When Life Gives You Lemons Instead Of Lattes
What if losing everything you have is exactly what you need?
Kylie’s summer after high school graduation was supposed to be celebrated in Europe, not some podunk town in Ohio. But when the FBI shows up at her parents’ California beach house looking for her father, the life she’s known, suddenly disintegrates.
With the family assets frozen and her father on the run, the...more
I'm not going to lie to you guys.. Kylie, who just happens to be the main character, was hard for me like. In the beginning, she was beyond selfish and acted like a brat to everyone. Some times I just wanted to slap her into reality because she was being completely horrible to everyone.
I mean, I get it. Her dad is on the run and the FBI took everything from them. So she moves from being rich to being poor rather quickly. K ...more
This book reminded me so much of Schitt's Creek, which I love. An exceedingly wealthy family has their money and assets seized by the FBI and must relocate to a small town and learn to live without their luxuries. Kylie is a typical spoiled rich girl who thinks she's above her new neighbors and can't wait until all this is sorted out and she can go home. It was difficult to like Kylie at first because she can be so mean and I couldn't wait for her to get a reality check. Luck ...more
This book follows Kylie, a teenager who's father is accused of embezzling. Her family goes from a lifestyle in which they have everything they wanted, to having to pinch pennies. They move out ...more
-The relationship between Kylie and her sister Harlow. They really love each other, and Kylie's protectiveness towards Harlow is clear from the beginning of th ...more
This book is about Kylie, a young girl who just finished high school and is looking forward to going to university. Her family is loaded with money but one day the FBI comes in and freezes all their accounts and takes everything away. This wile her dad is nowhere to be found. They’ve got no place to live so her mom decides to go back to her hometown to live in the house of her grandmot ...more
This book gave me major Schitt's Creek vibes. Not complaining though, I absolutely love that show! I really enjoyed this book. The protagonist Kylie, is annoying and frustrating, to say the least, and this makes her loathsome at the onset of the story. But that's okay. I could understand why she was acting the way she was and I could see where she was coming from, as much as what she was doing exasperated me. Sometimes it isn't as important to ...more
Well guys, this started off a little rocky and then got better and then completely crashed and burned for me. I thought about dnfing a few times but continued hoping that it would get better. Boy, was I wrong.
The main character, Kylie, is one of the biggest narcissists I have ever read about. It’s all about her and she doesn’t care about anyone else, probably besides her sister. At least their bond was nice. She was always harping on ...more
I really enjoyed the flow of the novel and the character relationships. There is a great sisterly love that many readers can relate to and a family tension a lot have probably felt. There were a few outbursts from the main character I was a bit put off by, but her snotty rich b*tch behavior is definitely a stereotypical act that had me rolling my eyes. I'm glad we saw the characters grow and change and learn to love. A very ...more
When the FBI shows up looking for their missing father who is accused of fraud, Kylie, her younger sister Harlow and their mother head to the only place that they can. The small town in Ohio where their mother grew up. This small town is the last place that Kylie wants to be the summer after graduating, especially without any of t ...more
Let’s start with the story. Kylie’s father is not a great guy at least from the beginning to me he wasn’t and that was due to how the book began. Kylie, her sister Harlow and her mom find themselves without anything but a suitcase of stuff due to her father and on their way to her great-grandmother’s house that was left to her mom to live. All three need to learn to adjust to life with ...more
When Life Gives You Lemons Instead of Lattes
by, Rayna York, @rayna.york
which is being hosted by YA Bound Book Tours
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: July 2nd 2020
What if losing everything you have is exactly what you need?
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
Ryan York latest book, “When Life Gives You Lemons Instead of Lattes”,
A contemporary coming of age, family ...more
At first you can't help but hate the main character, she was every cliché rich, bratty, teenager, but it's her journey to self-discovery that makes y ...more
This book just wasn't it for me. What started out as a decent premise quickly turned into a tropey nightmare. The good news is that it did get mildly better toward the middle or so.
Some positives: Harlow, Charles, Otto. And that's it.
Okay, quick roundup of everything I just couldn't get on board with in this novel:
Namely, the main character.
From the very beginning Kylie is the worst kind of main character to read. She is entitled and narcissistic and just straight up a bitch. It was hard to ...more
If Clueless and Heart Of Dixie had a lovechild, I'm pretty sure this would be the outcome of said tryst. The plot is incredibly creative and I love how the author was able to balance the tone of the book so well, mixing the comical aspects of suddenly losing everything with the more sobering realities of how money and status can influence your lifestyle.
That said, I'm torn on this book. While I was invested enough to finish (I genuinely wante ...more
I fell in love with the voice of the main character, Kylie, right away. Though she was self absorbed (at the start), she was authentic. Her protectiveness toward her younger sister warmed my heart. And Otto’s refreshing interest in something besides partying and scoring with a girl ma ...more
Kylie a spoiled 18 year old grates on my nerves quite a bit, but the more you dive into her character the more she warms up to you! Kylie, her mom and little sister Harlow have their lives completely turned upside down because of their father’s illegal misdealing’s, and they are now in a rags from riches situation.
As Kylie gets used to her new small town and living without credit cards and Loubo ...more
The complicated part is that Caroline is a rich girl who is brilliant but immensely pampered that loses all her money when her father is arrested and their assets are seized.
That is Kylie in a nutshell. It is frustrating being in her head (conceited and has no idea what real life is like) but it’s an accurate portrayal of the character’s history. She should act like a spoi ...more
I picked up this book because the plot sounded interesting and up my alley, but I feel like this book just didn't hit the mark for me. I gave it a 2 out of 5 stars. There were some plot points that they didn't give an answer to, or just completely forgot about.
The main character Kylie is a really spoiled, bratty character who is used to getting whatever she wants. She is not a likeable character and although I feel bad that ...more
I saw some of the not so good reviews about this book, and thought I’d be disappointed as well. But I’ve just finished reading and totally disagree with those reviews. I couldn’t put the book down. I was completely riveted until the last page.
Sure, Kylie acts like a brat in the beginning....but the whole point of the book is to show her grow up and get her head straight. That would be impossible if she was mature and responsible from the st ...more
Eighteen year old Kylie has lived a very privileged life in Santa Barbara until one day the FB ...more
Okay this one is hard for me to review. But I feel like 3 stars is good. At the beginning of the book I despised the main character, Kylie, she was such a brat with an awful personality and I completely hated the way she treated her mom. But as the story moves along and we begin to discover all the problems inside her family, I was able to understand her but still she is a very unlikeable character. I appreciate where the sto ...more
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