Release day: The Reluctant Lover
Today is the official release of The Reluctant Lover by Justine Lewis (ebook, Penguin Australia). Here’s the blurb:
Katherine Bright is one of Australia’s most acclaimed television journalists. She’s interviewed presidents and brought down corrupt governments but her ratings are plummeting and rumour has it her show is about to be axed. Katherine has given up a lot for her career, so when the network offers her a chance to keep the show running, she’ll take it – no matter what she has to do.
Foreign correspondent Liam Kennedy has recently returned to Australia and when Katherine meets him at an awards night, he seems a perfect distraction from her troubles. Liam is the whole cliché: tall, dark and totally kissable. Except for one thing. He’s younger than Katherine. Much younger. And when Katherine realises she needs Liam to save her show she finds herself in an impossible situation.
Can one of TV’s most successful women stay true to herself and her ambitions and defy convention to be with the man she loves?
Justine dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
The heroine in my new book, The Reluctant Lover, is about to turn forty. I started to write this book when I was thirty-nine and six months old. I’m not sure if it occurred to me at the time, but writing this novel in the lead-up to the big Four-Zero probably saved me thousands in counseling fees. My heroine, Katherine, is conflicted about her big birthday—she’s a television journalist who has kept her birth date a secret. But the ratings on her show are declining and while she believes that age shouldn’t matter, she also knows all too well how women in the public eye are judged by the way they look. And to make Katherine’s fortieth even more eventful, I gave her a new, younger colleague to challenge all of her assumptions. I hope you enjoy Katherine and Liam’s story.