Thursday, February 19, 2015

Book Review: Stupid Boy (Stupid in Love #2) by Cindy Miles

Stupid Boy

Stupid in Love #2


Cindy Miles


February 17, 2015


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eARC from the publisher for a honest review 

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GR's Summary:

From Cindy Miles, bestselling new adult author of STUPID GIRL, comes the next installment of her blockbuster Stupid in Love series – STUPID BOY. 

Brax Jenkins and Olivia Beaumont are the most envied couple at Winston University—but the so-called “virginity dare,” orchestrated by Brax’s old fraternity, almost tore them apart. Now, a new dare is taking shape, and it’s sure to set emotions ablaze--more than ever before. 

Winston’s “It Girl” Harper Belle isn’t just president of the Deltas--she’s also a master at keeping her ugly past a secret. So, when the Kappas’ dare hits closer to home for her more than anyone realizes, she devises a competition of her own as payback. Three sorority sisters will seek out a notorious womanizer on campus and--unbeknownst their “mark”--secretly train him to be the perfect boyfriend. Always up for a challenge, Harper targets the biggest player she can find: Brax’s wickedly handsome foster brother Kane McCarthy. 

But, Harper discovers there’s much more to Kane than girls, games, and partying. His easy smile belies the quiet, old soul reflected in his deep brown eyes. All it takes is one night, one secret laid bare, and one kiss from Kane to shift Harper’s world on its axis. Suddenly, the girl who’s always walked a straight and narrow path can’t think of anything else except losing control. 

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My Thoughts:

Stupid Boy is the second story in the, Stupid in Love Series, and the first book that I've read by Cindy Miles.  This story piqued my curiosity when I saw the book cover and read the synopsis.  I had the impression before I began reading that this would be a light, entertaining, and fun read.  However, it ended up being a heavy, angst-filled, and traumatic story.

Stupid Boy is the story of Harper and Kane.  It is told primarily from her point of view, with some sections told from Kane's perspective.  The story begins by giving us a glimpse in to both Harper and Kane's childhood's.  The beginning of the story completely grabbed my attention, and was an excellent begininng   What is revealed about Harper and Kane's past is very painful, upsetting, and traumatic.  They both were scarred at a young age, and this sets the scene for the present time.

Harper Belle is a 4.0 college student, president of her sorority, and put's up a facade.  She doesn't trust others, and nobody know's the real person behind the perfect image.  She has a good friend, her sorority sister, Murphy, as well as one of her peers, Olivia.  Yet, she closes her self off, even from them.  Harper ends up issuing a "Bad Boy Make Over" Dare, in which herself and two of her sorority sister will choose a "bad boy," and reform him.  Harper choose's Kane McCarthy, because he appears to fit in to what she consider's a bad boy.  Her number one goal is to get him to stop illegally running numbers.  However, once Harper gets to know Kane, she learns that there is a lot more to him than what she first assumed.  As Harper and Kane begin to fall in love, will the dare destroy their chance at happiness?

In my opinion, while I loved the beginning of the story, the middle went at a slow pace.  I kept waiting for the plot to pick up, and it took some time to really start moving.  I loved the characters.  Harper and Kane were interesting, and I felt empathy towards what they had been through.  Harper's best friend, Murphy, was a bright light in the story.  I loved her English accent and phraseology.  She was fun, entertaining, and hilarious!  Braxton, Kane's foster brother, and his girlfriend Olivia, were very likable character's as well.  

My Rating:

I give, Stupid Boy, by Cindy Miles, 3.5 Traumatic Pasts, Healing, First-Love Filled Stars! 

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About Cindy Miles:

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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  1. Awesome review Lindy now I really want to read Stupid Girl the description of these book sounds great these book looks and sound right up my alley. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  2. I love the titles of these books, and the series as a whole. They might not necessarily be for me, but I enjoyed reading your thoughts on them! Thank you for the review!

  3. This looks good. Thanks for the review!

  4. This series has been on my wishlist for a while! That's for sharing your thoughts :)


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