The Publicist

The Publicist, Book 1

Kate is working her dream job. She is a publicist for a book publishing company. She really does not have any time for a relationship with anyone. But she has always had a crush on one of her co-workers. She knew that he was married so she never really did anything about it. But one day she got involved with him. She also found out how he felt about her. But the major issue for her is that she knows there is no future with him; and she is in love.

Mac is an editor and is married. He stays in the marriage because he does not want his wife to get any more depressed then she already is. The whole thing is that he is no longer in love with his wife. So he has affairs with various women but they never last. When he started spending time with Kate he realized that his relationship with her is different. He actually started falling in love with her. He just does not know what to do about it. Because he knows that he will probably not leave his marriage.

Throughout the book Kate tells her story; from her personal life and her professional life. Her heartache for losing a friend to her falling in love with someone who cannot promise her a future. Kate always knew that her life would be in the publishing world. She always knew that her life would be in New York City and that she would never want to leave. She just never thought that falling for someone in her work place would also have the possibility of breaking her heart.

Kate and Mac were always good together. He as an editor and her as the publicist of the books he edited. Throughout the book their feelings for each other grew. Mac never thought he would love someone like her. Kate never thought she would fall in love with a co-worker. The book shows that even though you are in love with someone life still needs to be considered. Even if it means having a broken heart because you knew it was the best thing you could do.

In the beginning when I first started reading this book, I was not completely sure what to make of it. But the more I read the more I got into it. And by the time I was done reading the book I was looking forward to see what the second book would be like.

The author put so much thought and effort into this book. It is defiantly a page turner for the modern career woman. She brings the workplace and life into a book and meshes them so well. I highly recommend this book to everyone.


Book Blurb for The Publicist

Behind every book, there’s always more to the story.

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 always sell (at all) 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. Kate wants to do the right thing but her hormones seem to be driving her decisions. Then there’s Allan Lavigne, once a revered author, now as forgotten as yesterday’s news; and his nephew Nick, who wants to sweep Kate away from New York for another coast, California.

As Kate tries to navigate the landmine of publicity, the 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.


Night Owl Reviews May, 2013 4.50