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.
Stupid Boy is book #2 in the Stupid In Love Series, I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review so here goes…
I just finished Stupid Girl the first book in this series, so I thought I knew what to expect out of this book. How wrong I was!!!
Stupid Boy is barely comparable to its predecessor it’s darker and just harsher.
This story is based at college and it is a romance but really it’s a heartbreaking meeting of two incredibly broken people who recognise the hurt and pretence in each other.
Stupid Girl has a hint of darkness but Stupid Boy is a completely different kettle of fish. The prologues for both Harper and Kane are just heartbreaking but how they have let it affect the rest of their lives is just devastating.
Harper is haunted and everything about her is a mask to try and stop people from seeing the real her, I felt so much sympathy for her the poor girl just needs someone to love her. She’s so forced and now that I’ve finished it I see how unnatural her behaviour seems. The fact that she’s been moulded into practically a pod person with nothing individual about her just out of fear is horrifying.
I wanted to string Grandma Belle up that women deserves karma to give her a great big boot up the bum!!!!
Kane is guarded and I feel like it’s understandable, I love his brotherly relationship with Brax, even though they are not blood related they are as close as actual siblings.
What Kane and Harper have is not a frivolous childish romance, they understand each other and they have the ability to see past the pretence they both pull off. I loved their connection; he instantly saw who she truly was it really quite beautiful.
I really did want to know what the detective planned to tell her about her parents but it was never mentioned again???
I liked this book, its wasn’t all airy fairy love and kisses, this story has played on my mind since I finished it and even though I know it’s all fictional my heart still goes out to Harper as a child and I desperately want to make it ok.
Stupid Boy wasn’t what I expected and those stories are always the best ones.
Stupid Boy gets 4.5 Stars from me.
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National bestselling author Cindy Miles writes edgy romance, ranging from contemporary love stories to sexy paranormals. A native of southern coastal Georgia, she loves reading (naturally), baking swoon-worthy desserts, traveling abroad, yoga, and classic rock. The cover for her upcoming New Adult romance, STUPID GIRL, was featured on USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog. In the novel, a volatile mix of bad boys, sassy smart girls, dark secrets, and red-hot romance add up to one wild ride through college.
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