The Overnight SocialiteBook - 2009
From the author of Because She Can comes a modern retelling of My Fair Lady and Pygmalion in this story about Lucy Ellis, who wants to be a fashion designer but ends up in retail, until just-dumped anthropologist Wyatt Hayes transforms her into the next "it" girl to prove himself, but soon they must confront the aristocracy--and their feelings for each other.
Lucy Ellis moved to the Big Apple to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a fashion designer, but the native Midwesterner has just about had it with the city. A mousy, self-conscious girl trapped in a job at a designer sweatshop, Lucy has been mistreated, road-blocked, and otherwise insulted since her arrival. Overwhelmed by city life, Lucy is about to pack it all in and return home to Minnesota. Then she meets Wyatt.
After being publicly dissed by the glamour girl he’d been dating, man-about-town (and bored Ph.D. anthropologist) Wyatt Hayes wants to prove he’s still at the top of his game and boasts to his best friend that he can transform any girl—even wallflower Lucy Ellis—into this year’s “It” girl. If he can fool the upper crust of New York society into thinking an impostor like Lucy is the real thing, he can rip the chiffon veil off the whole Park Avenue social scene.
Lucy’s an unlikely candidate to become a red-carpet butterfly, but she considers it her last resort and jumps at the opportunity to “become somebody” in New York. Wyatt begins to rigorously train Lucy in the style, sounds, and sensibilities of socialites born with entire sets of silver spoons in their mouths. Three months of preparation culminate in Lucy’s appearance at the ultra-exclusive Fashion Forum Gala, where Lucy and Wyatt finally confront New York’s aristocracy—and their feelings for each other.
Set against the glittering backdrop of contemporary Manhattan, The Overnight Socialite puts a 21st-century sheen on a timeless story of transformation and unlikely love.
Hachette Book Group
From the author of the media sensation Because She Can, a modern retelling of classics My Fair Lady and Pygmalion, The Overnight Socialite tells a timeless story of transformation and unlikely love set against the glittering backdrop of contemporary Manhattan.
In a modern retelling of "Pygmalion," Lucy Ellis wants to be a fashion designer but ends up in retail, until just-dumped anthropologist Wyatt Hayes transforms her into the next "it" girl to prove himself, and soon they must confront the aristocracy.