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Stupid Girl

(Stupid in Love #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  6,494 ratings  ·  587 reviews
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 th
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Published May 13th 2014 by TKA Distribution
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May 24, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Title: Stupid Girl
Series: No
Author: Cindy Miles
Release Date: May , 2014
Rating: 2.5 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

Stupid Girl is a bittersweet journey. This story follows collage freshman, Olivia , who was brutally ruffed and raped by her high school boyfriend. Now, she’s afraid of ever coming close to a man and trusting him. She promises herself she will never again fall in love. Kismet has other plans, though. On her first day in collage she meets Brax, the bigg
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

1.5 'If I ever get constipated in the future I'm going to read this book again because it irritated the shit outta me' Stars


Someone should definitely stick a gold star on my tit for managing to finish this one.

But let's start on a positive note -

The title. It's perfect. You don't just have a stupid girl, you have a whole book full of STUPID. So at least that makes sense.

Here's where I start my angry ramble about this cliched whopper.

For a girl that's been through such a traumatising
3.5 stars

I really loved the first 50% and the last 20%. The dramatic back and forth in the middle was a little annoying. But otherwise, this being my first novel by Cindy Miles, I really enjoyed her writing and style. I can see myself picking up another of her novels in the future.

Stupid Girl reminded me a little of Beautiful Disaster with its volatile hero Brax. That guy was an alpha in the making. And I really enjoyed him, especially the smolder that he was so good at!! But his habit of hittin
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves N/A. This is a GOOD one!
01/30/2015 - Re-read

I actually liked this even better the second time around and I liked it well enough the first time. I wanted to read it again because I got the ARC for the second in the series and wanted a refresh.

This isn't your average N/A book. It actually has substance and well developed characters. The angst makes sense. There were a few issues -- there usually is, but I tried really hard not to get my panties in too big a wad.

A good story and seriously good characters. Want more of my
Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!

I should’ve taken the title as a hint.


Stupid Girl screames cliché. Cliché plot! Cliché main character! Cliché love interest! CLICHÉ CLICHÉ CLICHÉ! And I’m angry (and a little sad) for thinking that it would end differently. That, surprisingly, I would end up loving it. But no, no, no, It made me lose more faith in NA genre.

Olivia just moved to Winston College to study Astronomy and also, to work. She has no plans on making friends, especially on having a romantic relationship with anyone. She’s

Title: Stupid Girl
Author: Cindy Miles
Release Date: May 13th, 2014
Rating: 2 stars

From the blurb alone I knew it would be New Adult cliché;
Young innocent female lead with a past traumatic event attracted to bad boy womanising bruiser.

I can't and don't fault it for being just that. Sometimes you read books like this knowing exactly what to expect but enjoying the journey anyway.

Regretfully that didn't happen for me on this occasion. I found the writing style off putting and pulled me out of the st
Sonya Heaney
Originally posted HERE .

Stupid Girl has all the elements of New Adult fiction that cause readers to look on the genre negatively. For some reason I’d expected more from this one; despite the title, I thought the premise gave the story room to turn all the misogynistic clichés on their head, but unfortunately it was not so.

I don’t really want to bring reader immaturity into things, but I can see how some younger readers would be incapable of noticing all the problematic themes in this book and
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Ok so firstly, wow.

I was recommended this beauty a while ago and decided I’d read it today and boy am I glad I did.

Not only do I love a collage romance but give me a collage sports romance and throw in the second chance trope then I’m absolutely all in. I love those kind of books, I love reading about collage romances and it’s a huge bonus of sports are involved.

This little beauty had it all, I say little but there’s nothing little about it, it was huge and emotionally investing. I lost count
ARC copy provided by author in exchange for honest review

Stupid Girl By: Cindy Miles
Genres: YA. Contemporary.

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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 e
Linda Sims
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Olivia Beaumont is heading off to Winston College. Leaving behind the past year and what happened hopefully behind her. While unloading her truck with her belongings to take to her new dorm room, she's knocked to the ground by Brax Jenkins pitcher for the baseball team. From this first meeting Brax seems to take an interest in Olivia, he insists on calling her by her middle name Gracie. He seems to be everywhere she is. But her new roommate Tessa warns her about Brax, he's a player and not just ...more
Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.

Stupid Girl is one of those books that you either love it, or you hate it. Looking at the reviews after I read the book, they are all over the wall. I'm going to brutally with you when I say I almost put the book down and DNF'd it right after the prologue. I didn't think I could read it, I didn't want to read anymore of it and I was quite frankly just done. I actually did put the book down, and I let it sit there for about thirty minutes, and then I told myself, you should just read the first ch
Aly Locatelli
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**I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

"The only boy good enough for you darlin' is the one who'd sacrifice everything important to him, just to keep you. No matter the cost. Otherwise," he rubbed his jaw, "he ain't worth his weight, pound for pound, in pure solid horseshit. He just ain't, Olivia Grace. You remember that."

Well, what a pleasant surprise.

There must be some sort of unwritten rule that NA should
Linda ❤️ Sassy, Classy && a Little Bit of Nasty
Received an ARC in exchange of an honest review.


3.5 to 4 'SOUTHIE' stahs

The story was actually pretty good. Apparently NA has fallen into a cliche realm, and this one falls right in there with the cliche, but it wasn't that bad. Of course I've already read other books similar this same plot ~ but it works.

I really like the characters. Olivia is escaping to college from her hometown, where she attended high school. An unfortunate incident occurred with her ex that ruined her life. Small town = ru
May 14, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
**Stupid Girl provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

This review of Stupid Girl will be short for me. It’s a new adult title where broken girl meets bad boy at an inopportune time. There wasn’t anything that made me feel really engaged with these characters or the plot. I’m not sure if it was the standard NA format that feels over done because nothing really stood out or grabbed me from the book. There were aspects of each character that I liked however they seemed a bit immatu
Anne OK
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
Highly recommend to those readers who are looking for NA with a meaningful storyline, as well as well-developed characters. When a motorcycle riding guy from the East meets a Texas cowgirl on a college campus -- and it all begins with a dare. Highly entertaining and uniquely refreshing!

*ARC kindly provided by The Knight Agency via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

Well, I should've seen it coming. The title did say 'Stupid Girl'. It's another generic new adult book with another generic characters and setting. I mean, this whole idea is over-used and it's getting pretty boring. While trying to be unique and make this book stand out, Cindy Miles managed to create a pretentious astronomy 'geek' and an unlikable man-whore star athlete.

Why did I call the heroine, Olivia
Merril Anil
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Typical Tattooed Bad boy versus innocent girl

The book is every other new adult romance and what it brings new to the table is just the different setting and scenarios but otherwise, all other elements are the usual ones, two characters that are trying to recover from terrible past accidentally bumping into each other (literally) and forming a fiery relationship with enough sparks and explosions to make it a 300 page long new adult romance

The plot as I said is a bit washed out but not too dul
May 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved these characters!

Olivia our heroine is smart, down to Earth, small town Texas girl who just wants to have a fresh start at college. She is on scholarship perusing her passion in astrology. She's not interested in the typical college life outside of the class room. She is haunted by a past relationship that just about ruined her life.
That all changes when Brax (our hero) tackles her on the first day of college.
Brax is a "Southie" native, on full baseball scholarship that has a pension for
good thing this book was free on ibooks, or i would've been pretty pissed that i had actually spent money on this.

pro-tip, Ms. Miles: don't start your book off by having your protagonist get drugged and raped by her boyfriend and then have the love interest SEXUALLY ASSAULT HER LITERALLY ELEVEN PAGES LATER.

Yeah. Our hero Brax runs into the MC on her first day of college and knocks her down (SO ORIGINAL!!!), and then without them exchanging a single word to each other, he plants a fucking kiss
Three Chicks
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars!

Review by Trinette Dungee

Stupid Love is the third book in the Stupid in Love Series. I read Stupid Girl and Stupid Boy and really enjoyed them. However Stupid Love I didn’t like or enjoy…I LOVED it. It seems each book in this series just gets better and better!

Memory Thibodeaux is a risk taker some would describe her as a wildcard and a little too carefree. But hell, she deserves to be that way after all, she’s the girl who cheated death. That’s right, as a child with ATRT (Atypical Te
Margie   'CSR' Fite
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I went into this book with just a recommendation, so I have to admit - I wasn't sure what I was going to get!! I did love the cover and I wanted to know
WHY "STUPID GIRL???" I have to say, this is a long book, (but I would not have wanted this another way!!! No cliffhangers, and it goes fast!) I know there will be more out of this author w the secondary characters which is awesome!!. I did not stop reading!!! Hook, line and sinker until the VERY END!! :) :)
I even went to bed w hubby and when I
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This is the first book in the Stupid in Love series, and what a beginning it was!

Olivia had a second chance to start fresh at college and she intended to do just that, until this foul-mouthed northerner came barreling towards her and literally knocked her off her feet. She had no intention to start anything with anyone, but Brax Jenkins wasn't one to be deterred so easily, and he loved a challenge when he saw one.

Brax's childhood was anything but ‘sweet and happy’, so he's made sure to live his
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: abuse, na-ya
4+ stars

Well! What a lovely surprise this was, I thoroughly enjoyed Stupid Girl. It’s the first book I have read by this author and I’m hooked, I’m moving straight on to Stupid Boy.

This is NA, yet not once did I see silly, childish behaviour. No ridiculous manufactured drama, no hissy fits, no TSTL moves. Instead I fell in love with not only Olivia and Brax, but Tessa as well. The things that came out of that girl’s mouth had me sniggering quite a few times.

Loved the story, it may have been don
This seems to either be a book that you love or hate. I adored this book. From the very first pages I was hooked and could not put it down!

I loved the plot, the characters, the pacing, seriously everything about this. I’m a star nerd myself so I really connected with Olivia. I loved that aspect of this book. I loved that she slowly let herself open back up after everything that was done to her. I enjoyed Brax so much I found myself wanting him to be real. I really liked that he was rough, he fou
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've heard many things about this book, especially that it follows the example of Beautiful Disaster and Fallen Too Far, but I disagree. Yes, there were many clichés and predictable scenes, but it also brought some fresh aspects and interesting characters.
I particularly liked the way the author decided to depict Brax, whose Boston accent was a pain in the butt of many reviewers. I actually quite liked his accent! It made him stand out from other guys, made him more real and layered.
The heroine
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: na-i-love-them, arc, 2014
3 and 2/3 cowboys stars!

Okay here is my honest review.
First of all my huge thanks to the author for letting me read this book. It was amazing.

To tell you the truth I liked and disliked this book at the same time. Some parts of it were mega fantastic but some so slow and uneventful that I practically hated them. But all in all it is a very nice and amazing book.

It is a story of Olivia (Liv or Gracie) and her demons of the past. It is a story of a simple boy Brax with a messed up childhood. It is
Alisha B.
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. Thank You.**
2.5 Typical Stars

So, if you've read any of the other reviews...they are all pretty spot on....It's not the best New Adult ever written and it is stock full of the typical clichés.

However, I do feel that it wasn't sooo bad that I couldn't finish the story. It did keep me engaged and entertained. The characters are good. The big bad ugly is really an ass and I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more finalized in his punishm
Dec 14, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF 68% Although I did skim a lot of chapters. I tried to give this a go but the hefty cheese factor combined with the sexist views on rape, virginity and pretty much anything female related exhibited by the MC and every other character as well as the annoying constant reminder of the "hero's" Boston accent using phonetic spelling left me rolling my eyes and sighing loudly. But the last straw was the abrupt change between MC and hero when she tells him about the date rape and up till then she im ...more
This book was amazin I luvd it from start 2 finish so much happen 2 the main character Olivia I felt so sorry 4 her nearly al the way through the book she as gone through so much at a young age but I luvd how she got with Brax an how there relationship got stronger there was so many twists an turn in the story which made it a really good book xxx
May 14, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, dnf
DDNF at 41%. It just can't keep my interest. I tried, but for me it's just not working.
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Cindy Miles is the best-selling author of twelve novels, one anthology and three short stories. She also writes as Elle Jasper, and grew up on the salt marshes of the Vernon River in Savannah, Georgia.

Other books in the series

Stupid in Love (3 books)
  • Stupid Boy (Stupid in Love #2)
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“His brain … he thinks with his big, ole, egotistical wiener. All guys do. It leads Brax Jenkins around like a magical porn radar wand. It has now honed in on your virginal hands-off hootchie cootchie. Guard it well, chica. He’ll snatch it right out from under you like a fucking bandito if you don’t.” 3 likes
“I’m in love with you,” he said again. “You’re forever, Sunshine.”


“I’m in love with you, too, Braxton Jenkins.” Tears filled my eyes. “Forever won’t be nearly long enough.”

“Sweetheart,” he said, his eyes holding mine. “Forever is for fuckin’ sissies. Pardon my French, but let’s go for eternity, yeah?”
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