TITLE – Keeping Up
SERIES (& Book #) – Hollywood Hotties, #2
AUTHOR – Mia Fox
GENRE – chick-lit / satire
PUBLISHER – Evatopia Press
COVER ARTIST – Eden Crane
Since the time she was in elementary school, Katie has wanted to be like beautiful, blonde Amanda Exeter, a woman she views with equal amounts of disdain and admiration. After years of hoping and wishing, Katie believes she has finally arrived. She and her husband, Rich, move into he same gated community as Amanda.
But the moving truck has no sooner left their driveway, when Katie decides that something is terribly wrong. The ‘move-in condition’ home now seems obviously void of what the neighbors have — built-in barbecues, french doors, imported fabrics, not to mention his and hers luxury vehicles in the garage.
Katie’s efforts to remake herself and Rich as the neighborhood’s newest “It” couple backfires as her hair-brained plot to climb the social ladder fails. When it comes to fitting in with the neighborhood women, Katie is out of her league.
Decorating confuses her as she has no concept about what the “right white” means. A prosthetic pouch replaces a bulging tummy as pregnancy has also escaped Katie. In his bid for city council, Rich covers the political spectrum of hot topics, but lands in hot water.
As they devise popularity schemes, they fall victim to repeated cases of mistaken identity and are believed to be drug smugglers, sexy swingers, Internet pornography actors, and even pet kidnappers.
For Katie and Rich Pettigrew, “keeping up” is harder than they ever imagined.
BUY & TBR LINKS
“I got pregnant at sixteen. First time out in fact. After that, I was changed.” Katie grabbed a tissue from her purse as Elizabeth offered her a chair and a comforting arm around her back.
“My mom was so angry. After that she created a reminder phrase about safe sex that I could use with guys I dated. She must have had a new one every time I left the house.”
Elizabeth looked shocked. “Every time?”
Katie nodded and started reciting. “It will be sweeter if you wrap your peter. Don’t be silly, protect your willy. If you think she’s spunky, cover your monkey. Don’t be a prick, cover your…”
“I think I get the picture,” Elizabeth insisted before Katie could finish her last thought.
Mia Fox is a Los Angeles-based novelist who writes across varied genres including Contemporary and Paranormal Romance, Chick Lit, and Satire. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from U.S.C.
Before writing full time, she worked as an entertainment publicist, a career she chronicles in her novel, “Alert the Media.” However, she is happy to leave that world behind her, preferring that any drama in her life is only that which she creates for her characters.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three children, Casey, the Wonder Westie, and Bean, his brother.