Friday, 16 May 2014

Shelf Life || Christina George Review (*)

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 was very excited to see where this story would go, and boy did it go. We again follow Kate who has been working on the next big release with Mac, so when the author is carted off by the FBI  it pretty much leaves Kate career in tatters, and her relationship with Mac on the line, whats a girl to do but hole up with self pity. 

When Nick appears with an offer of shifting to California, and with the backing of her best friend, thats exactly what Kate does. She sets about trying to fix her life, and decide where her career is going to take her. Turns out, it takes her pretty good places most of the time. 

  I always struggle with a review of book two because i worry there will be spoilers. I loved this, not as much as the first ill admit which is why i rated it lower, i cant place why but i think the first one gripped me unexpectdly. It was s a fast paced read once more, and once i settled in to it i flew through it barely realising where my afternoon had gone. The best way to read this is straight after book one, i did that and i think it flowed better, so this is certainly a marathon it read.


A sweet mug of lady grey.

Author Bio
I’ve worked in publishing for twenty years (give or take). Here’s what The Publicist 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, hell it’s more fun to guess, right? I continue to work in publicity and help authors because at the end of the day I do love books, I love publishing, and I love authors. I hope you’ll enjoy this romp through Kate’s world as much as I enjoyed creating it

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the review! Glad you enjoyed the books :-)