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Ruffles & Beaus

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4.24  ·  Rating details ·  154 ratings  ·  68 reviews
In the dance of life everybody needs a partner. Some have two.

My last year of college was set to be the best yet. With a great job and better friends, only a few months stood between me and the life of my dreams. Until it all fell apart.

Desperate, I stumbled into a job at Soirée, a private party company. The underground world of burlesque offered me something nothing els
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Published (first published August 23rd 2018)
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Juli Hall
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Loved Cady, she's tough, snarky and loves hard, both her guys and friends. I don't usually like love triangles but this was done perfectly. Cady loves both Roman and Reid and Reid loves both Roman and Cady. Roman loves Reid more like a brother. Loved how it all worked out in the end.
Three Chicks
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars
Review by Jen Skewes

OMG, this book was everything. I love anything that Carina Adams writes, but this may be my new favorite. This is a love triangle, which may not be my favorite to read but this is Carina, so whatever she writes, I read. This book is so different from what she normally writes. It is so much more than a love triangle. It’s a story about friendships, love, lies, deceit and so much more. I loved every minute of it. From the moment I started I was sucked right in. The prolo
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Diary Of Book Fiend
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So I have been behind on my ARCS lately because I come home from work exhausted and just crash. But I knew I needed to get back on it, so at 11:00 last night, I tapped on my ARC of Ruffles & Beaus...

Let me say this first, I signed up for this ARC without reading the blurb because it's Carina Adams and I flipping love her writing. I didn't read the blurb and I drooled over the cover...

So one day, I actually read the blurb and I get totally bent out of shape because I realized I had signed up
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Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
This book had me completely hooked from beginning to end. I don't think I even blinked while reading it, that's how good it was.

Give me a book that has entanglements, lies, deceit and mistrust involved and girl I will devour that baby in a heartbeat.

Cady is a girl who has had no luck when it comes to having a job. She keeps getting fired because she just doesn't have it in her to be a waitress. So her roommate's girlfriend has a plan and has cashed in a favor from Roman, the owner of a club she
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Nancy Reads
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ruffles & Beaus is a triangle love affair. The story is told by three points of view: Cady, Roman and Reid. Love doesn't fit into a neat little box. It doesn't have rules that we all have to follow. It doesn't make sense. It isn't perfect. And it hurts like heck! But darn it, it is worth it all in the end Love is all that matters. So, love freely, love openly, love often. Because love is all there is.

The same person, Ruffles McGee might not change a thing that had happened as she loved her l
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Maura
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this book a few days ago and it has stuck with me. There is just something about this book that made me a little sad, a lot happy, a little of everything actually.

This is a story told in three points of view. There is a bit of mystery, a bit of misdirection and a whole lot of a great story. There are a lot of characters in this book and several have different names; Cady/Ruffles - Liv/Glitters - Roman/Jupiter, and Reid (lol). Each is well developed and well represented. I have different
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Linda 🖤 LB Book Blog
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! Ruffles and Beaus isn’t anything like I’ve read before! I went in completely blind and so glad that I did!!

Carina Adams has a way of writing books that always keep me guessing. I never know who they will turn out. It’s not predictable and always a page turner.

Now, after reading the synopsis, I would automatically think it’s a love triangle. In love with two guys? Well, it is but it isn’t. It’s a story about Love. Of loving yourself, loving your friends and those around you. Cady has a real
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Clare Harrison
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another day another doller or so Cady thought, but life has a way of throwing curveballs. This is how she ends up unemployed and wondering how to pay her share of the bills.

Enter her flatmate Frankie and her gorgeous girlfriend Olivia.

You can do anything you put your mind to right?

Cadys life does a complete one eighty and she finds herself almost adopted by Olivia on her way to stage and makeup.

life is bleak, life is hard, women are complicated and alcohol is heavenly these are thoughts of the
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Margaret
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This without a lie is my book of the year.

What is love? Is it only an emotion that can be felt between a man and a woman? Is it wrong that when this is not the case and a man falls in love with his best friend?

Carina made me think about what love is and if there is a right or wrong love between people.

There is a scene in this book where Roman says that the two of you being happy means more to me that anything else. This touched me so much much that a Roman loved them so much he was willing to st
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Colleen Moyer
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
DON"T start this book unless you have time to read it. It was driving me crazy how real life kept getting the my way!!! It is a great story and all the characters just grab you. There are the ones you love and some that are super twisted!!! The main characters grab you and just watching Cady grow and develop as Ruffles - makes my heart full. Love getting cameos of Lucky!!! So many things in this book make my heart full and hopefully we will see some of these amazing characters in future books - ...more
Sharon Foster
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow

Im horrible at reviews but this book was awesome. I felt like I was immersed in this world from the get go. I didn't really know where the book was going to lead and it kept me on my toes. I couldn't put it down to participate in adulting until it was finished. I am looking forward to seeing more from Carina and so happy my friend dragged me to a book signing in Worcester years ago. We didn't even tall about her work when we met just our addiction to books and I haven't looked back. Her stori
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Grey
Sep 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-stars
I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. Unfortunately, it seems to be a case of me, not it... I just wasn't feeling this one as much as I have Ms. Adams's previous works, as you can see, most people are thoroughly enjoying this one! I think I'm broken... maybe I shouldn't have been trying to read when I was at such a high-stress period of back to school/work mode???

I will definitely be on the lookout for more from Ms. Adams though, she's a go-to for me.
Carri Frechette
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying that I love me a good love triangle, and boy did Carina deliver with this one! The chemistry that Cady has with both Reid and Roman is off the charts. The slow burn of the story was like a perfectly executed roller coaster ride with just the right amount of angst, twists, turns, and steamy times to keep me enthralled from beginning to end. Ruffles & Beaus is definitely a can’t miss read. Go grab it today!
Lauren
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love!!!

One of my top reads for 2018. Cady just keeps getting thrown curveballs and she cant keep up. She ends up doing a 180 and getting a great job but can she overcome her issues and trust she can do it? Roman throws her for a complete loop and she's not sure what to think. There banter back and forth is hilarious, her chemistry with Reid is off the charts. I really wasn't sure how this was gonna end but gotta say I really enjoyed it.
Andrine
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just wow

The best summer read . I just couldn’t put this book down I loved he world this author created and definitely a new and fresh prospect . I enjoyed cady and Roman passage to love it should that life message and nothing every fits neatly in a box
Carina Adams
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
It's live! I can't wait for you all to meet Ruffles and her beaus!
JoAnna G
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*~5 Suck You in Stars~*

I can honestly say this book kept me enthralled and into it from the first word I read. The author did an amazing job at getting across what she was trying to do. The writing and the backdrop were great. I was on an emotional rollercoaster. I was hoping and hoping for one thing and then it would happen and then I was like, wait I want more. The pace and writing were spot on and I can say that it gave me insight into that world. When I saw the title I did not put two and tw
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Shannon
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a tough review for me to write. Let me start by saying I have enjoyed all the Carina Adam's books I have read.

This book intrigued me from the start because I couldn't quite figure out what was going to happen, and admittedly I went in blind like I do most books; it's way more fun that way 😊.

Having said that, I felt like there were way too many secondary characters that had stories going on that detracted from Roman, Cady and Reid as the main characters. It seemed like there were random
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Lauren
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ruffles and Beaus by Carina Adams is a book that revolves itself around a love triangle of sorts in the world of private party burlesque dancing. This book follows Cady, an awkward college student hard up for cash who is introduced to Roman, a former male burlesque dancer who now owns a private party troupe with his best friend, Reid. As the story develops, you learn that Roman and Reid have a complicated history which you learn more about as the story twists and turns. I think what your expecti ...more
A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
Ruffles and Beaus by Carina Adams is a book that revolves itself around a love triangle of sorts in the world of private party burlesque dancing. This book follows Cady, an awkward college student hard up for cash who is introduced to Roman, a former male burlesque dancer who now owns a private party troupe with his best friend, Reid. As the story develops, you learn that Roman and Reid have a complicated history which you learn more about as the story twists and turns. I think what your expecti ...more
Bubbles The Book Pimp
After being fired from yet another job, Cady finds herself with no options, she is struggling to pay for college, struggling to stay on top of classes and struggling to support her Nan and younger brother financially ... until her best friend Frankie and Frankie’s girlfriend Liv introduce her to Roman.

Roman, who is nurturing a wounded heart, following the break up of his relationship, after being left at the alter... the last thing he wants and needs is to train a new girl... but he owes His be
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Crystal Smith
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Oh. My. God.
Y’all I have not read anything like this before. Yes it’s a love triangle but not in its usual sense. And I do not read love triangles, multiple partners, nothing like that. I just hate the drama that usually is a result of that mess. Ruffles and Beaus is so different from that usual stereotype. I’m just blown away. Seriously, the emotions I went through....happy, sad, confused, swoony...just ahhhhh! I don’t have the words.

Roman....oh He’s such a tough cookie to crack. I loved him,
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A.Pretty
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book of the year!!!!! Seriously Carina Adams has out done herself on this one. This book pulls you into a world you believe you belong in and are living with each turn of the page.

With each POV you fall more in lust with each character and you have no idea where the turns are going to take you but the joy of the ride is addicting and you can’t not flip the page.

“Love doesn't fit into a neat little box. It doesn't have rules that we all have to follow. It doesn't make sense. It isn't perfect. A
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Katlin Musial
Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Really good book. I loved all the characters. I wasn't sure where this book was going and liked the whole idea of it.

Cady, our main girl, is funny, sassy and stands up for herself. The men, Reid and Roman, were both great and had their own or should I see intertwined issues. I honestly couldn't distinguish which one I liked better and wanted her to end up with more.

Even with the Epilogue, I am not satisfied enough. I could definitely read more of Cady (Ruffles), Roman and Reid (the Beaus).

The
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MJ Booklover
Sep 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: love-triangle
This isn't your typical love triangle. Maybe a love...square...might I say?

Cady, Roman and Reid were all likable characters. I knew who I wanted her to end up with. However, I could've done without Brooke. I think Roman was too heart sick over her throughout the entire book and their time back together for several months didn't work for me. It took away from his supposed love of Cady in my opinion. I didn't feel like he ever just chose Cady solely because his heart told him to and he couldn't l
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alessandra
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Knocked it out of the park....or as we say in Boston...paaahhk!

I'm a huge fan of Carina Adams, and have checked for a new book from her every time I needed a new fix (often..very!), I've read all of her others and loved.them!!! I have to say Ruffles and Beaus did not disappoint!!!

If you love a strong, real chick heroines, not some fabricated Barbie version, that can hold her own from not one but two sexy as sin alpha men, then you're in luck!

As with all her books, Carina Adams will give you eno
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Gin
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great writing, a thrilling emotional storyline, a fierce heroine, not one but two sexy hunks, and a love triangle like no other. What more do you need for a terrific romance? Cady is a wonderfully written character flaws and all. Stepping out of her comfort zone to improve her life leads to a new scary job, new friends and a couple of hot men that are so different from each other, but both are compelling. Roman is a surly, sexy man with a capital M. Does he love her or hate? Oh, the push pull in ...more
Linda Lee
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! It wasn’t what I was expecting, though I’m not sure what that was. Cady is studying accounting at UCM, she’s going to be the first female in her family to earn a degree. She is very close to her Nanna and younger brother Hunter and wants to make them proud. Cady is clumsy and awkward, she’s been fired from seven jobs and lives with her best friend Frankie who she has known most of her life. Frankie’s partner gets her a job as a dancer for Soirée. She has two bosses on ...more
Terra Drynan-Werder
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm not even sure where to start with this review. I LOVED this book so much for many reasons but the biggest being this quote from the book "Love doesn't fit into a neat little box" I so believe this to be true about lovers and friends alike. The characters in this book were so wonderful that I want to be friends with all of them. Things didn't end up at all like I thought they would and there was surprise after surprise which I always love in a book. I am hoping maybe just maybe we will get mo ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what an amazing read this is! This talented author certainly knows how to write a well developed story and plot. The love triangle between Cada, Roman and Reid makes for as addictive page turner and an emotional rollercoaster journey. This is a beautifully written story, which had me totally captivated throughout, and I cannot wait to read more from this author. Her work just seems to get better and better, and she is always gives her heart and soul into her characters. I highly recommend t ...more
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