Book Review 91: Good-bye to all That by Margo Candela
Publication Date:June 24, 2010
When her Hollywood career goes haywire, a young woman must say good-bye to all that . . . or must she?
Raquel Azorian has worked her way from temp to executive assistant and is this close to a promotion to junior marketing exec at Belmore Corporation, the media behemoth she’s devoted herself to. She’s learned to play the Hollywood game—navigate office politics, schmooze the right people, avoid the wrong ones, and maintain a sense of decorum even in the craziest of times. All she needs is for her boss to sign her promotion memo. Instead of putting pen to paper, he suffers a very public meltdown that puts not only his professional future but also Raquel’s on the line.
Getting to the next rung on the Belmore ladder will require every ounce of focus, but that’s not going to be easy. Raquel’s mom has decided to leave her husband and move into Raquel’s apartment, and her older brother seems to be sinking deeper and deeper into depression. Raquel has to keep her job, stop her parents from divorcing, and save her brother. In the chaos of juggling so much, she finally reaches a breaking point: there’s just not enough time for everything or for everyone. She’s going to have to choose—success at work or happiness at home. But then a chance encounter at a bookstore café leads Raquel to start planning her own Hollywood ending . . . on her own terms.
File Size: 1879 KB
Print Length: 298 pages
Publisher: Touchstone (July 13, 2010)
Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Review:Meet ambitious Raquel Azorian. She's an executive assistant with relationship issues, parent issues and other family difficulties. She's also on her way toward a promotion that she thinks is surely soon to come.
Raquel is business minded and forgoes series relationships and family events to have more time to give to her job.
The catch to this book is that Raquel isn't your typical book female. She's not full of will and stomping everyone into the ground. She has a spark of a real life person in her. She's ambitious and deadly at work, but a real walking mat for her family.
While this book did start a little slow for me, it picked up and ended up being a page turner. I love the arguments and humor as you got the chance to get to know Raquel and her family.