Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles
Publication date: May 13th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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.
Book Review ~ ‘Stupid Girl’ by Cindy Miles ~ 5 Stars!
Stupid Girl was the ultimate emotional, romantic and eventually heart-warming read.
Olivia was the most relatable and root-able heroine that I have encountered for a long time in this genre, and after finishing the chill inducing prologue, I knew that I was going to be very invested in Liv’s story and her finding future happiness so as soon as bad-boy Brax came on the scene, I immediately charged him with the role of Olivia’s protector and adored seeing how his player ways began to fall away as he and Liv became closer.
There is nothing better in this genre than seeing a bad-boy, not being tamed, but making a willing change to become a different and better person in order to be with and protect the person that they care about, and Brax was the perfect hero for this novel, and is still on my mind weeks after I finished reading it. I think that fans of Jamie McGuire’s ‘Beautiful Disaster’ will adore this story, as Brax is well up there with Travis Maddox.
Olivia’s story is one that I know will be emotional and possibly hit-home to many of its readers, but the way that Cindy Miles has depicted Olivia’s trauma was done to absolute perfection and had me rooting for Olivia even more and more aware of the real-life similarities that Olivia’s trauma has in victim psychology. Through Brax, Miles gave a beautiful message in the way that he loved and reassured Olivia, making it clear to her that what happened to her was never her fault, and that there is no question that she was taken advantage of, no matter the circumstances.
There are so many elements that Cindy Miles included in this novel that just makes it so unique and memorable in the new-adult genre, and I can’t even express how wonderfully she created this story. The writing style was incredible, with gorgeous prose, humour, heart-break and hope all mixed together brilliantly shadowing Liv’s confused thoughts, and her uncertainty about her future. The pacing of the story was also done to perfection, and there wasn’t ever a moment where I felt the story was moving too fast. In this genre, I always feel that the romance can move a bit fast, with the characters falling in love in a day, but Cindy Miles timed Liv and Brax’s relationship development perfectly.
This was a stunning and mesmerising story which beautifully interweaves the stars, romance and healing into one incredible story that will stay with me for a long time.
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Stupid Boy by Cindy Miles
(Stupid in Love #2)
From Cindy Miles, bestselling new adult author of STUPID GIRL, comes the next installment of her blockbuster Stupid in Love series – STUPID BOY.
Brax Jenkins and Olivia Beaumont are the most envied couple at Winston College—but the so-called “virginity dare,” orchestrated by Brax’s old fraternity, almost tore them apart. Now, a new dare is taking shape, and it’s sure to set the campus ablaze with crazy new rumors and chaos. Winston’s “It Girl” Harper Bell isn’t just president of Alpha Delta Phi—she’s also a master at keeping her ugly past a secret. So, when the Kappas’ dare hits closer to home for her more than anyone realizes, she devises a competition of her own as payback. Three sorority sisters will seek out a notorious bad boy, train him to be the perfect boyfriend, seduce him almost to the point of no return, and promptly—and publicly—break his heart. Always up for a challenge, Harper targets the biggest player she can find: Brax’s wickedly handsome foster brother Kane McCarthy. But, Harper discovers there’s much more to Kane than girls, games, and partying. His easy smile belies the quiet, old soul reflected in his deep brown eyes. All it takes is one night, one secret laid bare, and one kiss from Kane to shift Harper’s world on its axis. Suddenly, the girl who’s always walked a straight and narrow path can’t think of anything else except losing control.
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.
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