Friday, May 23, 2008

Fifteen Minutes of Shame - Lisa Daily

Fifteen Minutes of Shame exposes the heartache of Darby Vaughn. Darby is a successful dating expert ( the Dreamgirl Academy) with a happy ( or at least she thought so...) marriage and two beautiful step children she adores.

Her publicist husband Will arranges for Darby to find out that the marriage is over while doing a promo for her book tour on the Today Show with Matt Lauer. To make matters even worse he has taken the children and gone back to his ex wife Gigi. Darby promptly vomits and passes out on the set.

Her career as a dating/relationship expert has been trashed, she's lost the children she loves and she's been humiliated in front of the entire country. What's a girl to do? Get even, of course. She hires Holt Gregory as her lawyer and begins some high profile dating to get her career back on track.

As with pretty much all chick lit novels, you can kind of fill in what happens next. ( Holt is a charming good looking attorney!)

What makes this book interesting is that Lisa Daily is a dating/relationship author in real life. Stop Getting Dumped is both a column and book. Interspersed throughout Fifteen Minutes of Shame are tips from Darby's Dreamgirl Academy. Daily is part of the Debs (see link in blogroll) a group of 6 female authors releasing their debut fiction novels this year.

A great fun book to take to the beach.

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