The Star Attraction by Alison Sweeney

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That sense of humor that can save a person in real life makes this an extremely fun read.
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"Can you blame a publicist for blurring the lines between what's real and what's a dream, when her client is a gorgeous actor?" --Jodi Picoult

Sophie is a Hollywood publicist who has a fabulous job, a fabulous boyfriend, and a fabulous life. She even scores her PR firm's most important actor client and every woman's dream--Billy Fox. But will a steamy make-out session in a restaurant alley with her big-name client cost Sophie her job? And does she really want an escape from her life and her loving, if imperfect, relationship with her investment banker boyfriend? The Star Attraction takes us on a wild ride through one woman's daytime soap come to life.

"Alison Sweeney's novel is an entertaining, backstage glimpse at those who organize the lives of the Hollywood elite. It's great fun for any reader who secretly sneaks peeks at People magazine in the checkout line at the grocery store, and wonders, What if . . . ?" --Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Lone Wolf and The Storyteller

Publishers Weekly:
Actress and reality show host Sweeney (The Mommy Diet) hits it out of the park with her engaging fiction debut about an L.A.-based star publicist who lets her love life get in the way of work Sweeney uses many familiar chick-lit tropes but does it very well and also infuses her story with insider-y Hollywood situations and realistic depictions of relationship woes. It all adds up to a pleasurable read, and a particularly impressive first foray into this genre.

Kirkus:
A highly entertaining debut from Sweeney, host of The Biggest Loser and star of Days of Our Lives for 20 years. Sweeney's insider knowledge adds authenticity to this laugh-out-loud story of working and romancing in Los Angeles. What makes the book remarkable is not so much the plot but Sophie's reactions to what happens. You just have to love this girl. That sense of humor that can save a person in real life makes this an extremely fun read.
 

About Alison Sweeney

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Alison Sweeney is currently hosting her ninth consecutive season of NBC’s mega hit reality series, The Biggest Loser, and has also starred for 17 years as the award-winning Sami Brady on NBC’s hit daytime drama, Days of our Lives. She has appeared on the cover of or been featured in magazines including Redbook, Self, Parents, Ladies Home Journal, People, US Weekly, OK!, Pregnancy, Complete Woman, Health, and many more. Her talk show appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Ellen, the Today show, Rachel Ray, and countless segments for Access Hollywood. She is the author of The Mommy Diet, which was published in January of 2011. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Dave, a California Highway Patrol officer, and their 6-year-old son, Ben, and 2-year-old daughter, Megan.
 
Published May 14, 2013 by Hachette Books. 259 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction
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on Feb 04 2013

That sense of humor that can save a person in real life makes this an extremely fun read.

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on Mar 04 2013

It all adds up to a pleasurable read, and a particularly impressive first foray into this genre.

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