I received this book for free from NetGalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Public Relations by Katie HeaneyArianna Rebolini
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
Published by Grand Central Publishing Genres: Fiction, Coming of Age, Contemporary Women, Romance, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy, Humorous, General
"Cinderella for the modern age." --Kirkus
Young PR star Rose Reed is thrown into the big leagues when her boss leaves town the day of the firm's meeting with Archie Fox, a young, hot, internationally famous British singer-songwriter. The meeting is going badly until Rose suggests a staged romance with up-and-coming, young indie star Raya. He'll do it, but only if Rose becomes his publicist.
As the faux-mance between Archie and Raya begins to rehabilitate Archie's faltering career, Rose finds his herself having unexpected, inconvenient and definitely unprofessional feelings for the crooner. But do late night texts and impromptu burrito binges mean he feels the same? In the end, Rose will have to decide whether to let her fantasy crush go, or to risk her reputation to be with the charming, handsome, scoundrel-y but sweet pop star she's grown to love.
With a razor-sharp voice full of wry humor, Public Relations is a fun-filled glimpse behind the curtain of the PR machines that create our favorite celebrities.
This book definitely falls more in the chick-lit, women’s fiction category for me. The story is more of a telling of the day-to-day aspects of Rose’s career and friendship, with fleeting glimpses at a budding romance with Archie for the first three-quarters of the story. Being that I’m okay reading books that aren’t strictly romance, this was fine with me. If you’re strictly a romance reader, this book might not be for you.
The writing was good and kept me engaged enough that I wanted to keep reading but not so much that this will be a book that I pick up to read again and again. It was nice to take a break from the same old same old though.
My favorite romances to read are friends to lovers, second chance romance, and lifelong love stories. I read mostly YA, NA and contemporary but I've been known to enjoy a good erotica romance now and again. I enjoy sex in books but it's not required for me to enjoy a story. Too much sex can be worse than none, in my opinion.
I don't really enjoy books with love triangles and/or cheating, and I don't read a lot of paranormal/fantasy or suspense books.
On any given day you'll find me camped out on my couch with my Kindle in one hand, a Mountain Dew in the other, the tv on in the background (Food Network or Hallmark Channel) with one or both of my kids and my husband trying to get me to answer them about when we might eat again.
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