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Stay Tuned

by Lauren Clark

genre: chick-lit

Synopsis from Goodreads

What happens when a #1 news team becomes the top story instead of reporting it?

For TV producer Melissa Moore, crisis management comes with the job. From employee disputes to her high-maintenance boss, there’s not much she hasn’t seen or can’t handle.

But no one—including Melissa—expects a fistfight during the ten o’clock news. When sexy-but-crazy Alyssa Andrews lands a punch on her co-anchor’s face, Melissa jumps on set to help. She’s determined that WSGA’s reputation won’t be destroyed on her watch.

Both anchors are fired and Melissa agrees to fill in—but not before polishing her look from haircut to heels. While the new Melissa wows WSGA viewers, her personal life starts fraying at the edges. Melissa’s husband is away more than he’s home, leaving cryptic Post-it notes in his wake. Her mother’s antics spiral out of control at the nursing home and a stalker decides Melissa is her next target.

What happens next? Stay Tuned to find out…


I wish the beginning had started out as strong as the end!

Insanity is repeating the same action and expecting a different result.  I have very little patience for people or characters who whine about their life and make no effort to bring about change.  Melissa is unhappy with her job, is told the promotion is her’s if she’ll just tell her boss she wants it, but she doesn’t.  She’s unhappy in her marriage, feels neglected, feels like her husband is closed off, but she won’t talk to him about it.  She’s upset about her relationship with her mother, but she makes no effort to change it and when it looks like it might be too late, I can’t make myself feel sorry for her.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

It doesn’t matter what it is, if you’re not happy with your life, do something to change it.  It wasn’t until the very end that I started really enjoying the book and quickly clicking through the pages on the Kindle.  Predictable though it was, it made me cry, which in my mind makes the book a success.  Sadly, it took a little too long to get good so I’m only giving it 3 stars.

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