Trailer Park Heart by Rachel Higginson

Trailer Park Heart – Rachel Higginson

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Trailer Park Heart – Rachel Higginson

BOOK REVIEW:

Trailer Park Heart

by Rachel Higginson

Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018

Trailer Park Heart – Rachel Higginson

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Trailer Park Heart – Rachel Higginson

CORINA’S REVIEW

 

I was intrigued by the blurb since the very first time I read it. And I couldn’t wait to read this story, it checked so many of my boxes.

✔️small town America

✔️enemies to lovers

✔️wrong side of the tracks

✔️(and a trope I can’t mention yet – spoiler)

The chemistry between Ruby and Levy existed from the very first page. Through short flashbacks, it was obvious that Ruby and Levy’s competitive nature and their friendly teasing started in high school, and wasn’t something that just disappeared after seven years of not seeing each other.

Even after years it was palpable how comfortable they were with each other. They had tons of history and memories to built on. I really enjoy it when a couple knows each other so well. It doesn’t mean that everything was easy or all roses between Ruby and Levy. But the back and forth was comfortable and easy, sparks were flying, and the attraction between them was genuine.

But even after seven years Ruby and Levi were still a mess. There were still so many secrets, misunderstandings and hurt feelings that threatened a future HEA. Ruby was stuck in the past and a life she thought was all she could ever hope for. Levi was trying to be patient but he had his fair share of hotheadedness to apologize for.

I loved the flashbacks and thought it would have made an awesome YA novel.

Most of all I loved Ruby and Levi’s competitiveness during high school. And how they always aimed to trump each other. But also how open Levi was about his teenage feelings. And the way he teased her and went a little overboard when she refused to cooperate had me smiling and wishing for a YA novel.

The only thing I wished this book had more was dialogues. I wanted more of Ruby and Levi’s banter, less descriptions and more conversations between all characters. I did skip some of Ruby’s narrative and explanations. And toward the end I was hopping from one dialogue to the next. I know that writing dialogues can be the most difficult aspect of writing, but for me it makes or breaks a novel. A dialogue is the window to someone’s character and it’s the most important feature of any story. The famous show, don’t tell comes to mind.  Descriptions can drag easily and I tend to lose interest. But wonderfully entertaining and smart dialogues, witty comebacks and snarky remarks is what makes a novel exceptional in my eyes.

But all in all this novel was sweet, charming and got me out of a nasty reading slump. So, BRAVO!!!!

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

 


Trailer Park Heart – Rachel Higginson

BLURB

Trailer park born and raised. It’s my legacy. That’s how my mama lived. And that’s how her mama lived. It’s the life I was born into and it’s the life I swore I would leave the second I was old enough to make it out.

Only legacies have a funny way of sneaking up on you. An innocent decision the night of high school graduation led to a series of complications in my plans to escape.

Seven years later, I’ve resigned myself to this small town and the roots I’m tied to. Nothing could make me leave. And nothing could make me spill the secrets that keep me here.

Until he walks back into town with a chip on his shoulder and a stupid hunch nobody else in town has been smart enough to follow.

Levi Cole is my opposite. Born on the right side of the tracks with family money to spare, he’s the kind of black sheep that can afford to be rebellious—because his family will always pay for his mistakes. He’s also the only living heir to Cole Family Farms, after his brother Logan was killed in duty seven years ago.

He sees something in my life that he thinks he has a right to. But he’s wrong. And obnoxious. And he needs to take his stubborn good looks and that intense way he looks at me and go back to wherever it was he came from.

I know better than to trust men like him. I was born and raised in a trailer park, I know nothing good happens to girls like me—girls with trailer park lives and trailer park hearts. Especially from gorgeous, kind, pigheaded men like him.

 

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Rachel Higginson is the best-selling author of The Opposite of You, The Five Stages of Falling in Love, Every Wrong Reason, Bet on Us and The Star-Crossed Series.

She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart. Now she spends her days writing stories and raising five amazing kids.


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3 thoughts on “Trailer Park Heart by Rachel Higginson

  1. Great review!
    I really want to read this book. I’m a little nervous about the 7 year thing, though. Sometimes that works for me and sometimes it doesn’t. Hopefully, in this case, it will.

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