Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris -- ADVISABLE

Harris, Rachel My Not So Super Sweet Life (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #3), 190 pgs. Entangled/Macmillan, 2014. $0.99 (Kindle version; currently not available in print.)

Language:  R (100 swears; 2 f); Violence: PG; Sexual Content: PG-13.

In this conclusion to Cat's story of time-travel and romance, she and her boyfriend are finally together, and she feels like she now has her life under control. Everything is nice and normal and peaceful, just as it should be. Then disaster strikes: her famous actress of a mother announces that she plans to restore her relationship with Cat. Cue the media frenzy. Cat's not a fan of the public life, however, and she's also not a big fan of her estranged mother. Unfortunately, she's suddenly defenseless against both. The tension surrounding their reunion puts a strain on many facets of Cat's life, including her relationships with her boyfriend, her father, and her stepmother-to-be.

This fun, short novel brings some sense of closure to the trilogy, while also hinting at possible stories to come. (No promises made, though!) While it is an enjoyable read, it does leave some unanswered questions, and it sometimes feels as if there is not enough tension to sustain the brisk pace of the other two books in the series. The sexual content stays under PG-13 (barely), but there are plenty of hints that the characters wish to progress beyond that. It also includes several intense make out scenes, which often feel as if they were created to stand in the place of actual tension between the two characters. All in all, however, it is worth the read for fans of the series.

HS -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn

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