This is an amazingly enjoyable book and series--and I am a reader who generally avoids chick-lit, women's fiction, romance of any stripe. But I totally enjoyed THE PUBLICIST, which proved to be not only fascinating, but to have unexpected character depths. The author knows her venue, as she has been in this field for a number of years. Better yet, she knows what makes people tick, and she understands her characters. From the sleazy traditional-publisher CEO to the seemingly one-hit reclusive author, from sexy married (sort of) senior editor to the feisty, diligent, publicity lead, from sweet and savvy authors to idiot wannabe writers, THE PUBLICIST covers the gamut, and leaves readers hungry to follow on.