Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review: The Green Ticket

Title:  The Green Ticket
Author:  Samantha March
Genre:  Womens Fiction
Publisher:  Marching Ink
Release Date:  December 3, 2012
File Size/Pages:  471 KB/328 pgs
Source:  CLP Blog Tours

My Rating5/5

Summary:  College junior Alex Abrams scores her dream job at the ripe age of twenty – manager to a successful salon and spa. Thrilled to finally have a real adult job, Alex enthusiastically jumps into the world of schedules, conference calls, and getting a massage when interviewing prospective employees. What she doesn’t expect are the very grown-up issues that comes with a demanding boss. Kevin Dohlman quickly becomes Alex’s worse nightmare – covering up his affairs, dealing with his enormous ego, and trying to protect her female staff from him becomes a full-time job in its own right. Alex has also befriended Kevin’s wife and co-owner, Dani, and is trying to keep Kevin’s secrets hidden from her. The situation only worsens when Kevin starts paying Alex off to make sure she keeps her insider knowledge to herself. While struggling to keep her wits and stay happy with her new grown-up job, Alex is juggling college courses, a new love interest, and keeping up with her close group of girlfriends. When her roommate and best friend Lila gets offered an opportunity to move to Los Angeles and sign with an agent, Alex realizes her life truly is changing, and everyone around her – including herself ¬¬–– is growing up. Knowing she is faced with some hard decisions ahead, Alex struggles with keeping her job at Blissful. But does she really want to throw away what she dreamed of as a career – or will the secret-keeping for Kevin become too much to handle? The Green Ticket is a story about morals versus money, and how one young woman navigates the shaky line between the two.

Review:  The main character, Alex Abrams, is 20-years-old and a college junior. When we first meet Alex, we are informed that she is a waitress at Tastie's, which is described to be on the style of a Hooters. Alex has four best friends, Lila Medlin (her roommate), Carmen Morales, Emma Burton, and Hannah Lovington; their friendship is so realistic that I truly admired it. Despite the fact that Alex is the main character, I feel as if Samantha allows us to get to know ALL of the characters that are mentioned in this novel. When Alex is hired to work at Blissful Salon & Spa, that is when the real drama begins! I don't want to ruin the novel for anyone, but the things that were going on at Blissful just blew my mind!! If I was in Alex's place, I don't know HOW I would've handled everything that was thrown her way. There were so many aspects of this novel that I appreciated:  I loved the friendship between Alex and her friends, I loved how Alex was mature, but still a young adult who liked to party every once in a while, and last, but certainly not least, I loved how Samantha went into amazing details about Blissful and the business aspect; I felt as if I was a part of the novel. Throughout the entire novel, I never knew how it would end, and I loved that. Overall, I absolutely LOVED this book...although I didn't know what to expect, I knew this book would teach me a valuable lesson, because I always learn lessons from Samantha and her novels. This is definitely one of THE BEST BOOKS OF 2012!! Everyone should buy this novel!!


Samantha March said...

What an amazing review - thank you so much!

Josie Ann said...

It was an amazing book!!