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This Life

By Maryann Reid


Maryann Reid, award-winning author of several novels published by St. Martins Press, has a passion for writing stories that unveil the lives of gutsy women on the brink of self-discovery or disaster. She is from Brooklyn, New York. Visit



Reality just got a bit too real for this queen of an empire….


Blake is living a life that most women could only dream about. She’s beautiful, brilliant, fierce, and doesn’t know how to quit. She’s built an empire, made millions, and fought her demons. When she’s invited to host The Takeover, a new reality show, she’s quick to take on the challenge. The show is an instant success…and Blake’s life becomes an instant mess.


Blake’s new celebrity status comes with a catch; notoriety. That notoriety uncovers secrets that Blake would have rather kept buried.


The worst is her ex-husband Lang, a jealous, obsessed man intent on destroying everything Blake has built for herself.


Blake’s success and money become her weaknesses, leaving her with very few people to trust. This only gets worse living in the public eye.


Lang uses Blake’s celebrity and feelings of isolation against her as he enlists the help of people from Blake’s past to ruin her.


Unfortunately for Lang, Blake didn’t get where she is by backing down from a fight.


When Brett, Blake’s ex-flame appears, she finds herself hoping for the best, but expecting the worst. Their complicated history soon has her life spinning out of control. As Blake struggles with the chaos, and the feeling that she can’t trust anyone, she starts to wonder if the life she has is even worth the fight.


When Lang’s schemes escalate, Blake finds herself on the edge of losing everything…


Sizzling with celebrity fantasy, This Life goes inside an action-packed world of wealth and power, secrets and deceptions, revenge and betrayal -where staying on top could mean paying the ultimate price.