From Cindy Miles, bestselling new adult author of STUPID GIRL, comes the next installment of her addictive Stupid in Love series – STUPID BOY.
Brax Jenkins and Olivia Beaumont are the most envied couple at Winston College—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.
"A raw, beautiful, poignant story about pain, heartache and first love. I couldn’t put it down.”
- Carly Phillips, NYT bestselling author, on STUPID GIRL
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Quick Read, Poor Writing
People come to the New Adult genre for quick and love stories, which is accomplished to a degree here. However the poor writing is definitely at times distracting from the plot. (Many chick lit/new adult stories struggle with character development and rapid and unrealistic time expectations, but besides that...)
- It sounds like the writer has clear and obvious bias about millennials that millennials do not share. This is a problem as the characters are modern day college students.
For example, in the last few pages Kane makes an observation that he sees gratitude in another characters face that is very rare these days. Is he 50? How is he to know that? And as a person who grew up in "these days", young people are capable and are often making genuine efforts to be grateful.
- the writer's ideas of gender are also glaringly obvious
In the beginning of the book a character mentions how pretty girls are in more danger of sexual assault? Aside from being erroneous, it was completely non-essential to the plot or context.
Another time the character, Harper, decides to turn off her phone off for days at a time (unrealistic), and then says "you know im not like most girls who are on their phone all the time". It is postured in the text as a positive attribute of hers that other people lack instead of just her preference eliminating shame of others. It's a concept many non-millennial adults like to push on to young people, and a perception people love to push onto young women exclusively.
Lastly, and for me most importantly, the lack of complexity in the characters. It is simply unrealistic and pretty boring to see a villain as JUST a villain, leaving characters to be completely unbothered by their deaths. Olivia's character is so boring for being purely good - no one is!
Loved this book... Had to get the next one right away!!
The first book of this series captivated me. It urged to read this one. I found myself rushing to get to the end to find out what happened, and somehow the storyline felt the same way. I didn't feel attached to the characters. The love didn't make sense. This felt like a short story rather than a novel. Not so sure I'll be reading book three if it's going to be like this one.