Men and Martinis (Girlfriends of Gotham, Book 1)

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ROMANCE COMEDY

1980s & '90s

Delancey Stewart

Logline

A cross between The Bold Type and Bridget Jones, Men and Martinis is the story of Natalie Pepper and her group of twenty-something girlfriends as they find first jobs, first loves and first heartbreaks in New York City amidst the late-90s dot-com boom.

Genre

Romance, Comedy

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

New York

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2013

Starting Description

Natalie Pepper leaves behind everything she knows in California to make her way in NYC. She stumbles into a group of girlfriends, including the domineering Candace Kanie (never, EVER, to be called "Candy"), and falls in love with a co-worker--strictly against the rules at her new company.

Ending Description

Natalie must choose between her man and her job, and chooses her job for now, while Candace makes the opposite choice, choosing love over the career she's worked her whole life for.

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Hard Copy Available

No

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Natalie Pepper

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Funny, Insecure, Naive, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Candace Kanie

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Confident, Insecure, Sarcastic, Decisive, Desperate, Outspoken, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: CJ

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Romantic, Adventurous, Decisive, Empathetic, Honorable, Perseverance, Charming, Confident, Heartthrob, Masculine, Sexy

Additional Character Details

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Logline

A cross between The Bold Type and Bridget Jones, Men and Martinis is the story of Natalie Pepper and her group of twenty-something girlfriends as they find first jobs, first loves and first heartbreaks in New York City amidst the late-90s dot-com boom.

Short Summary

Natalie Pepper leaves behind everything she knows in California to make her way in NYC. She stumbles into a group of girlfriends, including the domineering Candace Kanie (never, EVER, to be called "Candy"), and falls in love with a co-worker--strictly against the rules at her new company.


Natalie must choose between her man and her job, and chooses her job for now, while Candace makes the opposite choice, choosing love over the career she's worked her whole life for.

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About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Characters

Main Character

Name: Natalie Pepper

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Funny, Insecure, Naive, Romantic

Character 1

Name: Candace Kanie

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Confident, Insecure, Sarcastic, Decisive, Desperate, Outspoken, Unapologetic

Character 2

Name: CJ

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Romantic, Adventurous, Decisive, Empathetic, Honorable, Perseverance, Charming, Confident, Heartthrob, Masculine, Sexy

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