Raquel Azorian, marketing assistant at a movie and television production company, is trying to get ahead in Hollywood. She’s done everything possible to earn a promotion and the attention of the VP at Belmore Corporation. When least expecting it, Belmore’s golden man has taken a romantic interest in Raquel. Meanwhile, Raquel’s home life is a mess. Her annoying, whining mother has left her father and moved in with Raquel. Her unfaithful brother and cupcake-obsessed sister-in-law aren’t getting along either.
Suddenly, Raquel is targeted and instead of getting the promotion, is subjected to office and Hollywood politics. She’s forced to say good-bye to all that.
I won this book in a Notorious Spinks giveaway. I must admit it was sitting in my TBR pile for a while, but I finally picked it up and read. It took me a few pages to like the main character, Raquel. My first impression was that she’s a workaholic. It was all she cared about. But then she reminded me of myself. She’s a young witty lady moving up in the corporate ladder, not taking crap from anyone in the way. Yet, she manages to maintain a professional image all while juggling family issues. She even has unhealthy eating habits (Diet Cokes and strawberry Pop-Tarts) while my snacks of choice are Pepsi and blueberry waffles.
Margo Candela does a good job referencing Corporate America, its politics, cutthroat ways, and the industry. The story takes place in Los Angeles; the city itself is a character in the book. If you live in the L.A. area, worked as a temp before, or wanted the great Hollywood finish, this will be an okay read.
Literary Marie's Rating: ♥♥♥