Published: February 7, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 3/5
If you’re looking for a story about a good, humble girl, who’s been hurt by someone she thought she could trust, only to find out she’s not as vulnerable as she thought she was and discovers an empowering side of herself that falls in love with the guy who helps her find that self, blah, blah, blah...then you’re gonna’ hate my story.
Because mine is not the story you read every time you bend back the cover of the latest trend novel. It’s not the “I can do anything, now that I’ve found you/I’m misunderstood but one day you’ll find me irresistible because of it” tale. Why? Because, if I was being honest with you, I’m a complete witch. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles. I’m every girlfriend’s worst nightmare and every boy’s fantasy.
I’m Sophie Price...And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most envied girl to the girl no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
I rule my elite world. But not because I am the wealthiest.
No, I rule because I am the hottest.
My light gold eyes are the colour of amber and are perfect. My lashes long. I am practically flawless and it pisses me royally when girls try to copy me.
God, get a clue nimrods. You'll never look like me!
I am VAIN...
This book was about a girl who was vain, obnoxious, spoiled brat and a definite Queen Bee. The blurb gave promise of a story about an unforgiving head of a clique with no care for the world. The cover showed a girl with piercing eyes that could give the bitchiest look condemning your soul to eternal horror. I was excited and felt sure that I will have a deep hatred for the main character by the end of the book. I was severely disappointed that what I expected did not happened at all. There were only glimpses of the spoiled Queen Bee that I was looking for in the early chapters. It turns out, Sophie was not entirely the shallow and bitchy person the blurb described as. She was indeed a "friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles, every girlfriend’s worst nightmare and every boy’s fantasy" but she also surprisingly has a lot of sense on what is right and what is not so it totally ruined the effect of her being a total heartless bitch as described in the blurb. I was severely disappointed by that. For once, I want a total bitch for a main character. I want a main character that I can hate. I want something that is totally different from the norm. This book, unfortunately, was not what I was looking for. Sophie was a bitch but she also has a lot of redeeming thoughts that made it hard to hate her. Although the I was disappointed by the turnout of the main character, I could enjoy the story and her transformation from being an airhead to someone much humbler.
The relationship between Sophie and Ian was inevitable as this is of a romance genre. It was the standard
It was an overall a fun read but I wasn't too psyched about the parts where Ian is the savior of everyone and everything. He's such a perfect book boyfriend that you might want to check out. I wish Sophie never changed throughout the book because then it will be as what the blurb entailed. She was a total bitch at first but was too quick to change when she arrived at Masego, Africa. I mean, it took some girl to get hit by a bus to stop being mean, why did it took so little for Sophie to change?
Anyway, this book will be greatly enjoyed by those who are searching for cute romance and in need of a new book boyfriend.