Summary: 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 skillfully 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? Or will she lose everything before finding out if she really has what it takes to do what she’s always wanted?
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 center of one young woman’s success. -- St. Martin's Press
I was lucky enough to win an ARC copy of THE AGENCY by Ally O'Brien a few months ago. I think the book sounds terrific, but unfortunately I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. THE AGENCY is described as "The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City." Here are a few examples of the terrific praise that THE AGENCY is already receiving:
“With an insider’s take on the book biz, and an appealingly foul-mouthed heroine,this debut is fast, funny and a bit nasty—not unlike Tess. A naughty, catty good time.”
“Everbody needs a book sorbet… Right up there with the BEST in chick lit. Not only that, but it takes place in bookworld – how can we not love that??? Laugh out loud, you gotta have it.”
--Gretchen from SEATTLE MYSTERY BOOKSTORE newzine
Thanks to Sarah from St. Martin's Press, I have ten (yes, ten) copies of THE AGENCY to share with you! If you'd like one entry, just leave a comment -- it's that easy. If you'd like an additional entry, you can blog about this post and/or twitter about it for up to two more. If you do all three options, I will give you four entries. The contest is open until Friday, February 20th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will announce the winners the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only. Good Luck!