The party is over for bikini model Izzy Alvarez.
For six years she’s made a good living by flaunting her God-given assets on
runways and in front of cameras, but now as she approaches the big 3-0, the
bodacious Latina is shocked to learn she’s aged out of the profession that’s
kept her in mojitos, mani/pedis, and designer thongs. What’s a girl with a
taste for the finer things in life and no marketable skills to do?
Getting a regular job is too boring to even consider, so
Izzy decides to follow in the footsteps of her newly-engaged frenemy and become
a trophy wife. Although she’s desperate and too broke to get a chipped nail
fixed, Izzy still has standards for her future husband, which means no uggos,
no vertically-challenged guys, and no geezers who need to pop a blue pill to
perform in the bedroom. Enlisting the aid of her computer whiz nephew and her
closest pals, Izzy goes on the prowl for a rich, marriage-minded man,
encountering likely candidates in a lot of unlikely places.
The high life she’s dreamed of may be within reach when Izzy
meets a charming, successful man who’s not only hotter than a steamy summer
night in Miami, but ready to settle down. Now all Izzy has to do is make sure
her loud, crazy Cuban family doesn’t scare off el hombre perfecto—oh, yeah, and
squelch those pesky, romantic feelings she keeps having for the sweet,
cash-strapped guy she's known forever. Will Izzy’s hunger for money win out, or
will her fiery heart demand to be heard?
You know a book is good when you instantly wish it were
going to be made into a movie. I could
just see this one being a hit with the witty dialogue, Izzy’s sarcasm and her
always entertaining family. This book
has now topped my list of favorites.
Izzy, the self-absorbed swimsuit model, has aged out of her
profession. No one wants her when she is
about to turn 30. What will she do now? When Izzy runs into one of her former model
friends and finds out she has a rich husband, Izzy sets out to find herself a
millionaire too. Since she has no job
experience other than modeling, so she thinks a rich husband is just what she
needs to remain in the lifestyle she is so accustomed to. Her hilarious search for love and a new
meaning in life made this an unforgettable story.
I have been waiting for Izzy’s story since she was first
introduced as the sassy sister of Pilar Alvarez in the book In Need of
Therapy. Although this book can be read
as a stand-a-lone, I would recommend reading Pilar’s story first, because once
you read this book, you will want to read it too (and it will save a few
spoilers that are revealed in this book).
I laughed out loud so many times while reading this
book. I especially enjoyed Zane twerking
on a dare and the mosquito scene at Flamingo Gardens. I would recommend this book to anyone who
loves a good romantic comedy.
RELEASE WEEK BLITZ GIVEAWAY: Purchase a copy of Izzy As Is
during release week (January 24th-30th, 2018) and you could win a fantastic
prize pack inspired by the book’s sassy Latina heroine (nail polish, jewelry,
and mojitos are some of her favorite things) and the beachy setting in Miami.
People who purchased Izzy during the pre-order period are also eligible for the
This prize pack includes:
Deco Miami Custom Trio Set of Nail Lacquer with
Champagne Mami, Feeling Fuego, and Señorita Betsey Johnson
Peacock Feather Earrings
Gift Republic Mojito Cocktail Scented Candle Coconut Scented
Gift Set from The Body Shop (inc. Shower Gel, Body Scrub, Body Butter, Soap,
and Bath Lily)
Bella Pilar Gem-Topped Gold Pen
She Spiral Notepad Set by Kate Spade New York (Quotes on
Notepads: 1 - She believed she could, so she did. 2 - "How many shades of
red lipstick do you need," they asked. "That question," she
replied, "is complex and intriguing." 3 - She adores pretty things
and witty words.)
To enter this giveaway, e-mail Tracie Banister at
with your proof of purchase. Entries will be accepted
until midnight on January 30th, 2018 when a winner will be selected via random
drawing. This is an international giveaway, so anyone who buys Izzy As Is
within the allotted time frame is eligible to win. Good luck!
An avid reader and writer, Tracie Banister has been
scribbling stories since she was a child, most of them featuring feisty
heroines with complicated love lives like her favorite fictional
protagonist Scarlett O'Hara. Her work was first seen on the stage of her
elementary school, where her 4th grade class performed an original
holiday play she penned. (Like all good divas-in-the-making, she also
starred in and tried to direct the production.)
of authorial success were put on the backburner when she reached
adulthood and discovered that she needed a "real" job in order to pay
her bills. Her career as personal assistant to a local entrepreneur
lasted for 12 years. When it ended, she decided to follow her bliss and
dedicate herself to writing full-time. She is the proud winner of the
2017 Independent Press Award (Romantic Comedy) and a Bronze Medal in the
2017 Readers’ Favorite Awards (Chick Lit). Although Tracie swore
she’d never write a sequel to any of her books, the character of Izzy
Alvarez, who first appeared in In Need of Therapy, would not be denied.
Izzy As Is is Tracie’s fifth novel, and she hopes readers enjoy this
return trip to Miami.
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