). This book is not autobiographical though many of the stories are true. No you won’t know which ones, cause it’s more fun to guess, right? George continues to work in publicity and helps authors because at the end of the day she does love books, she loves publishing, and she loves authors. She hopes you’ll enjoy this romp through Kate’s world as much as she enjoyed creating it.
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