Never Too Real (Paperback)

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“Rita skillfully reveals the depth of her characters.”--New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Sheehan

In Carmen Rita's savvy, scandalous, and wise new novel, four close friends who've earned the best of everything are forced to decide what they can afford to lose…

Cat, Magda, Gabi, and Luz. They've helped each other up the ladder with unshakable encouragement--and raw honesty--since forever. But lately, trouble is throwing everything these formidable women thought they knew into doubt.

When outspoken Cat's high-flying T.V. career crashes and burns, she's got to figure out which dream she wants to keep alive the most--her own, or someone else's.

Gorgeous venture capitalist Magda defied her traditional family to make her own way--in her personal life and her career--but an unexpected crisis could finally shatter her chance to resolve the past.

As a therapist, sensitive, supportive Gabi has all the answers. But when her own world falls apart, can she turn her compassion--and her trademark tough love--on herself?

And proud, wealthy Luz thought she knew everything about her upper-class family background--until a revelation she never saw coming threatens to be the one legacy she can't afford.

Now all four women will have to face the truths that make them vulnerable and the failings that give them strength to discover who they really are--and what real happiness means.

About the Author

Carmen Rita is CEO and founder of a multimedia content company. A successful entrepreneur, she was one of the few Latinas on American television to host a daily national news program, CNBC’s On the Money, and has been a national advice columnist for GlamourLatinaEssence, Men's Health and Good Housekeeping, as well as an expert with NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC, CNN, CBS This Morning, a regular on ABC’s The View ​and has written for ​The New York Times and Parade A guest of the White House as a member of President Obama’s ‘Business Forward’ initiative to further African-American, Latino and Asian business owners, Carmen was also a faculty professor at New York University and is the author of two best-selling financial advice books, including The Real Cost of Living. A seasoned speaker, moderator and native New Yorker, Carmen serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations and most-importantly, is ‘Mami’ to a young daughter and rescue pooch. Visit her on the web at and find her on Twitter at @CarmenSense.

Praise For…

Praise for Carmen Rita’s Never Too Real
“Rita's debut novel reads a bit like a multicultural edition of Sex and the City…Brimming with smart dialogue and ricocheting plot twists.... Just in time for a beach read—or a guilty pleasure in a deserted boardroom.” --Kirkus Reviews

“The summer's smartest sexy beach read….But it's the love, friendship and breathtaking honesty between these literary amigas that will stay with you long after the last delicious pages are done.”--New York Times bestselling author Veronica Chambers

“A funny, witty, and beautiful novel…Rita’s debut novel leaves readers hoping for more fiction in the future.”–RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

"This deliciously fun read is perfect for fans of Kimberla Lawson Roby or Jennifer Weiner." - Booklist

"Fans of workplace chick lit will find a lot to like in this first novel" -Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781496701305
ISBN-10: 1496701305
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: May 31st, 2016
Pages: 272
Language: English