Shelf Life by Christina George
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Kate works in a publishing house as a publicist and is involved with a married man. Not only is her professional life challenging, her personal life is almost in tatters. The story has very likeable characters save for a few. The dialogue is written well and it was the best part of the book for me. I definitely look forward to reading other books by this same author and have added the first book in the series to my neverending TBR pile.
As annoying as Kate can be there is something super cute about her as her love life becomes the prominent part of the book. Some readers may feel that affairs with a married man should never be encouraged in fiction or otherwise. I agree that affairs are an absolute no-no. But in the context of a fictional character, I see this as a point where the character makes a mistake and then grows. Pretending it doesn’t exist, doesn’t make it any less true. Bravo to the author for broaching a sensitive topic with one of the brightest characters in town.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads UK Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my book review. This book review is based on my thoughts, opinion and understanding of the book. This book review does not reflect the opinion of other book club members.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014