The Makeup Test
Vanessa M. Knight
Publication date: April 4th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Parker Breckinridge is a sophomore in college and already running her own internet cosmetics business. She doesn’t apologize for her successes—or anything else. She’s worked hard to get what where she is. She’s had to. It’s not like there was anything else in her life, despite her rich family.
Cade Adler doesn’t do relationships—especially relationships with uptight princesses. Been there. Done that. Destroyed the T-shirt. Besides, what with working full-time as a police officer and going to school, who has time for women? Not him.
With his tattoos and overall attitude, Cade is exactly what Parker doesn’t need. And between her father’s money and her piss-poor attitude, Parker is exactly what Cade doesn’t need.
So why is it they can’t stay apart?
The Review –
In an Oyster Shell – A sweet and sexy read.
The Pearls – A misunderstanding with the police over her makeup development supplies brings Parker Breckinridge in contact with Cade Adler. I liked the concept of Parker getting busted by an overzealous security guard at her college. They mistake her makeup for drugs and the police must investigate. It makes for a really interesting story.
The conflict of the story was page turning. Parker’s overbearing father adds a lot to the conflict. I like how Parker overcomes his bullying. Which brings me to the point of great character development. Parker starts out as an heiress who is very princess like. She grows up during the story. She is somebody who is respectable. Cade was a strong character. The supporting characters helped move the story along. There was a great variety of characters.
The story was short, novella size but the story was complete. Nothing felt like it was lacking. Everything in the plot was wrapped up nicely by the end. Sometimes novellas can feel like incomplete but this one did not.
The Sand – It was a good story.
Vanessa M. Knight has always enjoyed writing and once she found romance, she was addicted. She props her laptop in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, son and menagerie of 4-pawed, claw-babies (AKA cats and dogs.) That laptop has partnered-in-crime to write contemporary romances with a dash of humor and splash of snark.
When she has a few moments to spare, you can find her singing off key (but she assures us it’s still considered singing), reading, kickboxing or killing a few brain cells as she stares at the many sitcoms and dramas available through the Internet and TV.
For more information on Vanessa, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website at www.vanessamknight.com.
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