Shelf Life

The Publicist, Book 2

Kate is a publicist for a major publishing company in New York. She has always tried her best to keep her affair with a fellow co-worker separated from her work. She thought that she was happy with her personal life. Until something happened at her job and the person she had an affair with had knowledge about the whole thing. She decided then to quit her job ad move to California and move in with a friend whom she knew was on love with her.

Nick lived in California and was deeply in love with Kate. He also knew that when she was coming to live with him, she was heartbroken. he thought that he would be able to help mend her heart and she would love him as much as he loved her. But he also knew that she loved someone else. He just hoped that with how much he loved her, it would be enough.

Marc is the person who Kate is having the affair with. He is married and made it clear that he was going to stay that way. He also knew that there was a chance that he would lose Kate because she deserved a future with someone. He however loved her very much and knew she loved him. But when he told her he knew everything about her client, he knew he lost her. He just hoped he was able to get her back after he told her he was finally divorced and loved her forever.

This book is a continuation. It started right where the first book ended. It is about how Kate lives her life and how she works. And the personal and professional obligations and challenges she has to go through to finally be happy. Kate just never guessed that she had to through some tough decisions and heartache to finally be happy both professionally and personally.

I fell in love with the first book and this one made me love the characters even more. There was actually a time or two that actually wanted to go into the book and hit the characters for their stupidity. But that made me love the book even more. I could relate to the book and the author.

I loved how the author brought a lot of things into the book that had to do with the background of actually publishing a book. It made me finally realize how much work it actually takes to publish a book.

I highly recommend this author to everyone.


Book Blurb for Shelf Life

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. 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. 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.


Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2013 5.00