Deadlines, Divas, & Danger: Behind the Scenes in the TV News Biz
For TV producer Melissa Moore, crisis management comes with the job. From employee disputes to her high-maintenance boss, there's not much she hasn't seen or can't handle. But no one - including Melissa - expects a fistfight during the ten o'clock news. When sexy-but-crazy Alyssa Andrews lands a punch on her co-anchor's face, Melissa jumps on set to help. She's determined that WSGA's reputation won't be destroyed on her watch. Both anchors are fired and Melissa agrees to fill in - but not before polishing her look from haircut to heels.
While the new Melissa wows WSGA viewers, her personal life starts fraying at the edges. Melissa's husband is away more than he's home, leaving cryptic Post-it notes in his wake. Her mother's antics spiral out of control at the nursing home and a stalker decides Melissa is her next target. What happens next? Stay tuned to find out....
©2011, 2012 Lauren Clark (P)2012 Lauren Clark
The story follows a career woman trying to balance the challenges of work, parents, marriage, friendship, and children. Some drama, a little humor, and romantic tension.
I listened to this audio book on my commute, about the broadcasting career of Melissa Moore as she and her husband Chris face tough times, workplace bullying/drama, self-doubts and sandwich generation concerns. As their daughter moves away, they figure out who they are, what they want, and the how to get it is the bulk of this story. The audio rendition was easy to listen to but the story did drag in places. Overall, Clark wrote it concisely, which I appreciated, but there were some added details that just made it limp along and didn't get to the point as it could have. Had a hard time classifying this as either contemporary romance or women's fiction. I'd veer to the women's fiction since it dealt with so much more in the plot. The antagonist Alyssa came across somewhat predictable but with a few surprises as did the rest of the novel. Loved Candice's wisecracking and friendship. Enjoyed!
Dramatic, Funny, Satisfying
Loved when Alyssa knocks out her co-anchor on set
The ending was very sweet
A tearjerker in some parts! Bring tissues
I liked the "idea" of the book. I didn't like anything else...
A different narrator may have made it a 3 star overall experience. As it is,
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