ICYMI: Actress Gabrielle Union’s adaptation of Tia Williams’ juicy novel ☛THE PERFECT FIND [pub: Brown Girls Books] is coming to Netflix, ya’ll! I’m so excited about this feature directed by actress-filmmaker, plus Black & Sexy TV co-founder Numa Perrier and starring Union. While reading The Perfect Find back in 2016, I kept imagining who could play the protagonist Jenna—a struggling 40-year-old former fashion editor new to the game of blogging and all things digital. Can’t wait to see who gets cast as Jenna/Gabrielle Union’s younger love interest, who’s not only her co-worker, but also her boss’ son. As someone who tends to date younger, I am so here for the inappropriateness of it all. #NetflixNoChill
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There’s really nothing like hopping onto social to cringe-read the latest headlines, and finding out that the film adaptation of your last novel has a distributor…aaand that the distributor is @Netflix. Should I collapse now, or later? *screams* @Missnuma, I cannot WAIT to see your direction! And, as always, bless bless bless you, @gabunion. You are the perfect Jenna. #whaaaaat #netflix #ThePerfectFind #yay 🤸🏾♂️🤸🏾♂️🤸🏾♂️
I met Tia on a Sean John—or wait, was it Ciroc?—press trip to the Hamptons a few moons ago. I’d been a huge fan of her first book ☛THE ACCIDENTAL DIVA and made a point to tell her so. A couple of beauty events and some job changes later, she invited me to her beautiful book launch for The Perfect Find at New York City’s Bumble & Bumble salon in the Meatpacking District where she served as copy director.
Book Description Per Brown Girls Publishing:
Will a forty-year-old woman with everything on the line – her high-stakes career, ticking biological clock, bank account – risk it all for an intensely lusty secret romance with the one person who could destroy her comeback, for good?
Jenna Jones, former It-girl fashion editor, is broke and desperate for a second chance. When she’s dumped by her longtime fiancé and fired from Darling magazine, she begs for a job from her old arch nemesis, Darcy Vale.
The Perfect Find is a scandalously sexy, laugh-out-loud funny, utterly quotable saga about star-crossed love and starting over.
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Woman crushing on the homie Tia Williams @tiawilliamswrites! Last week the #author of the über juicy ☛THE PERFECT FIND [pub: @browngirlsbooks] announced that new #mom/#actress Gabrielle Union @gabunion is adapting – what my daughter called her Black Younger – into a movie! Can't wait to see ☛THE PERFECT FIND on screen. I'm still smitten with Tia's first #novel ☛THE ACCIDENTAL DIVA [pub: @putnambooks]. Both #novels mirrored parts of my life in too many ways 😎. Oh, and as fly as the front cover of ☛THE ACCIDENTAL DIVA is, the back is better. Swipe ⬅️ 💋#GetLitWithPaula . . Per @penguinrandomhouse: Being a diva isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Just ask Billie Burke. Brainy, beautiful, and at the top of her game, she’s the beauty editor at the world’s leading fashion magazine, where paying tribute to the perfect pink lip gloss is serious business. Trouble is, all this corporate climbing and party-hopping has left her with migraine headaches-and a long, lonely bout of celibacy. Enter Jay Lane-a gorgeous performance artist who came up in a grisly ‘hood in a part of Brooklyn completely foreign to Billie. In no time, this beauty expert’s nights are bubbling over with hot passion-and she’s caught in an affair that’s as addictive and crazy as the city itself. . . #wcw #book #books #instabooks #instabook #bookstagram #authors #authorsofinstagram #blackexcellence #blackgirlmagic #ThePerfectFind #TheAccidentalDiva #TiaWilliams #getlitwithpaula📚🍸
Now, who can we get to make The Accidental Diva into a movie?