Fortyish movie studio publicist Marcee Brookes feels ordinary; she’s stuck in a mid-level job, struggles to accept her size-16 figure and dreams of a man who might look past her waistline and into her heart. When Claire, the seemingly affable wife of screen legend Rox Madison, befriends her during a work project, Marcee’s life instantly turns from drab to dazzle. She zooms into the Los Angeles fast lane with Claire’s circle of glamorous pals who, until now, were merely faces on the pages of People magazine.
Marcee's tight relationships with her sometimes overbearing mother, Rhonda, and her gay BFF, Jordan, provide a support system that helps her navigate her improbably fabulous new status and a potential romantic relationship with up-and-coming movie star Brent Wetherley. Their counsel becomes even more important as Marcee starts to see her fantasy life unravel and gets wise to the duplicitous nature of her “clique.” She quickly finds that all that glitters isn’t gold and that when Hollywood heavy-hitters give you a pat on the back, they’re looking only for a place to stick the knife.
“The Devil Wears Prada meets Bridget Jones's Diary with a sinister Hollywood twist, Josh Sabarra's Enemies Closer is a hilarious and crazy-making journey inside the entertainment capital, shining a shocking spotlight on entitlement and foul play." –Gigi Levangie Grazer, bestselling author of Maneater and The Starter Wife
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“Enemies Closer is at once laugh-out-loud funny and heartbreakingly poignant. Josh Sabarra understands the heart and soul of an everyday woman who’s navigating the glamour and grit of insider Hollywood.”
“Honest, deliciously irreverent and laugh-out-loud funny, Josh Sabarra serves up a captivating new American heroine in the fabulously ordinary Marcee Brookes. A new voice in fiction is born.”
“Josh Sabarra's fiction debut is a fizzy cocktail of insider Hollywood gossip, biting, laugh-out-loud humor and a supremely likable, relatable heroine. Enemies Closer is a twisty and delightful page-turner of a novel.“
“I cannot remember the last time I was so riveted by slice-of-life storytelling that doesn’t revolve around crimes scenes and investigations. Josh Sabarra captures, with striking authenticity, his modern everywoman protagonist, a hilarious and sympathetic Hollywood-set Bridget Jones’s Diary.”
“With the pitch-perfect eye of a true insider, Josh Sabarra skewers the Hollywood machine in this deliciously fast-paced, fun – and occasionally heartbreaking – novel.”
“The Devil Wears Prada meets Bridget Jones's Diary with a sinister Hollywood twist, Enemies Closer is a hilarious and crazy-making journey inside the entertainment capital, shining a shocking spotlight on entitlement and foul play. Josh Sabarra is a natural born storyteller.”
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One of those rare books where all readers will identify with a character and savor the wit and charm with which the victim becomes the heroin! A refreshing light read that does not disappoint! I hope there's a second in the works!