I was doing some research on the current releases for Harlequin and Silhouette, and bumped into this title from Red Dress Ink: Poonam Sharma’s All Eyes on Her .
At first I thought the cover copy was a joke, but I was wrong:
As a junior associate at the most-sought-after marital mediation and divorce boutique in Beverly Hills, Monica is part mediator, part lawyer, part marriage therapist and all celebrity babysitter. She’s so good at her job that she’s handling the firm’s superstar clients Cameron and Lydia Johnsonâ€”Hollywood It couple “Camydia.” Although things would be easier if the only other female associate would stop sabotaging her career, and if the drama queen she refers to as mother wasn’t moving back home!
When the latest Camydia scandal breaks wide open, it’s time for Monica to save the day, to don her Prada cape and matching bag, then wreak havoc on her office rival and run circles around the paparazzi.
So here I am, wondering if they really published a book that mimics the “Bennifer” and the “Brangelina” monikers with one that mimics… a sexually transmitted disease. But no, it was done with tongue in cheek, I think. This is from the excerpt:
I cleared my throat. “And I want to assure you all that despite recent news, this case of Camydia hasn’t been nearly as difficult to handle as some of the others I’ve had.”
Trust me, it’s not what you think.
Dubbed “Camydia” by the popular press, Cameron and Lydia Johnson had started their relationship as Hollywood’s “it” couple. They had been a publicist’s dream-come-true, since they appealed to every imaginable demographic….
The couple’s newly conjoined name, which did indeed rhyme with the venereal disease, was the media’s way of underscoring the fiery state of their current affairs. In particular, there were rumors that Cameron had been seen about town with an unidentified blonde.
FIERY STATE of their current affairs?! I am laughing but my legs are SO CROSSED.
Oh, please, don’t tell me the blonde’s name. Wait, it is “Rhea D’herpes?” “Steph Phyllis?” And we won’t even go near the fact that their surname is “Johnson.” Camydia JOHNSON.
And while I’m checking out the un/intentional comedy from HQ hq this month, is it me, or if you read this title too fast, or without your glasses on, does it say something entirely different?