Book Reviews

By: DesaraeV

Sunday, February 8, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: A Total Waste of Makeup: Charlize Edwards, Book 1 UNABRIDGED by Kim Gruenenfelder

Book Review A Total Waste of Makeup Charlize Edwards Kim Gruenenfelder

"Returning the book - A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME"


It's a bit of a shot at the 20 something life style with a cheap love story. The hook is missing an ending.  I couldn't get attached to the narrator. If you are looking for a love story full of fashion try the Shopaholic series.

I hated this book and could not recommend it. It is one of the few books I've returned. I don't want to book bash so I'm going to make this short. It lacked substance.

About the Book

Charlize "Charlie" Edwards certainly knows, in theory, what it takes to lead a successful and happy life. She owns a nice house in Silverlake, LA's trendiest neighborhood. She has glamorous and loyal friends who accompany her to the hottest clubs in town. And she works as the personal assistant to Drew Stanton, Hollywood's sexiest movie star. But she's also turning 30, chronically single, and faced with serving as maid of honor at her younger sister's wedding. Charlie finds herself struggling to juggle the chaos of wedding planning (while wondering if she'll ever wear the white dress herself), her all-consuming job for lunatic boss Stanton, and a serious crush on Jordan, a photographer on the set of Drew's latest feature--a man who might actually return her feelings. A page-turner from start to finish, A Total Waste of Makeup puts a fresh face on women's fiction.

Editorial Reviews


"Gruenenfelder, a Hollywood screenwriter, knows her setting and her craft. Well-written characters and a wicked sense of humor help this debut stand above the usual chick-lit fare." -Library Journal

"A Total Waste of Makeup is the perfect love guide for every girl (and their granddaughters and grandnieces)."
-Cecilia Ahern, author of P.S. I Love You and Rosie Dunne

"A hilarious cast of characters and the funniest, coolest heroine since Stephanie will not be able to put this one down."

--MaryJanice Davidson, author of Undead and Unappreciated

About the Author

Kim Gruenenfelder lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son, and continues to avoid anything even remotely resembling a real job. In addition to her books, including Misery Loves Cabernet and There's Cake in My Future, she has written feature films, episodic teleplays and two stage plays. 

Books I would recommend instead

A Total Waste of Makeup: Charlize Edwards, Book 1 | [Kim Gruenenfelder]

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