Today I’m really excited to be taking part in the Book Tour of, When Life Gives You Lemons Instead of Lattes
by, Rayna York, which is being hosted by YA Bound Book Tours

When Life Gives You Lemons Instead of Lattes
by Rayna York
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: July 2nd 2020

What if losing everything you have is exactly what you need?
Kylie’s summer after high school graduation was supposed to be celebrated in Europe, not some podunk town in Ohio. But when the FBI shows up at her parents’ California beach house looking for her father, the life she’s known, suddenly disintegrates.
With the family assets frozen and her father on the run, the only place left to go is a dilapidated house that once belonged to her great-grandmother. Now her family is broke, her social status is in ruins, and the only internet access is at a café where a nerdy barista boy wants to be her new best friend.
But life has a funny way of teaching its lessons, and being catapulted into this new reality might be the help she needs to learn that sometimes you have to let go of everything you know to discover what is real.
With unlikely friendships, family secrets, and a budding romance, Rayna York crafts a heart-warming story about the deception of appearances and starting over in unexpected places. Perfect for YA fans of Sarah Dessen and Kassie West.

This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.    

Ryan York latest book, “When Life Gives You Lemons Instead of Lattes”,

A contemporary coming of age, family drama, Kylie James life is completely turned upside down. When the FBI shows up unexpectedly at the home of the James family, and sizes all available assets. Beyond belief, they have to come to turns with news that Mr Jarred Mallory James, Kylie’s father is for fraud and embezzlement.

Kylie, along with her mother and little sister are left destitute, and must make their way to the midwest, Ohio. Where they live in Kylie great-grandmother’s home.

There the family will start to put their lives back together with the monetary help their father has proved for in the past. Kylie is insensitive and has an entitlement attitude.

This is only because she has been given way to much, and struggles under this lifestyle that has been thrust upon her small family. We see her character development grow as she comes to turns with some harsh consequences of her actions. She struggles and her relationship with her mother is stressed. She has in the past interpreted her mother’s repeated attempts to instill the value of money as a negative. This causes more hard ache for both mother and daughter. Seeking to blame the very person that is as much in same situation or worse. Kylie lashes out, at her mother and anyone around her. She becomes reckless, and has a lot maturing to do. There is a slow burn romance that is cleverly executed with the storyline.

This is wonderful book with family dynamics that a lot of people can relate to.

This is a thought provoking book that takes a hard look at the reality of the consequences of having too much, and not focusing on what really is important.

For an example, character and honor, and what it means to have good solid family values.

I highly recommend this book anyone looking for a great Ya contemporary.

About the Author
Rayna York grew up with hippie parents that liked to adventure, so being the new kid was always a challenge. Where change was the norm, books were her constant–a way to escape. As an adult, many careers came and went, but writing has always been her passion. Everything I knew to be true is her first published novel.

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