I just finished reading Waxed by Robert Rave for a TLC Book Tour.
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. . . .
Wow. I don't know what to say about this book. There is so much going on, that I don't think that I really get a feel on any of the sisters or the full story of things. I felt that the book just skimmed the surface of the sisters and we didn't get the real story on them.
Carolina just seems cold. There are times when a nicer girl shines through, but not really. I wish we could have gotten a background on why she was that way. Anna just seemed like a middle child--she easily got lost in the other two sisters. But I would have liked to have known more about her daughter Ariel--we only get a little glimpse of what makes her daughter different and I would have liked to have known more about her. Sofia is the sister that I most closely identify with and whom I felt we got to know best. Her story was one that I definitely didn't see coming. But my favorite character by far was JJ. I loved how spunky she was and that she didn't let her age or her illness slow her down. And that while she seemed tough, she was really a softie.
This book had some definite shockers in it. And while it was definitely entertaining, I was left wanting more details of the stories of the sisters.
I gave this book a rating of 3/5.
Waxed will be released on August 3, 2010.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2010 100+ Reading Challenge: 99
More about Waxed and Robert Rave
Waxed on Amazon.com
Robert on Twitter
Robert Rave’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, August 3rd: Books, Movies, and Chinese Food
Wednesday, August 4th: Trashionista
Thursday, August 5th: Bellas Novella
Friday, August 6th: Chick Lit Reviews
Monday, August 9th: Novel Whore
Tuesday, August 10th: Chick Lit Club
Wednesday, August 11th: The Brain Lair
Thursday, August 12th: Rundpinne
Friday, August 13th: Luxury Reading
Monday, August 16th: Simply Stacie
Tuesday, August 17th: Chick Lit is Not Dead
Wednesday, August 18th: Book Club Classics
Thursday, August 19th: A Novel Menagerie
Monday, August 23rd: Pop Culture Junkie
Tuesday, August 24th: Starting Fresh
Thursday, August 26th: Ask Miss A
I am also lucky enough to give away one copy of Waxed. The contest will end on Monday, August 9th at 11:59 pm. US/Canada only, no PO Boxes. To enter, fill out the form here.
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the TLC Book Tours.