A smart and charming romantic comedy about a popstar and the publicist pulling his strings that Kirkus calls a "Cinderella for the modern age."
Young PR star Rose Reed is thrown into the big leagues when her boss leaves town the day of the firm's meeting with Archie Fox, a young, hot, internationally famous British singer-songwriter. The meeting is going badly until Rose suggests a staged romance with up-and-coming, young indie star Raya. He'll do it, but only if Rose becomes his publicist.
As the faux-mance between Archie and Raya begins to rehabilitate Archie's faltering career, Rose finds his herself having unexpected, inconvenient and definitely unprofessional feelings for the crooner. But do late night texts and impromptu burrito binges mean he feels the same? In the end, Rose will have to decide whether to let her fantasy crush go, or to risk her reputation to be with the charming, handsome, scoundrel-y but sweet pop star she's grown to love.
With a razor-sharp voice full of wry humor, Public Relations is a fun-filled glimpse behind the curtain of the PR machines that create our favorite celebrities.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Arianna Rebolini is a writer and editor whose work has been published on in The Guardian, the Hairpin and and at BuzzFeed. She lives in Brooklyn.
Katie Heaney is a senior editor at BuzzFeed whose writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Vulture, The Hairpin, The Awl, and Pacific Standard, among other places. She is the author of a memoir, Never Have I Ever, and the novel, Dear Emma. She lives in Brooklyn.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
So good I couldn't put it down.
Joanne was the head of the - Weaver Gerald Public Relations- music civisions. Harper was Rose's best friend , cubicle mate and and ally in perpetual fear of Joanne. Joanne had left for Dubar as Trevor had sent for her. Trevor James was one of the biggest client’s at the firm Kelsey works at. Trevor was a complete drama queen. Rose was a media relations associate. Rose is to go to a meeting for Joanna. They were putting together a band for Archie Fox. Weaver, Daniel, and Witz will be there your job is to not speak but take detailed notes and email them to Joanne. Rose was only there to keep them accountable. Rose was both terrified and incredibly flattered that Joanne referred to rose as the “ music person”. Archie Fox was an international pop star. What Rose knew about Archie Fox is he blew up about five years ago with an ameteur vidoe of one of his open- mike- night performances got a million views on YouTube within thirty six hours.Dave had been there for Rose as she got rejected from Spin, The Valley Voice, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone for a summer fellowship. Dave had got his dream job on the first try- an editorial internship at MacMillian. Rose was finally offered an internship at The Dish, a gossipy pop-culture site with a sizable following. Rose got comfortable sending professional emails. Rose learned how to convert news items into flash and succulent articles people would read. The most meaningful time at The Dish was Rose’s access to the occasional interview whenever actors or singers were at the office. One in particular to a singer named Michaela Jones changed everything. Michaela had fronted pop punk band in the two thousands disappeared for some time and recently came back as a folksy solo artist. Rose was obsessed with her. Anthony was the closest thing Rose had to a work friend. He let Rose in on the interview with Michaela. Then Michael’s publicist walked .Rose walked in she expected Ryan Weaver, Sam Daniels and Keiran Fitz to be there but instead Archie Fox was there.Rose noticed he looked tired, and slightly older than she thought but he was still cute. First it was suggested Mission 5 wanted Archie to model their trademark brotastic beachwear but Archie didn’t want to be a model. Then the men asked if Archie had considered Vlogging. It was the most direct efficient route to Archie’s audience. Then they mentioned Archie being seen with someone else trending right now, another musician. Then the men mentioned Madison Reener but Archie’s manager Marie felt Madison was a little wholesome for Archie. Then the males mentioned Dame Wallis. Rose brought up Raya and said Ray was up and coming , young, and cool. Then Archie said he liked Raya. Archie was a fan of her music, he had seen her one or two times and he found Raya good company. Maria said it sounded good to her. Maria also said she wanted Rose as Archie’s point person and told Rose she would be in touch with her. Rose was to be Archie’s personal public relations representative. It had been five years since Rose’s only serious relationship ended. As he had cheated but to be honest the magic had been missing for a long time. I liked this story a lot and I also liked the plot a lot. It dragged a little for me but didn’t really hurt the story for me. This story kept my attention from the beginning to the end. I loved how much of a friend Harper was to Rose. I also liked Raya a lot. I loved Archer and Rose together and was rooting for them. I loved how thing
pooled ink Reviews: PUBLIC RELATIONS provides damage control on a genre of lackluster clichés with its friendly snark, brilliance, and copious moments of awkward cringes and swooning sighs. Hilarious and refreshingly relatable, this is a romantic comedy you've got to read. This book is definitely a Rom-Com movie I’d love to watch. Think in the veins of 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' and 'Devil Wears Prada' but starring Anna Kendrick. In some ways its base plot is rather cliché but it has a more adult and refined storyline that gives it an edge. Read my FULL review on my Wordpress site: Pooled Ink