After Andrea Wolkowicz abandons corporate life to help care for her sister, she quickly wears out the want ads in their rust-belt hometown. Time to be her own boss.
Every mogul knows the best idea is an old idea with a new twist. So Andi proudly revives her father’s business: an old-fashioned car wash...staffed entirely by bikini-clad women. That ought to get traffic—and blood—flowing on Grosvenor Street!
This gutsy gimmick soon has the whole town in a lather, and not necessarily in a good way.
Scandalized citizens are howling, neighboring businesses are worried. But straitlaced grocery-store owner Pete Guthrie is definitely intrigued. He knows it’s hard to run a small business in a big-box world. To him, Andi’s brains and bravery are as alluring as the bikini she calls business attire.
... and not all fluff.. but mostly. Sometimes it is better to laugh than cry over the modern realities of being a woman during the "recession" of 2009-1010. Thanks for the humor without losing touch with the reality of these times.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I always have liked listening to Gabra Zackmans voice. Pamela Morsi wrote her character insights elegantly and it had a nice touch compared to other formulaic romance... this one steps into new social awareness with grace.
Surprising really given the title... it was fresh.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
You will want to buy this book if just for the laughter it engenders & the smiles you will produce. The story is good for a lighthearted read. I will buy more of Pamela Morsi's books. The narrator speaks the parts well.
What did you love best about The Bikini Car Wash?
well written. The title is just part of a good strong story. This will not disappoint.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pete, his sense of what is right and his weakness for Melo-mar cookies.
What about Gabra Zackman’s performance did you like?
Ms Zackman brings all the character alive! She can make a good story great.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Great story of don't give up and a person can make it happen. Pulls the listener into the story very quickly. Listeners will want to finish the story straight through to the end.
I really liked this book. I thought it would have been a LOT more fun, if not read through by this narrator. This narrator can do a fine job on a drama, but, on a supposed lighthearted book, she was a real drag. Depressing, even. I really wish she would have tried to have more fun with it, and, maybe even she did, but, to me she's too morose, and she just drives me nuts, that she has to end every sentence or at LEAST every OTHER, with a question or 'high note'. Who talks like that? Who reads like that? Better yet, who listens like that?? Not me. Well, at least not without becoming very annoyed. This gal should keep to dramAS? Get IT?
1 of 3 people found this review helpful