OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS by Alison Sweeney

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A makeup artist crosses the wrong TV diva—and hits a rising star on her way down—in this short and sweet love story from a former star of The Biggest Loser and Days of Our Lives.

After moving to New York City to work for a cooking show host, makeup artist Alex Cleary unknowingly vents about her difficult new boss to a tabloid journalist, who pens an exposé that will violate Alex’s confidentiality agreement. If she can’t stop the reporter from running the story, she’ll owe her boss $5 million in damages, which her meager salary won’t even begin to cover, and she’ll likely never work in television again. Once again, Sweeney (Scared Scriptless, 2014, etc.) uses her insider knowledge of the entertainment industry to craft a lovable heroine who isn't afraid to mix business with pleasure. Whether she's discreetly powdering a male actor’s face or explaining the best way to cover up tattoos, Alex appears to know what she's doing even as she’s ruining her first big break. She also has sweet moments with Billy Fox, the hot young actor who's willing to put his reputation on the line to save her career. But it’s her sunny determination that readers will root for as she proves to her parents, her ex-boyfriend, Sean, and to herself that she can make it on her own in the big city.

Her fight to keep Internet gossip from ruining her reputation as well as her employer’s is a fun twist on the usual gofer’s revenge story. A breezy, cheerful read.

Pub Date: April 5th, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-316-26160-9
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Hachette
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2016




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