Never Mind The Botox: Rachel



Never Mind The Botox Is A Series About Four Professional Women All Working On The Sale Of High Profile Cosmetic Surgery Business The Beau Street Group Each Book Reveals How The Women Cope With One Of The Most Glamorous But Challenging Deals Of Their Careers, And The Dramatic Impact It Has On Their Personal Lives With A Briefcase In One Hand And A Glass Of Wine In The Other, Can They Navigate Their Way Through A Surreal World Of Boob Jobs By Day And Intrigue By Night And Still Keep Their Own Love Lives On Track Rachel Altman Is A Corporate Financier With A Prestigious Accounting Firm Who S Desperately Trying To Keep On The Straight And Narrow Hopelessly Led Astray By Her Bar Diving Boyfriend, She Gets The Chance To Turn Things Around When Her Boss Gives Her The Break She S Been Waiting For But When The Deal Doesn T Go As Planned Rachel Panics, Sparking Off A Chain Of Betrayal And Lies That Threatens To Ruin Both Her Love Life And Career.The Series Can Be Read In Any Order.Never Mind The Botox: Rachel

Penny Avis trained as an accountant and until 2009 was a corporate finance partner at Deloitte, specialising in consumer products and hostile takeovers She led deals in everything from pregnancy testing kits to incontinence products, having previously survived the collapse of Arthur Andersen during the Enron crisis After years of juggling a diary from hell with bringing up two young children regularly resulting in her running the mums race in a trouser suit and her nanny s trainers she took a career break and started writing She is married and lives in London.For reviews, news and events visit www.avisberry.comFollow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube see links on our website

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  • Paperback
  • 358 pages
  • Never Mind The Botox: Rachel
  • Penny Avis
  • English
  • 08 October 2019
  • 1848766629

10 thoughts on “Never Mind The Botox: Rachel

  1. says:

    After reading Alex, the first novel in Penny Avis and Joanna Berry s Never Mind The Botox book series, I was intrigued by this new series It revolves around 4 women Alex, Rachel, Meredith and Stella who are all involved in the sale of a cosmetic surgery clinic and as the deal moves along each woman has their own troubles to deal with All the stories are different, but it all revolves around the sale of the Beau Street cosmetic surgery clinic Clever, right I liked the first book The char After reading Alex, the first novel in Penny Avis and Joanna Berry s Never Mind The Botox book series, I was intrigued by this new series It revolves around 4 women Alex, Rachel, Meredith and Stella who are all involved in the sale of a cosmetic surgery clinic and as the deal moves along each woman has their own troubles to deal with All the stories are different, but it all revolves around the sale of the Beau Street cosmetic surgery clinic Clever, right I liked the first book The characterisation was weak instead focusingon the plot but it was an enjoyable read so I was excited to read book two, to see what Rachel Altman s story was Sadly, though, I wasn t a big fan Which, perhaps, wasn t helped by the fact that it took me almost two weeks to read it due to work commitments.Rachel is the financier at Beau Street, making sure everything they re saying is correct, that all their records are squeaky clean and that the sale to Equinox can go ahead But when problems start to arise both professionally and personally, Rachel is put to the test, particularly when it comes to her boozy boyfriend Harry I don t really know how or why Rachel fell apart, but I just couldn t get on with the book I thought that, for a financier, Rachel was a bit dim A bit stupid A bit childish First, where her job is concerned, she s unable to keep her gob shut She s told not to tell anyone anything not a hard thing, that s how it goes with things like that, right but no, Rachel tells her family, her friends, her boyfriend all about the clients and what not It came across as unprofessional Then, when she finds something out about Beau Street, she keeps it to herself She debates saying NOTHING It made me want to bash my head in The whole point of her company coming in is to be honest, open, to uncover secrets, yet all Rachel thinks of is herself and how it may affect her.The novel was just all over the place I finished it, but I can t tell you how it ended, I can t tell you what happened because I ve forgotten already It seems as if this novel was just a mish mash of Rachel s job and her bar hopping ways That s it Oh, except for Rachel s brother Rowan s incident Which, by the way, you will see coming a mile off Rachel s reaction to what Rowan does is typical in how irritating it is Much like the previous novel, the characterisation is weak I didn t feel Rachel, for lack of a better word I just didn t care for her and I found her to be really annoying Her boyfriend, Harry, is the lowest of the low, he doesn t care about her job, never listens to her, yet as usual she s blind to it I wondered why someone successful, clever or supposedly so like Rachel was doing with someone like Harry, frankly There was just nothing I really liked Nothing to hold on to and I just didn t care at all, sadly The only fascinating part of the book was the security guard, Fred, who dreamed of being a weather man He made me smile But that s it And what does it say when that is the only thing to smile about

  2. says:

    3.5 stars.Never Mind The Botox is such a fun read It is a series of four books featuring four high flying, career driven women and how a cosmetic company takeover affects each of them Each book takes a look at a different woman and they can be read in any order as they do not follow on from each other This one is about Rachel, the corporate financier and how she tries to keep straight in order to do better and get that director promotion she s been waiting for but her boyfriend is selfish and 3.5 stars.Never Mind The Botox is such a fun read It is a series of four books featuring four high flying, career driven women and how a cosmetic company takeover affects each of them Each book takes a look at a different woman and they can be read in any order as they do not follow on from each other This one is about Rachel, the corporate financier and how she tries to keep straight in order to do better and get that director promotion she s been waiting for but her boyfriend is selfish and constantly convinces her to stay out drinking at all hours of the night and heading into work late due to or with a hangover I like to think of Never Mind The Botox as being a chick lit with a soul Instead of going over the woes of a love sick fashion slave it looks at the life of a career driven woman and how her working life affects her personal life.I was struck by how real a lot of the stuff in this book felt You believe that these characters could exist, and as ridiculous as a lot of the going ons in Rachel s life might seem, you can t help but believe they could really happen That being said it does contain a lot of humour I was caught laughing at my booktimes than I can count and that really is what I m looking for in a good chick lit a good sense of humour There is also plenty going on to keep the story interesting, plenty of intrigue and deception, and it came with a rather nice feel good ending This book is a total breath of fresh air in the chick lit genre and I ll definitely be tracking down the others in the series, of which online Alex is available at present, and also keeping my eye out for the TV series which is currently in development Also, slightly unrelated but I find it important. You know how some books have a really distinctive smell I absolutely adore this book s smell Call me weird, but it kind of reminds me of guidebooks Anyway.Never Mind The Botox is definitely a must read for chick lit fans, and if, like me, you re fussy with your chick lit, preferring them to come with a story, a bit of soul, and fun, this is the book for you

  3. says:

    This is the second book in set of four books about four professional women all working on the same deal the sale of a high profile cosmetic surgery business I started this book with a little apprehension as it follows the same deal, I was concerned there would be too much repetition that would take away my enjoyment.This second book focuses on Rachel who works for a prestigious accounting firm and is working to discover the valuation of the business, and any skeletons in the closet that might This is the second book in set of four books about four professional women all working on the same deal the sale of a high profile cosmetic surgery business I started this book with a little apprehension as it follows the same deal, I was concerned there would be too much repetition that would take away my enjoyment.This second book focuses on Rachel who works for a prestigious accounting firm and is working to discover the valuation of the business, and any skeletons in the closet that might affect that.Penny Avis co author trained as an accountant and until 2009 was a high flying corporate finance partner at Deloitte Once again, like for the first book, this has allowed Avis and Berry to create a realistic world and transaction which makes it all theinteresting to read This thing I love most about this series is they don t just focus on one aspect of the heroine s life not just her shopping habit, her love life dramas or her high flying career It incorporated all aspects of the working women creating wonderfully 3D characters Real life working women don t JUST go to work they also go out and play These books really focus on both sides of the career women and boy does it work for them I felt the social sidewith Rachel but it s certainly also prevalent in Alex as well Despite seeing Luke for much less time than Dan from Alex I loved himI shouldn t have been concerned about the overlap following the same deal through four books Yes, there are cross overs but that certainly isn t a bad thing After a while, it then branches off into new twists which you didn t uncover in the first book There are quite a few overlaps with the legal and financial side of the deal but from reading the synopsis of the third and fourth book, it would seem that they split even further to discover other completely unseen before twists, turns and skeletons affecting the deal I think it s a really unique and wonderful concept to allow the reader to discover the deal from a completely different angle each time

  4. says:

    I didn t realise when I agreed to review this book that it was the second in the series but thankfully the books can be read out of order so I didn t feel like I was missing anything when reading it, it s a quick, easy read although I did find it difficult to get into and it was a good 100 pages before I felt comfortable reading it The story is good, and I like the idea that the four books follow four different women working on the same deal, so you see each aspect of it, but I felt none of the I didn t realise when I agreed to review this book that it was the second in the series but thankfully the books can be read out of order so I didn t feel like I was missing anything when reading it, it s a quick, easy read although I did find it difficult to get into and it was a good 100 pages before I felt comfortable reading it The story is good, and I like the idea that the four books follow four different women working on the same deal, so you see each aspect of it, but I felt none of the characters really had much of a personality, they all spoke the same and the over use of the words Rather and Quite drove me crazy Aside from one glimpse into Rachels past, which wasfor the storyline, I didn t feel like we got to know her very well, I don t know how she got into her job or why she chose it and other than her boyfriend and going out drinking we didn t find out much about what she likes, it caused a bit of a disconnect so I didn t care much about the character I do think this would make a good beach read in the summer as it s not a complex story and I did read it quickly and think chick lit lovers might enjoy it, there were some really funny one liners and situations that had me giggling to myself There were also some interesting little side stories that all wove together and made for a nice ending with no loose ends and I did really like how the story ended for Rachel and how much she changed her outlook and hobbies The book was very realistic to real life and the authors knowledge of Rachels work field really showed through.Favourite quoteRachel looked at the cot and tried to imagine Harry as a father What a thought He could barely look after his own house keys, never mind a baby

  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this novel, it was something a bit different to what I normal read which was a refreshing change I liked where the book was set and how there are three other books in the series and the main characters in those books appear in this book Rachel s character came across as a strong, independent woman that didn t need any help from any man in her life I found it entertaining reading about Rachel and Harry s relationship, it was very much a relationship where the man was in contro I really enjoyed this novel, it was something a bit different to what I normal read which was a refreshing change I liked where the book was set and how there are three other books in the series and the main characters in those books appear in this book Rachel s character came across as a strong, independent woman that didn t need any help from any man in her life I found it entertaining reading about Rachel and Harry s relationship, it was very much a relationship where the man was in control, until Rachel finally worked out that she could do a lot better then Harry I liked the writing style of the book as it was so easy to jump right in feet first into the story, there was lots going and there were points in the book that I was thinking ahead of what Rachel s character was thinking The whole concept of the book was really interesting I enjoyed reading about what Rachel did as a job and who her circle of friends were The ending was really good as she finally saw sense and changed what was wrong with her life, one being her boyfriend It seemed like she had gone on a journey throughout the book and grew as a person, she was an interesting character to follow as there were some points where she couldn t make her mind up and others where she was really determined.After reading this book, it has made me realise there isto just young adult books and has encouraged me to start reading a fewadult books This is definitely a really interesting book and if you like woman s fiction you should pick this one up and have a read I am now going to find the other books to read them and find out what happens to the other characters

  6. says:

    The setting for this story was interesting, I don t know a lot about corporate finance and how businesses are sold, so it was a bit hard to understand some of that side of things, but it was all kind of explained throughout the story as Rachel talked about her job to friends throughout the book.The main character, Rachel, seemed quite realistic in that she has quite a few flaws, for example staying out late when she has work the next day, I can totally relate to that But I didn t feel like I go The setting for this story was interesting, I don t know a lot about corporate finance and how businesses are sold, so it was a bit hard to understand some of that side of things, but it was all kind of explained throughout the story as Rachel talked about her job to friends throughout the book.The main character, Rachel, seemed quite realistic in that she has quite a few flaws, for example staying out late when she has work the next day, I can totally relate to that But I didn t feel like I got to know her very well and when she makes decisions there was no explanation about why she made those decisions.I also had trouble believing some of the unrealistic relationships in the story For example, there s a nurse who is having an affair with at least three men at once, which I guess could happen, but it seemed a bit hard to believe for me.Overall it s a fun read and I d recommend it if you re looking for something a bitintelligent than your average chick lit.Book received in exchange for an honest review

  7. says:

    It was a decent plane read You can see plot coming from miles away so don t expect surprises One thing I did appreciate is that the main character isn t typical chicklit shes not exclusively the falling down ditz nor the overworked, humorless in need of a man type So she felt real, which is maybe why it was a little dull.

  8. says:

    Never mind the botox is a series to watch out for, Its classy, fun and makes u want to beg forLoved it from start to finish Cannot wait till next one The series gets better and better.

  9. says:

    A good little read which high lights the woes of the career minded woman instead of the usual basic Chick Lit themes.

  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this book,than the other one, it was funny at times, I would definetely recommend.

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