Temptation by Douglas Kennedy
From the New York Times bestselling author of Leaving the World comes the brilliant, breathtaking story about a Hollywood screenwriter whose “overnight success” brings about his biggest downfall.
Like all screenwriters in Tinsel Town, David Armitage wants to be rich and famous. Finally, after eleven years of disappointment and failure, big-time luck comes his way when one of his scripts is bought for television, making him the new toast of Hollywood as the creator of a smash hit series.
Suddenly a major power player, Armitage begins to reinvent himself at breakneck speed, quitting his day job, trading in his Reagan-era Volvo for a Porsche, and leaving his wife and daughter for a sleek, young producer.
Enter multibillionaire film buff Philip Fleck, who proposes an unsavory collaboration to the screenwriter. Armitage takes the bait and suddenly finds himself entering a decidedly Faustian pact—and unknowingly hopping an express ride to the lower depths of the Hollywood jungle. From Goodreads.com
I received this book as an ARC earlier this year. I've already read it and I'll be posting my review closer to the release date of April 24. But I will go ahead and tell you it was a great read. Douglas Kennedy is a wonderful storyteller. Last week so many people came to my blog to read his guest post from November I thought I would share Temptation as I am sure many of you have it on your waiting list (and if you don't you should).
Also, I wanted to tell you about a promotion from Lucinda Literary. By pre-ordering Kennedy's next book TEMPTATION you can receive a free hardcover of THE MOMENT a #1 Bestseller. (See video interview)
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