This Beautiful Thing (Young Love, #1)
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This Beautiful Thing (Young Love #1)

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**THIS IS A CONTEMPORARY NEW ADULT NOVEL NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE UNDER 17 FOR SEXUAL CONTENT AND LANGUAGE.

Teagan Harper doesn’t have much experience with guys. Her twin brothers have made sure of that. Until one night at a college party she gives them the slip, finding herself in the arms of the most amazing guy she has ever met. Now she's on a mission to find him since...more
ebook, 152 pages
Published November 11th 2012
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Akanksha❤ Søren♰
MOST IMMATURE BOOK I'VE EVER READ!!! It sucked for me.
I was so going to dump this book's ass when I was like 25% in but its my freakin' obsessive curious nature that didn't let me. So I had to finish it! The lil speed bump in the book was like FORCED and everything about the book was weird.. The overall story was okish!

The book has SOOOO MANY grammatical and spelling errors! to instead of two, miss instead of mess.
Author.. get a new editor.
I read many YA, but this was like immature adult!
The chi...more
Katie(babs)
This Beautiful Thing (Young Love #1) by Amanda Heath has a sexy, eye catching cover, interesting blurb and has been in Amazon’s top 100 romance for weeks now. With over 1,000 reviews on Goodreads, I decided to give this one a go. This Beautiful Thing should be titled- This Beautiful Trainwreck of Horrible Writing. Another case of a self published book with no editing to speak of. It makes me wonder if the author has any real basic writing skills because the amount of misspellings, lack of punct...more
Kris Pittman
I laughed. I cried (more than I like admitting). I got mad. I sighed in relief. This book wrung a lot out of me!!!

First, you have Teagan, the protagonist. Who is blunt, and has a bit of a temper. But at least she doesnt pretend she doesnt. Lol. She hasnt had a very average upbringing, yet she is surrounded by loving, often over bearring siblings and family.

Then there is Declan. *swoon* Dec has had the opposite of a loving family. He took on a lot of responsibility after it became apparent his...more
Jessica
To be honest I hate leaving negative reviews. They make me feel bad. After all even if I don't like a book someone spent a lot of time and energy on it. The author, editor, publisher. Even if its an independently published ebook the author spent a lot of time on it. Its got to hurt when they read reviews and see that people didn't like it. So while I try to be honest about how I felt about a book I always remember that it was something really important to someone else.

I really didn't like this b...more
Christy
Teagan is an freshman at the college her twin brothers attend. Jaden and Caden are protective of their little sister, even though she is not much younger than they are. She is rather inexperienced and doesn't date much because her brothers tend to intimidate any guy she is interested it. One night, Teagan decides to go to a party with her BFF/roommate Grace. She meets a guy... after punching this guys ex in the face, they hook up. She falls asleep in his room and wakes up freaking out, so she bo...more
Humaira
I was disappointed in this book. I liked the idea of it and thought is was going to be a cute read. All this book gave me was stress.

The book has an interesting premise as Teagan is a bastard and has to fit in with the family she didn't know about. She has overprotective brothers that beat the crap out of any boy who went within a metre of her thus she hasn't got a boyfriend. The book did not make sense, it felt so unrealistic. Within the first few pages we sort out her family problems although...more
Radiant
I have to say i loved this book..!
The flow of story was great and how it weaved!

Teagen never thought she would *almost* loose her virginity to a guy in a part where she is drunk and that guy happens to be your brother's best friend - Declan.

When Declan sees Teagen..he knows it will be far more than a one night stand for him..but her being his best friend's sister is what he thought to happen.

With overprotecting brothers ..Teagen and Declan try to keep their relationship hidden and going.But one...more
Rita
This is a fantastic start to a new series. Loved it. Loved it. I cried at some point and laughed a lot. The characters were real. And the relationship felt real. Loved both Dec and Teagan. Loved the whole family, in fact. Will read the next one. Looking forward to it. Ms. Heath has a fan. Definitely recommend!
Kristin
I really wanted to like this book, really! and I hate to write bad reviews but I can't help myself with this one. The story had so much potential and the characters seemed really cool in the beginning. I felt like the characters had some major flaws in the writing. There were moments in the book that seemed to be really forced as if it was trying to be genuine, but just didn't succeed. I won't say what parts those are in case someone will read it but those moments just seemed so fake. I also bel...more
Lyndsey Rushby
This Beautiful Thing tells the story of Teagan, a girl with a controlling family who don’t really let her have too much of a wild life. She even goes to college really close to the family so she couldn’t even move states. It is clear from the get go that Teagan is quite the quiet teenager and doesn’t have a whole lot of life experience. Her roommate Grace drags her out to parties for a bit of excitement. At one party in particular, right at the beginning of the book, Teagan gets a bit drunk, bre...more
Pam
2.5 - 3 stars
”This beautiful thing in my arms is the only reason I will ever need to be happy.”

Sooo much promise, but kinda fell short for me, Teagan, nineteen, is the baby of the family, her chastity belt is in the form of her twin brothers Jaden and Caden. She meets Declan, football-quarterback with a body of a God; they meet and fool around with at his party, problem starts when she realizes theat Declan is bromance buddies with Jaden, but it's too late, the connection they have is one-o...more
Kim
When I read the byline on Amazon, I thought the plot seemed interesting enough. I also saw that it was the authors debut novel. I'm all for supporting a new up and coming writer so I bit the bullet and bought the book.
I wasn't completely dissatisfied. The storyline was still interesting and the sexual chemistry was hot but it was hard to get past all the typos which set off the language making it difficult to read at times. However, I did see the authors blog and read that she will be re-editin...more
Nikki
3.75 stars for keeping me interested even though I had a lot of issues with it...

This book is not at all what I thought it would be. Unfortunately, that is not a good thing. First, I apparently have the unedited version which is in serious need of repair. Second, at this point my biggest issue is the dialogue. Specifically, the guys. They sound like girls. No joke. There's a conversation between the main guy Declan and his bff, who also happens to be the LL's brother, Jaden, and for a second I t...more
khungkhing
I didn't know why I decided to read "This Beautiful Thing" to begin with. This book was beyond suck. It cut my wings; drained all of my positive emotion; and the worst part was it slaughtered the butterflies in my stomach. My feeling for this book was nothing but disappointment.

The story of "This Beautiful Thing" was so bored. It also was the most immature book I've ever read. I wanted to stop reading it when I'd done almost half of the book ... but I had to finish what I started (even if it suc...more
Eva
I feel absolutely horrible that I'm writing this review. I always, always give books a chance if they have promise. And besides the utterly absurd use of the word 'friggin' within the first two pages of this book, there was nothing that really turned me off from the book...except for one problem that blew all possible issues out of the water. SPELLING AND GRAMMAR.

I think it's great that someone who loves writing will go on to do so as his or her career, whether or not it seems realistic. And a...more
Splage
I struggled with this one because the heroine was so immature. In the plot line many of the situations felt rushed, over exaggerated and needed more development. There were lots of characters, probably since it is the first book in the series, but I didn't feel I got to know them and sometimes I would have to think back "now who is this and how are they related?" It was an okay read, but I probably won't go forward in the series. VERY HOT COVER!!
Lisa Jayne
A story about soul mates, a great read with a great story line and amazing characters. Short sweet sexy but also had a 'real life' feel to it. Would definitely look out for more books by this author. "she is the heart of my heart and the mate to my soul".
~Dawn's~ Book Buzz
I don't know what it was about this book but it did not do it for me. The writing seemed young and led me in circles. Spotty that is the word that kept creeping in my head. The story was ok..but not my cup of tea so to speak.
Anu CN
OH MAN OH MAN OH MAN!!
phew!
so much for the hotnesssssssssssssssss :)

ok so this book fits ryt in on the shelf along with the 'Vincent Boys', 'Crash', 'Beautiful Disaster' and the likes
definitely!
the starting of the book wasn't to strong with the typical boy-meets-girl-n-girls-meets-boy-and-spontaneous-combustion!!!
then there was the whole forbidden 'in-love-wit-brothers-bff' love angle wich played out in its typical fashion
but from there the book takes off in a whole new direction n that was quit...more
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tried and failed

I tried hard to like it and I failed

First off, I know that this is fiction and reality gets exaggerated in fiction. I guess I'm just hoping that young adults who're in love don't move too fast just like the characters in this book.

Tea is a foul mouthed girl who's a love child of a man who had a very big family. She gets accepted into the fold when her mother dies and eventually earns everyone's love. She's an insensitive character as evidenced by her not knowing that everyone in...more
Swati
I liked this book and all, but I can't help saying that it could have been written better. I mean, aside from occasional bad grammar in the kindle version, there were some pretty ridiculous phrases and remarks from characters.
Like this,
"What makes him so special?"
"He calls me baby and he has told me I'm beautiful, like, a hundred times."
Personally, I think any guy who called me baby within minutes of meeting me would creep me out.
That isn't even the worst part. The phrases " my honey pot clench...more
Kayla Brown
Alright book. I kept thinking I was reading a story off of Quotev, a site for teen writers who just like to write, due to the terrible grammar and misspelling.
I found This Beautiful Thing lacking in a good plot. Calling this book an adult book is a mistake. Though in my opinion This Beautiful Thing belong only online, if anything, it is a YA book. Sure there was a few sex scenes (like two or three to be exact) but it didn't go deep into detail and most of the time it was just an immature book....more
Rebecca Skinner
OK concept. I enjoy some "sweet", but BAD follow-thru. The writing was juvenile, at best. The main characters had problems, but I honestly couldn't care less because I didn't care about the characters in the slightest. The point of a book is to care about the people in the story, or be in their heads, but these characters have no depth what-so-ever. I am sure it could be better if the author just started over and fleshed the story more. Keep the idea,but make people feel that the characters are...more
Dalimar
un libro pesimo, una bonita portada pero le faltó demaciado contenido . un cliché, hasta los personajes lo mencionaban todo el tiempo. El protagonista masculino a pesar que me encanta su nombre Declan,NO me conquistó en ningun momento por el contrario me molestó demaciado lo grosero que era con la villana ausente.Le digo así pues pasó sin pena ni gloria en el libro y eso que tuvieron una relacion de seis años. Las autoras deberian ser mas cuidadosas porqie ninguna mujer se merece quw la insulten...more
Hannah Haertl
This Beautiful Thing was a very good book, that had a lot of attention getting sentences. Teagan, a girl, drunkenly fell for a boy at a party without catching his name. After searching and searching for this mysterious boy, she finds out he is one of her twin brother’s best friends. They hide their relationship from Jaden because he is very protective of her. This was easy for them because Caden was caught up in her roommate Grace. She happened to fall for Jaden, Caden’s twin the night of the pa...more
Alexis Kloehn
The plot of “This Beautiful Thing” was very dramatic and attention getting. Teagan drunkenly fell for a boy at a party without catching his name. After searching and searching for her mystery boy, she finds out he is one of her twin brother’s best friends. They hide their relationship from Jaden because he is very protective of her. This was easy for them because Caden was caught up in her roommate Grace. She happened to fall for Jaden, Caden’s twin the night of the party. Teagan had a medical e...more
Marian Tee
(Reposting from my Amazon review)

So I've had this novel for several days in my TBR list but did my best not to start reading it since I know once I start I won't be able to work after that. Yet in the end I caved in. When I saw the author's review of my work, I thought to myself - hey, that's a sign. I should start reading her novel. When I did, you guessed it - what I feared (expected) pretty much happened. I didn't get to work. I read instead (apologies to my publisher).

I LOVE this story! It'...more
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Daniela
I have been putting off this book, because it didn't seem like something I'd be inclined to read but I finally got around to it and this is what I found.

The book starts out with a very unatractive and immature description of Teagan's life and her mother's choices.The first meeting between Teagan and Declan starts out with a drink being thrown in both their faces by Declan's ex-girlfriend and aparently the next thing we know the ex has a broken nose, which I don't understand since it wasn't des...more
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I live in southern Arkansas with my husband and young daughter. There is also an insane Boston Terrier running around. I've always been a lone wolf and find my friends in books. I started writing at a young age and I haven't stopped since. Most days you can find me either glued to my laptop or my kindle. My first novel, This Beautiful Thing was an Amazon best seller for 11 weeks and a year later I...more
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