Book Review & Giveaway: Climax by Christina George

Climax__the Publicist_Part_1_2 Bundled Set Cover (2)Climax (The Publicist Book Three):

 ​Kate Mitchell has never forgiven herself for breaking Nick Lavigne’s heart. Now he’s back and he’s moved on, and it’s affecting Kate’s life more than she’s willing to admit. 

Kate Mitchell has everything. She’s the head of a crazy successful publishing house, engaged to the traffic-stopping sexy Mac Ellis and she’s about to sign one of the biggest authors of her career.

And that’s when everything falls apart.

Everything is perfect…until it’s not.

In a city of 8 million people Kate manages to run into someone she never expected to see again.

Nick is handsome, impossibly kind, every girl’s dream, and Kate’s former fiancé. He’s also the brother of the rising star author she’s trying to sign. Now that Nick’s back in town and has moved on he insists he’s over Kate, but part of him still can’t get past how amazing they were, and his sister won’t let anyone forget how brutally it ended.

When Mac is dealt a life-changing blow, it forces Kate to question every single choice she’s made.

Follow Kate as she embarks on a journey of life and love, navigating through the decisions that will change it all forever.

My Review:

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

I read the first 2 books in The Publicist Series, The Publicist and Shelf Life, and was looking forward to reading book #3 because everything was pretty much resolved in book #2, so I was curious to see what happens.

When I started reading Climax, there were indications on how it was going to ultimately end. I was pretty resistant to the idea of that ending, but after reading the book, I was happy with the ending. This is the ultimate chick lit novel, full of drama and relationships. It made me laugh, made me cry, made me cringe, and made me want to shake some sense into the characters on occasion.

I was partially wrong in my review of the second book. I’d said that the characters had learned a lot about themselves. They did learn about themselves but they had so much further to go. Mac, Kate, Nick, and Vivienne all did a lot of soul searching and learned a lot about themselves and those around them. 

I like Christina George’s writing style. There a lot of information of how publishing works, but it’s not so much information to make the story boring. I was so jealous when Kate went to Book Expo of America, the biggest publishing event each year. It is an actual event and it was described perfectly. As a bookseller, I was able to go one year and it was interesting, exciting, and overwhelming…but also very expensive (not the Expo itself but travel and the hotel). I wish I could afford to go every year because there’s so much information and so many authors and publishers there.

I definitely recommend Climax for anyone who enjoys chick lit. It does stand alone but it’d be even better if you read The Publicist and Shelf Life first.

 

 

About the Author

Christina GeorgeChristina 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.

Connect with Christina: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~ Goodreads

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The prize is ​two Kindles!

Ends Feb 14. Open to USA and CANADA

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Book Review & Giveaway: Shelf Life by Christina George

Shelf Life New CoverShelf Life (The Publicist Book Two):

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.

My Review:

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 GeorgeChristina 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.

Connect with Christina: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~ Goodreads

Giveaway

The prize is ​two Kindles!

Ends Feb 14. Open to USA and CANADA

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