* The only thing Elle Medina has ever been a strong
candidate for is a department store credit card . . . *
Application for Temporary Employment
Name: Elle Medina
Marital Status: I'm separated from my fiancé, Louis Ferris.
Occupation: He was a highly paid attorney.
Employment History: You mean mine? Technically I haven't
exactly worked before. But I'm very motivated and I work
well with others. Most others. Usually.
Career Goals: I thought I was happy with Louis, but now I'm
not sure. I didn't want to be dumped for some floozy from
Iowa, but since it's happened, I've been thinking in new
ways. I really am eager to find out what I'm good at and
pursue it in a formal job-type way.
Salary Requirements: I need my own apartment (currently
staying on childhood friend Maya's sofa) and a new car. And
I've always wanted a dog. Oh, and I definitely need a
shopping trip, because I have a date with this guy. He has
toxic red hair, but we've got crazy chemistry...
So, am I hired?
Drama queen Elle Medina must be qualified for something
other than shopping and causing trouble, but when she moves
back home to Santa Barbara after the disastrous end of her
engagement, just what she's suited for isn't clear.
Bartender? Private eye? Stripper? Phone psychic? It seems
like everything she tries ends in either humiliation or
legal action—or both. Her best friend is getting sick of
her, her new boyfriend's a con artist, and her creditors
are on her trail. So why is this the happiest Elle's been
In her debut novel, Lee Nichols will take you on a wild
ride as she spins her tales of Elle Medina, a drama queen
extraordinaire who manages to charm everybody in her path,
even as she's spilling her drink on them.