Camera Ready offers a compelling version of a love triangle at its center, as L.A. executive Jane Mercer follows a tortuous path toward her version of the American dream.Jane finally has her life together.
She is vice president of accounts at the advertising agency Warren Mitchell & Partners. She has a stable long-term relationship with classical violinist Derek Lowell and a bright future full of family, close friends, and success.
But a surprise encounter with Craig Keller—managing partner of Keller Whitman Group and a powerful advertising magnate—stirs up emotions from her disastrous liaison with him two years earlier. This meeting and an unexpected photo of the two in a popular tabloid topples her secure world, threatening to destroy everything she’s worked to gain.
As Jane anxiously watches, Keller Whitman Group buys out her employer, resulting in the savagely handsome Craig becoming Jane’s new boss. In addition to his alluring yet reprehensible behavior, he now has authority and control over her.
Jane feels her autonomy stripped away as Craig ties her promotion to a consensual relationship with him. Worse still, Jane’s visceral attraction to him still burns, despite her wishes to keep him in her past.
Forced to face up to her emotional bondage to Craig, Jane must find inner strength to live with integrity—or risk sinking into the morass of decadence and greed that is Keller Whitman Group.
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I absolutely LOVED this book. It was both comedic and dramatic. It was a fast and fun read and gave me a peek into the world of L.A. advertising. The characters were incredibly real, and fantastically flawed. Jane Mercer's crush on the gorgeous, yet vicious Craig Keller is as believable as it is frustrating. We root for Jane to get what she wants in her professional and personal life. But, as many of us do, we make mistakes until we learn hard lessons. This book is about a young woman who must learn a hard lesson before she can forge ahead. In "Camera Ready," Adele Royce has built a fun fictional world where villains abound. I highly recommend this novel and I can't wait to read the sequel.
A dramatic fun read that keeps you on edge as you turn the pages, trying to work out what will happen. Great characters! Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The book took a little bit to get into. I won’t say it’s boring but it was tough to really care about the characters at all. Also I don’t like the way the orchestra playing boyfriend was retreated. All in all however it was well written and the booked flowed nicely. It gets 4 stars because I don’t think I’d ever re-read the book.
I really enjoyed reading this book. Very rarely do I pick up a book and snap into it right away, sometimes it takes me awhile to become engrossed in it. From the beginning, I wanted to know where this was going. I am not sure if I would fully classify this read as a “love triangle” but I still loved it nonetheless. I enjoy strong female leads that are able to stand their ground no matter the circumstances and Jane really embodied that.