I LOVE TO READ! Unfortunately, I don't get the opportunity very often. Finally, my 4th grader is starting to show an interest in reading and I'm all about encouraging that. I know that I need to lead by example so I started looking for a book to read. I'm not in to the classics. I like to keep things light and fun. While away at a recent conference, I got invited to celebrate the launch of Alison Sweeney's new book, Opportunity Knocks. I was SO bummed that I couldn't be in LA to cheer her on. But I asked them to send me the book so I could review it. And they did. Along with the goodie bag from the event which was filled to the brim with It Cosmetics. I am in total girly heaven! I think Alison Sweeney books are going to be my perfect summer books! I started reading the book but I had to stop. Not because it was poorly written or I hated it. I stopped because it's awesome. I got a few chapters in and was hooked. I'm a pretty fast reader and I've got a plane ride coming up. One without my kids. My favorite place to read is on an airplane where I can dive in to a book and read it while I block out gross seat mates and savor that time to myself. I'm going to save the rest of this book for my flight to Texas (I get to see my very best friend, I can't wait! I'll probably take all my new makeup up to play with). What I can tell you is that it will be hard not to pick it up again before I head out on my trip. In fact, I think I'll pick up two more Alison Sweeney books to take with me as well! These books are perfect for summer readingOpportunity Knocks is about a Los Angeles based makeup artist, Alex, who is trying to build her career. She's a hard worker, taking jobs she's not especially proud of to climb the ladder. Finally she gets the opportunity to work with a lifestyle mogul that really catapults her career. But, this mogul is temperamental to say the least. And Alex finds herself in hot water after saying the wrong thing to the wrong person. Thanks to a non-disclosure agreement breech, Alex has to come up with the 5 million dollar penalty or who knows what the mogul will do to her.
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Sounds amazing, right?! I know you probably think it's odd that I did a review before actually reviewing the book. But I KNOW from what I read, I'm going to love it. I'll come back and update the post after my trip and let you know about the other books too! If you are looking for a good summer read, you should definitely pick up Opportunity Knocks. We can start a virtual book club!
*I was sent this book for review and a makeup swag bag from the Alison Sweeney book launch party. Shop It Cosmetics at Ulta! All opinions are mine!