Opportunity Knocks: A Novel

Opportunity Knocks: A Novel

by Alison Sweeney


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"In Opportunity Knocks, Sweeney captures the insanity of Hollywood in the perfect blend of fun, intrigue, and romance."—Portia De Rossi, actress and New York Times bestselling author of Unbearable Lightness

Alex Cleary has careened from one dead-end position to another. But suddenly the ingenious makeup artist finds her distinct talents are valued by none other than lifestyle-empire mogul Hillary P.—renowned for her golden touch in broadcast and print media, as well as for her hair-trigger temper. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the daytime television scene that Alex is determined not to screw up.

Then a frank word in the wrong ear puts Alex's job on the line. Alex anticipates Hillary's rage, but she can't believe that this multimillionaire is holding her newest staffer to a nondisclosure agreement that demands reparation of 5 million dollars.

Alex has only 48 hours to repair the damage. And with a vengeful Hillary P. watching the clock, the devil will have her due...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594777281
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 127,557
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Alison Sweeney is an award-winning actress, producer, director, TV host, and author of four previous books including the two novels: Scared Scriptless and The Star Attraction. She makes time to give back to the community, serving as the Fitness Ambassador to City of Hope and an Ambassador to Stand Up 2 Cancer. Sweeney lives in Los Angeles with her family.

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Opportunity Knocks: A Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Again Alison Sweeney takes us behind the scenes, this time we follow make-up artist Alex Cleary as she tries to kick start her career. She is in the right place at the right time and lands a job with Hillary P. (I would say her empire is striving to be live Oprah Winfrey.) Hillary is not an easy woman to work for, she has a quick temper, demands a lot from her employees and has no problem raging at you when others are present. These traits can cause trouble not only for Hillary but everyone that works for her. Alex is called on the carpet for breaking the terms of her non-disclosure agreement and is on the hook for 5 million dollars! How is Alex going to come up with that kind of money? Is there another way out of this mess? This was a fast entertaining read. Alex is very personable and very engaging. Her parents had different plans for her life but she is following her dream. Hillary P., is a woman with a rising career and quite a dictator. She rules her life and her employees with an iron fist and steps on or over anyone to advance her career. So of course we readers are rooting for Alex from the get go. Sweeney has created several other great characters in this story. Alex’s best friend Emma, Billy Fox, an actor Alex meets when he guests on Hillary’s show, her boyfriend, Sean, and her family, plus others Alex meets when she follows Hillary’s show to New York. One who ends up turning Alex’s life inside out. I enjoyed the way the author brings the madness of Hollywood/New York to life within these pages. I also liked seeing New York through Alex’s eyes. I have never been there myself and think my reactions would be quite the same. Great characters, a flowing plot, romance, and humor all come together to make this a perfect escape!
girlfromwvaKY More than 1 year ago
Opportunity Knocks is a novel written by Alison Sweeney. It is the story of Alex Cleary. Alex has rolled along from one job that leads nowhere to another. She is a very creative make-up artist so when an opportunity presents itself, she jumps at the chance. Her undeniable abilities are noticed by non other than the style of living entrepreneur Hillary P. Hillary is well known for her excellence in broadcast and print media. She is also well known for her unpredictable short fuse. It is an opportunity that comes along once in a lifetime, so Alex is driven not to mess it up. If she can succeed, she has the opportunity to join daytime television. When a discussion Alex has with the wrong person puts her job on the line, Alex anticipates Hillary's anger. What she doesn't expect is the reparations of $5 million that Hillary is holding her to because a nondisclosure agreement. Alex has 48 hours to fix the harm done to Hillary's image. Hillary will be watching the clock on her newest staffer's try at redemption. Can Alex fix this disaster before time runs out? How can such a perfect start turn into such a mess? This was the first book written by Alison Sweeney that I have read. It was fun, realistic, romantic, insightful and interesting. I will have to check out her other novels.