A decent book... The writing was well done and the characters were pretty interesting. The characters were pretty well fleshed out, especially Rebecca, the main character. I liked that you wanted to dislike the character "Lipstick" - the Rebecca's father's new fiancee, and her high school nemesis - but the more you got to know her the more you realize that she wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but she wasn't the stereotypical evil stepmother that you'd expect to find. The title though is a bit on the over-dramatic side.
There are many books in the world that have changed my life, have changed my outlook on certain things, that have challenged me, my beliefs... oh hell, this isn't one of them, folks. But if you want something funny, something so incredibly silly... an easy read that's just fun... yup, this is the one...
Okay. Little bit grapic. But a really fast read.
Thirty-two-year-old Rebecca Fine wants a few changes in her life. Tired of her mindless beauty column in a weekly London magazine, she hopes to break into investigative reporting; but when her boss asks her to relinquish her work area for a desk in the corner to make way for the new golden-boy reporter, Max Stoddart, Rebecca feels as though she'll never move beyond mascara and eye-shadow commentary. As for her personal life, her overbearing grandmother won't stop setting Rebecca up on blind dates, and her father, Stan, becomes engaged to Lipstick, one of Rebecca's old schoolmates. But soon handsome Max asks Rebecca out, and a hot tip regarding fraud in the cosmetic industry sends her off to hunt for the hidden dangers behind a new skin cream. Will Rebecca fall flat on her face in skin-cream secrecy? Is Lipstick marrying Stan for his money? Is Max faithful? Margolis combines light-hearted suspense with sharp English wit and romping Benny Hill humor in this entertaining read as her heroine, like Bridget Jones, manages to survive many embarrassing situations.
Becks is just a regular English girl; she's trying to break into serious journalism, find the perfect man, avoid her crazy matchmaking Jewish grandmother, support her best friend through a post-partum marriage crisis, get to know her father's new girlfriend, and deal with an invasion of her fabulously minimalist apartament. And she wants to do it all without losing her sanity... or her lipstick.
A very fast, lite read. Sue Margolis manages to bring together elements of "The Devil Wears Prada," "Mean Girls," "Erin Brockovich," and "Dick" and wrap it all up in a dramatic, sexy, and occasionally steamy love story that is unique and engaging.