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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,025 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips Narrator: Julia Gibson Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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How did this happen? Georgie York, once the costar of America's favorite television sitcom, has been publicly abandoned by her famous husband, her film career has tanked, her father is driving her crazy, and her public image as a spunky heroine is taking a serious beating.

What should a down-on-her-luck actress do? Not go to Vegas . . . not run into her detestable former costar, dreamboat-from-hell Bramwell Shepard . . . and not get caught up in an ugly incident that leads to a calamitous elopement. Before she knows it, Georgie has a fake marriage, a fake husband, and maybe (or not) a fake sex life.

It's a paparazzi free-for-all, and Georgie's nonsupporting cast doesn't help. There's Bram's punk-nightmare housekeeper, Georgie's own pushy parent, a suck-up agent, an icy studio head with a private agenda, and her ex-husband's new wife, who can't get enough of doing good deeds and saving the world—the bitch. As for Georgie's leading man, Bram's giving the performance of his life, but he's never cared about anyone except himself, and it's not exactly clear why.

Two enemies find themselves working without a script in a town where the spotlight shines bright . . . and where the strongest emotions can wear startling disguises.

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  • “It’s a blast to watch the hate-each-other-yet-made-for-each-other couple as they duck paparazzi or spar before falling into bed. In this massively entertaining romp, redemption is always possible, and even a fake Hollywood couple trapped in a pretend marriage might find true love.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

  • “Gibson’s lovely soprano voice catches the rhythm of the witty banter and sizzling sexual tension. She deftly handles both genders, including a rich cast of secondary characters, such as a curmudgeonly young housekeeper. Gibson’s reading celebrates the stubborn, sparring protagonists, who eventually discover the best in themselves and each other.”  


  • “Phillips is one of the few authors who can make the impossible seem plausible. Her characters are a combination of wise, innocent, vulnerable, strong, sassy, and sweet, with snappy dialog and personal growth.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Julia Gibson subtly portrays the growing attraction between the hero and heroine. Gibson is equally adroit breathing life into the cadre of wacky supporting characters, including Bram’s goth housekeeper and Georgie’s nerdy personal assistant.” 


  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Audie Award Finalist
  • USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sonia | 2/16/2014

    " Susan Elizabeth Phillips is such an entertaining storyteller. I love the tie-ins from characters in her previous books. She tells a complete compelling story that was very difficult to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Candy | 2/12/2014

    " loved this book!...started at 10p on a worknight and stayed up until 3 that morning...didn't want it to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Samadrita | 1/29/2014

    " And once again Susan Elizabeth Philips delivers her trademark irresistible concoction of a pair of lovable leads, a scrumptious story, charming repartee and endearing supporting characters. The only difference this novel has from other standard SEP fare is that this is her take on the Jennifer Anniston-Brangelina scandal. Right from the onset she provides us with clues which are enough to make you comprehend that her Georgie York is Anniston and Jade Gentry is Angelina Jolie- the do-gooder bombshell beauty who may go all over the world for the sake of charity but has no qualms about stealing another woman's husband. This book is mainly about the novel version of Anniston finding her own forever after and the happy ending that the author designates for her is too delicious to pass up on. The only con-it could've been cut short in length. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda I | 1/20/2014

    " Another sweet and sappy chick-lit story by the ever fiendishly-funny Phillips. Georgie York, a famous actress, finds herself the center of a media-storm after her high-profile divorce. But, a night in Vegas with her former co-star, Bram Shepard, of whom she hates to his very marrow, turns into a nightmare of epic proportions. Both have to live with each other and, predictably, their mutual loathing simmers into a boiling hot love affair. Great plot, great story, great characters, very predictable. "

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