Published by Createspace Independent Pub on May 31, 2017
Series: Life Sucks #1
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Humor, Romantic Comedy
Source: eARC from Author
1. A chaotic or disastrous situation.2. An utter catastrophe or mess.3. A devastating calamity or source of trouble.4. Pepper O’Brien.
As the daughter of a famed film producer, Pepper O’Brien is Hollywood royalty.
Also, her life sucks.
Because, unfortunately for her, the old adage is true: money can’t buy everything—including grace, true love, or the ability to not screw up every single opportunity her life has brought her.
After her latest disaster, Pepper moves across the country to start over but, as usual, her life has other plans, namely in the form of Derek Cashette, her former teenage crush and now ridiculously handsome friend of her older brother.
Derek is determined to salvage the train wreck of her life and Pepper’s determined not to let him. Her life is her problem and, dammit, why can’t she be her own hero?
But sometimes fate has other plans. Or maybe it’s hormones. Especially when her rescuer comes with a killer smile, a chest Thor would be jealous of, and a butt that any girl just wants to—
Train Wreck is a standalone romantic comedy by Elise Faber. It is also the first standalone novel in the Life Sucks series. I’m not sure if the series is all going to be set in the same town or not. We might get to see totally new couples in each book that are not connected. Either way, I can’t wait for the next book in the series to find out, because Train Wreck was a lot of fun.
Train Wreck follow Pepper O’Brien, who life is a total train wreck. She is basically the running joke for her family. I felt kind of bad for her. On one hand, she comes from a big Hollywood family and grew up very privileged, but on the other hand, she just faced one back thing after another. I kept saying to myself, “when is this girl going to catch a break.” Sure, some of the situations were a bit over the top, but in my opinion that just added to the hilarity and fun of the story.
And then we get to Derek. I loved Derek. I thought he was an excellent hero and an even better love interest. I loved how well he saw Pepper. He really empathized with everything she was going through. Watching the two of them dance around each other was so much fun for me. (are you sensing a theme yet? This book was a lot of fun.) I kind of wished that the whole Pepper’s father asking Derek to look out for Pepper element didn’t exist, because I feel like their connection would have genuinely happened either way, and it was just an unnecessary road block for them to face. I would have liked Derek to hang around organically. Because he totally would have. He is a great guy and he was clearly smitten from their first re connection encounter.
Bottom line: If you are a fan of romantic comedies, Train Wreck will be a book that you will likely enjoy. It is so much fun. The characters are so easy to root for. I couldn’t wait for Pepper and Derek to get together, and I really wanted things to take a positive turn for Pepper. She is such a sweet girl, you can’t help but like her. I loved that Train Wreck was a standalone with a happily ever after. Train Wreck is totally worth checking out.
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