Chick Lit Alert – The Agency

May 8, 2010

The Agency By Ally O’Brien

Meet Tess Drake. She’s earned everything she has. Now it’s time to get what she deserves… Sexy super-agent Tess Drake has worked hard to make a name for herself in the glamorous yet cut-throat entertainment industry.

Tess works at an international agency, where she skilfully manages some of the world’s biggest egos—her company, Bardwell International operates in the thrilling, fast-paced worlds of rights, wrongs and revenge. Tess has been an agent there for longer than she cares to remember and now she’s in trouble. Real trouble. After the mysterious death of the agency’s senior partner, Lowell Bardwright, Tess’s sworn enemy, Cosima Tate, has taken over and would do anything to send Tess’s career down in flames. And Cosima is only one of the rogue’s gallery of agents in London and New York who want Tess to take a fall. Tess has another little complication, too. She’s sleeping with men on both sides of the Atlantic who are in bed with the women who are trying to sink her.

Can Tess jump ship without losing her clients and breaking her heart? There’s risk and reward in this wickedly funny novel that turns the world of agenting inside out and lays bare all the ambition, sex, adrenaline, bad luck, and good luck at the centre of one young woman’s success.
Ally O’Brien is the pseudonym for a writing duo that includes an international bestselling author of suspense novels and a successful, well-known international entertainment agent based in London.

“A surprisingly single-minded page-turner, packed with a colourful assortment of egomaniacs and more plot twists than Lindsay Lohan’s love life… the literary equivalent of a dry martini: salty, intoxicating and curiously delicious.” –New York Daily News

“The gossipy and glitzy world of book publishing provides the perfectly irresistible setting for O’Brien’s sexy and acerbic story of a tough-talking, determined heroine who, even though she hasn’t always made the best choices in love and life, still keeps trying.” – Chicago Tribune

Shesaid Says:

Sexy, clever, sharp and entertaining – this bright and breezy novel set in a London literary agency is for all the girls who love Sex and the City and love a good gossip, and all things naughty but nice. Tess seems to do a great job of sabotaging every good relationship she has ever had but it is surprisingly honest about this in this funny but off beat novel. Well written, you will find yourself cheering for Tess throughout this novel, even though you know she is responsible for most of the dramas in her life. You have to admire her grit and determination and the laugh out loud ending is perfect for this entertaining novel. Pick it up for a light hearted yet enjoyable escape into Tess’s crazy world of publishing. This book is absolutely perfect for long, lazy holidays or for a long plane trip.

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