Kindle Edition, 332 pages
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.
Cindy Miles (Goodreads Author)
born in Gulfport, The United States
member since June 2013
About this 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.
First of all I would like to thank Cindy Miles for letting me the book via the goodreads New Adult Book Club Read it Review it Scheme.
I gave the book five stars as it was a fantastic page turning story about a young girl who was raped by her boyfriend in the year before their senior year and her recovery in the proceeding months/years.
The story starts when the main characher Olivia is found by her brothers after she’d been raped and one of her brothers is beating the living daylights out of Casey, her boyfriend. Then It follows her as she starts College to find that Casey is attending the same College as her.
When she starts college we are introduced to many other characters including Braxton Jenkins (boyfriend to be), Teesa (Olivia’s roomate and best friend), Noah (Olivia’s boss at the Observatory).]
Olivia is a typical teenage girl with all the insecurities that any teenager has but their intensified following her ordeal of being raped. She lives in a small Texas Town called Jasper with her three brothers, mum and Grandfather on their Horse breaking ranch. Through the story we find about her love of Astronomy.
Braxton Jenkins, who became Olivia’s boyfriend, is a Baseball scholarship student at the College that Olivia attends and he has man slut bad boy reputation so everyone warms Olivia off of him but she falls for him immediately as he does for her. Him meeting Olivia changes him from someone who sleeps around uninterested in having a relationship to someone who only has eyes for her and is absolutely crazy about her. Which is why when he breaks up with her about half way through the book it makes no sense to her or anyone else but it becomes clearer when he explains to her why when he ends up at her house during the christmas holiday.
I found this book to be a page turner due to the ups and down’s between Olivia and Brax. Along with the Intricacies of the story about Olivia’s experience with her high school boyfriend and the on going repercussions of it.
I will be recommended this book to other people both personally and on my Blog. This review will also be published on my blog on Thursday which is my review post day.