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The View Was Exhausting

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472271730

Price: £9.99

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First there was Evelyn Hugo. Now meet Whitman Tagore. . .

‘Effortlessly cool, razor-sharp and crazy fun’ TAYLOR JENKINS REID, author of DAISY JONES AND THE SIX


‘The complex, Hollywood love story we’ve all been waiting for’ EMILY HENRY

‘Smart, sexy and genuinely insightful’ GAL-DEM

Their kisses write headlines and their fights break the internet. Whitman ‘Win’ Tagore and Leo Milanowski – the greatest love story of our time.

As a woman of colour in Hollywood, Win knows she must work harder than everyone else to control her public image. Whenever she nears scandal, she calls in Leo to divert attention – and the cameras – with their earth-shattering chemistry and picture-perfect romance.

Nobody needs to know it’s a lie.

But the truth about their relationship isn’t the only secret Leo’s keeping. And, as the line between performance and reality begins to blur, can Win risk taking a chance on real love?

A bold, wickedly observant and utterly modern novel about truth, fame and privilege – and how we love now.

‘A perfect summer read’ VOGUE

‘A sharp romance that deals with important issues – you will devour this’ PRIMA

‘I loved the chemistry’ FRANCES CHA

‘The perfect companion novel about fame, Hollywood, performance and, of course, love’ REFINERY 29

‘A glamorous power ride through fame, misogyny and racism, with a swoony romance’ JULIE COHEN

‘Fun, sexy and totally gripping’ LAURA KAY

‘Deft, funny and tender… as smart as it is swoon-worthy’ JULIA ARMFIELD

‘Funny, warm and gorgeously written…I was totally swept away’ JANE HEALEY

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A pure delight! Effortlessly cool, razor sharp, and crazy fun - I couldn't put it down. It is Notting Hill for 2021, an absolute crowd pleaser
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Escapist, suspenseful, razor sharp and very unusual. I loved the chemistry between the two protagonists and flew through the book because I was dying to know what happens
Frances Cha
An absolutely stellar debut with tension that crackles and prose that sings, The View Was Exhausting is the complex, Hollywood love story we've all been waiting for. Clements and Datta have crafted a book that's as heartfelt and earnest as it is sharp and surprising - I couldn't get enough
Emily Henry
Deft, funny and tender, The View Was Exhausting is as smart as it is swoon-worthy - this is exactly the book you should be reading right now
Julia Armfield
A glittering, swoon-worthy love story that's also about the intersections of power, representation, fame and privilege. It's funny and warm and gorgeously written and I'm calling it now as the beach read of the summer or, if we're all stuck inside, the escapist read of the summer, because reading this I was totally swept away
Jane Healey
A book to read in the sun with a glass of wine and nothing else to do all day. Fun, sexy and totally gripping
Laura Kay
A sexy, scorching treat - fresh and ultra modern, I devoured it
Victoria Gosling
I read it all in one morning and couldn't put it down once . . . The View Was Exhausting is enormously sophisticated, tension held like a net, as it slowly holds the reader closer and closer to a fire, and I laughed many times. It's an absolute tour de force, and Win is now one of my new favorite protagonists ever
Tamsyn Muir
Sweeps you up into the tilt-a-whirl of Hollywood relationships, and what happens when the line between fake and real begins to blur. This richly drawn romance is, crucially, also a journey through the unjust rules forced upon women - especially women of color - who dare to play the fame game. It's timely, touching, and a tantalizing love story
Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (aka The Fug Girls)