Thursday, June 20, 2013

BOOK REVIEW...A Beautiful Idea (Beautiful #1) by Emily McKee

Isabelle Clark always had ideas, but that’s all they ever were . . . until now. She grew up in a world filled with poverty and hatred from the person who gave birth to her and had decided she would finally make her ideas a reality. After moving away to college as a junior she ran into the University of Maryland’s walking one-night stand. Literally.

Maddox Mitchell was every girl’s wet dream all in one muscled, tattooed, pierced, baseball playing package. He thought he had the life: going to school, tattooing people by day, and giving girls the best orgasms of their life by night. When he found out that Financial Aid didn’t fully cover Isabelle’s room and board Maddox had an idea: Isabelle should move in with him.

On the outside everybody sees Isabelle as a quiet bookworm and Maddox as a player, both on and off the baseball diamond. They soon learn who the other truly is. Either way, they’re about to realize this idea was a beautiful one.
Published June 14th 2013 (first published June 1st 2013)
Is it me or did "A Beautiful Idea" have "Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGure" written all over it?

Isabelle "Iz" Clark is a struggling college student with a nonexistent father and a mentally/emotionally abusive mother. She leaves home to dorm and when she hits a snag with financial support in steps the campus one night stand, Maddox Mitchell. Maddox agrees for Iz to move in with him and with feelings growing and love on the rise how will it all pan out?

So back to the whole "Beautiful Disaster" gimmick I was talking about. For one thing, Iz moves away to college (even though she's a third year student) just like how Abby leaves Vegas to attend college in another state to get away from an abusive parent. Then, she meets Maddox (*cough cough Travis MADDOX could you be even more unoriginal) and he's ALSO known as the "walking one night stand" of the college with tattoos and piercings (ok, Travis doesn't have piercings). Maddox, like Travis, is instantly struck with Iz the moment he sees her but unlike Travis doesn't doubt his feelings. The moment he meets Iz, he totally ceases his playboy lifestyle and is all about Iz. He tries to ease Iz into a relationship with him by starting off as friends but in turn hopes that there could be something more between them in the future. 

Iz, like Abby, tries to push away their feelings for Maddox/Travis away but of course it doesn't happen and of course they fall hard for each other. Btw, did I mention that Iz is also a virgin (like how Abby was pre-Travis days)? And it's no brainer that like how Travis got to be Abby's first, Maddox is also Iz's.

I KNOW it sounds like I'm ranting and bashing this book and in a way I am BUT....for some weird reason I still liked it. Strange eh? I can't explain it... similarities withstanding and a whole lot of cheesiness to boot, "A Beautiful Idea" was a decent read for me. Maybe it's my bias because of "Beautiful Disaster"??? 

I also appreciated how there's no love triangles and how none of Maddox's "slores"(sluts/whores) make appearances in the book. I always hate reading messy love lives with added people in the mix who try to break them apart. It gets old and makes me wanna threaten violence on some people! lol. 

Anyway....with all that said.....

Over all, not a bad read.

My Rating:

-Overall : 7.7
-Plot : 7.5
-Writing : 7.5
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 8.5

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