Thursday, June 23, 2011 Posted by Dina N
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.
Groundswell is an enchanting modern Cindarella story - with a twist. Emma is a small-town girl who marries a famous actor and leads a charmed existence until she discovers her husband cheating on her with her best friend. Emma takes her broken heart to a quiet beach town in Mexico where she tries to pick up the pieces of her life. Unexpectedly, Emma discovers the joy of surfing and along with it, the inner strength she needs to start over.
Groundswell is a fun, engaging novel, and a perfect read for a summer vacation. Katie Lee's latest book is new this month from Gallery Books.
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