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Finding Mr. Write

Finding Mr. Write, July 2024
by Kelley Armstrong

Forever
Featuring: Daphne McFadden; Chris Stanton
368 pages
ISBN: 1538742748
EAN: 9781538742747
Kindle: B0CK8CSK3T
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"Daphne's got the Write stuff"

Fresh Fiction Review

Finding Mr. Write
Kelley Armstrong

Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel
Posted June 24, 2024

Romance Comedy

Daphne McFadden wrote a zombie survival novel. However, after getting rejected by an agent several times, she decides to change her approach. She creates a fake name (a man’s name) and takes out any reference to teen characters and romance in her cover letter. She’s stunned to discover that these three changes land her not only an agent but a major publishing deal.For the author photo, Daphne hires a man (Chris) to play the author. Everything seems great. The publisher is heavily marketing this book and the readers are gobbling it up. There’s just one little snag - they want Daphne (Zane) to film an interview.Chris agrees to be the author for the interview, but neither he nor Daphne imagines that a video of him and a bear will go viral. Now everyone’s clamoring for more Zane. When someone drops out of an author festival, Daphne’s publishers are able to get her a spot. It’s great exposure, but Daphne knows it’s only a matter of time before her secret comes out.FINDING MR.WRITE is not your typical Kelley Armstrong book- there are no supernatural elements here. Instead, there is a cute dog, terrible neighbors, and two people struggling to keep one very large secret. This book is mostly set in the wilds of Canada; there are some wildlife moments. Since Daphne and Chris are forced to spend time together while keeping a huge secret from the world, they start bonding and sharing intimate details of their lives. Sparks fly.  The whole book centers on gender norms and how society and publishing views men and women differently. It may not be the author’s normal genre, but she knocks this rom-com out of the park.

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SUMMARY

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong delivers a fun romantic comedy about a woman writing under a male pseudonym and the man she hires to play the role in public.

Daphne McFadden already knows that as a female author, the cards are stacked against her. Now she knows just how much. Because her sudden whim to pose as an “outdoorsy hunk of masculinity” male author for her new book just resulted in the unthinkable: a bidding war, a huge book deal, and the kind of fame every author dreams of. Now she’s in big trouble. Because she needs to convince the world that Zane Remington actually exists . . . but how?

By hiring an actor, of course.

Only Chris Stanton is not an actor—not officially. He’s used to balancing the books, not pretending he wrote one. Still, he’s mostly certain he can pose as some overly macho bro-author. But when the media descend on Daphne’s gorgeous remote home in the Yukon, it’s not enough for Chris to just be the face of Zane Remington—he’ll have to become him. All while hilariously balancing the terrifying dangers of the wilderness, a massive femme fandom, and a serious crush on Daphne. But as the hype circus gets more out of control, it’s just a matter of time before someone discovers their little write lie . . .


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