Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Makeup Test by Vanessa M. Knight

The Makeup Test
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 hersuccesses—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?

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My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: New Adult, Romance--

Parker has the unfortunate luck to be arrested by the Campus Security Guard for making drugs. What she was actually doing was creating her all natural makeup for the small cosmetic business she runs on the side. To further her embarrassment, the Police Officer who comes to take over is the very attractive Cade (if you like the blue collar labor thing, which she totally doesn't). But when this misunderstanding ends up spiraling her life out of control, the one person that Parker finds she can count on is Cade.

As a general rule, I do not like to read short stories, always feeling like I am missing out on character development or plot. So, I was incredibly surprised to find that this book that sounded really fun and I was interested in was actually a novella at about 113 pages (as per my ereader). Also, I found out that this is book 6 in a series of novella, but luckily each book is a standalone about a new relationship just set in the same friend group at the college. All that being said, I really enjoyed this story.

I felt like I knew Parker and Cade pretty well through theses short pages which makes me pretty impressed by the author. The plot had a beginning, middle and end and everything was wrapped up nicely. That being said, I would have loved more story and more time spent with these characters, but this was short and sweet, keeping the angst to a minimum, which I liked. The secondary characters introduced intrigued me and I now must read the rest of the stories that make up the series. I am really excited for Gabi's book (which the author said was next) and more of her terrible phrases.

I received this title in return for my honest review.

Author Bio:

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 asshe 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

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