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Make Him Look Good

A Novel

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/17/2006)
Hardcover (4/18/2006)


The "him" in Make Him Look Good is Ricky Biscayne, sexy Latin singing sensation who has taken the pop world by storm. But it takes more than swiveling hips and dreamy eyes to get to the top of the charts. The women who orbit Ricky are:

-- Milan, Ricky's new publicist, and her sister Geneva whose Club G promises to have Miami's hottest opening ever
-- Jill Sanchez, a media-manic Latina star who has crossed over from CDs to perfume, clothes and movies
-- Jasminka, Ricky's gorgeous Croatian model wife
-- 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

With several satisfying romances set against Miami's music, club and modeling scenes, Make Him Look Goodis irresistible fiction from one of America's most original voices.

Praise For Make Him Look Good: A Novel

“Escapist Entertainment with a Latina heart.” —AudioFile on The Dirty Girls Social Club

“A good time between hardcovers.” —New York Daily News

“Skillfully and lovingly illustrates the diversity of Latino culture.” —Library Journal

“Readers will snap this book off the shelves and not be disappointed.” —Booklist

“Our refreshingly imperfect and insecure heroine, Milan, shines.” —Publishers Weekly

“Entertaining ...crowd-pleaser.” —Kirkus Reviews

“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.” —Latina

“Start reading it, and it's hard to stop.” —The Ohio Record Courier

“An unabashed glitzfest.” —Arizona Republic

“Scandalous… [with] blatant sex appeal.” —The Sunday Oklahoman

“Top-notch look at human nature at its best—and worst.” —Romantic Times

“Valdes-Rodriguez really shines when she rips on the lifestyle of the rich and self-indulgent.” —Sunday Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

“The romp through Ricky's world of women is pure escapist fun.” —Calgary Herald

St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312349806, 432pp.

Publication Date: February 20, 2007

About the Author

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. With more than one million books in print in eleven languages, she was included on Time magazine’s list of "25 Most Influential Hispanics," and was a Latina magazine Woman of the Year as well as an Entertainment Weekly Breakout Literary Star. She is the author of many novels, including Playing with Boys and The Husband Habit. Alisa divides her time between New Mexico and Los Angeles.