Today I’m excited to share an excerpt of the latest novel by Carol Maloney Scott called Accidental Makeovers. It’s the fourth novel in the Rom-Com on the Edge series.
Book Details: Twenty-something, single mom Bianca yearns for more. The cosmetology license she worked so hard to get is collecting dust while she waitresses for her mother’s catering business, but she has no clue how to turn her dreams of being a makeup artist into reality. Adding to her unhappiness is her dead-end relationship with her immature, video game-obsessed baby daddy, Max. Although he runs a successful business and Bianca still gets a thrill whenever she sees him play the drums in his cover band, Chain, she can’t deny that he’s starting to feel like her big, tattooed second child.
In desperate need of a life makeover, her fortune takes a positive turn when she crosses paths with an impulsive, runaway bride who has the connections to help Bianca achieve her goals. Suddenly, doors are being opened for her and she has a fabulous, new job that’s reigniting her zest for life. Too bad Max isn’t on board with these changes, and he starts acting like a jealous jerk, which brings their faltering relationship to a boiling point just about the time Bianca meets Eric, a sexy and charming financial manager. Eric comes from a different world, but one Bianca is increasingly eager to join.
Bianca expects her friends and family to be supportive of her budding romance with Eric, but to her surprise, they’re all on Team Max and they rally behind him when he launches a campaign to win her back. Nothing wrong with bar fights, fake girlfriends, and strategically placed rodents when they’re all in the name of true love, right?
Quite by accident her world is transformed overnight, but can a career makeover beautify her love life?
About the Author – Carol Maloney Scott
Author Bio: Carol Maloney Scott, author of the Rom-Com on the Edge series, is a frazzled new bride and wiener dog fanatic. She is a lover of donuts, and a hater of mornings. Recently unearthing a childhood passion for writing, she can once again be seen carrying around a notebook and staring into space. Her stories are witty, fresh and real, just like life.
Join her on “The Edge” for giveaways, cover reveals, excerpts, contest and members-only content at carolmaloneyscott.com/
Excerpt – Accidental Makeovers
“What the hell is going on?” Violet grabs my arm and smiles at the Alexander women, as she pulls me aside. “I just heard someone say the bride and groom are both missing. Please tell me they’re together? They ran off for an early honeymoon?”
Violet is the wedding planner. She organized my friend Claire’s wedding, and my mom frequently works with her on catering jobs. Normally the epitome of calm, a sheen of sweat is forming on her forehead, and her blond hair is frizzing up at the mere mention of disaster at her most important event of the year.
“I don’t think so. Grandma said she saw the groom run off after the cake cutting. Maybe they’re outside fighting about something? Or having sex in the dressing room?” Violet does not seem to be appeased by my suggestions. “Does it really matter at this point? The reception is almost over. All of the things that require the bride and groom to be in the spotlight are over…except…”
“The damn bouquet toss. Shit. Okay, try to act natural. If anything, bring more drinks. If everyone is drunk, they may not notice…oh hello, Mrs. Alexander. How can I help?”
Violet’s expression switches back to ‘happy hostess,’ and she engages in conversation with Raven’s family. There’s nothing more I can do, so I begin to gather the empty glasses on the table…what the hell? Something just grabbed my ankle.
I shake my foot and chastise myself for losing it. I was out late last night with my girlfriends. My boyfriend, Max stayed home with our toddler, Mick. Since he’s not one to volunteer to help out very often, I jumped at the chance to get out on a rare Friday night off.
Hopefully this wedding will end soon and I can go home and…there it is again. Now I’m almost falling over, and I steady the tray. That’s just what I need is to drop a whole tray of expensive stemware while everyone is freaking…okay, that’s it. What the fuck is under this table?
I lay the tray down, glance back at the search party still forming, and lean down to peek under the pale pink taffeta tablecloth. Oh my God…
“Hey, Bianca. Come here. Quick. Get under here with me.”
I feel like Ashton Kutcher is going to pop out and tell me I’ve been Punk*d. But that show was on when I was in middle school, and unfortunately I had to grow up and deal with bullshit of this nature. The bride is under the bridal party’s table. Hiding.
I glance around and before I know it, I’m under the table.
This post was organized by Karan Eleni PR Tours. For more information on her new online graphics shop click this link. In celebration of kicking off her new business, you can use the code NewShop20 for a 20% discount on your entire graphics purchase. This code expires on Sunday, 5/15/16.
Check out the other stops on the tour!
9 May 2016 – Novel Escapes – Interview
10 May 2016 – Book Babble – Review
11 May 2016 – Karan Eleni – Interview
12 May 2016 – Living Life With Joy – Excerpt
13 May 2016 – Book Lover in Florida – Review/Excerpt
16 May 2016 – Hey Said Renee – Review
17 May 2016 – Monique McDonell – Interview/Excerpt
18 May 2016 – Ali the Dragon Slayer – Review/Excerpt
19 May 2016 – Karan Eleni – Review
20 May 2016 – One Book at a Time – Excerpt
This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Living Life With Joy!