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Beautiful Distraction

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  2,275 ratings  ·  221 reviews
From New York Times Bestselling Author, J.C. Reed, comes a sexy, new standalone novel.

Kellan Boyd always gets what he wants--except that one infuriating city girl who bumped into his new chick magnet sports car, dared to call him a jerk, and threw his pity check in his face.

Fast forward three months later. When Ava Cross suddenly knocks on his door in the middle of a storm
Kindle Edition, 430 pages
Published April 10th 2016
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✰♊ Angie ♊✰
This book was simply not my cup of tea.


There are too many stereotypes going on here. We've got billionaire, dirty-talking alpha male, cowboy, rock star... I'm sure I'm missing one "type". Wow... it's just too much.


I felt like it was a little lagging in parts. A bit slow-go at times. In the Kindle edition, this story only makes up a little over half of the downloaded "book". The remainder of the book is a totally different full length story. This is noted in the book blurb above. All in all... I
Jamie  Leigh
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
as usual, Ms. Reed has written another great story that grabs you from the first page & doesn't let go. loved this story & the amazing characters! ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
I need to give this book a million stars. I love J.C. Reed's writing but this story has stood out the most for me. I mean the opening line just drew me in and had me reading most of the night. I just could not put it down and it took me a day and a half. When I came to that ending lordy lordy I was just in awe. The ending is a HEA and I have to say that I was smiling and grinning after reading the end.

In this story we meet the beautiful man whore Kellan. He has a reputation as being a bad boy an
May 12, 2016 rated it liked it
I'm speechless right now. Why? I just finished this book and really couldn't understand the purpose nor the writing style.
U know the moment while u're reading, everything seems nice and steady, the main characters are in love and fucking like crazy, u cheer up "YAAAAYYY THEY FINALLY FOUND EACHOTHER" and also u know sth bad will happen eventually... Yeah taht feeling... in this book, nearly at %53, I just touched my kindles screen to turn the page while
May 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Ava drives a friend to a club and crashes into a Lamborghini on the way home. The driver says she can make good wink wink. Fast forward a few months -- Ava and the girlfriend get stranded in Montana when Ava's car breaks down in a hurricane. So she knocks on door of nearest house. Guess who answers? If you suspend belief about a lot of stuff, this is a light fluffy read. I couldn't and found it boring.
P.S. Hurricanes only form over ocean water, and dissipate when they hit the coast. I think Mon
Libby Harrison

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Star Ratings:
Heroine (Ava): 5/5
Hero (Kellan): 4/5
Plot: 3/5
Grovel: none
Cheating: none
HEA: yes!
Triggers: none

Average score: 4/5

Best Lines: h: “I won’t sleep with him. Full stop. I’m a woman who has morals, or at least someone who attempts to have morals.”

Worst Lines: almost everything the H said in the beginning – it was so obnoxious that it was almost funny; if it wasn’t for the h I would have DNF’d – an example:

H to h: ““I’m everybody’
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I will try to avoid spoilers.

Beautiful Distraction by J.C Reed

Ava Cross was doing her friend a favor, when Kellan Boyd's Lambo and her Ford collided outside of a club.

Lets just say, lasting impressions were made. He was a sexy but smug, entitled, jerk and she was quick to put him in his place.

She was certain they would never cross paths again.

Three months later, Ava reluctantly agrees to a road trip with her friend Mandy. Their destination is Montana, where they plan to see Mandy's favorite ban
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have been wanting to read Beautiful Distraction since I first saw the cover, it's hot and I was so hoping the words inside the pages were too. JC Reed did not disappoint. I completely fell for the two main characters in Beautiful Distraction, especially Kellan. We saw there was more to him than his bad boy attitude and good looks. Ava Cross was stubborn as hell and I loved it, the love/hate instant relationship between her and Kellan was hilarious, once minute you thought Ava was going to kill ...more
Kodie Mackay
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it

I really enjoyed this, It's not my fav but it was great all the same. With a sassy heroine and a cocky alpha hole what's not to like.. Oh scratching a Lamborghini then having to deal with the owner who's a total douche bag then going on a road trip months later getting lost and turning up on said douch bags doorstep needing help. Throw in a few (ok a lot) of sexual advances, a lot of attatuide/loving&hating ... And some minor(large) surprises (I guessed them though.) and you have yourself a
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cover: 4/5
Hero: 5/5
Heroine: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Writing Technique: 4/5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Enemies to lovers

Beautiful Distraction is my first read from author JC Reed, and man oh man, this one's definitely hawt!!

Colliding your ancient white Ford with a hot guy's brand new Lamborghini isn't the perfect way to get introduced, right? Specially when he's a dark green eyed jerk trying to get his way to your panties as a payment for that Lambo scratch you made. Ava Cross thought so, t
Boundless Book Reviews
Beautiful Distraction, is a really great telling of a pure romance, instant connection. I really feel instant connections are possible. This isn't the same ol' instant connection though.

Ava is strong willed, has an exhausting career. She rarely does anything for herself. One fateful day she meets a man. Because said man runs into her old car with his Lamborghini. From that point on, she couldn't stop thinking of said man.

The story is really hilarious, mixed with love and of course those steamy s
Amanda Krupitzer
May 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
Did I read the same book as everyone else? Into a main character who's up for being talked down to, hates herself, and encourages being talked to like she's nothing? Go for this book! I can't believe how Kellan talks to Ava and she lets him. There is no way in hell I would ever find someone treating me that way attractive. The second half of the book was more redeeming and it's the only reason this book gets 2 stars instead of 1.
Apr 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
There was absolutely no chemistry between Ava and Kellen. He was an obnoxious jerk and not in anyway sexy. Ava was a freaking pushover and her best friend Mandy was a pain in the ass i was constantly hoping she would just get lost. It took so much restraint not to toss my kindle at the wall. This was a waste of time for me.

I don't understand all the 5 stars? Did we all read the same book?
J.P. Lundstrom
Apr 28, 2016 rated it did not like it
What an irritating pair of characters! As if two people whose cars collided in one place would accidentally bump into each other again in a Montana rainstorm and instantly fall in lust. And one of them is a billionaire? Come on! If a character were really that sophisticated, his sentences would be more complex than those of a third-grader.
Waste of a good title.
Rachel S
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I seriously cannot wait for this book. Counting the days until I can read it.

April 12th----I'm so ready!
Lissa Rice
**Four Boundless Stars** Full review and rating will be up at Boundless Book Reviews
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, cute
this was a good book I chose after a long time ...
review to come
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Having never read a J. C. Reed book before, I was truly intrigued by the description and I entered her fictional world with no expectations and ready to embark on a new adventure. Reed takes us on quite the road trip from a hot grand opening of a night club called 69 to the country roads of Montana in the throes of a storm. To say that Ava and Kellan's story was tempestuous would be an understatement. Their romance is one of fate, verbal sparri
DJ Sakata
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:

“I don’t know the guy, but he has this knack of getting under my skin in a hundred possible ways, when all I want to be is the epitome of Zen.”

“Oh, God. What is it with this guy and my chemical reaction to him? It’s like I’m a walking pill of female Viagra.”

“Like my mother once said, guys like him are the building blocks of the fond memories that keep us all wet and writhing through years of doomed marriages and monotony.”

My Review:

Beautiful Distraction is inhabited
Geneva Handleman
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
After a fender bender in the parking lot of an exclusive NYC club, Ava can't shake her memories of the arrogant, super hot man driving the other car. When she and her best friend get stranded in the middle of Montana, he is the last person she expects to meet! Will her first impression prove true? The second one certainly seems to be reinforcing it!

A great story! Excellent characters and a really ingenious twist and wrap up at the end! As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, I
Apr 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-fin
This book is too stupid to live.

The explanation for why a car broke down was a hurricane in Montana. And that little treasure was only the beginning.

Anyone with even a quarter of a brain should shoot this book in the head, to save themselves from having to inflict the pain of reading this trash on themselves.
Danielle Carter
Apr 13, 2016 rated it did not like it

Hurricanes and petrol stations in Montana? Ok After trying to overlook that I couldn't get past the fact that someone she literally crashed into just so happened to live in the middle of nowhere after her car broke down. Too much cheesy banter. I found myself skimming pretty much the whole book. Waste of time.
Jamie Roberts
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
I am having trouble getting into this book! I made it to 20%, now I'm calling it quits. Maybe I'll try to finish it another time. All of characters just can't keep my attention. The male character seems too desperate and everything happens very easily making the story a tad bit "unbelievable" for me.
May 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Pretty good romance. I love the fact that Ava stood her ground and held Kellan up to a higher standard. She wasn't going to be just another pair of legs to him. This had a great ending and was very romantic once Kellan stopped being an arrogant jerk.

Borrowed from KU
Jun 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
Couldn't finish it

The unrelatable, unrealistic books are just not for me. I couldn't get past chapter 7. I love fiction, just not the type that make fanfiction written by a teenager look like a best seller compared to this.
Couldn't even get through this book. Ugh!!
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great Read!

I loved the witty relationship between the two characters. I also loved the storyline and was glad to hear theirs more to come.
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fantastic RTC
Michelle Rechtien
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good read

Kellan is a total rich asshole, he is a critical snob the first time Ava meets him, its all about his car. Regardless,Ava can't get her mind off him. Mandy wants to go on vacation with Ava, a road trip to see her favorite band, they get lost in nowhere Montana, a long way from NYC. Wrong turns, severe weather, and a broken down car, Ava has no choice but to go looking for help. She finds Kellan in the middle of Montana?! Mandy and Ava stay at Kellans home. Kellan work on breaking Ava's
Catherine Staerkel
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Just No

While the story held promise, the author spent little time with character development, plot development, etc. Why bother when you can just have the main characters perform lots of sex and torment each other until the LOVE is revealed at the end. I forced myself to finish this piece of s$#&t because I was mad at myself for buying it. Should have stuck with writers who have proven their worth in this genre like Kristen Ashley. No more by this author for sure.
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