Thursday, January 22, 2015

Shelf Life ~Review

​Shelf Life (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.



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I loved the first book in this series and eagerly dove into book two.
Kate and Mac can still not figure out how to make things work together, 
but they can't stay away from each other either.
Mac is one of those characters you can love and hate in the same paragraph.
There are times you'll want to slap Kate, too. I know her best friend thinks about it.
Kate decides to make that much needed break and try life in California.
Do you remember that Nick lives in California? Dear, sweet, oh-so-patient Nick, who is also so easy to look at, intelligent and wealthy.

This series offers a look into the publishing industry that I had not seen before.
I say again that I could easily see this as a continuing television drama.
Whenever things look like they could be getting better, there is another bump in the road.

What will happen next?







Author's Bio:
Christina 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






1 comment:

  1. Laura thank you so much for this review, I sincerely appreciate it. I heard that a few times btw, that readers wanted to slap Kate. I get it, the girl is confused. Though you know all of us should be so lucky to have such perplexing choices. Oh, which hot guy to choose? :-) Thank you again for reading and for this review, I sincerely appreciate it!

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