Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles


3.5 out of 5

Oh let me count the ways that Stupid Girl can be referenced in one book. 7. Seven times throughout this book. One time, congrats, you found a way to put the title of your book in the book. Two times, eh… okay, but really, that’s quite enough.

Seven times…. well that’s just extremely annoying and repetitive.

Here’s the description

Only fools fall in love…

After her senior year in 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 out takes is cocky sophomore Brax Jenkins and an accidental collision with a football to throw her entire year of 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 is 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.

Stupid Girl reminded me of just about every other New Adult/Contemporary Romance book out there. Your seemingly meek virginal college freshman who harbors her naughty secret and your meat head upper classman who is undoubtedly part of a fraternity and who screws anything that will hold still for a moment. They come clashing together in a blaze of glory for a love story for the ages.

Granted, there were differences but nothing dramatic enough for me so think “hey, I’ve never read this before.”

There’s always the crazy ex boyfriend, usually a stupid dare, always secrets, always someone doing something dumb as hell. The virgin is never really a virgin. The cocky fraternity brother and the snarky roommate. Somewhere along the way rape or attempted rape or unwanted advances are present.

Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of New Adult books that I like, just this one want for me.

This ARC was provided by TKA Distribution via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review

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