For Hannah Fairchild, jaded Hollywood trust fund baby and aspiring astronomer, life as she knows it (financially secure, albeit emotionally frail) goes out of orbit when her father — the larger-than-life legendary actor and playboy, Leo Fairchild — drops dead while making love to a nineteen year-old C-list television starlet. Not only has Leo’s conniving fourth wife frozen Hannah’s trust fund — putting a pinch on her ability to gaze at the only stars she feels are worth watching — but the grieving widow has also been having an affair with Hannah’s indie producer boyfriend.
Faced with credit card bills that rivals the national debt, Hannah is forced to put her planet search project on hold while she takes the job of personal assistant to British actor and People’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” Louis Trollope. Because Louis is just as egotistical, self-centered, insecure, demanding, flirtatious — and yes, irresistible — as her father had been, Hannah is determined to keep him and his super-model girlfriend, bad boy entourage, and over-sexed agent at arm’s length. Besides, she’s falling in love with his best friend, the screenwriter Mick Bradshaw.
About Josie Brown
Like most authors I know, I’m a voracious reader. My favorite classic authors are Edith Wharton, John le Carre, Martin Cruz Smith, Jane Austen, Graham Greene, P.D. Wodehouse, Margaret Mitchell, Glen David Gold, and Raymond Chandler.
As for contemporary authors, I think that both Martin Cruz Smith and John Le Carre are two of the best writers alive, and I love the writing styles of Helen Fielding, Jackie Collins and Allison Pearson. I think John Lescroart and MJ Rose are amazing, both as authors and author advocates.
I’m a cinephile (I see everything–chick flicks, action films, art house movies, almost every kind of foreign film) and I’m a walker and hiker–anywhere from four to eleven miles a day.
Otherwise, I’M WRITING. Or researching for my next books….meeting the wonderful people who let me know that what I write resonates with them…or hanging out in my fave bookstores (which is any bookstore in any town I happen to be in, at the time).
I’ve got a sweet romantic husband (who both cooks AND walks the dog, come rain, sleet or flood), and two great funny kids, a boy and a girl. Yeah, I know, I’m lucky, and I should count my blessings. (Believe me, I do!)
I’m also the author of three non-fiction books: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Finding Mr. Right [Alpha/Pearson]; Marriage Confidential: 102 Honest Answers to the Questions Every Husband Wants to Ask, and Every Wife Needs to Know [Signal Press]; and Last Night I Dreamt of Cosmopolatans: A Modern Girl’s Dream Dictionary [St. Martin’s Press]
As a journalist, my celebrity interviews and relationships trends articles have been featured in Los Angeles Times Syndicate International, Redbook and Complete Woman magazines, as well as AOL, Yahoo, AskMen.com, Divorce360.com, and SingleMindedWomen.com
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