Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
Publication Date: July 3, 2012
Source: Finished copy for blog tour
About the Book: Being America’s favorite heiress is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.
Lexington Larrabee has never 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 Blvd either.
Which is why, on Lexi’s eighteen 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 a 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 52 reasons to hate her father, she only needs one reason to love him.
My Thoughts: This book was exactly what I was hoping for when I cracked it open. It was fun and flirty with just enough drama to give it depth. I was entertained through out and finished it in one sitting.
Now I do have to say this... I couldn't stand Lexi in the beginning. However, I expected that. She's a spoiled heiress who expects everything to go her way simply because she is Lexington Larrabee. I really enjoyed seeing her grow and change. I was also interested in learning more about her past and the events that shaped her. Jessica Brody did a really great job working the heartaches of Lexi's past in with the humor found as Lexi tries to complete her assigned jobs. The book just has a wonderful "feel" to it :)
52 Reasons to Hate my Father is a great contemporary stand alone! I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to escape their own reality for a couple hours of fun.
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