Friday, January 23, 2015

ARC Review: Still Beautiful (20 Something #4)

Still Beautiful (20 Something #4) by Amy Patrick

Publisher: Oxford South Press, 2014
168 pages, kindle edition
Source: Netgalley
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
20 year old double-engineering major Cinda Moran is the smart one. Her older sister Kenley… is the pretty one. Their nightmare match-making mom has always made their roles pretty clear, and it’s no mystery which daughter she prefers. So while Kenley played the passive dress-up doll, Cinda did the opposite, refusing any attempts to prettify her and make her into “billionaire bait”. Instead, she’s fiercely focused on academics and her internship at an Atlanta TV station.

And as far as romance goes — please — she’s not even sure true love is a “thing”. As she does for everything else in her life, Trekkie-girl Cinda’s got a logical plan: select a sensible mate, come to a mutually satisfactory agreement, and decide to stick it out for better or worse.

Then she meets Blake Branham. He makes no sense for her at all. He’s a reporter at the station, years older, and has ambitions to work at the network someday while she intends to stay put in Atlanta. Even worse—he’s a total alpha. With her own Mr. Spock personality, the last thing she needs in her life is a swaggering Captain Kirk taking stupid risks and tempting her to do the same.

And he is tempting. When she’s forced to work closely with Blake on live shots and gets to know him outside the station as well, Cinda feels things she’s never felt for another guy and starts to wonder… should she boldly go where she’s never gone before? Should she give love a chance… even if it’s not logical?

My Review:
Amy Patrick has done it again another good read. one thing i like about her as an author is her main characters are very likable. you can enjoy books while still wanting to slap the shit out of the heroine in the face, but never happens in the series.

It was kind of annoying how Cindy was always putting down her appearance, but it wasn't that she was randomly in secure like most characters. it was a understandable reaction to her surroundings and history with guys. Blake was the nice but so totally hot guy that shows up in Amy Patrick's book, but I didn't like all the secrets.

I also realized exactly how well these books work as a standalone, you still feel like you are missing out on a lot of information if you haven't read the other books, since the main characters from the other books are such a big part of the one you are reading. But that is so not the case at all here. You really can start with any book to be honest but I do suggest you read all the books in order.

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