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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
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ebook, 182 pages
Published November 11th 2012
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Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Nov 16, 2012 Akanksha❤ Søren♰ rated it did not like it
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
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Katie(babs)
Dec 28, 2012 Katie(babs) rated it did not like it
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
Zaynab
Jan 21, 2017 Zaynab rated it it was amazing
5 beautiful Stars!!!!!
Kris Pittman
Nov 05, 2012 Kris Pittman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-read-series
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
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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
Valentina
Mar 20, 2016 Valentina rated it liked it
Short and sweet.
Jessica
Feb 16, 2013 Jessica rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up-on
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
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Humaira
Mar 09, 2013 Humaira rated it did not like it
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
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Lex ☾
DNF at 30% CRINGE CRINGE CRINGE
Rita
Dec 03, 2012 Rita rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 3-2-read-library
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!
Lyndsey O'Halloran
Apr 28, 2013 Lyndsey O'Halloran rated it it was ok
Shelves: new-adult
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
Dec 07, 2012 Pam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3, new-adult
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-
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Lala_Loopsie [fire breathing B!tch Queen]
For all you strict avid book readers, it's OK to skip "some pages". It's something the new generation does. You pass a few pages without reading them, (well, in my case more like 50, read a page and skip a gazillion more, but that'll be explained afterwards)
Yay. ''Grammer'' umm, grammar, ughh i'm confused. Was it "grammar" or "grammer"?? Who cares?! That's not the point now. The point is the coma (no pun intended!?). People need to catch their breath, in this case my bearings while reading. You
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Kristin
Dec 04, 2012 Kristin rated it it was ok
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
Radiant
Nov 16, 2012 Radiant rated it really liked it
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
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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
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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
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Kim
Nov 20, 2012 Kim rated it it was ok
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
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khungkhing (Sleepless Book Junkies)
Jan 04, 2013 khungkhing (Sleepless Book Junkies) rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
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
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Dalimar
Apr 16, 2013 Dalimar rated it did not like it
Shelves: contemporary
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
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
Dec 12, 2012 Lisa Jayne rated it really liked it
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".
✿ℎazℯℓ - thℯ ℛock Cℎick ℱairy✿
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
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Hannah Haertl
May 06, 2014 Hannah Haertl rated it it was amazing
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
Amanda
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This Beautiful Thing or College-kids-as-mature-as-thirteen-year-olds-and-what-they-think-love-is.

I'm not sure I've ever read a story with such insta-love. Or immature characters. How about this:
“I’m not in love, Marcus, but if I ever find her and get to know her I don’t think it would take much for me to fall.”

This is their relation prior to this statement: Her shirt got wet at a party in his house. He offered a dry one. Random flirting. They made out. She passed out from
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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.
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Swati
Jan 30, 2013 Swati rated it liked it
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
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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
~Dawn~TUG
Jun 29, 2013 ~Dawn~TUG rated it it was ok
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.
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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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