A Novel

Book - 2011
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EAT, SURF, LOVE. A butterfly flaps its wings in New York City . . . and a groundswell forms in Mexico. . . .

Sometimes the biggest ripples come from the smallest events. Like the day that Emma Guthrie walks into world-famous movie star Garrett Walker's trailer. When she steps through the door, she's a novice PA who's just dropped out of college after losing her scholarship. When she walks out, she's on her way to becoming Mrs. Emma Walker--wife of an A-list actor. Soon, Emma has made the transition from nobody to red-carpet royalty, trading jeans and flip-flops for closets full of Chanel and Birkin bags, swishing past velvet ropes to attend every lavish party and charity gala on both coasts. With her husband's encouragement, Emma pens a screenplay based on her life, Fame Tax, which becomes a blockbuster sensation. Through it all, Garrett is her ally and her mentor . . . until their relationship is thrown into question by an incriminating text message that Emma discovers on Garrett's phone the night of the Met Costume Institute Gala.

Devastated by her husband's infidelity and hounded mercilessly by the paparazzi, Emma must flee New York City to get away from it all and clear her head. Her destination? A sleepy coastal town in Mexico where no one recognizes her and there is nothing but unspoiled beaches for miles. Here, she meets Ben, a gorgeous, California-born surf instructor, who teaches her about the healing powers of surfing, shows her the joys of the simple life, and ultimately opens her up to the possibility of love.

From Manhattan's hippest restaurants to the yacht-and-celebrity infested waters of St. Barts, Katie Lee's debut novel is an irresistible insider's glimpse into a glittering world--and a captivating story about how losing everything you thought you wanted can be the first step to finding what you need.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2011.
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781439183595
Characteristics: 224 pages ; 24 cm


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JCLDebbieF May 28, 2013

An easy read for the summer for people who enjoy light romances and new beginnings.

ehbooklover Aug 18, 2011

A quick, light, and enjoyable book written by the ex-wife of Billy Joel. This rags to riches story of self-discovery is divided into two parts: the beginning of the protagonist's relationship with a famous actor and the end of their relationship. My recommendation: take this one to the beach!

debwalker May 28, 2011

What it's about: A Hollywood spouse realizes her superstar husband has been cheating on her, flees to Mexico and discovers the joys of the simple life.
Why it's hot:
Lee, The Early Show's food expert and (more important) an ex-wife of Billy Joel, offers a firsthand look at the rich and famous in this debut novel.

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