Book Review: Rags to B*tches

Amazon Synopsis: “The boy named Most Likely to Succeed back in high school? That would be handsome, wealthy Gabe Moreau. Everyone assumed Gabe’s devotion to girlfriend Dena Devlin was mere puppy love, a rebellious stroll on the wrong side of the tracks. Dena was, after all, the janitor’s daughter. Unfortunately, even a love as strong as theirs couldn’t withstand Gabe’s act of betrayal.

At their 15th high school reunion, Dena comes face-to-face with the cheating boyfriend who broke her fragile young heart. The good news is, Dena is now a self-made millionaire, thanks to the pet-resort empire she built, inspired by her love of dogs—a true Cinderella story! The bad news is, Gabe is sexier than ever. Well, no worries. She’s no longer the shy, self-conscious girl she was back then. She can handle one awkward evening.

What she doesn’t count on is a full week at a Long Island B&B with Gabe and a quirky cast of characters from the old days. One of their housemates is the girl Gabe cheated with all those years ago, the “appropriate” girl his parents always intended for him to settle down with. Well, so what? Dena is over him. Really. All she wants is to get through the week and never lay eyes on the infuriating man again.

If only there weren’t all those unanswered questions, all the doubts and longing she’s repressed for so long. If only she could ignore the magnetic attraction that still hummed between them. Forgiveness and second chances were far from her mind when she signed up for her high school reunion. How is she supposed to get through a whole week under the same roof with Gabe?

A feel-good romantic comedy! Originally published as A Class Act.”

Length: 206 pages

Publisher and date: Radical Poodle Press on April 13, 2017

Destiny’s Thoughts

Where I found this book: Another Bookbub find and a great one at that. The title made me laugh immediately before I even read what it was about. 

How it’s written: The third person view clues the reader in to Dena and Gabe’s thoughts. Like One S’more Summer, Burford does a great job weaving the present and past of these two love birds.

What I like about the book: I definitely laughed out loud a few times and had a silly grin on my face for most of it. The build-up and timing of everything is perfect. The secret between Dena and Gabe’s first breakup is hinted from the very beginning but only when I felt as if I couldn’t take anymore anticipation, the final explanation came.

Dena’s transformation into a strong, quick-witted woman is phenomenal. It’s funny to contrast the people that have grown up since high school with those that have not. There were a few characters that seemed to change in appearance but still had the same childish humor and then there were others that have used the 15 years after high school to really learn and develop.

Final Thoughts: I’d like to add that Scott is probably my favorite character. I mean, Dena is a lot of fun and it’s great that her and Gabe still have something after all this time but Reverend Scott is the perfect wingman. He is handsome enough to stir up some trouble but aware enough to help Dena and Gabe find some alone time.

If you’re interested in buying the book, click here.

I would love to hear someone else’s thoughts on this book. I had a lot of fun with it and I’d love to talk more about it with someone who has read it.


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