Waxed: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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Waxed is the story of three relationship-challenged sisters working together at New York’s hottest waxing salon, catering to socialites, actresses, and regular folk alike.

Yank. On the surface, glamorous Carolina Impresario---big sister and owner of Impresarios---unapologetically wants it all, but secretly she is caught between her successful boyfriend and the only man she has ever truly loved.

Pluck. After a painful divorce, middle sister Anna...

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Waxed: A Novel

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Overview

Waxed is the story of three relationship-challenged sisters working together at New York’s hottest waxing salon, catering to socialites, actresses, and regular folk alike.

Yank. On the surface, glamorous Carolina Impresario---big sister and owner of Impresarios---unapologetically wants it all, but secretly she is caught between her successful boyfriend and the only man she has ever truly loved.

Pluck. After a painful divorce, middle sister Anna reluctantly reenters the workforce and puts on a brave face while attempting to raise her children, one of whom is decidedly different.

Tear. Newlywed Sofia is a hybrid of her two older sisters: She loves the idea of a domestic life like Anna’s, but is entranced by New York nightlife and a new best friend, resulting in some major complications at home.

Amid the sticky confines of a perfectly manicured world, these three sisters search for love, friendship, and better versions of themselves.

Waxed is a funny and heartfelt novel that illustrates the lengths to which some women will go to present a seemingly flawless exterior, even when it involves pain. . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429938365
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 752,863
  • File size: 229 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Rave

A former New York City publicist, Robert Rave has worked on numerous public relations campaigns and high-profile special events in the lifestyle, fashion, nightlife, and entertainment industries. He is the author of Spin and currently lives in Los Angeles. Visit his Web site at www.robertrave.com.

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  • Posted April 8, 2013

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    3.5 stars Did I enjoy this book: In the beginning, I had a hard

    3.5 stars

    Did I enjoy this book: In the beginning, I had a hard time getting into this book. It was kind of slow and I couldn't connect with any of the characters. The last quarter of the book had me hooked and laughing out loud and enjoying the book. I'm glad I didn't give up completely. 




    For me, the characters didn't seem all that real. It seemed like a guy wrote this book. (I know a guy did write this book...I'm saying you could tell a guy wrote it.) The women just seemed fake. Maybe I didn't feel connected because I'm not a big city/lots of money/high fashion person. I don't know. But something was off about the characters. 




    Carolina had her quirks and she was a tough woman but she had a  vulnerable side she did not let show. Unfortunately, her tough exterior showed the most and it was difficult to feel for her. Anna was a trip. She was the most real out of the three sisters. I connected with her the most out of the three sisters. Sofia didn't make any sense to me at all. I didn't like her. I thought she was childish, spoiled, and just not likeable.




    I did enjoy the scene between Anna and JJ during the photo shoot towards the beginning of the story. Their relationship throughout the book was fun. These two women really helped each other out and I almost wish this was the focus of the book. It was my favorite part of Waxed. 




    As I said at the beginning, I am glad that I stuck with Waxed and finished it. The last quarter of the book is what makes me comfortable giving it:








    Would I recommend it: If you like chick lit set in the big city, you will probably enjoy this book. 




    Will I read it again: I will not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    OKay

    This was an okay book, Not recommended and I don't like the story line

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE....WRITE A SEQUEL!!!!

    This book is one of those books where you get so invested in the characters that you cannot put it down. I loved all the characters and I really hope there is a sequel to it.

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  • Posted August 18, 2010

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    Waxed is light, fun NYC chicklit!

    Looking for a fun, light, New York chicklit novel to bring to the Park or the beach? Waxed will surely entertain. The three sisters are interesting in their own right, but the family dynamics and the drama of their love lives keeps Waxed moving at a quick pace.


    It might be my current diet woes, but I was drawn to the middle sister Anna who is trying to get back into the workforce and finds herself outdated, overweight, and overwhelmed. Anna navigates office politics, her new job, and taking care of her kids, albeit there are many misses, she doesn't give up. Her luck starts to change with her home visit to New York socialite JJ.


    Carolina, the glamorous and successful sister, has her own hangups which manifest themselves in her OCD and controlling nature. The traits don't hold her back though, the perfectionist standards have made her salon the undisputed best in NYC. It takes considerable effort for Caroline to keep everything in balance and relaxing her guard at the wrong time can take her down a rocky path. Fortunately, even though she doesn't realize it, she has people watching her back.


    The youngest and the peacemaker of the family, Sofia is facing the pains of early adjustment in her marriage. Gorgeous, glamorous, and devoted to her new husband, Sofia occasionally misses the excitement and fun of going out in the City. But she buckles down and learns to cook, decorate, and all the pastimes that she associates with nesting. A surprise friendship with a client opens a window to another world and Sofia starts to explore NYC again -- this time without her husband but secure that her new friendship doesn't strain her marriage.


    In Waxed Robert Rave gives us characters that we can cheer for and a fun escape from reality. Friendships, romance, adventure, intrigue, and heartache in NYC -- Waxed is a satisfying read.


    ISBN-10: 0312544375 - Trade Paperback
    Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (August 3, 2010), 320 pages.
    Review copy provided by the publisher.

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    Posted August 14, 2010

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