Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Publicist by Christina George

The Publicist Book 1
Published November 2012

~This is the first review in a two part review.   The second book in this series will be reviewed and shared this afternoon, please check back~

From Goodreads:

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.

My Review:

Oh, I wanted to dislike Mac.   Sometimes I did, but gosh he is a good guy.  Trying to do right by his wife and kids, yet wanting a life of his own.  He tries to be the good guy, really tries, but darn I just couldn’t get past the point that he is married.   I did like that he kept an eye out for Kate, helping her succeed in her publicist career, saving her from crazy authors, and loving her enough to make her happy.

Then there is Kate.    She is a strong career woman living out her dream in New York City.  I struggled with her choice to get with Mac, but I also understand that a woman has to follow her heart.  She made me laugh with her descriptions of the crazy authors she had to deal with.   Kate had my heart when learning of her care of Allen and his hot and sexy nephew, Nick.    I loved her patience and understanding and am ready to dive right back into her story in the next book in this series, Shelf Life. 

The Publicist is a great read.   The struggles of personal life and professional life are so relatable that any woman will find something familiar in this story.    I will recommend this book to my fellow chic-lit readers.   

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this review! I really appreciate it and I love your take on Mac. Are men like that really good at heart? Can they be forgiven? I struggled with that...