Book Review Shelf Life

18068418Title: Shelf Life

Author: Christina George

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Buy: Amazon

The story only an insider could tell.

Publishing: An industry of out-of-control of egos, unrealistic expectations, and books with the shelf life of milk.

This is Kate’s world, but for how long?

When one of Kate Mitchell’s star authors is carted away in handcuffs, she thinks 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. When her career and love affair hit their expiration date, 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. Nicholas 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. 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.

Shelf Life is a contemporary romance novel about a publicist, Kate, who tries to survive in the difficult world of books and publishing. Kate has a complicated life. She has a bunch of interesting clients who range from having to take drugs to calm down to being self-proclaimed gurus.

As if a complciated professional life isn’t bad enough, she also has a complicated personal life. She’s dating a married man and editor at her firm, Mac. While he’s hot, mysterious and endaring, the whole ‘being married’ part isn’t all that great.

After Mac makes a mistake, Kate has to choose. Move on with a single guy who likes her, or go back to the love of her life, Mac, even though he’s a lot more complicated than she’s willing to handle…

Kate was the best protagonist I’ve read about all year. She had a sense of humor, her job was amazing (seriously, I’m jealous, and I want that job as well). The secondary cast was great too. Mac was my favorite though.

A hot, sizzling, romantic story set in the world of publishing.

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