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he Second Assistant (Lizzie Miller, Bk 1)
he Second Assistant - Lizzie Miller, Bk 1 Author:Mimi Hare, Clare Naylor A Tale from the Bottom of the Hollywood Ladder — No political science degree could ever prepare Elizabeth Miller for her new job as a second assistant at The Agency, whose clients include everyone you’ve never met—but you know who they’re sleeping with. — A former congressional intern in Washington, Lizzie ... more »made a bid for a life change that landed her a job a world away, where ethics and First Amendment debates take a backseat to pleading the Fifth for Ritalin-snorting boss Scott Wagner. He’s the hottest young agent in Hollywood, who devotes his days to playing online poker—that is, when he’s not closing a $30 million deal for one of his AAA-list clients. And while getting six-hundred-dollar highlights from Cameron’s colorist or organizing the strippers for George’s birthday party come close to causing heart failure for this East Coast girl, the real dangers lurk elsewhere.
But Lizzie is a survivor, and no Machiavellian assistant, lecherous producer, or power struggle at The Agency can douse her nascent dreams of climbing up the Hollywood ladder. But first she has to run down to the Coffee Bean to pick up that triple espresso, or Scott is going to throw something....« less
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I worked in the "biz" as an assistant to a producer for approximately ten years. Comparing my experience with Lizzie's, I think she got off pretty easy. Plus she got a (single, straight) guy in the end. I had to fend off my (married) boss, (married) crew members, my boss trying to "set me up" with other (married) producers, etc. Thank goodness I had many friends outside of the business. This was an enjoyable read. It was easy, light, and I didn't have to think too much while reading. The only problem I had was with the "J" names - Jake Hudson and Jason Blum. At least they weren't Jake and Jack or Jackson and Jason. Again, enjoyed the trip back to my old life!
Amanda P. reviewed he Second Assistant (Lizzie Miller, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 3
This book was a bit slow, and seemed to be the author's way of namedropping more than anything else. It got better toward the last quarter of the book and Luke Lloyd is a nice character, but there is nothing about Lizzie, the main character, that makes you love her like some of the better chick lit books out there. Not horrible, but so many better books out there.
I absolutely loved this book! Elizabeth Miller graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in economics and political science. Unable to find a job in Washington, DC, she ends up in Hollywood as a second assistant at the Agency, an agency for actors and movie stars.
To say she experiences culture shock is an understatement! She starts out hating LA, the men in LA, her job, and her coworkers. Luke, the guy she has a crush on, has a sexy French girlfriend.
To find out how she manages to overcome these obstacles, read the book.