As a little girl, Jane has no one. Her mother Vivienne Margaux, the powerful head of a major New York theater company has no time for her. But she does have one friend--Michael--and no one can see him but her. But Michael can't stay with Jane forever, and on her eighth birthday, her imaginary friend must leave her. When Jane is in her thirties, working for her mother's company, she is just as alone as she was as a child. Her boyfriend hardly knows she's there and is more interested in what Vivienne can do for his career. Her mother practically treats her as a slave in the office, despite the great success of Jane's first play, "Thank Heaven." Then she finds Michael--handsome, and just the same as she remembers him, only now he's not imaginary. For once in her life, Jane is happy--and has someone who loves her back. But not even Michael knows the reason behind why they've really been reunited.
James Patterson is a world-renowned mystery writer that has dominated the New York Times Bestseller list for decades. In fact, he holds the New York Times AND Guinness records for most best-selling, hardcover, fiction titles by a single author, an astonishing accomplishment of 76! Patterson is possible best known for his Alex Cross series, which has held the top selling detective series for the past ten years. His books have sold approximately 300 million copies worldwide and he is the first author to achieve ten million eBook sales. There have been nine files - seven made for TV movies and three major motion pictures that were adapted from Patterson novels. Unlike many of his counterparts, Patterson is a fan of collaboration and works with several ghostwriters and co-authors to keep the mysteries coming for his demanding readers. While he has received his share of criticism for this practice, it hasn't mattered to his devoted following and as he continues to top the charts with each new release. In addition to adult novels, Patterson has recently become the bestselling author for the young adult and middle grade categories.
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James Patterson was born March 22, 1947 in New York and graduated summa cum laude from Manhattan College with a B.A. in English, and summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University with an M.A. in English. He has won multiple awards for his work and has entertained and inspired millions. Patterson can occasionally be seen guest starring as himself on an episode on NBC's 'Castle'. He has a wife, Susan and a son, Jack an currently resides in Palm Beach, Florida.
Good concept-loney child has wonderful imaginary friend who is a positive and affirming presence . At a certain age, he has to leave her-very touching, but she gets through it.The interesting part is that we hear the story partly from the imaginary friend-whose job is to nurture these kids. So why does it have to go from a great story to a stupid, unbelievable fairy tale that involes sex with that special childhood friend? Why couldn't they have kept with the idea that grown ups cannot see the imaginary friend, and if they do, all the memory and magic gets erased? Instead, it becomes a cheap romance novel. Sorry-it started out innocent and fun, and became just another silly story. Very disappointing.
This book was sooo disapointing I loved the other two romantic novels but this was just lame.
I will admit that I wanted to shout get a spine! at the heroine and then, finally, she did! Not as strong as one, as I hoped but still. A very good story, enjoyed every minute of it.
I think the other reviews I read on this book were overly harsh. Yes, I might have written the ending a bit differently/ tighter but it's an endearing book that captures you immediately. Have you ever read a book/ seen a movie where the characters have supposedly developed a relationship but it just wasn't there/ you did't buy it? This book really develops its characters and you are into it. I stayed up till 2am finishing it. A girly book, yes, but I encourage you to give it a go.