Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Book Blog Tour of Waxed by Robert Rave & giveaway

Welcome to the TLC Book Blog Tour of Waxed: A Novel by Robert Rave.

Waxed: A Novel
The blurb:
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 adn teh only man she has ever truly loved.

Pluck.  After a painful divorce, middle sister Anne reluctuatnly 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 people will go to present a seemingly flawless exterior, even when it involves pain. . . .

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diet woes, but I was drawn to the middle sister Anna who is trying to get back into the workforce and finds herself outdated, overweight, and overwhelmed.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 $14.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (August 3, 2010), 320 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.

About the Author:
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 website at www.robertrave.com


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The contest is limited to US  only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on September 15, 2010.

Thank you so much to Robert Rave & TLC Book Tours for sponsoring this giveaway!


  1. Thanks so much for your kind words about WAXED!
    Have a great week!

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