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The bikini car wash

by Morsi, Pamela.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Fiction MOR
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  MOR

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When Andrea Wolkowicz must leave her life and return home to care for her ailing father, she quickly learns that her impressive résumé and equally impressive wardrobe will not help her land a job in her small home town. Luckily, her father's old car wash is still in working order, although far from profitable. To remedy this, Andrea comes up with a new way to bring in business: a staff of exclusively bikini-clad women. While her business ploy works, it also enrages local citizens and neighboring businesses. Morsi has fun improvising on the always amusing and provocative concept of a bikini car wash and creates a delightfully funny and borderline scandalous story of one woman's quest to utilize her brains as much as her beauty in order to survive. An effort that does not go unnoticed by grocer and former high-school adversary Pete Guthrie. Morsi tells an engaging story about using what you've got to start over, and maybe falling in love along the way.--Orphan, Claire Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Morsi's latest bubbly romance (after Red's Hot Honky-Tonk Bar) a scandalous bikini car-wash business incites an uproar in buttoned-down Plainview, Tex. Andi Wolkowicz has moved back home from Chicago to help her dad, Walt, take care of her developmentally disabled twin, Jelly. Work is hard to come by, so Andi reopens Walt's antiquated car wash for the summer and updates it with a sexy twist. Not surprisingly, she finds opposition from some puritanical locals. Adding sparks is a romance with her old high school crush, Pete Guthrie, now the attractive owner of the struggling store next door. Morsi's engaging characters elevate this from the ho-hum pack of feel-good romances, while subplots involving other members of the Wolkowicz clan add some heft to a light, breezy, going-down-easy story. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Car washes -- Fiction.
Women-owned business enterprises -- Fiction.
Publisher Don Mills, Ontario :Mira Books,2010
Language English
Description 387 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780778327813
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