Stupid in Love #3
Published September 10th 2015
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Bestselling new adult author Cindy Miles is set to capture the hearts of STUPID GIRL fans again with the grand finale of the Stupid in Love series, featuring Memory and Jace.
That’s how I refer to the guys who’ve had the bad fortune to fall for me. They only see long legs that they wish were wrapped around them, a cat-like smile, and the reckless abandon to take on any wild dare. It’s all a game to me. Show me a bridge, and I’ll leap over the side. Give me a car, and I’ll race it. Give me a heart, and I’ll break it. I always win. I even showed Death who was boss a long time ago.
Or so I thought.
Now, time is running out, and I’m losing fast…and big. I met someone. Jace Beaumont. He’s smart, and good, and I dream about spending days exploring the summit of his perfect lips. But, I’m a grenade. I know I should leave him be. I can’t.
Study, class, work, repeat. That’s all I have time for. At twenty-five years old, I have a bit more mileage on me than the average college freshman. But, that’s what happens when you spend your youth drinking, partying, and bagging girls like it’s a full-time job. Now, I have goals. There’s just one kink in my plans. Her name is Memory. She’s every guy’s dream girl. She’s intoxicating. She’s trouble. I want to stay away. I can’t.
About the Author
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 debut 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. The second book in her Stupid in Love series, STUPID BOY, features a wickedly handsome law-breaker who falls for a beautiful, straight-A college student with an ugly past of her own.
Cindy Mile's Stupid in Love series ends on a higher than expected note for me, with the latest installment, Stupid Love. I was a bit on the fence after reading Stupid Boy as to whether or not I wanted to finish out the series, but thank heavens I did! This is definitely a case of saving the best until last!
Though this edition to the series is better written than the others, there was still one issue that I found the same; over-descriptive writing. I feel like it's a fine line that authors toe; between too much, and too little description. Too little and I'm probably going to get confused and bored. Too much, as I found here, and I start skimming the text which ruins the flow of the story. Like, you just told me three times in the last paragraph that she has pixie hair, I don't need you to mention it again in the next paragraph. Things like that and over stating obvious movements and actions made it a little tedious to read.
Memory, by far, has to be my favourite character that Miles has written. She's so much fun, lively, opinionated, carefree, and basically just an all round awesome human being. The only thing that really bugged me about her is her tendency to always call people by their full names. I feel like that should be reserved for special occasions, like when you're angry. She also calls her dad by his first name, Max, all the time. Who does that unless you're in a crowed place and they aren't answering to 'Dad'?
This whole "ma'am" thing. It intrigues me. I spent a week in the US recently and, I kid you not, the second I crossed the boarder, I magically became a "ma'am". I have to say I find it quite charming, however I think that is more due to the fact that it's a novelty to me than supposedly good manners? Either way, I found it super adorable whenever Jace said it.
Miles kept referring to "bowlegged" as a 'sexy' descriptor for Jace, and I have to admit, it mystified me - mainly because the image that it brought to my mind was not a sexy one, but one of someone with a birth-defect. So I was like, surely that's not what she means, right? This resulted in me Goggle imaging 'bowlegged' and when multiple photos came up of Jensen Ackles, I was like, I totally get it now!
Overall, I found Stupid Love to be an enjoyable read that had me laughing, crying (both happy and sad tears), and, in some places, a nervous wreck. An excellent ending to the Stupid in Love series.
3 out of 5
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