November 29, 2017 by ceresbooksworld
Cruel and Beautiful world by Katrina Marie
Publisher: Self published
Publication date: November 16th, 2017
Rating: 4 hearts
Cami is a mess. Putting on the perfect student persona by day to please her controlling father. Losing herself at parties at night because it’s the only part of herself she can control. She doesn’t need anyone to save her.
Travis only wants to help the girl he began crushing on last semester. Watching her downward spiral creates an ache from his childhood. He wants to show her she deserves more than how she’s living.
Can Cami let down her guard and let love in?
Cami is Tonya’s best friend, for those who read Welcome to your life, they are now separated. Tonya is going through difficult times, her father wants to have total control over his daughter, and he monitors her school results and threatens to cut off her food if these results don’t improve. Her father really isn’t someone I appreciate; normally parents are supposed to support their children, help them and guide them on the right path. What is absolutely not the case here, he wants to force her to do a job she doesn’t like and it’s irritating.
Cami is adorable but she partied very often, drink a lot, all to forget her father and her panic attacks. I love Cami, she tries to stand up to her father but it’s complicated, Tonya misses her and even if her friend is great, she feels a lack.
Travis is awesome, he’s caring, his past with his mother isn’t simple, she’s an alcoholic who often asks him for money but he managed to get by and he wants to help Cami. He doesn’t want her to become like his mother and regret things.
I really loved reading this story, I laughed, I cried, and I liked the way Cami ended up getting attached to Travis, I also loved their friends.
As much as the first book by Katrina Marie dealt with pregnancy during adolescence, this one deals with many topics but especially the importance of having confidence in oneself and having a family that surrounds us as well as friends. I was touched by the sensibility in Cami or Travis, the distress that Cami felt at times was so strong that I felt like hugging her.
Quick word: A beautiful story full of hope.
About the author
Katrina Marie lives in the Dallas area with her husband, two children, and fur baby. She is a lover of all things geeky and Gryffindor for life. When she’s not writing you can find her at her children’s sporting events, or curled up reading a book.