Series: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #3
Published by: Entangled Teen on April 21, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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.
You guuuuuuys!! This was my favourite book in the My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century series! It was so much fun.
For starters, the other books in the series were fun and fluffy. They were cute and fun to read, which was just what I was looking for at the time. But My Not So Super Sweet Life dug deeper. It focused more on romantic relationships and coming to terms with a shitty parent. It felt like a more serious book.. but also a more romantic one! *swoon*
This book is dripping with swoon. Before this book, I liked Lucas. I never loved him. I think that’s mostly because I was still annoyed that the whole Lorenzo thing just died.. I was still caught up on that. But in this book, Lucas really won me over. There were some really hot (but also sweet) moments between him and Cat. I feel like this book really gave me a glimpse of what Rachel Harris’s adult books are like! I mean.. steamy.. hot.. delish. Of course, things never go super far in this book, but it was like a little snippet of what could be! And phew… Fanning of one’s self is needed.
And OMG, this book really shows how much of a stupid, naive bitch Cat’s mom really is. But the thing is, it’s almost like she has no idea she’s being a bitch. She just think it’s all okay.. which is even more infuriating! Grr. But I love how View Spoiler » [Cat and her mom never really “make up”. Cat’s mom was a bitch, and I’m glad that Cat finally realized and accepted that, instead of them actually getting close. I’m really pleased with how it ended! « Hide Spoiler]
I think my one criticism was Ransom. As a character, he was interesting, but I feel like he was introduced but never fully explored. Even by the end of the book I still feel like I have no idea who he is or what his story is! It was kind of hinted that we might get another book about him, but either way I just felt like I had no idea who this guy was and he was just blindly accepted into the “group”.
If you liked the rest of the series, prepare to LOVE this book! Especially Lucas and Cat together…. mmmmmm delicious.