The View Was Exhausting

their love story has fooled the cameras but what is real behind the scenes?

'Effortlessly cool, razor-sharp and crazy fun - I couldn't put it down' TAYLOR JENKINS REID, author of DAISY JONES AND THE SIX

'SEXY and GLAMOROUS and ROMANTIC and CELEBTASTIC and such UTTER, GLORIOUS FUN' MARIAN KEYES

'A perfect summer read' VOGUE

'The smart, sexy and genuinely insightful rom com I've been waiting for' GAL-DEM

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A bold, swoon-worthy and utterly modern debut novel about truth, fame and privilege - and how we love now.

Whitman 'Win' Tagore and Leo Milanowski are the greatest love story of our time. International movie star meets the beautiful son of a millionaire. Their kisses write headlines and their fights break the internet. Nobody needs to know it's not real.

Win knows that Hollywood demands perfection - especially from a woman of colour.

Leo just wants to enjoy life, and shift press attention away from his dysfunctional family.

Together they control the narrative.

Except this time, on the shores of Saint-Tropez, Leo is hiding a secret that is about to send Win's world spinning. Now everyone's dream couple must confront the messy reality of their relationship. Just as they're starting to realise that they might actually be falling in love...

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'A sharp romance that deals with important issues - you will devour this' PRIMA

'I loved the chemistry' FRANCES CHA

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

'A real Shake Off The Cobwebs book... 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

'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

'Deft, funny and tender, The View Was Exhausting is as smart as it is swoon-worthy' JULIA ARMFIELD

'Delicious... A dazzling mix of glitzy Hollywood, torrid gossip and dreamy romance - and also delivers a cutting critique of power, celebrity and privilege' HAZEL BARKWORTH

'Funny, warm and gorgeously written...I was totally swept away' JANE HEALEY

'A sexy, scorching treat - fresh and ultra modern, I devoured it' VICTORIA GOSLING

  • RRP: $60.00
  • Format: Hardback

Author

Mikaella Clements, Onjuli Datta

Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta have been writing fiction together since they first met in 2013. They are now married and live in Berlin, where they write and study. Originally from Australia, Mikaella was highly commended in the 2019 Bridport Short Story Prize and shortlisted in the 2019 Galley Beggar Press Prize. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the TLS, and the LA Review of Books, amongst others. Onjuli is British and was longlisted in the 2020 Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize, as well as publishing non-fiction in the Billfold and Daddy Magazine.

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