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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Book Review: The Girl Made of Cool by Alan Fox

The Girl Made of Cool by Alan Fox
Genre: Adult Fiction
Release Date: Available Now
Publisher: StoryFocus Communications
Pages: 240
Received From: Author (Thanks Alan!)

Summary: "The Girl Made of Cool" (First Edition) features a new novel and two other stories by Alan Fox. In the lead story of this collection, the vibrant new novel "The Girl Made of Cool," Fox tells the story of a young man and woman who are falling in love with each other, but the young woman doesn't know it. She believes that she's falling in love with the man's far more handsome, more perfect friend. As the story unfolds and deepens, we see how these two highly talented young men must suffer, struggle, and wage battle to woo this young woman. This, as all the while, she grows into an ever greater beauty, a more charismatic personality, and an all-the-more alluring woman. ... This, as all the while, this young lady grows to become an elegant woman made of shining love and elusive cool. Also featured here in this collection, you will find: The Novel "Hell Has Blue Skies" -- A love story about intense relationships in an office, whose unusual line of business is to train people to become 'world-class experts.' The short story "The Lovely Lady at the Love Museum" -- A colorful tale of romance and high-level maneuvering in the big city.

My Review: The Girl Made of Cool was one dysfunctional love story that covers everything from intense drama to sweet romance. At first, I had a hard time getting used to the screenplay form writing style. But once I got accustomed to it, I was engulfed in the story. Ridley, the sensitive and hopeless romantic, was an interesting character. He was likable even though he was naive and a bit awkward at times. From the moment he laid eyes on Jayne, he was hooked. Jayne was a firecracker and a great manipulator but tended to fall for the bad boys. Unfortunately for Ridley he didn't fall under that department, but his roommate Chet sure did.

Ah Chet, he put the capital J, in Jerk. I couldn't stand this disgusting, arrogant, egotistical womanizer. He just rubbed me the wrong way from the moment he opened his mouth. He was definitely not the guy for Jayne, but like they say, "love is blind." Being the story was short, the romances were a little rushed. However, they didn't lack all the feelings and actions in a typical relationship. The ending was nice and made me feel fuzzy inside. As for the other two stories, Hell Has Blue Skies was confusing but intriguing. I can tell Alan is a great business man, his years of experience shined through his writing. The Lovely Lady at the Love Museum was a feel-good love story that was tastefully done. Also, a little warning to my young readers, this is an Adult book with moments of cursing and sexual content.

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Author's Info:
Alan Fox has been featured as an expert source on 'the art of showmanship' by "The Chicago Tribune"/Tribune Media Services, "Entrepreneur Magazine" and other leading media. He has been studying and practicing showmanship in its many forms for more than 20 years. He is the author of the novel "The Seeker In Forever," a comedy where high showmanship meets high danger in the world of hardball politics. He has also operated a thriving practice in the world of showmanship as a respected communications counsel in both Los Angeles and New York. His career clients have included: Warner Bros., Time Magazine, DreamWorks, Hilton Hotels, Penguin Group, Wiley, HarperCollins and many other leading companies.

For more info on Alan, visit his site:
Website: http://storyfocus.com

Other books by Alan:
The Seeker in Forever

4 comments:

brizmus said...

What a fun name for a book!
It sounds interesting. . . I'm intrigued by the screenplay format.

Jessica Kennedy said...

Alan sent me this book MONTHS ago. I've picked it up twice and I have not been able to get past the screen play format. It literally drives me insane but I feel so bad because I thought the premise sounded like a good read. I've already told Alan about my issue with connecting with the format and he's been a sweetheart about it.

Maybe I'll give it away on my blog to someone who's comfortable with reading in screen play format.

If any readers think they'd be interested please email me at: bookreviewsbyjess (@) gmail.com

Sunnysmileqt said...

There is an award for you at my blog:

http://afewgoodbooks1.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-awards.html

Happy Reading!!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Sounds interesting. Haven't heard of the book or author. Thanks!

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