20 June 2014

Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles - Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

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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New sounds, new job, new people.
Olivia Beaumont had been burnt and shattered before. She had survived her senior year, and she was ready to face college in a new place. She was ready to start fresh. All she has to do was to be focused like she has on the previous year and concentrate on her first and only love – Astronomy.

But on her first day, she collided with the cocky, sexy and tattoo-clad bad boy Brax Jenkins, and it was just the beginning. He was quick-tempered, with an accent to fall for. But Olivia has to be careful as he had been rumored to change his girls more than he changes his clothes.

He was chosen to do the annual dare his fraternity has this year, and what needed to do was to take Olivia’s virginity. What wasn’t on the plan though was to fall in love with the sweet girl from Texas who doesn’t believe the rumor about him and has given him the benefit of the doubt.

But their almost-perfect relationship will crumble into pieces as her past surfaces and threatens not only to chase her happiness away but destroy their newfound relationship too!

I love Olivia, but one thing I didn’t like about her was her secrets, and her insistent to keep a lie to keep her past buried behind her.

I wish she’d tell him. He cared about her that much and he wouldn’t judge. But she still didn’t. She continues to wear the ring, perhaps as a shield from any unwanted advantage or from future heartaches. As for Brax, I adore his loving side, but the fast-tempered, violent side of him had me scared. I wanted to ask Olivia:

But when he goes all protective, and really, really sweet he can melt anyone’s heart! First, though, he needed to tell Olivia his secret.

It’s not only Olivia you will love, but there’s her sweet old man, Jilly. He can be tough, but he’s really sweet, and I love the words he said to his granddaughter. A little reminder that whatever happened in the past, she was still worth it.
The only boy good enough for you darlin’ is one who’d sacrificed everything to have you. I’m talking about everything important to him, just to keep you. No matter the cost. Otherwise, he ain’t worth his weight, pound for pound, in pure solid horses**t.
Secrets, lies, and deception – Stupid Girl was a great novel I didn’t expect to love. It may have started out a little slow for me, but as the story progressed, I couldn’t help but got hooked with Olivia and Brax. I watched them fall in love, felt their hearts broken, and even when I was nearing the end of the novel, I was crossing my fingers on the fear that this will have a cliff-hanger ending on how the things are going, good thing it didn’t. You almost got me there, Ms. Miles! Nevertheless, this book’s storyline is as beautiful as its cover.

•Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.•

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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