I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.What Pretty Girls Are Made Of by Lindsay Jill Roth
Published by Pocket Star on 8/3/2015
Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary
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Envision Lauren Weisberger’s The Devil Wears Prada in the high-drama, estrogen-infused world of cosmetics, and you have What Pretty Girls Are Made Of—a hilarious debut novel from a writer who’s lived it.
In the make-up world, life and love are never cruelty-free...
After living in New York City for four years and reaching a dead end on her acting career, Alison Kraft needs a new role—time for a career change. When she reads about the world-famous Sally Steele Cosmetics studio, Alison quickly swoops in to make a good impression and lands a job as an assistant to the diva herself.
Surrounded by fantastic new hues of blushes, eye shadows, and glosses, Alison loves her new job and the new swag. Even better, she discovers she’s actually really good at it! But in the midst of juggling her love life, crazy family members, and the grueling demands of a jealous, flaky boss who could put Miranda Priestly to shame, Alison starts to question her choices. How long before the pretty face cracks for good?
What Pretty Girls are Made Of is a fun, quick read. It’s definitely a book about self-discovery. And if you hated Dragon Lady in Devil Wears Prada, well Alison’s boss is right up there with bosses you love to hate. She is awful.
Alison has to find her own happy. Even if that means putting up with other people’s crap. I love that she isn’t a quitter. She sticks it out as long as possible. There are many times I would have yelled obscenities and walked right out.
My favorite thing is while there are dates mentioned in this book, it’s not the main focus. It’s more about Alison, her family, and friends. I love the relationship she has with all of them.