Monday, June 16, 2014

ARC Review: Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles

Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles
ARC provided via NetGalley
Published May 13, 2014
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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.

"There’s no one else in the universe except you. Those freaky eyes soften and fill with absolute wonder, every single solitary time you appear anywhere within his range of sight. You’re all he sees.” (ARC)

In all of us there is a fangirl (or fanboy) waiting to make an appearance in the form of rather large swoons, multiple squeals and lots of screaming and hysterical giggling. If you see such a sight (i.e. In a subway, park, church, house) don’t approach, or if you do, ask what they’re fangirling/boying over and be prepared to be bombarded with incoherent sentences. This book, STUPID GIRL, turned me into your run of the mill fangirl. And it was *enter French word +ing* fantastic. When you first see this book, you see the lovely cover and the glorious font. You, or at least I, wondered what it was about. What did I get out of the summary? I got Brax: a self-proclaimed Southie who’s a bad boy with regrets who’ll fall for our main girl. I see Olivia: Also known as Gracie to Brax. She’s a rancher from Texas with a heart of gold who been through hell and back. And she’s made it out alive only to lose her heart to a boy who may or may not kick that bruised organ to the curb.

This is what I got. I got Brax: a self-proclaimed Southie who falls hard (and I mean helpmeivefallenandicantgetup kind of hard) for Gracie and has his seven devils circling around his head. Brax who plays baseball (he’s the pitcher-a cocky one at that. Oh lord the baseball pants) and has an explosive temper and is fiercely protective of the girl he was dared to take the virginity of. Oh, and he has tattoos. Can I get a swoon? I got Gracie: a girl rancher who’s used to being kicked off and horse and being the butt of cruel jokes because of before and who survived hell. I got Gracie who’s a stupid girl with a passion for astronomy and the sky. I got Gracie who never opens up but then gets literally knocked off her feet by Brax. I got Gracie with the best brothers, sweetest mama and retired Texas Ranger grandpa who are all insanely protective over her because of what happened before. But they all know that she has to keep her head held high and live.

I got the kind of writing that makes everything just plain freaking better. I felt like I was inside of Gracie’s head when she sounded out the way Brax said words in his totally swoon worthy Southie accents of his. God, I love him. (I’m making a swoon journal this summer and he totally is making that list) I love the way both of them love the other’s accent. Its rather adorable.

Okay, as you saw, they both have a rather ugly past and at times it really does seem like every single component on god’s green earth is trying to keep them apart, but what makes this amazing, is that they fight tooth and nail to overcome everything. Sometimes things get hard. Sometimes things get downright tragic. BUT Y’ALL I CAN’T FREAKING EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW THE FEELS INVADED ME IN THIS MAGICAL BOOK!

Oh, one thing that annoyed the crap out of me is the way y’all was spelled. I’ve said this before. It is you + all. Where does the apostrophe go children? THAT’S RIGHT! Between the y and the a. WOAH! *mind blown* Get it right people.

That’s all. Jackie. Out. Peace!


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