Not So Good In a Room
by Dakota Madison
She’s not the kind of girl he can take home to daddy.
(NOT SO) GOOD IN A ROOM, a romantic comedy novella by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Dakota Madison, is a modern reimagining of Cyrano de Bergerac.
Awkward screenwriter Nellie Berg is great with words, as long as she can write them down. She’s written over thirty action scripts, but has been unable to sell a single one to Hollywood. Instead of working the room, every time Nellie tries to pitch her scripts to producers she becomes overcome with anxiety and completely blanks out.
When Nellie meets another aspiring screenwriter, Roscoe Rhodes, at Pitchfestapalooza they form an unlikely friendship. Roscoe is everything Nellie is not: outgoing, witty, charming…and good in a room. Roscoe suggests that Nellie hire his cousin, Chris, an unemployed actor to pitch her scripts to producers.
Things get complicated when Nellie falls for Chris and she seeks Roscoe’s help to seal the deal. Roscoe realizes he actually has feelings for Nellie. And Hollywood falls in love with the hot the new pretend screenwriter, who has never even read an entire script let alone written one.
WARNING: This book contains foul language, sexual innuendo and a little bit of hanky panky. Buyer beware.
He’s actually dumber than the rug on the floor. Yet he’s still inexplicably appealing.”
“You have to admit that I have a way with words… Even if I don’t always know what they mean.”
“If Shirley Temple and Dorothy Gale had a love child she would dress like you. Except you look more like a Munchkin with your little round face and tiny body.”
“You couldn’t sell meat to a starving lion and Chris could sell cookies to a Girl Scout.”
“What can I say? I really like to get into my roles. I’m a Methodist actor.”
This book has everything I like to see in a story – witty banter, humorous dialogue, endearing yet flawed characters, and an entertaining and unique plot with smart and clever writing. It was adorable, relevant, and fun – with a side order of a sweet and slightly steamy love story. The tale was interesting and amusing from start to finish and remained an enjoyable read throughout. Dakota Madison is holding strong at the top of my list and is my new favorite author.
CALIFORNIA DREAMERS is a series of interconnecting romantic comedy stories that can be read as STAND ALONE NOVELLAS or as part of the SERIES.
The CALIFORNIA DREAMERS SERIES:
(Not So) Good in a Room (Nellie’s Story)
Beautiful Abyss (Chris’s Story)
So Far Away (Maddie’s Story)
Rookie Mistake (Cody & Maya’s Story)