Title: Petty Little Lives
Author: Alice Reeds
Release Date: 18th of August, 2015
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Pages: 316 pages
" The only thing cousins Sapphire Hope and Roxanna Revolution have in common is they don’t want to spend the summer at their aunt’s Iowa farm.
Sapphire is an entitled L.A. rich-girl…
Spoiled by her Oscar-winning mother and a CEO father, Sapphire thrives on the lifestyle of a jet-setting socialite and aspiring model. She has no interest in rural life, or the strange cousin who seems to want to be her friend. About the only thing even remotely interesting about the farm is the good-looking intern at her aunt’s veterinary clinic, Dawn Matthews. He might do as a summer distraction.
Roxanna is a sensitive loner…
She spends her time playing guitar and posting videos for her YouTube subscribers, but at least at her aunt’s, nobody knows what she’s hiding. Since her secret drove her boyfriend away, she could use a few friends, but Sapphire clearly isn't interested—and even less so when Dawn prefers Roxanna's company over hers.
When Roxanna's secret comes out, Sapphire, Roxanna, and their friends are forced to view their lives from a new perspective and face choices they never thought they’d have to make.
Can friendship and new love help them overcome physical and emotional challenges and learn what’s really important? Or will old habits and attitudes refuse to die?"
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Petty-Little-Lives-Alice-Reeds/dp/1680582518/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1445375398&sr=8-1&keywords=petty+little+lives
Here was my initial review on goodreads:
Characters & Plot:
There are a few different narratives in this book. The main narratives come from cousins Roxanna and Sapphire which I find to be polar opposites. It's nice to hear from the different perspectives as they are very different and see the whole circumstances totally differently.
Basically, Roxanna and Sapphire's parents have shipped them off to their Aunt Valesca's in the middle of nowhere for the Summer. This is Sapphire's worst nightmare because she is a serious spoilt brat. Brought up in LA on money and not attention, whereas Roxanna doesn't want all the attention she has been getting.
Both cousin's are put to work, Roxanna in the vets and Sapphire in the garden. I love how well crafted Sapphire is and how the story twists and turns so that we see a different side to her. Roxanna is a mystery in herself and very closed off, doesn't want to be seen, just heard. Her YouTube channel lets her escape into another World where she can just sing and be herself.
I could seriously go on and on about this book but overall I really enjoyed this read that i'd described as short and sweet. A beautiful ending with a twist in between, one that I would recommend giving a go!
My overall feelings after reading this book are...
Finally, i'd like to give a huge THANK YOU to Alice for sending an ARC copy of this book to me. This has in no way affected my review, just like with any ARC's that are sent to me. I DEFINITELY recommend this book for it's beauty.
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