Monday, January 8, 2018

Review 'Stupid Girl' by Cindy Miles


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21957919-stupid-girl
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 University, 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.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
May 13th, 2014
Series:
Stupid in Love #1
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Pages:
332
Formats:
eBook, Paperback, Audio
Available at:

My Review:


Almost two years ago I requested ‘Stupid Girl’ on Netgalley. I got approved for a review request but wasn’t able to start reading immediately because I already had a lot of books to read. And like most bloggers would probably recognize, my ‘to-read’ list just got bigger and bigger and I lost track of ‘Stupid Girl’. But lately I’ve been trying to get control of my TBR list and so I finally started reading ‘Stupid Girl’. 

When I first started ‘Stupid Girl’ I didn’t really know what to think of this book. We meet Olivia Beaumont when she arrives on her first day in college. Olivia is determined to get through college focused on her studies and without any distractions. Especially no distractions from guys. We also meet Brax Jenkins. Brax is cocky, a total player and covered with tattoos. Well, I like tattoos.. I have two of my own but I really had some trouble connecting with Brax in the beginning. The way the author described him, just didn’t really get into my head easily.  

But I kept on reading, and slowly I began to like Brax more and more. Olivia on the other hand was a character I liked immediately. She was strong, determined and a total geek. And I loved reading about her. And when I was half way through this book I was hooked and loved it. And the best thing about Olivia was definitely the way she stayed true to herself. She was geeky, and didn’t hide it for anyone. I loved that! 

The chemistry between Olivia and Brax started out feeling a little off, because I just didn’t ‘get’ Brax at first, but soon I could definitely start feeling the chemistry coming of those pages. They were two completely different people, and it was fun to see how they got to know each other better and better. From the beginning on I definitely had a feeling about where this book would go, and it did go that way. But this didn’t bother me at all. I enjoyed getting to know Olivia and Brax and following their journey. 

‘Stupid Girl’ definitely made me think of ‘She’s All That’, one of my favorite movies. And it was just really a fun read I’m happy to have finally read it!

My Rating:

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.

For more information about Cindy Miles please visit her website. Or visit her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.


I requested this book on Netgalley.

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