Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris ~ Review

Source:  Received eBook in exchange for a fair and honest 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.



Still just 99¢

My Thoughts:

4 stars - This book brings the fun

First Impressions...

I love Rachel Harris books.  I've wanted to get to this series for a long time but just haven't been able to.  When she told me that this book could be read as a stand alone, I was super excited.   So I made it happen - the reading of it that is.

The Characters...

I love Lucas.  He's struggling from a lose in his family.  His father expects certain things from him as a result and he really has a hard time saying no.  It felt like he knew who he was but he needed to figure out how to help his did see that person and accept him.  He's such a support to Cat and it's clear he loves her.  They were sweet together.

It was nice that Lucas and Cat were already together.  This story is about how they develop the feeling they have for each other into the bonds that strengthen them enough to face the difficult reality of their lives.  They are good for each other.  They support each other.  It's sweet really.

It took me longer with Cat.  Admittedly, I didn't know about her journey before this book, but I didn't like her right away.  She hides herself away and I think I needed to figure her out.  Took me a bit.  But the author does a good job of highlighting the important growth from the previous books and I soon decided she was great.

The Story...

This book does stand alone.   Although I didn't read about her journey into the past, I got enough of the details to understand the effect it had on Cat.  The look alike characters are explained and those from the past that are present are clear.  I was impressed that Rachel was able to weave all that information in there and still make it a fun enjoyable read.

Speaking of the fun, that's the best part of this book.  It's fun.  The YA feel is strong and I was giggling a lot.  I really enjoyed the flipping back and forth between Lucas and Cat's POV as well.  Loved reading from Lucas' POV best, of course.

Could I Put It Down...

I read it over two evenings.  It's not that I wanted to put it down but I had to.  I could have easily read it straight through if I'd had the time.  It's the kind of book that you just want to keep reading.

In The End...

Fun, sweet, swoon filled, and a great growing up kinda story, this book rocks.  If you love reading YA, then make sure you add this to your TBR pile soon.

About the author:

Author of fun & flirty romance about sassy girls-next-door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Vibrant settings and strong families are a staple of all my books...and kissing. Lots of kissing.

I homeschool my two beautiful girls and watch countless hours of reality television with my amazing husband. I write YA, NA, and Adult romance and LOVE talking with readers! 



  1. Everyone loves this series and it does sound very very sweet. I hope to get around to it one day. Great review!

  2. I read and adored the first book in the series, and that's cool that this can be read as a stand alone. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Valerie!! I was so nervous, knowing you were starting the series with this one. I hoped you'd like it, and hoped it flowed well...but still, I worried. So glad you enjoyed it :)

    Thank you, so much, for all the love and support. Means everything


  4. Ooh, I'm glad to know this can be read standalone. Although I've wanted to read this series anyway. :) Lucas sounds amazing and I'm glad Cat eventually grew on you. Great review!

  5. I really adored this book and Lucas was the best! Rachel's writing is so fun. Great review!

  6. I love YA, and sometimes I need a fun, light, swoon-filled story! This sounds great! I love that you get dual perspective's and think that I would love Lucas. I didn't know that this could be read as a standalone! That's great news!!! Thanks for sharing Val :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  7. Great review, as always. I'm excited about this installment. I really enjoyed the first two books.