Title: It Girl
Author: Nic Tatano
Published: June 26th 2014 by Harper ImpulseAmazon | Amazon UK
Blurb: Veronica Summer is stuck in the dream job from hell. The spunky New York reporter is offered the network's morning anchor position, but she doesn't want it because she's a night person. Then the network plays a trump card, promising her the evening anchor chair in three years. So the fiery redhead takes the plunge, with the ultimate gig waiting down the road.
Problem is, that road is filled with two am wake-up calls and the only social life she has is one with bats and raccoons. She quickly realizes she'll never survive the grind and decides the only way out is to get fired by being her snarky self on live television.
And the ratings skyrocket.
Veronica becomes the nation's It Girl, so the network makes her a celebrity contestant on its most popular nighttime dance competition show, Dance Off. While her journalistic credibility is shot to hell by the show's skimpy costumes, she's thrown into close contact with two incredibly attractive men; her dance partner and the show's sarcastic British judge.
I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Review: I had never read a book by Nic Tatano before, so I didn't know what to expect with this one. But the colourful cover and the interesting blurb instantly caught my attention. I read this light summer read in two sittings and enjoyed it. Nic Tatano creates an interesting story that also makes fun of the crazy world of the television: exorbitant salaries, scandals, have-beens and want-to-bes in reality show that make the whole country go crazy, cameras everywhere, no private life...
Also, Veronica is a strong heroine that you'll like from the begining. Not afraid of speaking her thoughts and a tough cookie. It was nice though to discover her sweetest side thanks to the British handsome judge. So in general, a fun light novel, with an interesting plot for this summer that will make you laugh and have a good time.