Young PR star Rose Reed is thrown into the big leagues when her boss leaves town the day of the firm's meeting with Archie Fox, a hot, internationally famous British singer-songwriter. He's totally over fame and has withdrawn from the spotlight, but now, his audience is losing interest too. While meeting with Archie and his desperate manager, the PR team throws out terrible idea after terrible idea until Rose speaks up and suggests a staged with up-and-coming, young indie star Raya. He agrees – but only if Rose becomes his publicist.
As the faux-mance begins to rehabilitate Archie's faltering career, Rose finds herself having unexpected, inconvenient (and definitely unprofessional) feelings for the crooner. But do late night texts and impromptu burrito binges mean he feels the same? In the end, Rose will have to decide whether to let her fantasy crush go, or to risk her reputation to be with the charming, handsome, scoundrel-y but sweet pop star she's grown to love.
Like The Devil Wears Prada and The Royal We, PUBLIC RELATIONS offers readers a fictional peek into a larger-than-life world, filled with strategized dinner dates, carefully curated wardrobe selections, purposeful calls to paparazzi, and unexpected romantic entanglements.
Katie Heaney is the author of NEVER HAVE I EVER and DEAR EMMA. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, New York magazine online, The Hairpin, The Awl, and Pacific Standard, among others. She lives in Brooklyn.
Arianna Rebolini is a writer and editor whose work can be seen at The Guardian, BuzzFeed, Racked, The Fader, The Hairpin, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and two perfect rescue cats.
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