By Sue Margolis
From the writer who introduced you Spin Cycle and Neurotica comes a hilarious new novel approximately falling in love, hating your task, and getting what you will have out of life---without ever mussing your lipstick!When it involves males, good looks columnist Rebecca advantageous constantly appears to be like at the scruffy finish of the mascara wand. yet all that alterations the morning she meets Max Stoddart, her new colleague on the day-by-day forefront. along with his upscale go well with, Hugh supply hair, and obscenely attractive beauty, he’s a unmarried woman’s dream come precise. ultimately, her grandmother can cease browsing the internet for eligible Jewish men. yet is Max the capture of the decade---or only a significant babe magnet? in the meantime, Rebecca’s previous highschool nemesis has resurfaced, a former blond bombshell known as Lipstick who's now engaged to Rebecca’s widowed dad. And it’s goodbye to articles on toe cleavage whilst a sizzling tip sweeps Rebecca to the guts of the Paris cosmetics global, the place a miracle anti-wrinkle cream is set to be introduced. that's, until eventually she blows the whistle on a scandal which may set the wonder business---and the way forward for international peace---reeling. Will Rebecca win the recognition---not to say the Pulitzer---she yearns for...and get the guy of her desires? remain tuned.
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Anyway, for now I have one word to say to you—fireworks. ” Then she giggled and hung up. Rebecca snorted with laughter. Her “Big Max” epithet was inspired, she thought. As she turned back to her computer she realized she hadn’t told Jess she couldn’t make it to her place tonight on account of the Mer de Rêves do. She picked up the phone and punched in Jess’s number. Jess didn’t seem too bothered about Rebecca’s not coming round, since Diggory had started dropping off for a few hours round about nine and it would give her a chance to get some extra sleep.
The first made her jump so violently that her mascara brush shot upward, leaving a gash of black from her eyebrow to her hairline, which made her look like some kind of unihorned devil. As the honking continued, she saw what had happened. A broken-down lorry, which had been causing the holdup, was now being towed away and the traffic was moving. Clearly the driver of the car behind her was more than a tad put out that she hadn’t noticed. Her hand flew to the ignition, but the car refused to start.
A year after her visitation, the rubber bondage gear had gone and she emerged as a self-appointed fashion and beauty guru. By coincidence the Vanguard had decided to start a Saturday supplement aimed at women and they took her on to edit it. “Right,” Lucretia continued. ” As the writers and features editor continued to put up ideas, Rebecca turned to Snow, who was sitting next to her at the far end of the conference table. ” she whispered. ” Snow mouthed. “You know, her skin. ” Rebecca said. “What’s Sorrento got to do with it?