Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Review: My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris


Cat Crawford just wants to be normal—or at least as normal as a daughter of Hollywood royalty can be. And it looks like fate is granting her wish: she’s got an amazing boyfriend, Lucas; her fabulous cousin, Alessandra, living with her; and her dad planning his second marriage to a great future stepmom. That is, until her prodigal mother reveals on national television that she has something important to tell her daughter…causing a media frenzy.

Lucas Capelli knows his fate is to be with Cat, and he’s worked hard to win her over once and for all. Unfortunately, Lucas has his own issues to deal with, including a scandal that could take him away from the first place he’s truly belonged.

As secrets are revealed, rumors explode, and the world watches, Cat and Lucas discover it’s not fate they have to fight if they want to stay together…this time, it’s their own insecurities.

Well, and the stalkerazzi.

About the Author:

Rachel Harris grew up in New Orleans, where she watched soap operas with her grandmother and stayed up late sneak reading her mama's favorite romance novels. Now a Cajun cowgirl living in Houston, she still stays up way too late reading her favorite romances, only now, she can do so openly. She firmly believes life's problems can be solved with a hot, powdered-sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.

When not typing furiously or flipping pages in an enthralling romance, she homeschools her two beautiful girls and watches way too much reality television with her amazing husband. She writes YA, NA, and Adult Fun & Flirty Escapes. She loves talking with readers! Find her at www.RachelHarrisWrites.com

My Review:

What a phenomenal book! Cat and Lucas were amazing together!

I felt so connected to Cat as I followed her ups and downs on her journey of reconnecting with her mom. Her complicated feelings going into the renewed relationship with her mom made sense to me. It's probably how I would have felt if I had been in her shoes. I've been in that situation with someone close to be before, so I totally get it. It's like when you've been hurt so badly in the past, but you still love the person and hope that maybe one day things will be made right. But part of you worries that it never really will be. It involves a lot of fear, caution, hope, and pain. But you keep holding onto that one little piece of hope because if things work out the way you want it would all be worth it. That being said, I like the way Rachel ended things between Cat and her mom. It seemed realistic to me.

Lucas is such a solid guy. Loving, passionate, caring, loyal, tender, and unselfish. I loved getting to know him on a deeper level and discovering what haunts him from his past. Watching his journey to self-discovery was AWESOME.

Rachel did such an amazing job with the character arcs, as she does in all her books. Both Cat and Lucas were able to face their inner demons and overcome their challenges. The final scene was touching and had my heart doing a happy dance!

My Rating: