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Trailer Park Heart

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  2,691 ratings  ·  313 reviews
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
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 9th 2018 by Independently published
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Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5 stars!!

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“The hard things make the victory and the success so much better, so much more beautiful.”
Rachel Higginson is another new to me author who made their way on my top favorites list of 2018. I’ve seen a bit of a buzz with this book in groups I’m in, and even though the title didn’t appeal to me, I picked it up. I am so glad I did! Trailer Park Heart is an emotional, sweet, and somewhat angsty enemies to lovers story and I couldn’t have loved it more!

Ruby Dawson grew up in a trailer pa
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TRAILER PARK HEART: Is a full length from 'enemies to romance' novel by new to me author Rachel Higgins.

In this we meet Ruby Dawson, the girl who was born on the wrong side of the tracks & Levi Cole, the boy who had it all.

Ruby Dawson seemed like she was on the right track of leaving her small town, Clark City Nebraska behind her for good, it’s her final year at Clark City High School, and the last three mon
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Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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★ 3.5 STARS ★

“I wasn’t defined by other people’s opinions of me. I was defined by my belief in myself. I was a fighter. I was a survivor. I was the girl who lived her best life despite her circumstances.”

This book had so much potential to be a really great read. Unfortunately, there was a heroine that ( in my opinion) made really selfish choices and I had a hard time over looking that.
Another peeve of mine is having the hero and heroine not getting together until very late in the story. With Levi and Ruby... they fought their feelings for one another....sometimes for very valid reasons... but by 90% I was more than frustrated that they finally hooked up at this point! I basically had 10% of the
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4 stars

Rachel Higginson delivers a heartwarming,intense and full of tension story.I was intrigued from the first pages, I loved the story line and the writing.


I loved the build up between the characters and they have a great banter.There was tension,intensity and sweetness between them.I loved that Levi was challenging all the time Ruby.Ruby is a great heroine that sometimes frustrate me.

If you like angst and tension in your stories then this
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blending enemies-to-lovers with unrequited love, Rachel Higginson brings us a story of love, loss and second chances between a couple whose lives have travelled very different paths.

description I had lived my whole life in a trailer park on the wrong side of the tracks. And maybe that was my life story, but it wasn’t the story of my heart.”

Told from Ruby’s perspective, Higginson does a superb job in not only detailing her story but also Levi’s with no stone being left unturned along the way. Strong, deter
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Rachel Higginson gave us everything we wanted in Trailer Park Heart. Small town Scandal, unrequited love, jealousy, frenemies, and passion. This is a story that will have you rooting for a girl who has sacrificed everything, and falling for a boy who had more heart and passion then you could ever imagine.

All her life the only thing that Ruby Dawson has ever truly wanted, was to her leave her small town of Clark City Nebraska and never look back. In this town everyone knows each other and with
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So bloody cute! I adored it!
Jennifer Kyle
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 Stars
A pretty standard slow burn romance book but I enjoyed reading it.
★3.5 STARS★

Ruby Dawson has worked hard to ensure her future would be different than the one that everyone in town had predicted for her. Raised in a trailer park by her ex-stripper mother, the odds that she would make a success of herself were well and truly stacked against her. On the cusp of proving them all wrong and going off to college, Ruby allows herself one night to let her hair down alongside the peers that spurned her throughout high school. Armed with her checklist of “firsts” Ruby cr
Wil Loves Books!
This was ok, all in all I was expecting something more angsty and more emotional. Boy was this heroine clueless and wishy-washy. She also behaved like a little girl and the story is so inconsistent I couldn’t make sense of it. Not to mention the inner dialogue is overly excessive. This is my first book by this author but I’m willing to give her another chance.
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I have a thing for stories about girls that are from the wrong side of the tracks falling for guys who are the complete opposite. In the prologue of this story we see Ruby and Levi in their senior year, and we get an idea what type of relationship they have. They are more enemies than friends, but it wasn't really toxic or anything in my opinion. They were teasing one another, and they both didn't really know how to express themselves. T
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
3.5 stars

Trailer Park Heart will whet your appetite for a sweet underdog love story.

Ruby has all the cards stacked against her. She is poor and lives with her neglectful mother in a trailer park on the wrong side of the tracks. However, she never feels an ounce of self-pity. I really admired her tenacity and resilience.

Levi has been Ruby’s rival since grade school. He comes from a well-off family, but they are equally matched when it comes to wits and taunting. I enjoyed Ruby’s high school flas
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ⭐'s

“I want to be so much more than your friend. I want to be your everything.”

This book felt a bit slow in its pacing, however, it was really slow in its romance. It was killing me! I hate waiting almost the whole book for the H/h to get together...seriously, this was torture...but in almost a good angsty way.

Ruby is the trailer trash poster child and I felt bad for what she had to go through although she learned to play the victim well...maybe too well.

Levi was the little boy who pulled Ru
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I like Rachel Higginson, I really do... However, INNER DIALOGUE OVERLOAD!!! The entire book, up to where I stopped, is the heroine explaining and re-explaining the fact that she is the town's pirhia. The girl from across the tracks... the girl people talk down to... blah blah! It's everything that defines her, that shouldn't define her, that she obsesses over.

The book barely has any action because we are constantly being assaulted by her inner musing. Incessant, bordering on
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
Ruby Dawson grew up living in a trailer park with her mum. Being known as the girl who lived in a trailer park all through school gave her the motivation and determination to work hard, graduate and leave her small town. She knows she will never return and never live in a trailer park ever again.

‘I wasn’t defined by other people’s opinions of me. I was defined by my belief in myself. I was a fighter. I was the girl who lived her best life despite her circumstances.’

Ruby is a girl with a life p
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Release Date: October 23, 2018
Genre: Romance. Women's Fiction
Actual Rating: 4 stars

Trailer Park Heart is a single mom romance/ women's fiction novel. Personally, I think it reads more like a women's fiction novel than a romance because the romantic aspects don't show through until the end of the book. Instead, the book follows a single mother who lives in a small town as she navigates life with her son.

Overall, I enjoyed reading Rachel's latest release. Ruby Dawson is a strong willed woma
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Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Note: There were multiple reviewers for this book, and we didn't all necessarily agree on a rating. That's books, right?

Based on the Rachel Higginson's stories I've read, this author always delivers amazing enemies to lovers stories with an added emotional punch. Trailer Park Heart was no exception as Ruby and Levi were so sexy and swoony together. I really enjoyed this heartwarming story as it showcased Ruby's transformation from being closed off and protective to being open to love and life'
Best read of the year. Haven't read a book I liked this much in the longest time. I won't gush about it because I'm too tired , also because I just looked up a few reveiws & mostly went into this blind so I'd suggest the same to anyone who's interested.

At first I was hesitant because of the title, I didn't want to read another book which was a pity party about a girl who lived in a trailer park & belonged to the the wrong side of the tracks while still managing to look like a Victoria's
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This was my first read from this author but will definitely not be my last. Ruby and Levi definitely don’t have an easy road & come with a truckload of baggage BUT none it matters. This story was sweet, emotional and Levi Cole is the stuff BBF are made of. Definitely recommend
I couldn’t put this book down once I started. My emotions were all over the place while reading this one and I absolutely fell in love with this story and these amazing characters. This is a top pick of 2018 and I can’t recommend it enough! Fantastic!!!
Absolutely beautiful story and also a little bit heartbreaking at times.
I was hooked from start to finish and I couldnt stop reading, I read it in one sitting.
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this one...full review to follow

This one had me from the prologue. I felt the tension and forth coming doom-ish future that was looming within the room. The misunderstanding that would eventually lead to a life changed in a moment. And with that hanging over everything I was consumed by these characters. I totally enjoyed the angsty back and forth. The will they ever get over the elephant hanging in every room they enter moments. Which had me flipping through the pages quicker tha
Jacqueline J
All in all a pretty good read. I'm not really a fan of 2nd chance stories. This one was different because the hero had loved the heroine all those years ago but the heroine was totally oblivious then and now. So there was that wasted time element that I don't like plus the heroine was so blind. But the story itself was well done and fairly well plotted.
Big Joe  Rossi
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ruby was from the wrong side of the tracks, a trail park kid, her mom danced than managed the towns strip club. She kept her head down and studied hard knowing school and college were her way out of the town she hated. She didn't do parties, drinking, boys. That is till one party before graduation. Kissed my her biggest bully, Levi Cole, who also had a girlfriend, and was brother to one of th eonly boys who treated her nice, his brother. She went to the party on a HS bucket list and she will ful ...more
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
I didn't choose the trailer trash life, the trailer trash life definitely chose me.

I love when this lady releases a book. She is definitely one of my all time favorite authors no matter the genre. But I always wonder? What type of story will the pages tell, what will the characters be like, and how will the romance play out? Because this is Rachel Freakin’ Higginson...there will be romance. Not once have I ever been let down with one of her books. TRAILER PARK HEART didn’t disappoint. It was
Karima chermiti

I’m really surprised that this new adult book feels so removed from the genre and yet it has all its charm and fascination. I quite enjoyed it for what it is : a second chance romance between two people who shouldn’t fit and yet they do. Simple, soft and without unnecessary Drama, Trailer Park Heart is great at taking familiar tropes and making them less insufferable and more bearable.

I love you, Ruby Dawson. I can’t remember not loving you. I don’t know how to live this life without loving yo
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Rachel Higginson is the best-selling author of 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 d
“Your son might belong to my brother, Ruby, but you’ve always belonged to me. You’re mine.” 0 likes
“I love you, Ruby Dawson. I can’t remember not loving you. I don’t know how to live this life without loving you. You’re it for me, Ruby. Beginning, middle, end. I want to be so much more than your friend. I want to be your everything.” 0 likes
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