About the Book:
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 the 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 is he? Toby is 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 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. With Toby 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 it’s wreaking havoc on the strong girl she’s always considered herself to be. Have 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?
* I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
What does happily ever after mean to you?
To Aurora (Rory) it means getting out of the trailer park, getting away from her alcoholic mother , who doesn’t seem to care what happens to her kids as long as she can have her fun. And being taken away by her Prince “Charming”.. In this case she finds that in Toby.. He is the “Golden Boy” of the town and means everything to her. But due to circumstance she meets what? Another Knight in shining armor?? Rome is a neighbor that shows up when help is needed he is a good guy with a good heart, and not to mention he seems pretty smexy as well.. We also got to meet Rory’s best friend and partner in crime Amandolette “Mando” Ruiz and OMG I loved her personality and she definitely had me laughing out loud through-out the book.. But this is not a comedy, it touches some on some very SERIOUS issues. That being said I think Delia did a good job with the character’s and their interactions with each other, and whether or not you have lived on “the wrong side of the tracks” the story is relate-able to anyone really. And we find out that sometimes that “Happy Ending” we are desperately searching for, has really been there the whole time. Rory is a strong girl that has been dealt a crappy hand in life, but she has to learn to love herself in order to let the love in she so desperately craves. The story kept me interested and once I got going I could not put it down..
About the Author:
My name is Delia Steele. I am 30 years old and reside in Tupelo,
Mississippi. I have been here my whole life, minus the year stint I took to be a beach bum in Destin, Florida. I am happily married to the love of my life, and we have two wild and crazy kids. I do have a dog, but I am not a fan of him AT ALL. That little wiener isn’t good for anything except yapping. I am more of a ferret kind of girl.
I have a full-time job and a part-time job outside of writing. My words are more of a hobby for me. I enjoy writing, and it calms the voices in my head. My highest education comes from a Job-corp Facility and my major was NOT English. I was more about learning to rebuild cars back then.
All of my books have meaning, and it usually revolves around accepting people for who they are, not who you want them to be. I usually write about strong females, with a supportive Adonis on the side! If I had to pick five words to describe me, they would be in no order: honest, loud, eclectic, extreme, and obsessive. I believe we should all live like we are dying, and if we do something stupid, we should write about it!
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