Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Review : 52 Reasons to Hate My Father

52 Reasons to Hate My Father
Jessica Brody
Square Fish
Being America’s favorite heiress is a dirty job…but someone’s gotta do it.

Lexington Larrabee has never had to work a day in her life. After all, she’s the heiress to the multi-billion-dollar Larrabee Media empire. And heiresses are not supposed to work. But then again, they’re not supposed to crash brand-new Mercedes convertibles into convenience stores on Sunset Boulevard either.

Which is why, on Lexi’s eighteenth birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund. But if there’s anything worse than working as a maid, a dishwasher, and a fast-food restaurant employee, it’s dealing with Luke, the arrogant, albeit moderately attractive, college intern her father has assigned to keep tabs on her.

In Jessica Brody's hilarious “comedy of heiress” about family, forgiveness, good intentions, and best of all, second chances, Lexi learns that love can be unconditional, money can be immaterial, and regardless of age, everyone needs a little saving. And although she might have fifty-two reasons to hate her father, she only needs one reason to love him.

My Review:  This was my favorite book of the month. So touching and so funny. I finished it and gave it too my daughter to read immediately.

   Let's start with Lexi. Spoiled, self-centered and rich. I wanted to smack her at times and I thought what her father does is quite justified. We have all worked jobs that were not glamorous but we learn from them and move on. Lexi just works them to get the inheritance taking nothing away from them and complaining all the way. I must admit I took slight joy in reading about how she thought they were horrible and way to hard. Then the turning point and I found myself rooting for her. I also wondered what everyone was hiding from her. The family secret that shed light on every thing.

  Luke self made and very motivated the complete opposite of Lexi. I loved how this character championed for Lexi's father because we do that for people we admire, I also understood Lexi unhappiness because her father was never there. Praising a mans public image to the end Luke want to be like the self made millionaire and can't grasp why Lexi is not on her knees thanking her farther for everything that is handed to her.

 I enjoyed how these characters played off each other and the romance that followed. The anger and resentment turns to understanding and appreciation. A real heart warming story that I will keep on my self and re-read for years to come.


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