Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Cruel Kind of Beautiful Blog Tour - Review Post

Today we have the blog tour for A CRUEL KIND OF BEAUTIFUL by Michelle Hazen! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy of this sexy new romance today!

Title: A Cruel Kind of Beautiful
Author: Michelle Hazen
Genre: Contemporary Romance

About A Cruel Kind of Beautiful:
If you can’t get to the Big O, can you get to the happily ever after?

Jera McKnight loves music, swoons for hot guys, but sucks at sex. Jacob Tate is her perfect storm: a pun-loving nude model with a heart as big as his record collection.

When a newspaper-delivery accident lands him in her living room, he’s almost tempting enough to make her forget she’s never been able to please a man—in bed or out of it. Sure, he laughs at her obscure jokes, and he’ll even accept a PG-rating if it means he gets time with her, but he’s also hiding something. And it has everything to do with the off-limits room in his apartment.

Jera pours all her confusion and longing into her drum kit, which pays off when her band lands the record deal of their dreams. Except just like Jacob, it might be too good to come without a catch.

She doesn’t know if her music is good enough to attract a better contract, or if she’s enough to tempt a man like Jacob to give up his secrets, even if they could fix her problems between the sheets. But if this rocker girl is too afraid to bet on herself, she might just end up playing to an empty house.

Grab the first book in this addictive new series if you love snarky heroines, the backstage scoop about mouthwatering rock stars on the rise, and Kindle-melting sex scenes. Perfect for fans of the ragtag band families in Kylie Scott and Crystal Caswell's books.

Advance Praise for A Crazy Kind of Beautiful:

Hot, humorous, and honest. Hazen’s unique voice makes this angsty love story an entertaining read. — Layla Reyne, author of the Agents Irish and Whiskey series Sweet and sexy, with a storyline that sucks you in deep, A CRUEL KIND OF BEAUTIFUL is everything I adore in a romance.

-Heather Van Fleet, author of the Reckless Hearts series

Smart and fun, with a rocking voice, A CRUEL KIND OF BEAUTIFUL will keep your heart racing until the end. -Katie Golding, author of Order Up

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Reese's Review:
This book cover and blurb had me hooked when I first saw them. I was super excited to get a chance to read this lovely book. Michelle Hazen was a new author to me and I was interested to see what this new author’s story would be like.

A Cruel Kind of Beautiful was a very unique story and unlike anyone I’ve ever read before. The main character Jera loves music. She plays the drums with her two best friends and couldn’t imagine doing anything else with her life. One morning Jera’s window is smashed and she meets Jacob Tate. Jacob is sexy and sweet and just beyond perfect. Jera has been hurt many times for her lack of ability to get intimate with a guy and so she pushes Jacob away time and time again.

What I liked: 
I really liked how original this story was. I felt like I have never read anything like this story before and that’s always enjoyable. The fact that Jera has issues having orgasms was just beyond unique.

Jacob, I thought he was the sweetest boy ever and I was happy he got his happy ending.

I didn’t like that Jera was such an unlikeable character. Honestly, I really couldn’t stand her character much at all. She was beyond rude all the time and had next to no redeemable qualities. I found her character simply unbearable. She had a lot of issues, which would have been fine if I didn’t think she treated everyone like horse crap. To further that the story didn’t really show her growing much.

The overall story kind of dragged for me and I don’t know if this was because I didn’t like the main character, or if it was because of how the story was written. Either way, the story dragged for me.

Also, I wish the secondary characters were more prominent than they were. I felt like Jera thought and spoke about her friendships and family a lot and same with Jacob, but the other characters only ended up making quick appearances.

Overall A Cruel Kind of Beautiful was an interesting story with a lot of potential but fell flat for me.

About Michelle Hazen:

Michelle Hazen is a nomad with a writing problem. Years ago, she and her husband ducked out of the 9 to 5 world and moved into their truck. She wrote most of her books with solar power in odd places, including a bus in Thailand, a golf cart in a sandstorm, and a beach in Honduras. She’s currently addicted to The Walking Dead, hiking, and Tillamook cheese.

Connect with Michelle: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Newsletter | Goodreads

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