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Accidental It Girl [Kindle Edition]

Libby Street
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What comes around...

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 line between celebrity photographers and the stalkerazzi. But all that changes when Sadie locks horns with one of Hollywood's hottest bachelors.

...goes around.

Something about Ethan Wyatt's charisma and startling good looks throws Sadie off her game. Something about Sadie's dogged determination -- and a very compromising picture she snaps -- throws Ethan off his. Hatching a scheme befitting the silver screen that made him famous, Ethan sets out to give Sadie a taste of her own medicine. And when her life almost instantly becomes as frenzied as those of the "It Girls" she follows, Sadie starts to see her career, her love life, and Ethan Wyatt in ways she never had before....


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For photographer Sadie Price, life as a member of the paparazzi isn't always a snap. Dodging her subjects' insults and hiding out in alleys is tough, but she really begins to question her career choice when Hollywood hunk Ethan Wyatt enters the picture. He has found a way to get under Sadie's skin, and he's not going to stop until she gives up stalking celebrities for good. Those who number UsWeekly among their guilty pleasures will love this look at life on the other side of the camera. Much like most celebrity magazines, style outweighs substance in this book, but most readers will be too caught up in the fun to care. Libby Street is the pseudonym for the two writers who wrote Happiness Sold Separately (2005). Once again they've collaborated to create a singular, spirited voice. There's sure to be more to come from this entertaining duo. Aleksandra Kostovski
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"Deliciously addictive."

-- Cara Lockwood


Product Details

  • File Size: 404 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (October 10, 2006)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000JMKVIA
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,123 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accidentally FABULOUS!!! (Maybe It Wasn't An Accident) October 10, 2006
Format:Paperback
As a big fan of Libby Street's first book, "Happiness Sold Separately", I waited with baited breath for "Accidental It Girl." It was, without question, well worth the wait!

Street's sophomore effort is, dare I say, better than the first book. The writing team that comprises Libby Street continues with the fresh, witty & realistic dialogue that originally caught my attention. Living in Manhattan, I continue to be impressed with how well Street captures the city and highlights it as one of the main characters.

The "real" characters are believable as well, and I again found myself laughing out loud (and groaning - hopefully to myself) at their trials and tribulations.

Sadie Price is Everygirl - full of self-doubt and confidence, intellect and ditzinesss, good humor and bit of bitchiness.

Bravo, Libby! I now resume holding my breath until your next new release......
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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In New York City, as pushy paparazzi Sadie Price knows that all the celebrities she follows think she is lower than swamp scum, but she is good at what she does; stalk and photograph the famous. Still she once in a while dreams of being a top rate journalistic photographer who her subjects love not hates and has fans that enjoy her art not her subject. In other words one day she would like to be a news photographer in a less intrusive line.

When she tries to take pictures of superstar Ethan Wyatt, he becomes outraged and vows to teach the pest a lesson. Ethan begins to stalk Sadie so that she can become the subject of her odious peers who take photos of her in any situation. She detests the feeling of her every move being watched which curtails her freedom. However worse is that she is attracted to Ethan although he brought the Paparazzi Plague onto her. He, in turn, reciprocates, but like her, hides how he feels as a star and a paparazzi make the ultimate star-crossed lovers.

The ACCIDENTAL IT GIRL reads like a 1930s romantic romp brought into 2006 Manhattan to the delight of contemporary readers. The amusing gender war is fun to follow as Ethan turns the tables on Sadie by making her the subject of the hunt. Fans of lighthearted stories will want to read Libby Street's battle of the sexes.

Harriet Klausner
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wry and pleasing companion. November 15, 2006
Format:Paperback
This is a real page turner - in the "I can't put it down/can't wait to get back to it" sense. Libby Street has created believable characters that, surprisingly, I came to care about quite a bit. There is humor galore in this "screwball comedy" of a book, but a substantial level of reality intrudes into the lives of these interesting, semi-neurotic characters and some hard truths are presented for a reader's consideration - hard truths about American pop culture, about life in New York (or any other BIG American) City, and about relationships (of all sorts, shapes and sizes). An enjoyable read, with quite a bit more substance that might be expected. A request for Libby Street: maybe in another book we could learn more about Luke, Brooke and (maybe even) Todd?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Hollywood Chick Lit November 16, 2006
Format:Paperback
Although this book takes place in Manhattan its plot is Hollywood inspired. What would happen if you were a paparazzi and one day you woke up with the paprazzi stalking you? Well when the tables are turned on Saddie Price she must face herself something she has been running from for the past 20 years of her life. While the plot is somewhat superficial, the heart of the story is love. Partly about learning to know and love yourself and partly about falling in love with someone you least expect.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Won't Blow Your Mind Away May 22, 2013
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I think Amazon's three-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 get it, but maybe that'll be explained later. Well, it's the end of the book and I still don't get it.
(2) Ethan's supposedly just too perfect. Only, not really. If he was so perfect, what's he doing messing with sisters in the first place? Second, a celebrity that has nothing better to do than to just start stalking someone is just crazy.
(3) Lots of things are unbelievable, but the fact that no one seems to recognize Ethan really just insults my intelligence as a reader. Or, that a bunch of papparazzis are going to just be OK with some completely anonymous new guy poaching on their territory? Yeah, right.
(4) The dialogue and flow of the general plot gets disjointed at times. It's like there are too many people in one room trying to talk. I don't know if that's because there are two authors and their different styles are coming through, or what, but there are times when all you read is chaos.
(5) The ending and Sadie's great epiphany and Sadie's and Ethan's relationship just fell really flat. No real buildup that made it believable. Better to just say that Ethan, after dressing like a bum and only looking at one girl (i.e. Sadie) for several days in a row, was too overcome with physical lust that he decided Sadie would do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved this book!!
Published 4 months ago by Mariana Herdy
5.0 out of 5 stars A Keeper!
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. Read more
Published on May 21, 2011 by Book Lover from GA
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book. Fast Read.
I was reluctant to pay 11.99 for the ebook but the synopsis sounded interesting so I took a chance. I don't regret it. I thought it was a really cute story. Read more
Published on March 23, 2011 by MNG
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Cute Chick-Lit
I really enjoyed this book. It caught my attention immediately and kept it all the way through. I loved both characters and really liked the supporting characters too. Read more
Published on March 12, 2010 by Mom in California
5.0 out of 5 stars Hollywood Junkies Unite!
"Accidental It Girl" is one of my favorite books from the chick lit genre. And I adore chick lit. Libby Street has created believable, hilarious characters you can't help routing... Read more
Published on December 22, 2009 by N. Riley
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!!
As an aspiring chic lit writer, it is a pleasure to discover different writting styles. Libby Street is very good at the pace of the story and very original. Read more
Published on May 19, 2009 by J. Victor
4.0 out of 5 stars totally sucks you in
I loved this story- I was hooked from page one and just plowed through it. It's a fast, fun read. Even though it's very predictable, as is most chick-lit stories, it was still... Read more
Published on August 6, 2008
2.0 out of 5 stars Libby writes well, so...
I would like to read something by her other than chick-lit. It's not her thing, and you kind of feel it.
The subject was interesting, but the story predictable. Read more
Published on January 31, 2008 by E. Woontner
4.0 out of 5 stars SO. SO. GOOD!!
You know how sometimes when you read a book that's written by two different people, you can always tell where one put the pencil down and another one picked it up (Nanny Diaries,... Read more
Published on December 6, 2007 by Lisa Bedigian
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
This book is enjoyable, not brilliant or unputdownable but its the perfect read to relax and unwind. No thinking required just read and relax
Published on October 29, 2007 by Andrea Morgan
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Libby Street is the pseudonym for the writing team of Sarah Bushweller and Emily S. Morris, who met on Liberty Drive in Dover, Delaware at the age of four and have been friends ever since. Since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, Sarah has spent several years in a small gray advertising cubicle. She and her husband live in Brooklyn, New York. Emily has a Master's degree in screenwriting from Ohio University (which she currently uses as a coaster) and lives in Montauk, New York.

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