Sunday, July 20, 2014

~Book Review: Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles~

Stupid Girl
Cindy Miles
Publication Date:  May 13, 2014 by TKA Distribution

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.

Olivia can't wait to get out of her small hometown and go to college.  She has had a terrible senior year in high school at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, Kelsy.  She tries not to listen to the rumors and sets her mind on one goal- college.  She never expects to meet Brax on her first day.  He literally sweeps her off her feet.  With his scars and tattoos, Brax is not what Olivia needs right now.  She just wants to get through her first year but she can't stop thinking about him.  Her life is turned upside down when she finds out her ex, Kelsy is attending the same college and he isn't going to make her life easy.  With some childish pranks at the hands of Kelsy, Olivia wonders if she made the right decision to leave home.

Brax is the bad boy from South Boston.  With a quick temper he is always ready to fight but right now all he wants is Olivia.  When they start dating Olivia discovers that Brax may not be as truthful with her as she thought.  Can she trust him or risk getting her heart broken again?  Is she just a stupid girl after all?

I really loved this book.  It was a quick easy read with some memorable characters.  I liked Olivia.  She is so scared and hurt and has given up on love and boys.  Then she meets Brax.  A self declared player who has never been in a real relationship.  Olivia breaks down his barriers.  Both of them are running from troubled past and together they may heal each other.  

All in all the storyline was great.  The characters amazing yet broken.  I would recommend you read this.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for a fair and honest review.  This in no way contributed my thoughts or review.

About The Author

Cindy Miles is the best-selling author of twelve novels, one anthology and three short stories. She also writes as Elle Jasper, and grew up on the salt marshes of the Vernon River in Savannah, Georgia.

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