Working for a major European luxury cosmetics brand: the height of glamour? Maybe not...
Milan Blush
Milan Blush
(Coup de blush à Milan)



Lisa is a 28-year-old Frenchwoman working in Milan for a luxury cosmetics brand. She’s totally devoted to her career and throws herself into developing a new range of beauty products.
She’s devastated when the promotion she so dearly wants goes to a rival, Gabriele Dante Visconti. Gabriele may have the name of an angel, but he also has the temperament of a demon. Lisa is still reeling from bitter disappointment when she learns her father has died. She travels back to Paris for his funeral. While there she gets back together with her first love, Clément. When she returns to Milan she’s determined to take revenge on her rival. No more nice Signorina Lisa!
But she’s bewildered to find that Gabriele has completely changed, and is now all smiles and ever so helpful. Lisa however sees this as a trick to yet again steal the show from her. Blinded by ambition and determined to let no-one stand in her way, she must decide if advancing hercareer is worth missing out on the love of her life.

Key points

  • The dark underside of the beauty business, depicted with delightful humour similar to that of The Devil Wears Prada
  • Romance and escapism with Milan, Paris and Italy’s dramatic Cinque Terre coast as a backdrop
  • A story about the vicious competition women often face in the workplace
75 000 words