Goodreads Book Description:
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 Rating: 4 couches
I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I have been a long standing fan of Rachel Harris. I really enjoyed My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, and completely fell head over heels for the companion novel, A Tale of Two Centuries. Now, Cat is back in My Not So Super Sweet Life in alternating first person perspectives with Lucas, a relative newcomer and love interest. We get a taste of him in the first two novels, but this the first time he takes center stage.
It was fun seeing all the characters again. Cat and Lucas's relationship is starting to blossom but of course obstacles, such as Cat's actress and absent mother's antics, a wedding, issues between Lucas and his dad, and Cat against herself, get in the way. We also see some familiar faces.
I love Rachel's writing, and she has a knack for steamy scenes! All of the guys she's written about have me swooning-- Lorenzo, Lucas, and especially Austin, are my favorites. It was a fun read and I got through it really quickly.
That said, I have to say I loved ATOTC more because Less is overall a much stronger character than Cat. I thought that Cat almost backtracked in this book (which makes sense with her character development to a degree)-- she has trust issues, but it almost got to be too much. If I hadn't seen her in a different, more spunky light in previous novels, it might have been hard for me to like her. I just wished that she came out of her insecure shell much earlier than in the final pages.
Overall, a really great addition to the Sweet Sixteen novels, well written with great characters. If you loved the first two, you have to read this one!