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3.69  ·  Rating details ·  1,502 ratings  ·  84 reviews
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Photographer Sadie Price is known for her thick skin and infallible instincts. A lofty education has made her skilled in her craft, and a fear of poverty -- and love for Jimmy Choo -- has made her one of the East Coast's most savvy paparazzi. She keeps her exhilarating but sometimes hectic life manageable by staying on the right side of the razor-thin
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 10th 2006 by Gallery Books
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Dee W.
Nov 12, 2007 rated it liked it
Whenever I go to the library I can't resist the ChickLit. It's a sick, sad addiction that I always give into. That being said, this book was hysterical. A very quick read, full of amusing characters and absurd situations. If you need a beach read, check this out. A papparazzi gets targeted by a Movie Star that sees himself wronged by her, and hating her kind. Stalking and tabloid explotation aplenty!
Joanna Choi
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: famous-ordinary
I think the two-star description of "It's OK" is perfect for this book. It's simply just "OK." It's not terribly bad, but it's also not worthy enough of a second read. The set-up is interesting enough, and yet the execution is missing.

Here's where the book went wrong for me:
(1) Sadie is supposedly a "Killer" papparazzi who not only has really good instincts for ferreting out celebrities, but also for taking good shots. However, she just "suddenly" can't take pictures of Ethan Wyatt. OK. I don't
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Melinda Elizabeth
Dec 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Sadie is a photographer known for getting the money shots, in daring ways that other photographers aren't able to commit to. She is a commitment phobe, and when your boss is also your boyfriend and you've just broken up with them, you find yourself on outings to shoot photos of d list celebrities at the airport.

On one such task, Sadie sees a much bigger star, Ethan, and makes it her mission to get some scandalous photos as he leaves the airport. Unfortunately Sadie is caught up and star struck,
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Rebecca
Actual rating: 3.5

Started off strong - very witty and intriguing - and then took the low-key problematic route.
Samra Muslim
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Such a cute, fun and easy read... !

Love the normal-ISH characters, the bizarre but possible situations, the mad hatter world of celebrities & paparazzi and last but not least the small lesson of actually not taking short cuts in life or hiding behind the easy but actually striving for impossible and making it happen for yourself !!
Peace Love and Reviews
Libby Street is one of my favorite chick lit authors. Happiness Sold Separately is one of their books that I probably read a couple of times because it felt good to read it. Its been a while since I read a book from them so I decided to finally read the Accidental It Girl, the summary promised a very intriguing plot that involves a paparazzi and a celebrity. In the real world their interaction can end up in accidents, cursing, slewof insults, legal battles, etc. In this story our heroine, Sadie ...more
Moon Love
May 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Oh my GOD! I loved this book! I got sucked into it from page one and could not put it down. I really don't know where to start.

I loved the plot. I'm not a real big fan of the paparazzi, but I loved the idea of having the tables turned. Our society today, is a little too fascinated about the lives of stars.

Sadie is an awesome woman. I was able to admire her while being able to feel sorry for her. The movie star who is retaliating sounds like the perfect guy; good looking, rich, and honest-to-good
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Wilnona Marie
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfuly done on purpose. It is really well done. The karma bit as an entire premise for a book is nice. the mother daughter issues and the resolution with the potriat. It was touching.
Diana
Jul 15, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chick lit. Fast, mindless reading. I enjoyed it. ;)
Jayashree Srivatsan
Mar 30, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the writing style but i would not call it a page turner. I had to finish it as i had to return the book to the library . I was curious about what was in the gift box but towards the end it was quite predictable. The humour was nice in places.
Elizabeth
Jun 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
A fun,light and quick read. Could definitely see this as a romcom movie...would need to be modernized though mentions of flip phones, bennifer, blockbuster... it’s fun to go back to early 2000s though.
Erin
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Nihal
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
so cute I'm dying
Sarah
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books! Love the story and characters!
Selena
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
I guess I expected better. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good enough to read again.
Veronica
Mar 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Fun and fast read. The main character is relatable and funny.
Alexis Cooper
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Not the worst book ever, but got to chapter five and don't think it's worth finishing. I don't like the writing style.
Chubbybookworm
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
This is one of my absolute favorite novels. I have reread it so many times. Give it a chance if you like romcoms!! Ignore the negative reviews. This book is so fantastic. I want to reread it again.
Sheila Cornelius
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was solid good read, in my opinion.
Jaye
Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit
I had a little trouble with this rating. I think this is mostly due to the fact that it had the potential to be four or five stars, if it weren't for two main reasons:

1. Scenery. There was a surprising lack of scenes between Sadie and Ethan. Very little interaction. I would have bought their whole relationship a lot more, if only I were treated to some juicy tidbits. However, they kind of just fall in together. There's no real relationship building scenes. Their connection isn't adequately estab
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Sx
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
When the world is rushing to weigh in on you, do you lose focus of where you started out to do in order to meet expectations?

Meet Ethan Wyatt, superstar, action flick actor, gorgeous and charismatic in one human package. One front page scandal turns him into a amateur paparazzi. Now meet Sadie Price, a girl full of hopes and dreams that were somehow buried under the clutter of her job as paparazzi, commitment-phobe, amusing and just an everyday girl with a job to push celebrities out of their hi
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Christy
Mar 22, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit, 2010
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Cassie
Dec 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I loved this book, and literally could not put it down. I have a few favorite books that I've had a hard time putting down, but none like this one - It's one of my top favorite books that I'm going to read again and again.

I loved both Sadie and Ethan and more than enjoyed their bickering back and forth throughout the book. I also really liked how the authors showed what it's really like for celebrities with the stalkerazzi and how crazy life can really be when a camera is in your face 24/7, eve
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Melinda
Jul 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, read-2013
Solid 3 Stars
This book was exactly like anything else that could probably be considered bad for me, light, fluffy, high in calories... and I enjoyed it just as much as any other guilty indulgence :-).
It was an amusing decently written piece of fluff and kept me smiling this week.
Was it predictable - yes, did that take away any of the enjoyment - no, lol. It was pretty much exactly what I was expecting, a highly improbable, decently funny bit of fun.
Don't read this one of you're looking for anyth
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Houda
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: english, ebook, chick-lit
while, it's been a while since i took a book in one setting;
this book, even if i found it at first a little dull but it didn't disappoint, i leterally stayed up until 6am squeezing the hell out of my eyes and giggling uncontrollably at the dialogues and hilarious comments Sadie throw every time,Ethan seems to me like a bored celebrity who doesn't have much to do with his life so he took Sadie as a distraction following her around and turning her life into hell but as he said himself at the begin
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Anna
Apr 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book seemed hastily written with a broad attempt at presenting a critique of our celebrity obsessed society while failing to deliver any really juicy morsels that chick-lit ought to provide. As the reader you neither have the opportunity to fantasize about suddenly being handed a life of glamor and fame on a plate, nor do you get the opportunity to really reflect on the problems inherent in our worship of wealth and fame. It is odd that I think it should either participate in the worship, o ...more
Kimberly
Jan 20, 2012 rated it liked it
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Eva Peters
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Papparazzi Sadie gets in front of her colleagues lenses and learns about following her dreams and selling out

what I liked:
good writing, very exciting, page turner from beginning to end
subtle romance, not cheesy

what I did not like:
the character of Sadie was getting on my nerves, she is pigheaded, a whiner and acts unpredictable
she does not take good care of herself: she is often seen and photoraphed with dirty clothes, messy hair and has never carefully applied make-up. When she knows, that she i
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Jess F. (From Me to You ... Book Reviews)
3.5 out of 5 stars!! The book started out VERY slow .... if I didn't pay for it then I might have stopped there but thankfully after finishing a quarter of the book ... it picked up and became really funny!! The story is mixed in with it's own tabloid feel to it. Definitely cute.

Read more of this review here: http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2010/01/its-all-about-way-you-do-things-you-do.html
Amy
Jun 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
I'm a huge chick lit fan and have already read most of the extremely popular books out there. So, I love when I come across a book like this and truly enjoy it. The characters were great. I love the bickering between Sadie & Ethan along with the concept of a celebrity turning the tables and stalking a paparazzi. The book was hilarious and I highly recommend it. I plan on checking out other books by Libby Street now.
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Libby Street is the pseudonym for the writing team of Emily S. Morris and Sarah Bushweller.

Emily and Sarah met on Liberty Drive in Dover, Delaware at the age of four and have been best friends ever since. Twenty years later, they began writing together via email and telephone--just trying to make each other laugh.

Recently, they've been busy with growing families and film and television projects. T
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