Make Him Look Good

Alisa Valdés-Rodríguez

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The "him" in MAKE HIM LOOK GOOD is Ricky Biscayne, sexy Latin singing sensation who has taken the pop world by storm. The women who orbit him include:

--Milan, Ricky's new publicist, smart as a whip and chubby as only a girl who still lives at home with her parents can be

--Geneva, Milan's sister and as lean and chic as Milan is not; her Club G promises to be Miami's hottest opening ever

--Jasminka, Ricky's gorgeous Serbian model wife, who finally might eat a little something now that she's pregnant

--Irene, a firefighter whose high school romance with Ricky was the last love in her life, eking out an existence for herself and her daughter.

--Sophia, who is beginning to suspect that she and Ricky Biscayne look a little too much alike

--Jill Sanchez, an omniverous media-manic Latina star who has crossed over from CDs to perfume, clothes and movies

Set in and around Miami, with its vibrant music, club and modeling scenes, MAKE HIM LOOK GOOD is irresistible fiction.

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Make Him Look Good
The First Trimester

thursday, february 14

So, welcome to my frilly yellow bedroom. Girly, immature. Teddy bears. And not just that, but Care Bears. Pitiful. I know. How sad is it to be twenty-four years old and still living at home with your mom and dad (and grandparents)? How sad is it that I'm still here, in this white-brick home in Coral Gables, near Blue Road and Alhambra Circle, on my once-canopied twin bed, silly ducky slippers hanging off my pudgy feet, a pink terry-cloth robe cinched around my waist, my greasy flat nothing brownish hair pulled up in two

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Praise for Make Him Look Good

"Ricky Biscayne is an international Latin pop star who plays to millions, but it's the interaction among six strong women and their byplay with Ricky that make this ...a dynamic book."
--Romantic Times
"Readers will snap this book off the shelves...Valdes-Rodriguez delivers the raunchy packed-with-attitude tale that her fans expect."
"As Helen Fielding fashioned chic lit with Bridget Jones' Diary, Valdes-Rodriguez does the same with chica lit."
--New York Daily News
"Start reading it, and it's hard to stop."
--The Ohio Record Courier
"An unabashed glitzfest."
--Arizona Republic
"Skillfully and lovingly illustrates the diversity of Latino culture."
--Library Journal
"Our refreshingly imperfect and insecure heroine, Milan, shines."
--Publishers Weekly
"The real fun comes from eating up all the oh-no-she-didn't parallels between the characters' exploits and real-life celeb misbehavior."
--Entertainment Weekly
"Chica lit reina Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is back this month with her third book...about six mujeres and their adventures with one horny cantante named Ricky Biscayne."

Praise for The Dirty Girls Social Club:
“A compulsive beach read.”
--Entertainment Weekly
“The feel of a night out with the girls.”
--Miami Herald
“An incredible first novel.”
--Library Journal

Praise for Playing With Boys:
“No translation is needed for…this funny…turf.”
“…an intoxicating read…”
--New York Post
--USA Today

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About the Author

Alisa Valdés-Rodríguez

ALISA VALDES-RODRIGUEZ is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and a former staff writer for both the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe. She is the bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club and Playing with Boys.

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

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Make Him Look Good
Alisa Valdés-Rodríguez

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St. Martin's Press
February 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429919197
ISBN10: 1429919191
384 pages

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Macmillan Audio
April 2006
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593978570
ISBN10: 159397857X
Audio Run Time: 5:00

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
February 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312349806
ISBN10: 0312349807
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 432 pages

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