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.
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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Wow. So I know this one got a lot of mixed reviews. It seemed people either loved it or hated it. And pardon the pun but I am completely "Stupid" over it! I LOVED it! I couldn't put it down. Even knowing that I had to get up in 3 hours I still couldn't stop reading. I was sucked in completely. It's extremely emotional and heartbreaking, yet super sweet and funny at the same time.
The story is told from Olivia's or as Brax calls her "Gracie" point of view. With a few chapters from his thrown in. Olivia is such a strong woman. Especially after all she's been through. I couldn't help but just root for her and want her to kick ass. Even when it was hard or she was scared she put up such a brave front. I love that she wasn't a girly girl too. She didn't fall all of Brax. She is super intelligent and isn't afraid to be geeky.
Brax. Let me just say swoon worthy! He's definitely a bad boy who has a horrific past. I couldn't wait to get past all of his barriers. I adored how possessive and protective that he became over Olivia. At times he could be an egotistical ass but that just adds to his charm. He does have a big secret and its kinda horrible but you can't help but still love him.
This was sort of reminiscent of Beautiful Disaster but totally different at the same time. I didn't want their story to end. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Miles in the future.