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Book Tour & Review: The Makeup Test by Vanessa M. Knight

TheMakeupTestTourBannerWelcome to The Makeup Test blog tour!! This book is a Contemporary New Adult Romance! It was published April 4, 2017.

The Makeup Test by Vanessa M. Knight

MakeupTestParker Breckinridge is a sophomore in college and already running her own internet cosmetics business. She doesn’t apologize for her successes—or anything else. She’s worked hard to get what where she is. She’s had to. It’s not like there was anything else in her life, despite her rich family.

Cade Adler doesn’t do relationships—especially relationships with uptight princesses. Been there. Done that. Destroyed the T-shirt. Besides, what with working full-time as a police officer and going to school, who has time for women? Not him.

With his tattoos and overall attitude, Cade is exactly what Parker doesn’t need. And between her father’s money and her piss-poor attitude, Parker is exactly what Cade doesn’t need.

So why is it they can’t stay apart?

Series: Ritter University, #6
Review: 3 butterflies
Parker is someone that many people think of as a bitch. She tends to hide her true self behind a mask, but she really feels a lot. Her family has been pretty absent until the most inopportune moment. And of course, that’s when they decide to butt in and invade her life.

Cade is a blue-collar, hardworking man who is tired of spoiled, rich women. But something about Parker that draws him to her, and he ends up finding out that she’s not at all what he thought she was.

I liked the story, even though it was a bit predictable. While the book was a bit predictable, it did have a few nice twists and turns without being overly complex. This novella is perfect for when you need a break from intense novels and complicated plots.

I honestly wouldn’t have known about this book being part of a series if it wasn’t for the Author’s Note at the beginning of the book, thanking her readers for coming to Ritter University again. This book can definitely be read as a stand-alone book.

While this book is light-hearted, I did find that sometimes it lacked depth. It played upon a lot of stereotypesespecially Cade’s experiences with his exes. However, it’s a nice, light read for when you need something to just breeze by and distract yourself with.

If you’re tired of intense, complicated stories and need some light, fast-paced romance with a guaranteed HEA, this book is for you.

A free copy of this book was provided by the author via Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Book links: Goodreads * Amazon

About the Author

VanessaVanessa M. Knight has always enjoyed writing and once she found romance, she was addicted. She props her laptop in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, son and menagerie of 4-pawed, claw-babies (AKA cats and dogs.) That laptop has partnered-in-crime to write contemporary romances with a dash of humor and splash of snark.

When she has a few moments to spare, you can find her singing off key (but she assures us it’s still considered singing), reading, kickboxing or killing a few brain cells as she stares at the many sitcoms and dramas available through the Internet and TV.

For more information on Vanessa, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website at


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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
2x $10 Amazon gift card
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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This book tour was organized by Xpresso Book Tours. The giveaway is sponsored and administered by the author.


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