(Stupid in Love, #1)
by Cindy Miles
Publication: May 2014
Length: 474 pages
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary 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 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.
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MY THOUGHTS :
I'm going to preface this by the fact that I read Stupid Boy (book 2) first and liked it enough that I ran to Amazon to buy Stupid Girl. So I came into this knowing that our hero & heroine would ultimately have their HEA, but hello, it is a romance- they typically end that way.
I absolutely fell in love with Olivia and Brax. Despite the cliche of the storyline, I loved it beyond compare. Brax's "Southie" accent made me giggle. The loss of the entire letter r from his alphabet and how the author would repeat the word w/o the r after certain sentences made me realize that even my inner dialogue cannot properly do a Boston accent. What the heck? Still those little parts made me giggle each time. LOVED it!
This is a story of a rough and tumble bad boy with a long past who falls for the sweet innocent country girl with a secret. Naturally he breaks her heart because that's how these stories work. What made this one exceptional was how the author pulled me into the backstory of Brax and made me love him. She was able to make us understand what makes him tick and why he's so prone to violence. Quite honestly, I want MORE of him.
Check it out - I think you'll love it :)
Check out my review of Stupid Boy (book 2) here ! (Coming 2/27)