Review of HOSTILE MAKEOVER by Wendy Wax (see her website)
Bantam Books, October 2005
Shelley Schwartz is the consummate Jewish American Princess. She has a job at her father's ad agency, but she doesn't actually have to work to draw the salary. She's cagily avoiding her mother's insistent fix-ups with nice Jewish men having secret affairs with wildly inappropriate men. Basically, she's living up to her family's expectations, which are hideously low. Meanwhile, Shelley's perfect sister, the one with the perfect husband and children, has a meltdown and runs away from home.
Then Shelley's father takes ill and decides to put his company in the hands of Shelley's arch enemy, blond-haired blue-eyed Ross Morgan--to whom she is also wildly attracted. Forced to prove she is worthy of running the agency, Shelley is finally forced to step up to the plate and take responsibility for her own life.
This book is everything chick-lit should be--light, fast-paced and fun, but with a deeper underlying message and a delightful plot twist at the end.
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