by Wendy Wax
Literature and Fiction: Chick Lit
October 25, 2005
Available in: Paperback
It was the first orgasm Shelley Schwartz ever faked. She swore she'd never do it, but she was late for a career- saving meeting at Schwartz and Associates and her options were limited. If she'd faked it five minutes sooner, she might have earned her father's approval, won the account, and bested her rival and the company golden boy, Ross Morgan. Calm, cool, and always collected, Ross is the perfect person to take over the ad agency her father founded--and the perfect opposite of Shelley, who's distracted by her mother's relentless matchmaking and her big sister's marital meltdown. Is it any wonder her father has entrusted the agency to the blond, Porsche-driving Ross rather than his own flesh and blood? To add insult to injury, Ross--her new boss--has stuck Shelley with the client list from hell (Falafel Hut, anyone?). But if he thinks he's going to chase Shelley Schwartz out of her family legacy, he's got another thing coming. And if Shelley thinks she can resist Ross's charms, she's got some surprises in store as well.
I was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and grew up on St. Pete Beach within spitting distance of the Gulf of Mexico. I went, appropriately enough, to Sunshine Elementary School where recess and art class sometimes took place on the beach, and the highlight of every school year was the annual fish broil.
It's hard to be a type-A personality when you grow up in such a laid back environment, but I managed. Convinced that you were expected to know how to read BEFORE you showed up for school, I forced a neighbor friend to teach me to read at the age of five. I've been reading ever since.
Books, in all forms, are one of my greatest pleasures and best forms of escape. And they've had a major impact on my life.
I went to the University of Georgia after reading Gone with the Wind one too many times. For a while I re-read Margaret Mitchell's classic yearly, saw the movie whenever it played within twenty miles, and could quote large passages from memory. Today I have a growing GWTW collection, and one of my sons is reading my original copy.
After college I worked in radio, television, and film. I've done live talk radio. I hosted a show in the eighties called Desperate & Dateless. I fell in love and happily, the man who swept me off my feet consults with financial types and understands the bottom line. We live in Atlanta with our two sons.
I'd love to hear from you. You can email me at email@example.com. It's always great to hear from readers.