Bought: A Novel by Anna David

By Anna David

Anna David turns her reporter's eye for aspect towards Tinseltown's seedy underbelly over again and "eloquently and humorously unveil[s] what can be a new subgenre: Chick Lit with a Message" (New York Post). bored with collecting banal charges from the B-list at the sidelines of the pink carpet, Emma Swanson publicly yearns for a extra significant profession yet privately desires of a hotshot boyfriend to move her into the thrashing center of the Hollywood scene. in its place, she meets Jessica—beautiful, cavalier, manipulative—who shamelessly trades intercourse for the presents it could actually deliver. confident that writing a narrative approximately Jessica and her ilk may heavily increase her journalistic cred, Emma quickly reveals herself sucked right into a international the place the luxuries of prettied-up prostitution may cost a little greater than she ever anticipated.

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She examines me, the look on her face impossible to decipher. ” “Good,” I answer. Then I blurt out, “The truth is, I dated Matt and . . ” I can’t believe this is what I opted to say. But maybe it’s okay—I want to establish a bond with her. Even a bond that makes me sound pitiable is, I figure, better than no bond at all. She’ll probably tell me to leave the poor guy alone. Instead, she laughs. ” she asks. ” 40 Anna David I smile. ” Although it’s true, I’m surprised to hear these words come out of my mouth.

Thank you, Brooke. “Yeah, exactly,” Antonio says. ’ There’s much less of a paper trail this way. ” I ask. ” Antonio says. “Maybe the married B ou g ht 43 ones just keep ’em holed up at the Four Seasons. Or they bring one along and introduce her as a fucking assistant. ” I nod as Scarlett Johansson makes her way down the line, followed by one of Robert Wagner’s daughters—Courtney or Katie or something. Then I say, “I’m especially interested in fi nding this girl named Jessica. She—” “Jessica Morrison?

And an oh-so-serious one, the French actress Maxine Benoit, is walking toward me now. I can’t make out if the sneer currently on Maxine’s face is personally directed toward me or the Substance sign at my feet but it makes me suddenly feel incredibly nervous. Still, I smile brightly and ask her how she prepared for tonight’s event. ” she asks, her brown eyes crinkling in disgust. “Yes, how,” I say, trying to smile the way Jack does—with blank, unmistakably phony enthusiasm. “I do the Ralik’s Sandor technique,” she says, pulling her black wrap higher up on her tiny shoulder.

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