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...
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.
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.
Beauty columnist Rebecca Fine longs for love while her father and grandmother are getting dates or searching the web for them. Meanwhile, there is a scandal brewing in the cosmetics world. This is a novel about falling in love, hating your job and getting what you want out of life-without ever mussing your lipstick!
The book was just ok in my humble opinion. The beginning was very slow for me and did not pick up great speed until about 2/3 through. Until the end I had decided to take any books from this author off my lists, but I think I will still give her another try. I'm not sure the title is very fitting for the story although she does write a beauty article.
Started reading it, and I just wasn't my cup of tea...I am sure it would have been very good but I have so many more wonderful books to read that I know I will love from the beginning, I would rather just repost it and let someone else get into it. :)
When it comes to men, beauty columnist Rebecca Fine always seems to be on the scruffy end of the mascara wand. Then she meets Max... is he the catch of the decade - or just a major babe magnet? Meanwhile Rebecca's old high school nemesis has resurfaced, a former blonde bombshell called Lipstick who is now engaged to Rebecca's dad.