Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

eBook - 2016
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"In Opportunity Knocks, Sweeney captures the insanity of Hollywood in the perfect blend of fun, intrigue, and romance."---Portia De Rossi, actress and New York Times bestselling author of Unbearable Lightness

Alex Cleary has careened from one dead-end position to another. But suddenly the ingenious makeup artist finds her distinct talents are valued by none other than lifestyle-empire mogul Hillary P.--renowned for her golden touch in broadcast and print media, as well as for her hair-trigger temper. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the daytime television scene that Alex is determined not to screw up.

Then a frank word in the wrong ear puts Alex's job on the line. Alex anticipates Hillary's rage, but she can't believe that this multimillionaire is holding her newest staffer to a nondisclosure agreement that demands reparation of 5 million dollars.

Alex has only 48 hours to repair the damage. And with a vengeful Hillary P. watching the clock, the devil will have her due...
Publisher: New York ; Boston : Hachette Books, 2016
ISBN: 9780316261593
0316261599
Characteristics: 1 online resource (244 pages)

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Michael Colford Oct 20, 2016

For light, rom comm, chick lit, Alison Sweeney sure knows how to deliver. But what makes her novels special, is all the behind-the-scenes entertainment industry detail that her characters live in. With her third outing, Opportunity Knocks, Alison tells the story of Alex, aspiring make-up artist, who moves from L.A. to New York to prove herself to her parents, her boyfriend, and most importantly herself. Opportunity knocks, and she answers. But how could Alex know that in mere weeks, while successfully serving as make-up artist to a popular cooking show host with severe diva tendencies, it would all come crashing down, threatening not only her newly found independence, but her very welfare!

Fortunately, Alex has caught they eye of super-celebrity actor Billy Fox, perfect specimen of gorgeousness, and eager to help Alex get out of the incredibly tight spot she has found herself in. While some of the romantic elements of the novel slightly undercut Alex's true road to independence, Sweeney works hard to keep Alex as the primary focus and agent of her life. As Billy points out to her, there's a difference between letting others make decisions for you or swoop in to save your bacon when you're in trouble, and asking friends for some help.

As long as Alison Sweeney keeps writing these fun, breezy, behind-the-scenes confections, I will keep reading them. I think she's found a great market for her talent.

scooby24ever89 May 21, 2016

It's a must read I just loved it

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