Meet Tess Drake. She’s earned everything she has. Now it’s time to get what she deserves…
Sexy super-agent Tess Drake has worked hard to make a name for herself in the glamorous yet cut-throat entertainment industry. Tess works at an international agency, where she skillfully manages some of the world's biggest egos—her company, Bardwell International
What do you get with a chick-lit book about the world of agents that was co-written by an agent and "an international bestselling author of suspense novels"? You get a book that is marginally suspenseful and checks the boxes of pulp fiction elements (sex, glamor, uninspired wit, scandal, murder, bitchiness) that agents know will sell well in the rarely-discriminating world of best-sellers. As our hero, Tess, notes, there are great book ...more
I usually enjoy books in which it actually feels like the author knows about the subject. This sounds like a given but it really is not. (Case in point: Almost every book where the main character is a doctor.) In chick-lit types of books, it is easy to just gloss over this w ...more
With that being said, it did keep my attention to the end. I'd probably give it a 2.5 but definitely not a 3. Definitely not for the easily offended.
Amy, I ...more
At first I didn’t think I would like this story but on page 6 when Tess describes her new boss as “She is our wicked witch – the kind of witch who would have bitch-slapped Dorothy and served Toto sausages to the flying monkeys.” I knew I would love this character!
The Agency is about media agent ...more
“Sex, drugs, and literature...”, well Sarah Ivens allow me to disagree. The only “literature” I see in this book are some pinched and misquoted lines from other literary authors. It is a “plague” not a “pox” on both your houses. The original use of plague was placed there for a reason as the word “plague” has many connotations that “pox” simply does not have. And contrary to po ...more
I found The Agency to be a great chick-lit novel. It was a fast read (I am a painfully slow reader and managed to finish this one in two evenings). I agree with some of the other reviewers about how this book had way too much sexual content in it, but ...more
THE AGENCY features the sexy, daring literary agent, Tess Drake, who is likeable as your book friend but not sure you would want her as your real best friend. The book's main setting is London so ...more
Tess is a 36 year old literary agent working for Bardwright Agency. After her boss dies, the next person to take the "throne" is the evil Cosima, who hates Tess's guts. This is the perfect opportunity for Tess to dump that agency and start her own. But....she's got some problems.
-She's one of the major suspects/person of interest hehe
-Dorothy, the rich children's nove ...more
Strong characters’, language, easy to read. Though Tess seemed to be a selfish woman at the beginning of the book, I believe she started seeing herself in the eyes of the people around her, especially her ex-best friend Saleema and her soon to be ex-boss Cosima. What struck me most about the story, though I never been in any of the awkward, sexual exploits , or even in the publishing world she wove her life in, I still could identify with her candor, her evaluation of her choices, and even with ...more
Sex and the City kind of stuff about independent woman who uses her good looks and big boobs to get ahead and prosper. One of these modern novels where the "me" character is bold and beautiful, tough and still vulnerable (as if).
The novel is shamelessly promoting the ugky idea that uncaring selfishness and egoism are somehow admirable qualities in a person. I didn't like that attitude in a novel as I don't like it in the real life.
If and when that ...more
It's a good story and there are parts that are quite funny. These are just people wa ...more