What would you do if you thought your life seemed to be perfect and one day a bomb is dropped that changes everything? My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris follows Cat as she navigates not only the hardships of teenage life, but also gaining a step-mother, having a boyfriend, and dealing with her famous actress mom.
I’m going to focus my review on My Not So Super Sweet Life, but I’ll also give mini reviews of the two other books in the series- My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century and A Tale of Two Centuries.
My Not So Super Sweet Life
Title: My Not So Super Sweet Life
Author: Rachel Harris
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: April 21, 2014
Format: Ebook, 190 pages
Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review
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
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!
I had been waiting for this book ever since finishing the first book in the series- My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century. The story continues in A Tale of Two Centuries and finish in this fantastic final novel. You have got to read all three of these books- they are quick reads and are a lot of fun.
Format and Writing Style: The book switches between Lucas’ perspective and Cat’s perspective- so you get to see what is going on in each of their lives. The writing style is great and the entire novel flows really nicely.
Characters: The characters were absolutely awesome! It was a lot of fun to see each of them change and develop throughout the three books. My favourite character has to be Lucas- he is sweet and charming and just the best guy ever. He is also really strong and knows when to fight for what he wants and when he should let things be. The relationships between Lucas + Cat and Austin + Alessandra really develop in this novel. Also, we get to see the family dynamics in Lucas’ and Cat’s families and see how they deal with negative things being thrown at them.
Plot: The plot is cute and really centers around family and personal growth. We watch Cat grow as an individual and see how she deals with being the child of a movie star, and also the repercussions of divorce and step-parents, and we also get to experience Lucas and his problems with having a family who moves a lot.
Overall, I really loved this book. It finished the series really nicely (although I am really sad its over- I want more Lucas!). This book is light and a really nice read. It teaches you a lot of important lessons while still giving you an awesome story line.
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.
Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore. Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?
I started reading My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century and I could not put it down- it was such a fun read and I wanted to know what would happen with Cat. It was a lot of fun and had some great learning points throughout the book. Watching Cat try and fit into the sixteenth century and learn how to speak and also how to act was hilarious. I definitely would not be able to do what she did. I really enjoyed this book.
A Tale of Two Centuries
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Alessandra D’Angeli is in need of an adventure. Tired of her sixteenth-century life in Italy and homesick for her time-traveling cousin, Cat, who visited her for a magical week and dazzled her with tales of the future, Alessandra is lost. Until the stars hear her plea.
One mystical spell later, Alessandra appears on Cat’s Beverly Hills doorstep five hundred years in the future. Surrounded by confusing gadgets, scary transportation, and scandalous clothing, Less is hesitant to live the life of a twenty-first century teen…until she meets the infuriating—and infuriatingly handsome—surfer Austin Michaels. Austin challenges everything she believes in…and introduces her to a world filled with possibility.
With the clock ticking, Less knows she must live every moment of her modern life while she still can. But how will she return to the drab life of her past when the future is what holds everything she’s come to love?
This second book in the My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century series follows Cat’s cousin Alessandra as she experiences life in Cat’s world. Her experiences are very different than Cat’s and she has other important lessons to learn. Alessandra develops as an individual. This story was awesome- although it followed Alessandra, Cat’s life was also interwoven into the storyline. Cat developed even further from the first book.
All I can say is your DEFINITELY need to read this books!!!!