I'd like to welcome Rachel Harris to StuckInBooks. I love Rachel's writing and am excited to have her here today.
Thanks so much for having me, Valerie! As I’m sure you know by now, I completely adore you, and love your enthusiasm for books. You’re to blame for a large part of my one-click addiction. But, as addictions go, I happen to think hoarding books is an excellent one.
My Not So Super Sweet Life is live, and I’m so excited. This fun, digital companion to the series came about last year, and I didn’t even get to write it until late fall. It was one hundred percent fan driven, and I sincerely hope readers enjoy the conclusion to Cat and Lucas’s story in this special dual narrative book. It’s a bit different from the previous two in that way, giving you the full picture of their relationship as they deal with mama drama, insecurities, and the paparazzi.
It was so much fun to write.
To give you a little taste of this book, I interviewed the two lovebirds and asked where they like to hang out. You know, when photographers aren’t chasing them.
Lucas & Cat's Top Five Places to Visit
· UCLA’s Murphy Sculpture Garden – This spot serves as a swoon-filled setting for the couplein My Not So Super Sweet Life. Growing up, Lucas traveled back and forth from Milan to Beverly Hills, never quite staying in one place too long. But this is a special place for him, and after a certain day he spends with Cat, it means even more. Filled with sculptures and rich in inspiration, it’s easy to see a pint-sized Lucas lighting up at the art.
· Lyric – In A Tale of Two Centuries, Lucas made his stand with Cat outside this all-ages nightclub. He put his feelings on the line and vowed he wasn’t giving up. Not until she told him to. His incredible speech, along with his gift of art pencils that showed he really saw her, won her over that day, and the two make an excuse to revisit that spot, and those memories, as often as possible.
· Austin’s beach house – A site for one of Alessandra’s more memorable challenges in A Taleof Two Centuries, this house became an escape—a haven—for Cat and Lucas in My Not So Super Sweet Life. The fact that they shared one of their steamiest kisses ever on the beach may or may not be a factor in their decision ;)
· McDonald’s – Don’t let their money fool you. Cat and Lucas don’t do fancy or uptight. These two are all about comfort, family…and milk shakes from Cat’s beloved golden arches.
· Mr. Scott’s Art Class— Though not the place they first met (that would be Cat’s sweet sixteen in My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century), their joint art class became a favorite meeting spot for the two in A Tale of Two Centuries, and that continues in book three. While Cat gravitates toward sketching, painting, and photography, Lucas is into sculpting and ceramics. But their talents know no bounds. Sharing a class together fires up their competitive edges, along with a healthy, flirtatious rivalry
So there you have it, Lucas and Cats top five places to hang out. Where do YOU like to hang out with your swoony boyfriends?
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.
Still just 99¢
As a teen, Rachel Harris threw raging parties that shook her parents’ walls and created embarrassing fodder for future YA novels. As an adult, she reads and writes obsessively, rehashes said embarrassing fodder, and dreams up characters who become her own grown up version of imaginary friends.
She grew up in New Orleans, watching soap operas with her grandmother and staying up late sneak reading her mam's favorite romance novels. Now a Cajun cowgirl living in Houston, she still stays up 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.
She homeschools her two beautiful girls and loves watching reality television with her amazing husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult Fun, Flirty Escapes, and LOVES talking with readers!
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