Trailer Park Heart by Rachel Higginson [arc review]

I love Rachel's writing! I discovered her at an author event a few months back and have been hooked since. I might have squealed in excitement when I got this arc... just maybe... hehe On that note, thanks for the arc! 
This book was amazing guys! I was a ball of tears within the first few pages though... consider yourself warned. 


The blurb:
Trailer Park Heart, Rachel Higginson
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 escape. 

Seven years later, I’ve resigned myself to this small town and the roots I’m tied to. Nothing could make me leave. And nothing could make me spill the secrets that keep me here. 

Until he walks back into town with a chip on his shoulder and a stupid hunch nobody else in town has been smart enough to follow. 

Levi Cole is my opposite. Born on the right side of the tracks with family money to spare, he’s the kind of black sheep that can afford to be rebellious—because his family will always pay for his mistakes. He’s also the only living heir to Cole Family Farms, after his brother Logan was killed in duty seven years ago. 

He sees something in my life that he thinks he has a right to. But he’s wrong. And obnoxious. And he needs to take his stubborn good looks and that intense way he looks at me and go back to wherever it was he came from. 

I know better than to trust men like him. I was born and raised in a trailer park, I know nothing good happens to girls like me—girls with trailer park lives and trailer park hearts. Especially from gorgeous, kind, pigheaded men like him. 


4 stars

This was such a pleasurable read. Heart wrenching at times, but it had a lot of beauty to it.
The book starts off with Ruby, a girl born on the wrong side of tracks determined to have one last hurrah in the town she grew up before leaving everything behind and making something out of herself. That last hurrah ends up with too much too drink and a baby. She never leaves.

Years later her paths cross with a boy that did leave, one born on the right side of tracks and has everything. He returns home to take over the family business and he tries to win over Ruby's heart. To start he doesn't know about the son she now has, and once he finds out he doesn't know who the father is. And she won't tell.

I loved how their story progressed. I loved the glimpses Ruby had into her past too, it was fun joining her as she remembers all the stuff that went down between her and Levi as kids and how your perception of things change with time. What you thought was someone bullying you and giving you crap could potentially have been someone trying to get your attention because they liked you. Their romance was sweet and all those little memories made it even sweeter. 

One negative? It is a little slow at times. But I find that is just Rachel's style of writing, I had the same feeling on her other books. It doesn't bother me all that much because I am a fast reader though. I still love all she writes all the same. 

Release Date: Oct 23rd, 2018
Find the book at: GoodReads - Amazon

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