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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (991 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa Valdés-Rodríguez Narrator: Daphne Rubin-Vega, Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9781593978570
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The "him" in Make Him Look Good is Ricky Biscayne, sexy Latin singing sensation who has taken the pop world by storm. But it takes more than swiveling hips and dreamy eyes to get to the top of the charts. The women who orbit Ricky are:

• Milan, Ricky's new publicist, and her sister Geneva whose Club G promises to have Miami's hottest opening ever
• Jill Sanchez, a media-manic Latina star who has crossed over from CDs to perfume, clothes and movies and Jasminka, Ricky's gorgeous Croatian model wife and...
• Irene, a firefighter whose high school romance with Ricky was the last love in her life, eking out an existence for herself and her daughter Sophia, who is beginning to suspect that she and Ricky Biscayne look a little too much alike

With several satisfying romances set against Miami's music, club and modeling scenes, Make Him Look Good is irresistible fiction from one of America's most original voices.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The lives of three distinctive Californians become real--brilliantly brought to life by the voices of author Alisa Valdez-Rodriguez, with Mara Holguin and Ingrid Oliu. AudioFile on Playing with Boys

  • “Escapist Entertainment with a Latina heart. AudioFile on The Dirty Girls Social Club

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 mel | 2/9/2014

    " total good chick fiction book.....totally bizarre scernarios but I loved the way the characters overlapped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esmeralda Keymolen | 2/6/2014

    " This was a great love story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 1/28/2014

    " I liked it it was a good summer read, and I would read more from this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 1/27/2014

    " Make him look good - ain't that the truth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/26/2014

    " And yet another book by the wonderful Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez. This would be her second book I have finished, and have absolutly loved. Her books are an amazing indulgence in the sweet and sour parts of life. Again, six people.. different stories. Valdes-Rodriguez's books arent in regular chapters like you'd see in a book, they are made up of the different charachters in the book. This book is a soap opera styled book, that ends up in a twist, never expected. I smiled, laughed, cried, and got mad with this book. One of her good ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimmy | 1/22/2014

    " My goodness what an amazing book. purely entertaining you will race to finish! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharon | 1/12/2014

    " If I ever see another book by this author, I Will definitely avoid it. The story line was weak, and the characters lacking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 12/28/2013

    " I really liked this one. I think a lot of women will find the main character very easy to relate to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yosmary | 11/19/2013

    " I really liked this book. It made me laugh and it definitely was a page turner. It definitely portrays what many of my fellow Latina's go through in their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 11/7/2013

    " I enjoyed the way Valdes-Rodriguez switches from character to character to tell the story from their point of view. Funny, entertaining, and scandalous! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara Molini | 10/16/2013

    " It was a pretty good story, a bit predictable though. If you are interested in South FL / Cuban culture you would like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Reid | 10/8/2013

    " A fun author and a fun read. If you want to borrow it, I have it in Spanish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 10/1/2013

    " pretty funny. i enjoyed the references to celebrities and their scandals. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ♥ Marlene♥ | 9/20/2013

    " First book by this author that I did not really like that much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaime | 9/18/2013

    " I was entertained by this book, but did not enjoy it as much as her first 2 books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fallon | 8/26/2013

    " I cannot praise this author enough! She writes really awesome chick lit with women who have a brain and careers! Shocking, isn't it? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenni | 7/11/2013

    " A mindless but fun beach read. I liked not having to think much on this one... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 2/27/2013

    " I can't say I hated this book but definitly would not recommend it to anyone. I really loved The Dirty Girls Club and thought this might be another hidden gem, sad to say it is not. It is much too shallow and sterotypical for my liking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 2/15/2013

    " Another very good book by Ms. Alisa! What can I say I love her books!!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara | 1/30/2013

    " This story was by far the worse, and least believable of her books. I was not impressed and I hold the Author in high esteem, but this story was not co-hesive, and the premise was unbelievable. Way too much sex. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 1/24/2013

    " I read this book to get in the mood for my upcoming trip to Miami. It worked! A fun easy read that provides insight into a whole cast of characters and their backgrounds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnna | 9/17/2012

    " Kinda dirty but very fun. Great beach (or poolside) read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 3/7/2012

    " This book is part of a series that speaks to me as a Latina woman. While there are some characters I can't relate to, others I feel I can. This one was more difficult to relate to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/5/2011

    " The main character was a little annoying, but a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monique | 9/10/2011

    " This was a cute easy read. I like all of the lead female characters in one way or another. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bea | 6/13/2011

    " this author writes REALLY good books, my cousin gave me the "dirty girls social club" and then I found this one, I'd say read all her books! They are entertaining and not typical "chick lit" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 5/20/2011

    " Not my favorite AVR book, and many of the EXACT same things as in "Playing with Boys" and the "Dirty Girl" books so I'm starting to get a bit bored with the celeb musician v. artist story. Will I still read her books? Probably, they are good, fast beach reads and the author's first name ROCKS! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenni | 4/13/2011

    " A mindless but fun beach read. I liked not having to think much on this one... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anah | 3/17/2011

    " So far it's a pretty typical chick-lit book, but it's great to practice my Spanish! I also love how Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez always includes a little political commentary about diversity in the United States into her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 1/15/2011

    " LOVEDDDDD this novel! It centers on all these women and how their lives revolve around one man. It was very entertaining. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dyschelle | 10/25/2010

    " From the very first line in the prologue, I thought it was awful. I couldn't even finish reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/21/2010

    " The story revolves around a famous latin playboy singer Ricky Biscayne. He has a pregnant model wife, a chubby publicist, a famous latin female singer and a high school sweetheart. A fun read buy annoying characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 5/15/2010

    " This book tells the story of five women who are in some way related to pop star Ricky Bicayne who is a total a-hole..... I personally didn't like it that much. I wouldn't care to recomended it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fallon | 1/24/2010

    " I cannot praise this author enough! She writes really awesome chick lit with women who have a brain and careers! Shocking, isn't it? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 1/11/2010

    " This was part of my post-baby, chick-lit gorge. I enjoyed the characters and writing style. The Latina angle gave the book an interesting twist for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 11/26/2009

    " This book is part of a series that speaks to me as a Latina woman. While there are some characters I can't relate to, others I feel I can. This one was more difficult to relate to. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Larissa | 8/11/2009

    " Shallow, uninspired, unoriginal, and disappointing. I enjoyed "Dirty Girls" very much and expected much more from this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimmy | 8/10/2009

    " My goodness what an amazing book. purely entertaining you will race to finish! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 7/8/2009

    " Couldn't finish the book, i actually gave up. There were too many characters and it was hard to follow along/not a good enough story to keep me interested. "

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About the Author
Author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Alisa Valdés-Rodríguez is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club and Playing with Boys, among other novels. She is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and Pulitzer-nominated former staff writer for both the Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe. She has written and sold pilot scripts to Nickelodeon, NBC, and Lifetime Television, as well as a teen crossover feature film based on The Kindred.

About the Narrator

Orlagh Cassidy is an udiobook narrator who has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, as well as fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a graduate of SUNY at Purchase and a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship. She has been seen on and off Broadway and in films, including Definitely Maybe and Calling It Quits. Her television credits include roles in Law & Order and Sex and the City and as Doris Wolfe on Guiding Light. She has done voice work for commercials in which she is probably best known for her role as the mom in the “BFF Jill” spots for AT&T.