Love at 11

Love at 11

by Mari Mancusi


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When Maddy graduated from Columbia University, she was ready to change the world. She'd get a job at Newsline, meet a nice guy, and live happily ever after with a real designer handbag on her arm. Two years later, she's stuck producing puff pieces for News 9 San Diego -- where "if it bleeds, it leads." She's still single, her family's falling apart, and so is her knock-off Kate Spade.

Then Jamie Hayes walks through her newsroom door. The former filmmaker is now her cameraman and everything Maddy has ever dreamed of. Creative, smart, and sweet -- with eyes the could make a girl melt. The perfect guy... but perfectly unavailable. And the more Maddy tries to stay away -- the further she starts to fall.

Now a secret scoop from her favorite knock-off purse guy has Maddy chasing a lead that could make her career. Or destroy it forever. How far is she willing to go to broadcast the truth? And will this breaking news lead to more broken dreams... or an exclusive on Jamie's heart?

Stay's the story of a lifetime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484051542
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/10/2013
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Mari Mancusi used to wish she could become a vampire back in high school.
But she ended up in another blood sucking profession --journalism -- instead. Today she works as a freelance TV producer and author of books for teens and adults. When not writing about creatures of the night, Mari enjoys traveling, cooking, goth clubbing, watching cheesy horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure--videogames. A graduate of Boston University and a two time Emmy Award winner, she lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Jacob, daughter Avalon, and their dog Mesquite.

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Love At 11 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Lade Tawak More than 1 year ago
New Adult Romance *** received free from author This is a very funny and emotional book. I loved Maddie although, sometimes I felt like shaking her. It was a quick, easy and enjoyable read. My only problem with the book was that we didn't get an in depth look into Jamie and Maddie's relationship.
TeenBlurb More than 1 year ago
Love at 11 is a contemporary and modern tale about a women who dreams of being someone important, someone famous. Maddy Madison’s goal is to be a producer on Newsline, and she will work her way up the chain and even do fluff pieces if it will land her the break she needs to be noticed. Realistic characters experiencing real everyday problems gives this story its foundation. It allows the reader behind the scenes not only in the producer world, but in the lives and families of the characters and how they juggle their busy lives and their loved ones. Add the sarcastic humor, the snarky comments, and the raw animal attraction and you can’t go wrong! Mari Mancusi has given the reader a glimpse of what her life must be like being a producer, writer, wife, and mother. The raw emotions, the dreams, hopes, and loves of the characters really pull the reader into the story. The conflicts, the love triangles, the danger and intrigue, add layers of depth to the plot. This story takes the reader on a journey with Maddy. Her strength and determination and her unwavering persistence in achieving her dreams are some of the traits that Maddy exhibits that make her such a likeable and realistic character. The world building, the continuity, and the character development shine in Love at 11. Mari Mancusi is a literary gem and you will not be disappointed!
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
When Maddy Madison graduated from Columbia University, she was ready to save the world, be the voice of truth and ethics in journalism. She dreamed of working at her favorite network TV magazine, Newsline. Five years later at the age of twenty-seven, she still toils away at local News 9 San Diego as an assistant producer, where she produces fluff pieces of sensationalistic trash instead of the thought-provoking and legitimate stories that she yearns to get on air. So what's a girl to do when her dreams are yet unfulfilled? Why she keeps going ... and lands a promotion as an investigative producer and a hot new cameraman to boot! But life doesn't get easier for Maddy even with the promotion: she has to deal with a conceited news anchor; the hottie cameraman she is attracted to is engaged; her parents are getting a divorce; she has a sixteen year old wild child sister Lulu; and she still gets fluff stories. Just when she's about to give up, a chance at an exclusive expose may just be what she needs to get her life back on track. In Love at 11, author Mari Mancusi weaves an entertaining tale of one woman's dream to be a credible and ethical producer in the broadcast news industry, while dealing with family, love and career issues. Written in the first person narrative and set in San Diego, producer Maddy Madison takes the reader along for the journey as she weaves her way through life's crazy path. This story has a nice mixture of intrigue, life issue with family and career, humor and romance. It's a fast-paced story that keeps the reader entertained and turning the pages. Spunky Maddy Madison is realistic, she has flaws and is easy to relate to. Who hasn't dreamed of becoming someone important and doing great things, only to have real life intervene? The great thing about Maddy is she doesn't let it get her down, she keeps on trucking. Add in the crazy behind the scenes insiders look into the broadcasting world and a romance with a hunk who's engaged, that's Maddie's crazy world in a nutshell! With a quirky cast of characters; engaging dialogue and interactions; and a crazy fun storyline, Love at 11 is simply a fun book to read! Author Mari Mancusi adds her personal experience in the broadcasting industry to the story with some really fascinating behind the scenes insight into local TV newsrooms. Love at 11 is a lighthearted story filled with humor, romance and intrigue. Author Mari Mancuso's sense of humor comes shining through in a zany and entertaining way, this book is guaranteed to make you laugh and smile.