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.
This trilogy is one that I’ve loved from the start and I’m definitely sad to see it end. However, My Not So Super Sweet Life was a great ending to the trilogy that proved to be everything that I hoped it would be.
My Not So Super Sweet Life jumps back to the first book in the series, as half of it is told in Cat’s pov. The events take place after the second book in the series, though. Previous to reading this book, I didn’t really feel like Cat’s story was completely told, so I was extremely excited to see that this book would tell the rest of her story! She grew so much over it’s course and I loved the inclusion of Lucas’ (her boyfriend)’s pov.
In the beginning of the novel, I was definitely pretty frustrated with Cat. She tried to push people away and I feel like she put a lot of her trust in the wrong people. However, I feel like the author did a great job at making you able to understand why she was she was doing these things, and even be able to relate to Cat.
Lucas, Cat’s boyfriend, was amazing! He’s one of the nicest, most thoughtful guys that I’ve read about in a while. He has his own family struggles, like Cat, but I really felt for everything that he had to go through. His protectiveness over Cat was adorable, too.
I feel like this series is more character-driven, but the plot still kept me engaged throughout. With the arrival of Cat’s mother, a whole bunch of new drama occurs, along with some new characters being introduced. Cat’s mother was one of the most unlikable people ever, with how self absorbed and selfish she seemed to be. However, she was important to the way things developed over the course of the novel.
The ending and epilogue were perfect for the novel, and this is a trilogy that I’d highly recommend. It’s possible to read the books back to back, since they’re all out, too! :) I’d give My Not So Super Sweet Life 4 out of 5 flowers.
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!
1 a handmade sterling silver necklace that retailed over $130. It is an eight petal rose and a replica of the one Lucas gives Cat for Valentine's Day in the book. And 1 rare, signed paperback. US Only.
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