Author : Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Publisher : TKA Distribution
Published Date : August 2012
Pages : 257 pages
Genre : Contemporary Romance
ARC courtesy by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
All that popular Chick-Lit author Mercury Lauren wants is to have one of her books reviewed by the New York Times Book Review - just one - and she'll do almost anything to get it. In this contemporary romantic comedy, with a nod toward Pride and Prejudice she crosses swords and hearts with the Editor-in-Chief of the NYTBR in a madcap adventure that takes her from her home in Westport to a yoga retreat to a golf course in Florida. Will she get what she wants and will she finally be happy if she does? Only one thing's for certain: nothing will stop her from Pursuing the Times.
All Mercury Lauren wants is being reviewed in New York Times. And then she met Frank D'Arcangelo, the editor in chief of NYT. Frank actually did not want to review her book, but Mercury's persistence, made him read it.
I enjoy read this book and keep smiling while read it. It's a funny read. I really like the moral in this book that the reader should not judge the book without reading it. Maybe after reading it we could say we dislike it, but we can't say it's a garbage. Quoting from what Frank said:
"It may not be to your taste, but it’s not garbage."
What lack in this story is the twist. I was hoping there's a twist somewhere, but there's none. It's predictable, but I really love how Mercury insisted Frank to read her book. Hahahahhaaha... Oh, I love their email too ^^
Overall, it's a nice and funny story. Love this kind of story about a writer and a professional reviewer =)