Diva Spotlight: Author A.C. Netzel
A.C. Netzel asked me to read her book for my book blog, The Flirty Reader, and I really enjoyed it. What better way to showcase a new author then to make her a Diva Spotlight. Boom! Congratulations, A.C., you’re the latest book crush of the month. Tell all your friends! Hehe!
The Causal Rule, is a contemporary romance set in New York City about a twentysomething book editor not looking for love but maybe looking for a no strings relationship. The blurb sounded promising and drew me in. Take a gander:
Julia Conti is living the dream in New York City. She has a job she loves in publishing and shares an apartment in the Village with her lifelong best friend, Allie. Following a bad break-up, Julia swears off of men and relationships, until she meets Ben Martin, an up and coming author who is smart, sexy and very easy on the eyes. Fueled by their mutual attraction, close working relationship and fear of relationships, Julia and Ben embark on a purely physical affair, following The Casual Rule. As they bring each other further into their lives, their casual status blurs. Can she keep sex and love separate or will feelings take hold and Julia get her heart broken again?
Doesn’t that sound like the makings of a good romance? I thought so.
Netzel’s writing style was great! As an editor, I was elated to find that not only did the author know how to write but knew how to deliver a well-developed story. I was engrossed in the lives of Julia and Ben. The backdrop of New York city was another favorite of mine. I’m not sure if the author is from the Big Apple, but she knew what she was writing about. Bravo! I loved Julia’s no filter personality and Ben’s natural charisma. These two characters blended so well together. This book ends on a happy note for all you readers out there that hate cliffhangers, but be rest assured… there is another book in the series already published. It goes deeper into Julia and Ben’s relationship, and I’m sure it will be a roller coaster of emotions. I’m going to grab that one up now.
The Divas Spotlight is meant to help promote authors but it’s also a look into what I’m reading at the moment. We editors don’t always edit. We’re readers and writers, too. And there is no better way to help our fellow artists than to recognize their skills.
About A.C. Netzel
I’m an accidental writer, a wife and mother of a daughter and son who are infinitely smarter and more mature than me. I found that writing a book was a great way to get out of housework, so I ran with it. I have a sarcastic streak and love to laugh.
I like to write about women with a little snark: their relationships with the men they love and the friends they keep. I may seem like a cynic when you first meet me, but truth is I’m a Happily Ever After girl.