Thursday, June 5, 2014

My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris [ARC REVIEW]

TITLE: My Not So Super Sweet Life
(My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #3)
AUTHOR: Rachel Harris
PUBLISHER: Entangled Teen
PUB DATE: Apr 21 2014


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.

- Source: Goodreads

Rating:



“I’m a type A girl. I prefer things color-coded, organized and within my control. Unfortunately, sometimes life sucks, and it rarely goes according to plan.”

I’ve always looked at Rachel Harris’ My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century as a light read. The contemporary time travel was interesting but there never was much to think about it other than watching the characters develop and learn some valuable life lessons.

I guess that is why I find My Not Super Sweet Life (what’s with the long titles by the way?) quite surprising since it brought about a factor in Cat and Lucas’ relationship that I never considered in the first and second books from the series. I mean I know Cat had issues, but I never thought things were just as complicated on Lucas’ side. I also thought that, after Cat went time travelling, she was content with the case she has with her biological mother. So I really didn’t think it was necessary to build a story that is this book. I couldn’t be more wrong.

I can’t help but feel that Cat reminds me of a part of myself once in a while. That line (quoted above) just stung a bit since just a few weeks ago, I’ve been my worst obsessive-compulsive self. That’s kind of a long story but it involved a wedding [mine], last minute arrangements, and some not-so-helpful people, which brought about, well… bridezilla. Not a pretty picture. So, when Cat was having her meltdowns, even though I cringe over the way she acts, I can’t help but empathize.

It’s a really sweet story. Although no time travelling occurred for our protagonists, which I must say I am missing, readers still get to see another issue in Cat’s life unfold and yet again bring about another growth to her character.

While I love Cat and Lucas and I’m happy with how things went on for them, I am much rather interested in another character that was introduced in this book. And judging by that epilogue, I believe we have a male protagonist for the next book… there is a next book right?



*Thank you Entangled Teen and Netgalley for allowing me to view My Not So Super Sweet Life.

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