Author: Cindy Miles
Publisher: TKA Distribution, 332 Pages (May 13th, 2014)
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+
Synopsis: 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.
Review: 4 Stars - Stupid Girl By Cindy Miles follows the lives of two college students who are not only extremely different from each other but are both dealing with issues from their past and present that they each need to overcome.
In this title we’re introduced to Olivia who’s trying to put her past behind her and focus on her schooling in her freshman year of college. She has one thing she loves most to keep her occupied and that’s astronomy. She doesn’t have time nor does she want the attention of any guys on campus so she has a plan. Keep her head down, study and stick to herself all while learning as much as she can about the stars.
We also meet rough and tough college bad boy and star baseball player Brax. He’s had a rough life and has used baseball to pull himself out of it. As the synopsis says he’s quick tempered and a player who takes on a dare without even considering the consequences.
These two characters are night and day from each other yet with their issues and pasts they fit together well. They are each trying to deal with secrets they hold close and when pranks start to go too far Brax’s protective nature comes out and his alpha male colors come blazing through.
I loved how quirky they both where and I’m always a reader who loves to see the changes in characters from who they are in the beginning of a story through to who they end up being – what I see as – their true selves at the end. Miles has taken two characters who are damaged and hurt and put them together with just the person who see’s through the mask they wear.
The push and pull of these two starts from the beginning and within a few pages you just know they’ll be in for a bumpy road with what they are about to face.
I laughed, my heart hurt and I wanted to yell a couple of times at each character for the stupid things they said or did so Miles should give herself a pat on the back for making this reader feel a verity of emotions and a connection to her characters from beginning to end.
In the end I loved the story. I loved the characters and I found myself not wanting Olivia’s and Brax’s story to end. I was happy with where Miles concluded their story but I was sad to say goodbye. Thankfully she’s writing a companion novel called Stupid Boy that’ll follow characters we’ve met in this title and we’ll get a chance to see Olivia and Brax in cameo’s, so I’m thrilled to get a chance to read more from the students at Winston College in the future.
I recommend this title for anyone looking for a great “New Adult” comtemp. It’s one that you shouldn’t pass up. Especially those who love a rough and tough bad boy and the good girl who see’s right through him. Happy Reading.
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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