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"An irreverent, modern-day, romantic comedy!"The Hutchinson sisters grew up under the piercing, pious stare of a preacher’s wife. Plagued by her ever-disappointed refrain, “Well, it’s not my favorite.” Their search to find their own way in the world has not been a screaming success.Gwenn is a good girl, a responsible girl…a miserable girl. Her steady diet of vivid fantasie"An irreverent, modern-day, romantic comedy!"The Hutchinson sisters grew up under the piercing, pious stare of a preacher’s wife. Plagued by her ever-disappointed refrain, “Well, it’s not my favorite.” Their search to find their own way in the world has not been a screaming success.Gwenn is a good girl, a responsible girl…a miserable girl. Her steady diet of vivid fantasies is the only part of her life she enjoys. She daydreams of new parents, a more exciting job and an actual love life. She struggles to run a business as The Organizer, while she stacks relationship carcasses in the closet of her own completely unorganized life. Her only real friend is her younger sister, Rachel.Rachel is outgoing, risqué and happily gay. The only people who don’t know this little secret are her judgmental parents, Pastor Ed and Shirley. Rachel struggles mightily to dodge her mother’s constant attempts to set her up with “nice Christian boys”; while holding down a job at the bakery and keeping up with her rock-star girlfriend!Gwenn uncovers a photo that brings her imaginary world careening into reality. She’s forced to ask herself if wealthy artist, Daniel Gregory is the answer she’s been seeking or a grand delusion.Break-ups, meltdowns, family secrets, wild nights and finally a journey of self-discovery to exotic New Zealand keep Gwenn and Rachel stumbling toward independence.So grab your parka and join the Hutchinson girls, as they experience the Lake Effect in Duluth, Minnesota!...

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it s not my favorite Reviews

  • Dee
    2018-11-13 11:29

    I'm confused why this is toted as a lesbian romance, okay there is a subplot pertaining to the main characters gay sister. But 90% of this story is about a very straight Gwenn including many many references to guy/girl fucking.

  • Angie
    2018-11-06 15:32

    It's Not My Favorite is certainly not one of my favorites. I loved the sound of this one from the description, but it's really not anything like that. Gwenn and Rachel are sisters and very close, and they've both had to deal with their born again Christian parents trying to direct their lives. Mostly, their mother criticizes everything about them and constantly tries to hook them up with nice Christian boys. Well, Gwenn isn't interested in anyone from church and Rachel is a lesbian (not that her parents know that). Then Gwenn finds a picture that leads her to the man who might be what's missing from her life.Sadly, it became clear early on that It's Not My Favorite was not going to be a story about both sisters finding love and dealing with their mother. It's very much Gwenn's story and honestly, other than the awkwardness at the beginning, it's not that interesting. Rachel on the other hand has a break-up, rebound, make-up, and coming out all crammed into maybe five out of fifty chapters! That is not fair especially since she's given half of the description! She's very much a side character and not the main character.It's Not My Favorite did start off pretty great. Gwenn has never felt like she fits in her family, so when she thinks her mother may have had an affair around the time of her conception, she's desperate to find the truth. Of course this means that she originally thought the love interest was her father! Talk about awkward! But then she takes off to New Zealand to get herself together and Daniel stalks her across the world. That is not okay! They had only met twice: once when she asked if he's her father and then again for a DNA test. But he's in love with her and has to find her and bring her home! Creepy!It's Not My Favorite was just not what I was expecting to read and there was no way I could get behind that romance after Daniel starts stalking Gwenn after two conversations. I was even more troubled that Gwenn's assistant would give out that much information to a client! He could have been a psycho killer! And more than that, Daniel goes to therapy and she basically tells him that he needs to let Gwenn see him as a potential romantic partner and not the representation of the family she lost, rather than telling him that stalking is not okay! I really don't get it.Read more of my reviews at Pinkindle Reads & Reviews.

  • Joood Hooligan
    2018-11-18 14:25

    here is some crazy as hell stuff going on in this book. Ridiculous, but in a way that I absolutely enjoyed and I'm not even ashamed. It's because of that reason that I just couldn't put it down. I needed to know what the hell was going to happen, because it was so different than anything I expected it to be. Read more here:http://www.platypire.com/j-hooligan/i...

  • Renee
    2018-10-19 18:42

    The first chapter was very steamy! Then ...it was a dream! OMG The Hutchinson sisters grew up the daughters of a preacher. I got the feeling that if one or both ever did find and marry "a good Christian boy" they would find something else to complain about. The conversations between them were the high point for me. Their mother spoke in Minnesota lingo so it was a treat.As for the main characters Gwenn (Gwendolyn) and her sister Rachel are funny. When it comes to the sister likeness they are not it! They are opposites. Each one is just trying to find out where and what they should be doing. Gwen is an organizer and has her own business. There are a few funny scenes between them where you find out that Gwenn is a slob. I guess she tires of cleaning other peoples clutter, so when it comes to her own, well shed just rather it sit and be clutter.Rachel is a little bit of a rebel, she gay, her parents don't know. I don't get her thinking, but she feels like it would be the end all battle so why tell them. In every other conversation she is told of a "nice Christian boy" that she could date. So it was laughable. They make reference to things I consider funny like mentioning God told them to move. They moved a lot too!The plot follows as Gwenn has vivid dreams of a handsome stranger. Then Gwenn discovers a photo and she wonders if this artist Daniel Gregory is her dream guy. When the adventure begins the sisters keep a decent pace. I felt bad for Rachel when she had to deal with a possible cheating dilemma with her long time rock band girlfriend. She takes you on a text message fueled frenzy. Overall the book was good although at times a little too descriptive and that slowed things up a little for me. The title comes from a family saying “Well, it’s not my favorite.” The sisters are in for more Minnesota adventures for sure.

  • 1-Click Addict Support Group
    2018-11-16 15:48

    Please note: We had two reviewers read this book, and their ratings differed greatly. The rating given is a hallfway point between the two. That's books, right?This is a good book about sisters who stick together through it all. The love they have for each other goes above and beyond, and around the globe.Gwenn and her sister Rachel are the main ladies in this one. Gwenn has dreams she was switched at birth and she is not really trapped in her family. Rachel is gay and out of the closet with everyone but their parents. Daniel meets Gwenn in an unusual way and their relationship has a very rocky start, to say the least. He has his own demons in his past, and with the help of his assistant, Todd, pursues Gwenn to the ends of the earth.Annie is Rachel’s girlfriend, but when they hit a bumpy patch things fall apart quickly. These two are battling their own fears and insecurities throughout the book.There is a lot going on in this book, and a lot of characters but it was pretty easy to follow along. There were times and scenes that could have been less detailed to make the story flow better, but overall the characters were real. They reacted the same way most of us when times get tough. There is some heat to this book, but much is left up to the imagination. ~ Devlynn, 3.5 stars~~~This book had a huge amount of potential. Two quirky, crazy sisters just trying to live their lives. Unfortunately, the author must not have felt that their stories were compelling enough that she decided to throw in side stories about their parents, their co-workers, former lovers, etc. This all greatly detracted from the focus of the the main characters, Gwynne and Rachel, and I gave up trying to keep up with things at 32%. ~ Missy, DNF @ 32%

  • Tanya
    2018-11-09 13:43

    This reads like a Lifetime movie. It's ridiculous. The dialogue is poorly written and doesn't sound the way anyone actually talks. Who uses someone's name six times in one conversation? If she called her sister "Rache" one more unnecessary time, I was going to throw the book across the room. The other stupid part of this book was the constant label dropping. I don't care if she's wearing a Patagonia jacket or Michael Kors shoes. She covered every single quasi-designer label out there. I went into this (because it's labeled LGBT) thinking the protagonist was going to be a lesbian or bisexual but, of course, the main character is a straightie with a train wreck of a love life and the sister is the quirky lesbian character (the B plot if you will). Skip this. Even though it's available for download for free right now.

  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    2018-10-26 18:24

    It's Not My Favorite is a little bit silly, a lot funny, and also has its share of heartache and getting to terms with a difficult family.This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog(un)Conventional Bookviews

  • Emily Ross
    2018-11-02 14:24

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.I expected more from this novel than I received. It's less about two sisters and more about one of the sisters and her possible brother/lover. I really liked Rachel, whose story line is mostly crammed into a few small chapters while the main plot focuses on Gwenn. I feel like Rachel would have been much more interesting as the main character in this novel, or at least a serious secondary character. Her LGBT plot line was much easier to read than Gwenn's pretty boring life. Gwenn is so desperate to escape her born again parents that she daydreams that she was swapped at birth. After finding a photo of a man that she thinks might be her father, Gwenn embarks on a journey of discovery which takes her to a possible brother and a physical journey to another continent. Daniel, I was leery about. Like... he follows Gwenn across the world after meeting her twice because he's in love with her? Why exactly did his therapist not flag this up as worrisome behaviour? I realise that the therapist tells him to get Gwenn to view him as a lover and not as a brother to progress the plot line, but I really didn't like it. He was stalking.That being said, the best part of this novel was the interactions between Gwenn and Rachel. It was easy to feel the friendship and love between them and that sustained this novel. The audio narration was also spectacular and I found it really easy to get into.

  • Mollien Fote Osterman
    2018-11-08 18:37

    Title: It's Not My Favorite (The Lake Effect Series Book 1)Author: Rue Series: The Lake EffectPublisher: Sittin' On A Goldmine Productions LLCReviewer: MollienRelease Date: May 28, 2014Genre(s): Gay Lesbian Male Female RomancePage Count: 321 pages Heat Level:2 flames out of 5Rating:3.6 stars out of 5Blurb:"An irreverent, modern-day, romantic comedy!" The Hutchinson sisters grew up under the piercing, pious stare of a preacher’s wife. Plagued by her ever-disappointed refrain, “Well, it’s not my favorite.” Their search to find their own way in the world has not been a screaming success. Gwenn is a good girl, a responsible girl…a miserable girl. Her steady diet of vivid fantasies is the only part of her life she enjoys. She daydreams of new parents, a more exciting job and an actual love life. She struggles to run a business as The Organizer, while she stacks relationship carcasses in the closet of her own completely unorganized life. Her only real friend is her younger sister, Rachel. Rachel is outgoing, risqué and happily gay. The only people who don’t know this little secret are her judgmental parents, Pastor Ed and Shirley. Rachel struggles mightily to dodge her mother’s constant attempts to set her up with “nice Christian boys”; while holding down a job at the bakery and keeping up with her rock-star girlfriend! Gwenn uncovers a photo that brings her imaginary world careening into reality. She’s forced to ask herself if wealthy artist, Daniel Gregory is the answer she’s been seeking or a grand delusion. Break-ups, meltdowns, family secrets, wild nights and finally a journey of self-discovery to exotic New Zealand keep Gwenn and Rachel stumbling toward independence. So grab your parka and join the Hutchinson girls, as they experience the Lake Effect in Duluth, Minnesota!Review:This is the first book of The Lake Effect Series. It starts off really good. I like the idea of the two sisters finding love on their own terms and how they were always there for the other. The them against their controlling mother was great. As the story progressed however I started getting sidetracked with all the jumping around from Gwenn to Rachel to Daniel. I was expecting a fun romantic comedy. Yes there were funny parts, but for the most part these girls were depressing. The Plot was good, but I found the story disjointed. I really didn’t feel the chemistry between the characters, except for the love of two sisters. The pacing was a little all over the place. The story got better at the end. Loved the showdown. The characters did end up being so much stronger at the end of the story. I wish there was more about Rachel. Review Copy of It's Not My Favorite provided by the Author, Rue for an honest Review.Reviewed by Mollien from Alpha Book Club

  • Heather R Callahan
    2018-10-19 15:36

    Title:it’s not my favoriteAuthor: RueSeries:The Lake Effect SeriesPublisher: Sittin' On A Goldmine Productions LLCReviewer: HeatherRelease Date:May 28, 2016Genre(s):RomancePage Count:321Heat Level:3 flames out of 5Rating:4 stars out of 5Gwenn and Rachel are very close sisters. Gwenn is single, and looking for love. Rachel is a lesbian, and has been keeping it from her parents. He mother is a very strong Christian, and is always trying to find the two girls “good Christian guys”. Gwenn meets this man, Daniel. They have only met a couple of times, but when she goes to New Zealand to find herself, he follows her. She finds herself believing Daniel might be her father, only for him not to be. He seemed to have fallen in love with Gwenn in the few times they were together.This was a very hard story to follow. I felt like Rachel should have a little more in the story. Her whole coming out, break-up and make-up was a little rushed for me. I did enjoy the story, and I found it to be funny and a cute read. I haven’t read Rue before, but I would be interested in reading more. Reviewed by Heather from Alpha Book Club Please provide: (Please put N/A if Not available yet)ASIN: B00KMHFW04Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...Author Link: http://www.amazon.com/Rue/e/B00K5WB7Y...All Romance Link: NASCORES on a scale of 1-5 Stars rate each of the Following 5 CategoriesPLOT:4CHEMISTRY:3PACING:3

  • PaulaPhillips
    2018-11-15 11:42

    Growing up , Gwen was the sister that did no wrong as it was pretty difficult to make a wayward step when your father happened to be the local Preacher. Now that Gwen and her sister Rachel who happens to be Gay but her parents aren't aware yet, though she has been out of the closet to all her friends for the past ten years. For the past few months, Gwen has been feeling restless and lost and she is about to discover why when she helps her parent's pack up for their next big move. Sitting in the garage is a box of painting and photos of her mother with her arms around a guy that isn't their dad and the dates suggest that the dad Gwen grew up with isn't necessarily her biological dad. Eager for a life change and a stab at the truth, the journey will lead Gwen into the arms of Daniel Gregory Junior - the son of the guy in the photo. There is a spark between these two, but when things start to go off-course it sends Gwen dropping everything and hightailing it to the land of the long white cloud otherwise known as New Zealand. I loved this part as being from New Zealand myself, I got to experience all the places Gwen went too as it stirred memories from the Huka falls in Taupo to the Gardens in Hamilton. It's not my Favorite is a chick lit novel that will have readers wanting to travel and experience the world as it shows readers that in order to grow , we must discover and take risks in life. This book is aimed at Chick Lit readers aged 20-30's and is a journey of discoveries awaiting to happen.

  • Slipperyvowels
    2018-11-09 14:46

    A REFRESHING STORY AND STORY-LINE.....This is a good one to get the yummy feelings going. I thoroughly enjoyed the story-line, Gwenn and Daniel, Rachel and Anne, and who can forget the impressionable Todd and of course the holier-than-though parents, Ed and Shirley. Characters that are real and who you can relate to always turns out to be a good read. It was a joy being in their lives, and though it was 'short' (to me it was over way to quickly, maybe because i enjoyed it so much) I thoroughly enjoy it. I especially enjoyed the relationship they have as sisters and how it worked well with keeping them together. This one was recommended by a friend and it was a really good choice for us to read together. It is a good buddy read.Will be recommending to others to have a read. Don't think I will be going to the other books - just because I am happy with where the story ended and feel no need to complicate things. As always Happy Reading.Check out www.sliperyvowels.wordpress.com for more...[image error]

  • Karen Grage
    2018-11-04 16:36

    While there were some interesting characters and great banter at times in this story, all in all I found it to be choppy and all over the place. I think the author had way too much going on to be an enjoyable read. Really also found the 'father/brother/lover' twist a little disturbing.** I received an e-copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

  • Miss Kate Reads
    2018-11-12 11:37

    I enjoyed the dynamics between the sisters and while the actions occasionally seemed a little over the top (for everyone involved - except maybe the parents, I've seen those parents) it was an enjoyable read.

  • Marguerita
    2018-10-30 13:52

    I liked the book because it had me laughing through the whole book and I found myself loving the relationship between the sisters. I wanted a little more from the book, but overall I did enjoy it.

  • Bonnie Keck
    2018-10-29 15:31

    Not kindle unlimitedHas this linking thing that opens up a second window, showing you pictures of what is being described, so sort of neat {but not} as not sure it added that much to the story overall, so more of a gimmic. As for the rest...don't do chick lit, romances, anything with the word romance in it {including paranormal romance, because even though the paranormal is first it never is a major part of the story, so chick like romance}. The 2 sisters, one gay, did not bother me, but another reason I don't read lgbt, because it's basically chick lit romance, with no real story other than whatever romance and bare bones story all that is stuck in to. This story in particular was like watching a 90210 episode with the teen angst, the unbelievabe actions and choices of the people, and the parents {even though supposedly the main cause for much of what happens over time} seemed pretty much to be cardboard cutout props. The stalking parts I did have issue with, as they were basically more 90210 and brushed off as no big deal overall. So, unlike some of the other reviews I glanced at, I had no issue with just one sister or any of the characters being gay, no problem with the christian parents {just wondered why children's services agencies were never called}, and have been through most of the country so don't understand the point about the Minnisota accents, because everyone across the country has varying levels of accents. I had issues with the stalking, the characters not being fleshed out, the motivations being almost nonexistant, and once again it being chick lit with little to no redeeming value or use. The only reason gave it a 2 instead of 1 is that that for amazon 2 is didn't like, 1 is hate. By the way, the blurb for the goodreads version is totally different than the amazon version, and don't think either one really tells enough of the right details to ensure that readers know what they are getting. There are 2 more of these in the series, and even if it was on ku I wouldn't be getting them.

  • Victoria Schwimley
    2018-11-07 18:31

    I just had the pleasure of listening to It’s Not my Favorite, by Rue. I absolutely loved this story. I especially enjoyed the bond between the two quirky sisters. I have two sisters that I’m very close to, so the relationship touched my heart. As a warning, there is some language and mild sexual encounters. I wasn’t offended. However, If you’re bothered by these, just be aware they are there. Aside from entertaining, I found the story to be warm, at times funny, and overall, I enjoyed the lesson of acceptance and forgiveness, and how one can hurt a relationship with intolerance. I highly recommend this book to romance readers who like a story with heart. I look forward to more from this author. The author did a great job of narrating her novel. The reading was a bit rushed in the beginning but seemed to smooth out as the story went on.

  • Lelouch
    2018-10-29 15:36

    Unfortunately this isn't quite the story I was hoping for. I saw it was tagged as LGBT on goodreads, and half the summary is devoted to the sister. The sister was a very small part of the book, as most of it features Gwen. from the cover, I thought maybe this was something like Candy Boy, two super-close sisters going through life together, but it wasn't really that either. With that said, I didn't like Daniel very much, and he didn't make me want to root for gwen.On the upside, I definitely want to give Rue credit for the narration. Authors often make terrible narrators, but Rue really exceeded my expectations there and I can definitely associate her voice with Gwen.This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

  • K
    2018-10-20 14:53

    Such a cute book to readI was taken in really quick, the relationship between the two sisters was so believable I felt apart of their lives. This story was about the journey it took to find freedom with in their own lives and truly being themselves. The Author did a great job developing each sister and the many other characters. There was some room for growth in Rachel's life. Not sure her taking Anne back so fast was smart, but I understand it happens alot in life. But somehow I think this book was more about Gwen and her life conflict. It's nice she finally came out of shed shell. Looking forward to book 2 and 3.

  • Athena
    2018-11-01 16:53

    Could not get into this.First off, the story does have some good moments and interesting characters. Personally I found it boring, and not as compelling as I hoped it would be. But like I said there were some good moments, it just did not seem to have the smooth plot lines that I was hoping for, and I found some characters to be uninteresting. And a lot of the reminiscing just got kind of tiresome after a while.

  • Kim F
    2018-11-10 11:47

    Absolutely entertaining, captivating, and interesting sexy read. Wonderfully written with strong characters. I want to read more from this author.

  • kt
    2018-11-17 15:46

    It was not my favorite.

  • Holly
    2018-10-30 16:47

    It’s not my FavoriteThis book was just ok. I found Gwen and Rachel a bit annoying but liked Todd’s character got some laughs.

  • Lorraine
    2018-10-29 13:30

    Loved it I connected with it

  • Nicola
    2018-11-13 16:35

    I'm not really sure why I persisted with this book. Nothing really grabbed me at all the writing was boring. The characters were dull and the storyline predictable. In short - it's not my favorite.

  • Lauren
    2018-10-30 11:24

    Gwen’s life is in shambles except for her business as The Organizer, Rachel is in the process of breaking up with her girlfriend, and they have to help their parents move again. It follows that Gwen has always harbored dreams that her parents weren’t actually her parents and she would find a better more supportive family elsewhere. These dreams seem to be realized when she finds a set of pictures of a younger version of her mother that linked to a painter, Daniel Gregory, she of course leaps at the idea that he is her real father. It’s Not My Favorite by Rue is, well, not my favorite by a long shot. It bills itself as a sort of romantic comedy featuring the Hutchinson sisters Gwen, who can organize anyone’s life but her own, and Rachel, out and proud to everyone except her parents. I admit, I was a little hesitant to buy it because Gwen’s shoddy love life got higher billing than Rachel’s anything, but it was listed as LGBT and on sale so I gave it a shot. I probably shouldn’t have.Gwen is the focus of the book for nearly its entire run whether directly as the point of view character or indirectly as the object of another character’s concern in their chapter. This gets really old really quickly, because I didn’t start the book to read about Gwen and her running away from adult life because she didn’t get what she wanted. I didn’t want Gwen’s adventures in going half the world away from her problems and shtupping some English dude while her poor love interest tries to find her to fix things. To be honest, the whole book would be a lot more palatable if I’d started it expecting that or if her running away from everything had any notable consequences. She leaves her sister, who is dealing with relationship problems of her own, the dude who is inexplicably falling for her, and her business with next to no warning and very little prep. That bothers me, I know this is basically a romance novel, but as a retail associate I and everyone I work with has to give at least two weeks notice if we need or want to be off, so seeing a professional more or less abandon her business because she doesn’t get a new father/brother kind of pisses me off.All of that comes down to me not liking Gwen in the least and, probably the bigger writing issue, not caring what happens to her. Not caring about, essentially, the main character means I don’t care about the romance. I really didn’t care about the romance. It was forced and badly written and just didn’t work for me. Just, yes, he’s hot and she thinks he might be her father/brother, he has feelings for her that he hasn’t felt since he wife died and she’s awkward. Then we get the trip halfway around the world where he follows her and then, when it looks like she’s with another guy, falls off the wagon. Then they agree to be friends and immediately fall into bed for a day. It’s like the book was made by throwing clichés at the wall and seeing what stuck.But what about Rachel? She got nearly equal billing didn’t she? Well, yes she did. Her entire story arc took something like five chapters from “I think she’s cheating” to coming out to her parents. That’s it. She was interesting enough while she was the focus, but I’m not giving the book any points for barely having her in it.So the only remaining thing is, how does the book rate? It’s Not My Favorite is very true to its name, while there were points where the writing was legitimately entertaining they were few and far between. Given that I got it because it featured a lesbian protagonist and then mostly ignored her for her sister’s relationship drama and trip across the world, I was severely disappointed. A more honest blurb would help with that a ton. It also has kind of a non-ending what with being the first in a trilogy, some stuff gets tied up but not enough and I didn’t care about the characters enough for it to feel satisfying in any meaningful way. So, yeah, while the book wasn’t unreadable It’s Not My Favorite by Rue earns a two out of five.

  • Anubha
    2018-10-25 18:23

    3.5 out of 5this book has a nice blend of several emotions. It was a delightful read with a great mix of diverse characters.I really liked the sisters and their bonding is awesome. Both are like two ends of same coin who are incomplete without each other. Gwenn is the responsible one, always making everybody happy, never wanting to hurt others and organizing other people's life even though her own life is a mess; and Rachel is a happy go lucky girl who never misses to have fun, knows how to party and flow with the flow.I really hated their parents especially Shirley. At some instances I really felt like strangling her or giving her a nice talk on how not to judge her children and for Pastor Ed, I just wanted to give him a nice slap that would wake him up from his don't-go-againt-wife-as-she-is-his-superhero sleep and ask him to understand his daughters.Ah!!! Finally the hero or as I like to say passionate lover boy (more like man) Daniel Gregory. I really loved him. He has his own baggage from his past but the way he carries himself makes the ladies swarm into his direction. I really liked getting to know about his struggles he faced while getting control over his own Demons. He loved like really loved Gwenn - though it was only after a short meeting and a funny encounter with the drunk Gwenn, he really liked her. And the way he followed Gwenn across the globe to take her out from her misery was amazing.I can seriously go on and on about the characters, they really were awesome. The perfectionist and the best-est friend Todd, the hardworking Flora and the man-whore Henry whom-i'd-like-to-punch.Towards the end I felt like story was kinda loosely tied. I really hoped to see getting-to-know-each-other-scenes between Gwenn and Daniel. How was the relationship between the sisters with their parents after the BIG revelation. There was also some really big descriptions which slowed the pace and sometimes were not necessary, but it can be overlooked as I think they might be pointing towards the storyline of future books in the series (this is the only reason my mind would come up with when I saw that this is a series).Overall it is nice read and I really had amazing experience following Gwenn on her self-discovery or the introspection journey while soaking in the beautiful sights of New Zealand. Rue wrote it so beautifully that I really wished I was there with Gwenn.I did a little happy dance when I saw that this is a series and I might get more of these amazing characters(ahem! ahem! Todd and Flora's please) and might get few of my confusions cleared. full review at: http://gatewaytodifferentworld.blogsp...

  • Jennifer Hines
    2018-10-27 11:50

    *I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*This book is told in third person, alternating between the points of view of Gwenn, Rachel, and few others thrown in occasionally. I’d say it’s mostly Gwenn with a little Rachel, and a tiny bit of others.Gwenn is the kind of person who never thought her family was really her family. She hoped that one day she’d learn she was switched at birth or an alien or something. She was a straight arrow, always dependable, and always in crappy relationships.Everything changes for Gwenn when she meets Daniel. She thinks she’s found the family that she always knew was out there, but in reality he turns out to be something much different to her. In trying to process everything she goes a little crazy and runs away. A last-minute trip, a whirlwind romance that does not go as planned, and it all leads to right where she needs to be.Rachel is quirky and I loved her outspoken and sometimes over the top behavior. She’s gay and proud and completely hiding it from her very religious parents. It seems to work too, until things with her girlfriend Annie get crazy and the only way back into true happiness is to come clean to them.I have two sisters so I can truly say that the interactions between Gwenn and Rachel are definitely those of sisters. They lean on each other one minute and yell at each other the next; only people who love each other unconditionally can do that.It’s Not My Favorite is a quirky and interesting read. It moves fast and sometimes things happen without much explanation, it just does…and I kept thinking how things happened pretty matter-of-factly. Some felt realistic, some did not.Unfortunately it just didn’t capture my attention, I didn’t even highlight anything until Gwenn and Daniel got together, which was at around 40%. After that it did get a little more interesting though. I do have to warn you that there are flashbacks mixed in, there is nothing different to signal the change and they blend in with the paragraphs so one second you’re reading about today and the next it’ll be a memory. It threw me off more than once.My Favorite Laughable Moment: Daniel’s shower wake-up with Frankie.“I dreamed I thook a shower with Frankie…weird, huh.”“That was not a dream Mr. Gregory, that was yesterday.”

  • Amanda at WickedGoodReads
    2018-10-27 15:53

    3.75 Wicked Good StarsIt's not my favorite is a book about two sisters, each facing struggles in their own daily lives. Rachel and Gwenn Hutchinson were raised by two very strict, religious parents who "want them to marry a good Christian boy" and basically never approved of anything they did or the choices they made. And they never hid their disappointment and continue to make them feel inadequate even into their adult lives. I like to call this emotional/mental abuse. Because for Rachel, who is a lesbian, and out to everyone who knows her EXCEPT her parents, fears telling them the most because she does not want to disappoint them. Gwenn is so messed up she creates an alternate reality in her mind where she was either switched at birth or not the biological child of at least one of her parents.Things I liked about this story:The writing was good. The story was likable and the characters, with the exception of the parents, were likable. I liked that the story, at it's core, about these sisters. The things I disliked about this book:The POV whiplash I got. You not only got pieces from the POV of the sisters, you get it from various other characters in the book as well. Which...If we were watching a sitcom, like Friends for example, you get parts of a story from all 6 characters plus out lying characters as well. I can deal with it when I am watching TV, but with books, it takes a bit for me to get on board with that style.Then, you get the sneak peak at book 2.....I have no idea when I will have to time to read it, but I am going to have to simply based on the fact that they introduce another character's POV, that of one of Gwenn's exes who...it appears did NOT leave her on a voluntary basis. So OF course I need to know how that plays out even tho I do not want any angsty back and forth for her between Daniel and Steven.....ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

  • Laura.125Pages
    2018-11-02 15:32

    Original review posted at www.125pages.com3.5 Stars ♦ I don’t know if I have ever read a book that had me saying “You Betcha” after chapter 3. A pair of Minnesota sisters unlucky in family and in love are at the center of It’s Not My Favorite. With strict religious parents, Rachel and Gwenn moved over a dozen times in their youth following their pastor father’s call. Never feeling grounded led both girls to rebel as teens then drift through life and love as young women. Rachel has found love and a place with her girlfriend Annie and Gwenn has a successful business as a top personal organizer. Then Annie is caught cheating and an old family secret threatens to change Gwenn’s life. Gwenn meets Daniel and, unsure of her sudden feelings, runs as far as she can get. This was a cute tale of boy and girl meet, girl runs to New Zeeland and boy follows. Add in wack-job parents, a break-up sex crazed sister and a pair of anal retentive assistants for a good read. I enjoyed this take on the typical love story contrasting the two very different sisters. I also enjoyed that the fact that Rachel being a lesbian was not a BIG deal. It is a normal relationship and was addressed as such. I have read some books where it was the main focus and while sexuality is a part of a love story it should not be the focus. I eagerly await my read of book two in the series.◊ Favorite lines from Chapter 53 – “If love is feeling happy and free, and just hanging out with your best friend…the yes, I said it. I love you.”