The Green Ticket

The Green Ticket

by Samantha March


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985591441
Publisher: Marching Ink LLC
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Samantha March is an author, editor, publisher, blogger, and all around book lover. She runs the popular book/women's lifestyle blog ChickLitPlus, which keeps her bookshelf stocked with the latest reads and up to date on all things health, fitness, fashion, and celebrity related. In 2011 she launched her independent publishing company Marching Ink and her debut novel Destined to Fail. When she isn't reading, writing, or blogging, you can find her cheering for the Green Bay Packers.

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The Green Ticket 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Lovz-Books More than 1 year ago
Alex is a smart, driven, independent college junior, who knows what she wants and doesn’t want to live off her big sister forever. You can relate to her strive to make a buck and her ambition for something better. Specializing in business, Alex treats the whole job hunt with delicate precision, organization, and dedication. You got to admire her fierce professionalism. The only thing that bugged me was that she was way too enthusiastic and chipper. Her friends were the embodiment of the classic drunk, party drones so typical in college life. Still, you root for Alex all the way. Of course, working in a spa wouldn’t really suit me, but Alex loves it. Too bad the job turns out being more than she can handle. The truth was I think she was too “green”—too young, too naïve—for a management position. Then she soon realizes that the business is cold and dirty. Her boss is a chauvinistic playboy creep that thinks he can get away with a pay-off. What’s a new manager to do? Alex will get the rancid and bitter taste of the real world, putting a damper to her “marshmallow and lollipop” fantasies. The stress of dealing with a jerk of a boss always berating and belittling her will take its toll. Being overwhelmed and too tired to even eat are things we all can relate to. That’s why I would never take a management position because everything falls on you. Where she works can be described in one word: toxic. I wish I’d catch my boss having an affair. Of course, I wouldn’t feel comfortable working for him anymore, but I’d definitely take the $10 grand and quit. Screw morals! Certain parts of the story lagged more than others, and the dialogue was mediocre, but the basis of the story was endearing and inspirational.
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Do you remember when you were in college and were unsure of what your future goals would be? Welcome to twenty year old Alex Abrams' world! Alex is in her junior year at Kaufman College in Des Moines, Iowa, studying Business Leadership and Entrepreneurship, but she's not sure what direction she wants to go in after she graduates from college. Alex works part time as a waitress at Tastie's sports bar and restaurant with her best friend and roommate Lila Medlin, but has also been looking for another job, when she sees an ad in the classifieds for a manager's position at Blissful Salon and Spa. She applies for the position and lands it, she knows this is her dream job, but she quickly finds out that everything isn't always "blissful" at the salon and spa. The Green Ticket is Alex's coming of age story where she learns the difference between being a carefree college girl and the ups and downs of the adult business world. The Green Ticket is a delightful coming of age story that will have the reader walking down the memory lane of their own college days. Written in a fun and easy style, author Samantha March weaves a lighthearted tale in the first person narrative told by Alex Abrams, who takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery mixed in with some good old college fun and finding love along the way. With four fabulous best girlfriends who make Alex's college experience memorable; a blossoming love interest with a genuine guy named Henry Landon; and intriguing drama and issues galore at the salon; Alex finds out who she truly is and what it's like to be an adult! I loved the author's character development of Alex, she engages the reader to follow along on Alex's journey as she navigates the complicated path of self-discovery from being a fun-loving college girl into an adult business woman. The author does a wonderful job of drawing the reader into Alex's college life with her four best girlfriends: Lila Medlin, Carmen Morales, Emma Burton, and Hannah Lovington. The relationship that these five close friends shared brought back memories of my own college friendships, so many good times mixed in with the craziness of studying for a degree, that's what the college experience is all about and the author nailed it to a tee! I especially enjoyed getting to know each of the girls, their different personalities and individual stories added to the entertainment value of the story. I really enjoyed the blossoming love interest between Alex and Henry, it was refreshing to read about a light romance without explicit sex scenes. I think what intrigued me the most about the story is the salon and spa's drama involving owners Kevin and Dani Dohlman. Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive ... trust me, the behind the scenes issues at the salon kept me turning the pages. I really loved how Alex worked her way through the variety of dilemmas that came her way at the salon. Alex's story is one that college girls should definitely read, there really is some good examples of what it's like to transition into an adult. The Green Ticket is an enjoyable coming of age story that has enough fun, romance and drama that will keep the readers entertained. It is a story that is lighthearted and a breath of fresh air, kudos to author Samantha March on a wonderful second novel.
Catenabi More than 1 year ago
Samantha March does it again! Her second novel, THE GREEN TICKET, is yet another story that I could not put down. From the moment I met Alex, the main character, I knew that she was going to be someone I'd root for. And, once again, Samantha March creates an interesting cast of supporting characters. I loved Alex's friends and the amazing bond they shared. Henry, Alex's love interest, is totally crush-worthy and I really enjoyed how their relationship played out throughout the novel. It was also very interesting to get a 'behind-the-scenes' glimpse of what goes on behind the counter at a salon & spa… and how Alex deals with everything that is thrown her way when her dream job turns out to be more of a nightmare. THE GREEN TICKET was a great read and I am definitely looking forward to Samantha's next novel! 
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
A good story! Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I read it every free chance I had. I thought it was a good story and it kept me interested until the very end. The Green Ticket had a good pace to it and enough action to keep me wanting to finish it. I connected with a lot of the characters in this book. All of the characters were believable and real. Alex was very well-written. In the beginning, she was a bit naive but she grows up. I respected her final actions and decisions. That took courage and guts. She also turned out to be a great manager...I wasn't sure at first. I liked that the salon gave her a chance despite not having graduated yet or having any experience. I wish more companies and businesses would take chances like that.  I felt for Dani. She just didn't want to see what was going on. She seemed to truly care about Alex and wanted to be her friend. Lila, Carmen, Emma, and Hannah were great friends to Alex and each other. They are what I see when I think of a group of girls in college that are so close to one another. Henry was a good boyfriend and a nice match for Alex. Kevin was a class A jerk, womanizer, and creep. I really disliked him. He gave me the heebie-geebies!  I also enjoyed the fact that there was no sex for the main character or most of her friends. Yes, we hear about other sexual escapades...but it isn't what you think of for college kids. There was some clean romance for Alex and her friends.  Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book. It was a fun read. Will I read it again: The Green Ticket just may be a book that I revisit at some future time.
eBook_Addict More than 1 year ago
The main character, Alex Abrams, is 20-years-old and a college junior. When we first meet Alex, we are informed that she is a waitress at Tastie's, which is described to be on the style of a Hooters. Alex has four best friends, Lila Medlin (her roommate), Carmen Morales, Emma Burton, and Hannah Lovington; their friendship is so realistic that I truly admired it. Despite the fact that Alex is the main character, I feel as if Samantha allows us to get to know ALL of the characters that are mentioned in this novel. When Alex is hired to work at Blissful Salon & Spa, that is when the real drama begins! I don't want to ruin the novel for anyone, but the things that were going on at Blissful just blew my mind!! If I was in Alex's place, I don't know HOW I would've handled everything that was thrown her way. There were so many aspects of this novel that I appreciated: I loved the friendship between Alex and her friends, I loved how Alex was mature, but still a young adult who liked to party every once in a while, and last, but certainly not least, I loved how Samantha went into amazing details about Blissful and the business aspect; I felt as if I was a part of the novel. Throughout the entire novel, I never knew how it would end, and I loved that. Overall, I absolutely LOVED this book...although I didn't know what to expect, I knew this book would teach me a valuable lesson, because I always learn lessons from Samantha and her novels. This is definitely one of THE BEST BOOKS OF 2012!! Everyone should buy this novel!!
BeachRead245 More than 1 year ago
Thank you Samantha March and Marching Ink. For sending me a copy of The Green Ticket. Samantha is a true friend and I would like to introduce her once again to you for her second novel. Synopsis: You go to college, and then you’re about finished; ready for that first job. Alex is about finished with college. She feels that she has found the perfect job. A spa in her town is hiring for a manager. Alex doesn’t think she stands a chance but lands the job as the manager. The job seems perfect, but something is not right. Employees take her into their confidence. Will Alex find the courage to confront her superiors with the knowledge? She has friends on the side Carmen, Hannah, Emma, and Lila. What could make life better? My Thoughts: The second book is a great read! I found the author showed tremendous growth in her writing. I found the characters believable. The antagonist in this story is extremely believable. Most of the characters are very sweet, and very positive. Setting seems familiar since it once again describes Iowa which the author knows best. I wonder if she would be willing to branch out in her next novel. I also feel it is great that this author use a setting not often used by other authors. What was your first job like after college? Was it at all what you expected?