Thursday, April 17, 2014

Shelf Life by Christina George

The Publicist Book #2
Published August 22, 2013 by CreateSpace

From Goodreads

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:

This is the second book in The Publicist series with at least one more book to come.  Shelf Life really needs to be read after you have read the first book, so much of the story hinges on things that happen before.   I found both books to be fast reads that pulled me in from the very beginning and leaving me wanting and needing so much more. 

Kate is the main character.  I love her.   She is strong, independent, and has a huge heart.   When she falls in love she falls fully.   The problem?  She has fallen in love with a married man and the man that loves her is a man she loves but is not in love with.   She struggles with this.  I did not always agree with her decisions, but she owned them and made them either work for her or she changed her mind, making the right decision after the fact. 

There is really two stories in this book.   The romance of Kate, Nick, and Mac and the inside world of publishing.  As a book reviewer, I have a small part in the publishing/promoting world.  I learned so much more from both The Publicist and Shelf Life.    I enjoyed both parts of this book.   Although the romance kept me entertained, the publishing world part kept me thinking and paying close attention. 

I highly recommend this entire series and am anxiously awaiting the next part to this story.

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1 comment:

  1. So glad you enjoyed The Publicist series! Thanks for being a part of this tour.