Monday, April 28, 2014

Review: My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris

  • Publisher: Entangled Teen
  • Publish Date: 4/21/14
  • Source: eARC provided by the publisher for review/finished ebook also gifted by the author because she rocks!!
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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.

My Thoughts

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I am a huge fan of Rachel Harris. I have been loving this series, and this book was no exception. It has fantastic swoon factor, a great storyline, and it was just fun and entertaining. It is a perfect companion to the previous two books and I love seeing how everything ties in together. I loved how the relationships grew and changed, and I really, really loved how this one ended. (Please, please, please tell me we will get a book that follows Rance!) 

Cat is trying to just have a normal life despite the things that she has seen and been through, and it seems like things are going pretty well until her mom decided to pop back into her life. She wants so much to believe that her mom really wants to be part of her life now and I was hoping so much that it was true for her too. Then, she has Lucas who is super sweet, romantic, and totally perfect for her. He is everything that she needs and wants, and she is falling hard for him, but her own insecurities are holding her back. (Thanks to good old mom, she has this fear of everyone leaving, so doesn't let anyone get close enough for it to hurt her.) Cat really finds herself in this one in a way that she didn't in the previous books. I thought that it was great and realistic how she has slowly gotten there.

Lucas was a character that I totally fell in love with. I mean, I already adored him, but this book just took it to a whole new level. He will do anything to make Cat happy, and he goes above and beyond on the super boyfriend meter. He will not let anyone or anything stop him from being with the girl he loves. He is fiercely protective, but in that protectiveness, he does make a few decisions that aren't the best. Decisions that put a wedge between them. He really has the best intentions though, and I think he was wonderful!!

The romance was so swoony, mushy, gooey!! Lucas is a total romantic and he does some of the sweetest things, says all the right things, and is just too good to be true. I mean, the Valentine's Day date... PERFECT!! Also full of moments that make you have butterflies in your stomach. The good kind, not the ones that are like trying to eat you alive or anything. Lol! Even though things aren't always easy for them, they really do care for each other, and it's a really sweet love that they have. He even handles the paparazzi like a champ because he knows that it comes along with the territory, and he wouldn't have it any other way. He wants Cat the way she is, and will prove to her that he is in it for the long haul.

Full of romance, surprises, and a whole lot of fun, this book was just amazing. I have become so wrapped up in this world and the characters, that when I am done it feels like saying goodbye to friends. I know that I can come back to visit whenever I want, but it feels like I need more. I want to know what will happen next and where their stories will go. Not just Cat, but all of the characters. I want to continue the journey of Less and Austin, I want to know what is going to happen with Reyna, and I especially want to get to know Rance!! I just hope that Rachel Harris writes more of these books to let us continue the journey just a little bit more!!

*And advanced copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation.


  1. I really need to read this series! I have heard so many good things about it.

  2. Oh, very excited to see a five star rating! I definitely need to catch up on this series. So glad you enjoyed!

  3. Aww I love Rachel Harris too and the first book in this series was super cute and sweet and I just adored it. I haven't read the sequel yet bc I suck but I'm so happy the series continued to be its awesome self! I'll definitely be catching up though the romance sounds so butterfly-inducing and swoon worthy! "The good kind, not the ones that are like trying to eat you alive or anything." Bahhaha!!! This is why I love you!! :D

  4. While I didn't LOVE it as much as the other two, I really loved this book. Lucas was the best part, for sure, lol. So happy you loved it, too!

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