Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Review Tour: Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles

Title: Stupid Girl
Author: Cindy Miles
                             Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication: May 13, 2014

Only fools fall in love...

After her senior year of high school leaves behind nothing but heartache, Olivia Beaumont is sure of this: She’s no stupid girl. She sets out for Winston College, promising herself that she will remain focused on her first and only love – astronomy. But all it takes is cocky sophomore Brax Jenkins and an accidental collision with a football, to throw her entire year off course.

A quick-tempered Southie who escaped the inner city streets of Boston to pitch for Winston, Brax is known to play way more fields than just the baseball diamond. So, when his name is drawn to take part in his fraternity’s hazing dare, Brax eagerly accepts the mission to take Olivia’s virginity. But he doesn’t plan on falling hard for the sweet and sassy Texas girl who sees right through his bad-boy persona.

As Olivia and Brax battle their feelings for each other, echoes of the past year begin to surface. A boy who once turned Olivia’s whole world upside down reappears, and “harmless” pranks wreak havoc. Pretty soon the aspiring astronomer is on the verge of revealing her most difficult, heartbreaking secret. All the while, Brax must wrestle with the irrevocable dare, and Olivia struggles against all logic as she does the one thing only a stupid girl would do: fall in love.

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My Review
I have seen quite a few negative reviews for this one but I disagree with them. I liked Olivia "Gracie" and Brax's story. 

We have all been that stupid girl. No sense in trying to deny it. With everything Liv has been through I think her character is still pretty tough. No one knows what they would have done in that situation or any situation until you're there. I liked the fact that she knew how Brax was and still tried to be his friend. Her friends while trying to be protective came off as a little bitchy at times. 

I liked Brax. Yes he is a man slut with tattoos and I know that is the norm for this genre, but I liked that his character wasn't necessarily your typical good looking guy. I loved how ballsy he was. While I want to hate him for a certain thing I just can't. He tried to change it. He couldn't. I wish he would have came clean though. 

Overall I really enjoyed this book. The only thing I got tired of is all the spellings of certain words he said to emphasize his accent. At first I liked it then it drove me crazy. Other than that a good read.

National bestselling author Cindy Miles writes edgy romance, ranging from contemporary love stories to sexy paranormals. A native of southern coastal Georgia, she loves reading (naturally), baking swoon-worthy desserts, traveling abroad, yoga, and classic rock. The cover for her upcoming New Adult romance, STUPID GIRL, was featured on USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog. In the novel, a volatile mix of bad boys, sassy smart girls, dark secrets, and red-hot romance add up to one wild ride through college.
Hang out with Cindy on her Facebook fan page at: https://www.facebook.com/officialcindymilesfanpage
Or check out her website: http://www.cindy-miles.com/

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