About the Book
Rachel Hutchinson, bakes away her anxiety while avoiding a painful breakup with her secret girlfriend. The only people who don't know this "girlfriend" secret are her judgmental parents, Pastor Ed and Shirley.
Just when it seems things can't get worse, Gwenn finds a pack of old photographs that may uncover a family secret. Will these pictures lead to the truth, or bring them face-to-face with the reality they've worked so hard to avoid?
It's Not My Favorite is the first book in the hilarious, fast-paced, romantic comedy, The Lake Effect Series, full of snappy dialogue and memorable, quirky characters, guaranteed to win a spot in your heart.
Buy this book, and join the Hutchinson sisters as they struggle to embrace adulthood!
I have owned the ebook for a couple years, but I just never got around to it. When I saw it was available on the Audiobook Boom I immediately requested it. Although a whole bunch of personal drama happened... if any of you stalk me enough you'll know. Hospital stuff. Flooding stuff. Having to move. School starting... and the hurricane right after that. The list goes on... and I am a bum. Especially if my review was expected earlier than right now. But hey, better late than never! Also, I totally listened to this book while I was unable to get home because of the hurricane flooding. And it brought me amusement and helped get my mind off of some of the upsetting things I was dealing with. So I highly appreciated that.
Anyway, to the review. When I first started it I was a bit thrown off by the narrator. She just seemed a little weird to me. And if you know me, you know I listen to a few audiobooks a week. I'm an addict. But something just didn't click for me at first. After finishing the book I realized the narrator was the author, which isn't a bad thing. But it wasn't until the story picked up for me that I was able to get more into the narration. Had I not specifically signed up to review the audiobook I'd have just switched over to the ebook edition.
I think it was about 30% in when I started feeling more comfortable with Rue as a narrator. By that point I was pretty much sucked into the story and I did not sleep that night because I had to finish this book. Although I do have to admit I was disappointed because I expected this to be more a lesbian romance. Although there is some of that in here, it's a background story and this is mostly the story of her sister.
There is some crazy as hell stuff going on in this book. Ridiculous, but in a way that I absolutely enjoyed and I'm not even ashamed. It's because of that reason that I just couldn't put it down. I needed to know what the hell was going to happen, because it was so different than anything I expected it to be.