Published on May 13th 2014 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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.
WELCOME TO MY STOP ON THE STUPID GIRL TOUR!
Today author Cindy Miles has a $50 giveaway and an excerpt from her new adult romance book, Stupid girl! In addition there is a cover reveal for the second book due out in February 2015 – Stupid boy! Enjoy!
Brax: Wake your ass up, Sunshine.
I grinned as I stared at his text. What a charmer.
Me: I’ve been up, Boston. I had celestial homework on the rooftop. What’s up?
Brax: I’m running late. Celestial you say? Sounds sexy. Meet u in class?
Me: Of course. Everything sounds sexy to you, weirdo. Last one there’s a rotten egg.
Brax: A dare? You’re on. But it’ll be worth more than eggs, sweetheart.
Me: We’ll see.
Brax: L8R beautiful.
Me: You’re crazy.
Brax: I know.
I set my phone down and glanced over at Tessa, still curled up in a ball on her side, buried in the covers. She’d come in late last night, long after Brax and I had said goodbye. “Tess? Are you okay?”
She turned her head and one eye cracked open as she peered through a mossy mass of tangled hair. She groaned. “I don’t feel so good, chica. I’m going to skip class.”
I stared and shook my head. “For shame. Can I get you anything?”
Tessa pulled the covers completely over her head. “Yeah. A hammer. Then you can bonk me on the head with it.”
I laughed lightly and continued getting ready for class. Steven had agreed to take my shift so I could go to Brax’s baseball game Saturday, and I’d taken his shift for tonight. Excitement coursed through me at watching Brax pitch. I could barely wait.
Pulling on a pair of jeans, a cami top and a three-quarter sleeved snap up shirt to wear over it, I hurriedly dressed, pulled on my All-Stars and grabbed my pack and bag. One final glance at Tessa’s huddled form beneath the covers, and I headed out. I hit the stairwell and jogged down to the first floor, but the second I entered the common room, I noticed quite a healthy amount of heads had turned my way. A little self-conscious, I wondered why they were all looking at me. Making my way to the front door, I stepped outside and noticed more students in the parking lot. As I walked, heads turned. What was going on?
“Hey, Olivia.” A hand reached for my arm, and I turned to find a girl named Becca from my astronomy class. In her expression I immediately saw pity. “Do you know who did it? Pretty lame.”
She pointed. “Isn’t that your truck over there?”
I followed her gaze and pointed finger to where my truck was parked. Several people stood around it, holding their cell phones up. My feet started moving before my brain kicked in, and I started pushing my way through the gathered students toward it. With my heart in my throat, I finally got close enough to see what the fuss was all about. White letters slashed across the hood, fender. Pushing ahead of the people who stood gawking and taking pics, I could do nothing but stare, horrified at the vulgar words scrawled against the blue paint.
Embarrassment washed through my body, and anger, shock, almost paralyzed me. A few voices filtrated through my brain as I continued to stare. Oh shit, man, that’s harsh, and Oh. My. God. I didn’t look up. Didn’t look at anyone. I just turned, pushed through the crowd and headed back to the dorm to find something to wash it all off. Eyes followed me, of course, all the way back through the common room, and I eased up stairs and into mine and Tessa’s dorm. She lay sleeping, just as I’d left her. Quietly, I grabbed a few older towels I’d brought with me specifically for washing the truck, and just as I was slipping back out the door Tessa stirred.
“Something wrong?” she asked feebly.
“No, go back to sleep,” I said. “
Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
A signed copy of Stupid Girl
5x eBook copies of Stupid Girl (gifted from either Amazon or B&N)
50$ Amazon Gift Card
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About Cindy Miles
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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Haven’t read Stupid Girl yet. Looks like my kind of read.
This book sounds great. I would love to read it!
Great looking book. Thanks for sharing with all of us!!
Looks really good!! Added to my TBR & W/L
Love the synopsis, looking forward to reading this book.
Thanks for sharing the new release and the giveaway.
Liz @ Fictional Candy
Usually the virginal girl stories kind of make me go “meh”. But this one sounds really intriguing. I’m hoping Brax isn’t as bad as he has the potential to be. And damn those hazing things. And the truck?? OMG. I’d be horrified. I hope that Olivia is strong enough to handle all that! I’m definitely going to read this!
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Love this cover!!
Thanks for being on the tour, Julie!
Cover looks so cool will have to read this book.
Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance!
Sounds great! Can’t wait to read it! Thanks for the chance!
Both books sound really good. The covers are beautiful. Thanks for the chance.
I want to read this!
Sounds really good!
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this looks and sounds awesome!!! thanks for sharing
Sounds Interesting ,thanks .
thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like an intriguing book. Congrats to Cindy on the new release.
Looks like a good read, I hope I get to read it
These books sound awesome!
I’m loving this.
Maria Theresa Santos
Thanks for the giveaway
Thank you for this giveaway:)
This sounds great Thanks for the chance!
This is definitely going on my TBR pile. Sounds really good.
Looks really good. I think it’ll be something that I’ll like!!
this sounds really good. I love college romance.♥ hope I win!
The cover is beautiful I can’t wait to read this.
Thanks for the giveaway