The Accidental Diva (Paperback)
From the author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick Seven Days in June comes a hot and hilarious borough-crossed love story about a Manhattan beauty editor, a Brooklyn writer, and the attraction that takes them by storm.
Billie Burke is smart, endlessly driven, and fabulous—it’s no accident she landed a job as the beauty editor at the world’s leading fashion magazine. Caught in a whirlwind of long office hours and fashion industry party-hopping, she hasn’t had time to focus on her nonexistent love life. Instead, she’s been living vicariously through her friends.
Then she meets Jay Lane, a gorgeous up-and-coming Brooklyn writer who pretty much knocks her right out of her stilettos. Soon Billie finds herself doing things with Jay in broad daylight that she’s never even dared to think about in the privacy of her own head. In no time at all she’s absolutely addicted to an affair that’s as crazy and seductive as New York itself. But there’s a lot she doesn’t know about Jay, whose rough past seems determined to start creeping back into their present....
About the Author
Tia Williams had a fifteen-year career as a beauty editor for magazines including Elle, Glamour, Lucky, TeenPeople, and Essence. In 2004, she pioneered the beauty blog industry with her award-winning site, Shake Your Beauty. She wrote the bestselling debut novel, The Accidental Diva, and penned two young adult novels: It Chicks, and Sixteen Candles. Her novel, the award-winning The Perfect Find, will be adapted into a Netflix film starring Gabrielle Union. Tia is currently an Editorial Director at Estee Lauder Companies, and lives with her daughter and husband in Brooklyn.
Praise for The Accidental Diva
“Tia Williams scores big with this comic debut novel.”—Marie Claire
“Williams has a gift for sexy prose and an insider’s ear.”—Publisher’s Weekly
“A sexy first novel.”—Essence
“A well-written first novel about the joys and the pains of the beauty industry.”—Booklist