The God of Good Looks
'I didn't want it to end!' COCO MELLORS, author of Cleopatra and Frankenstein
A joyously satisfying will-they-won't-they love story about a young woman finding her feet and forging her own destiny, set against the backdrop of the Trinidadian beauty industry. Bianca Bridge has always dreamt of becoming a writer. But Trinidadian high society can be unforgiving, and having an affair with a married government minister is a sure-fire way to ruin your prospects.
When Obadiah Cortland, make-up artist and legend in the island's beauty scene, offers her a job as a lowly assistant, Bianca reluctantly accepts that working on his beauty magazine is the closest to her dreams she's going to get. But Obadiah has a reputation for being aloof and tyrannical, and it will take all the strength her mother taught her to endure it. 'The God of Good Looks' may be as fierce as she'd been warned, but there are surprises to discover in Bianca's new role: unexpected friendships, the art and artistry involved in make-up, and a revolution in her idea of what it really means to be beautiful.
Most surprising of all, she begins to suspect there might be cracks in Obadiah's carefully crafted facade. Could it be she's not the only one who knows how easy it is to tumble down the social ladder?
Sparkling, big-hearted and life-affirming, The God of Good Looks is a story about prejudice and pride, the masks we wear, and what we can become if we dare to take them off.
'A glittering will-they, won't-they Bridget Jones re-boot' Nikki May, author of Wahala'
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