Sunday, April 6, 2014

Review for Trailer Park Princess by Delia Steele



Book One of The Switching Tracks Series

Rory is a simple girl in a simple world. It wouldn’t take much to make her happy, but that’s a goal she gave up on long ago. Now her only goal is to simply, survive. Rory used to count down the days until she could leave, but now with a younger brother in tow, it would be hard she could never leave him. Rory is trapped in the Trailer Park like a princess in her tower, with her mother playing the big bad drunken fire breathing dragon. The dream of her knight coming to save her faded away about the same time her goals changed. Feeling useless and angry Rory starts her new school and gets trampled by none other than Monroe Falls Golden Boy Tobias West. She finds herself seeing him as the knight she dreamed of, though she believes it to be just that, a dream. Tobias (Toby) is Mr. Popular/ Mr. Perfect/ Mr. Money in the bank. He is too high on the social ladder to step down to her level. Or was he? 
Toby was smitten with Rory. Toby’s ex, Ashley refuses to lose out to trailer park trash, and Rory finds herself the fuel to Ashley’s new found hate. On top of Monroe Falls High School drama, Rory still has to deal with her drunken mother and needy brother. She doesn’t have time for childish games. Reality hits Rory hard when her mother brings home a ticking time bomb for a bed mate and the need for that shiny knight becomes real. 
Rome appears like she conjured him up out of thin air with magical powers, and instantly becomes her best friend. He seems to always be around when she needs someone to talk to and seems to always know just how to fix it. (Did I mention he is drop dead beautiful?) Two knights in shining armor? Nope!! That doesn’t happen, not in fairy tales, and definitely not in real life. Rory finds herself realizing there is a thin line between relationships and friendships lines that are starting to blur. Toby is getting ready to leave for college, Ashley’s nonstop meanness, and Rome showing up can Rory handle the pressure? 
Her old friend reality takes another whack at her, causing her dread and despair to take over. Rory is questioning herself and its wrecking havoc on the strong girl she’s always considered herself to be. Has her poor choices doomed her to life in the trailer park or will she be able to exceed even her own expectations? Will she ever realize she is truly a princess worthy of getting her prince? Or will she simply survive? How does Rory’s story end? 
This book is suited best for readers over the age of 17 due to sexual content and some language. As well as a few different types of abuse that is rarely talked about. (Verbal, Mental, and to some extent sexual and psychical)

In Trailer Park Princess:   You meet Aurora, aka Rory, who is a poor girl from the trailer park. She is working hard to get good grades and work as many hours as she can at the diner to support her mom and brother. Her mother is an alcoholic who doesn't work or take care of her kids. So Rory has been left to be the mother to her brother. Amandolette's grandmother lives a few trailers away, that’s how she met Rory and they become BFE (Best Friends Eva). Rory is a strong female character, she is sassy and the type of girl you would want to have on your side. Tobias West, aka Toby, is the high school quarterback, he's rich and popular. He could have any girl he wants, he was dating Ashley but that ended badly. Toby runs Rory over on her first day at school. He then goes to the diner where she works and leaves a note asking her out. Toby and Rory seem to hit it off wonderfully. However, Toby is very weak and easily influenced by others, especially his mom, who is none to pleased by their relationship because Rory is "from the wrong side of the tracks". After Rome saves Rory from a bad situation, they form a unique friendship that is almost impossible for Toby to understand. Rory is in love with Toby (the man of her dreams or so she thinks). Rome is everything that Toby isn’t; he understands Rory and her ways and Toby doesn't even make the effort to try. Rome has her back no matter what and Toby seems to vanish when he assumes things about their friendship.  

This is a fast paced book; you don't want to put it down because you can't wait to see what happens next. This book is full of surprises, just when you think you have it figured out, a twist comes along and changes everything. The book will make you laugh, cry and at times make you mad but it just reminds you that life isn't always fair and you don't always get what you want or do you? It makes you think about how different every situation can be depending on how you choose to react to it. The characters in the book are real and the chemistry between them is amazing.  Trailer Park Princess is well written and I would recommend reading it if you are looking for a different type of romance novel.    I would give Trailer Park Princess 3 out of 5 stars.

I live in Mississippi better known as “THE SIP”,were I was born and raised, except for a short time I spent wondering the beaches of Destin Florida. I have two wild and weird (I’m told they take after me) kids, Dominick & Oliviana, who are the light in my life and married to a very patient and loving man named Rob. I work a full time job Monday – Friday in collections (No I didn't call you). I am half Mexican and half American in other words I AM BROWN! =] I enjoy singing extremely loud thou I can’t really, dancing around for hours which I do often, and watching my kids just be kids. I enjoy old music and great books. I am eclectic, and I’m pretty much always happy. I believe we should all have fun sometimes and then when we do something stupid, WE SHOULD WRITE ABOUT IT! If I could be anything when I grow up (yes when I grow up because I currently refuse to) I would want to be a full time superhero. Wear awesome boots, have long full flowing hair, wear my panties on the outside of my clothes (and have it be ok), ride on a magical horse with wings, and save the world. Who wouldn’t want to do that?

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