The Makeup Test by Vanessa M. Knight
Publication date: April 4th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Parker Breckinridge is a sophomore in college and already running her own internet cosmetics business. She doesn’t apologize for her successes—or anything else. She’s worked hard to get what where she is. She’s had to. It’s not like there was anything else in her life, despite her rich family.
Cade Adler doesn’t do relationships—especially relationships with uptight princesses. Been there. Done that. Destroyed the T-shirt. Besides, what with working full-time as a police officer and going to school, who has time for women? Not him.
With his tattoos and overall attitude, Cade is exactly what Parker doesn’t need. And between her father’s money and her piss-poor attitude, Parker is exactly what Cade doesn’t need.
So why is it they can’t stay apart?
Although this is book #6 in the Ritter University series, it is perfectly capable of being read as a standalone, as I did.
At 144 kindle pages, this is not a tale which will take up much of your time. It is, for the most part, a light, fast paced read.
I must say that, certainly for the start at least, I didn’t much take to Parker. I much preferred Cade as a character. I warmed to her somewhat over the course of the story, but at first it was difficult to relate to the connection between them, other than at the most superficial of levels.
The humour works well and weaves seamlessly into the overall tone for the story. The author has done a good job of ensuring that the story is not adversely affected by its length, and as a result has produced an enjoyable, quick read.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Vanessa M. Knight has always enjoyed writing and once she found romance, she was addicted. She props her laptop in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, son and menagerie of 4-pawed, claw-babies (AKA cats and dogs.) That laptop has partnered-in-crime to write contemporary romances with a dash of humor and splash of snark.
When she has a few moments to spare, you can find her singing off key (but she assures us it’s still considered singing), reading, kickboxing or killing a few brain cells as she stares at the many sitcoms and dramas available through the Internet and TV.
For more information on Vanessa, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website at www.vanessamknight.com.