Review - The Green Ticket by Samantha March

By Carmen, 22 January 2019
My Copy of the Book

Year Published: 2012

Genre: Chick-Lit


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.

About the Author:

Samantha March is a published author, blogger, and has been passionate about creating stories since a young girl. After starting her blog ChickLitPlus in 2009, she set out to make a childhood dream a reality, and published her debut novel in 2011. She now has five published novels - Destined To Fail, The Green Ticket, Up To I Do, A Questionable Friendship and Defining Her - and one holiday novella, The Christmas Surprise, with a six-part girlfriend series due out in Spring 2018. In addition to her bookish pursuits, she is also a beauty blogger with a growing Youtube channel and shares her love for makeup and beauty in review and tutorial videos. When she isn't reading, writing, or creating videos, you can find her cheering for the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs. Samantha currently lives in Iowa with her husband and Vizsla Aries.

Connect with the Author:

Facebook: Samantha March Facebook

Twitter: Samantha March Twitter

Author Website: Samantha March Author Website

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My Take on the Book:

This book had a slightly different vibe from the other books that I’ve read from this author – there’s a bit of a ‘business’ aspect to it. By the end of the book, I was happy with the way things were resolved. I took a fair liking to Dani Dohlman. I ended up giving this leisurely read a three star rating.

Last Word:

Now I’ve read all of Samantha March’s books – for now. Out of all of them, this one is most likely my least favourite, though it was only the second book that had been published by this author; and had an intriguing idea in place. There were some aspects that were carried out well, and some that could have benefitted with a little bit more work.

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