Friday, January 23, 2015

The Climax (The Publicist #3) by Christina George

Category: Adult fiction
Genre: Contemporary romance
Publisher: CreateSpace
Published: Dec 15, 2014 (bundle edition)
Available in: Print and e-book (mobi for Kindle)
Will send books: internationally
Tour dates: Jan 12 to Feb 6, 2015
Content Rating: PG-13 Mature

Kate Mitchell has never forgiven herself for breaking Nick Lavigne’s heart. Now he’s back and he’s moved on, and it’s affecting Kate’s life more than she’s willing to admit.

Kate Mitchell has everything. She's the head of a crazy successful publishing house, engaged to the traffic-stopping sexy Mac Ellis and she's about to sign one of the biggest authors of her career.

And that's when everything falls apart. Everything is perfect…until it’s not.

In a city of 8 million people Kate manages to run into someone she never expected to see again.

Nick is handsome, impossibly kind, every girl’s dream, and Kate’s former fiancĂ©. He’s also the brother of the rising star author she’s trying to sign. Now that Nick’s back in town and has moved on he insists he’s over Kate, but part of him still can’t get past how amazing they were, and his sister won’t let anyone forget how brutally it ended.

When Mac is dealt a life-changing blow, it forces Kate to question every single choice she’s made. 

My Thoughts…

Sigh, Kate’s story is now done.   I know that there will be more to come from the other characters in this series but Kate’s story is one I wanted, one I waited (sometimes impatiently) for, and one that I could not get enough of.  

The Climax is the perfect last part of Kate’s story.    There is craziness from authors, discovering the truth of feelings, and of course a lot of Mac and Nick.   I have to say that from the very beginning I have been #teamnick.   I truly believe that once a cheater always a cheater.    During The Climax I knew that I hoped she would dump Mac and go back to Nick, but I was never sure until almost the end of what she would do.     I could feel her struggling with what to do, but I believe that she knew from the second meeting with Dr. Ruth she probably really knew what had to be done.  Still sometimes knowing what to do isn’t enough, you need that push to do what has to be done. 
As always, I loved Grace.  She is outspoken, loyal, and the best friend Kate could ask for.   She has the right approach, most of the time, in telling Kate what she thinks then saying but I will support you no matter what.    Those are the best kind of friends to have. 

I cannot wait for more from Christina George.   This is a series that I will happily recommend to all my friends.

Book Links
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Check out the rest of this series.....

The Publicist (Book One)
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.

​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.

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

Where to buy the books​: Amazon

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1 comment:

  1. I know I wouldn't find it easy to be a publicist. I'm kind of introverted so the social aspect of the job would be very stressful for me. Thanks