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The Daughters Break the Rules by Joanna Philbin
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Aug 29, 12

bookshelves: fave-beach-reads, best-heroines, 2012-books, self-discovery, scandals-drama, 4-stars
Read from August 28 to 29, 2012

The second novel in The Daughters series proves to be as vivacious and fun as the first.

Confident and adventurous Carina Jurgenson messes up big time when she leaks a scandalous story to the news about her father. Her father is furious and they have never had a really good relationship. She blames him for cheating on her mother but she realizes later that that is not true at all. Her father cuts her off and she is left to struggle through her school and social life with only a meager sum of money.

She manages to get the planner job for organizing the Snowflake Ball and Eva, the chairperson expects her to use her father's connections to get the best djs, food and decorations. She is too embarassed to share her current situation but tries to meet some well known people and asks for favors. She finds that all of them only want something from her and expect to be paid. She loses hope but meets Alex, a young talented DJ and he helps her to plan the party with trifty solutions. She finds herself attracted to him but had a crush with Carter Mclean, only to realize Carter is not worth it.

She also fights with Lizzie about Todd suddenly spending time with the three of them. Her lies come out and she feels like her entire life is ruined but she connects with her father and they make up for all the lost time by having a meaningful conversation. He helps her with the party and I think they are on the road to healing. She makes up with Lizzie as well but at at the party. She apologizes for being so affected by Todd's presence as she is afraid Todd will replace her position as Lizzie's best friend but Lizzie assures it will never happen. Hudson gets stage fright when she goes out to perform. Oh no, H is an amazing singer but her mother has very definite ideas of what she wants her daughter to sound like.

I love, love this series. It is so fun, heartfelt, sassy and a guilty pleasure. I really do look forward to the third book!
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