Friday 19 June 2015

Review - BLUE by H.J. Bellus

Title: BLUE
Author: H.J. Bellus
Release Date: June 16, 2015

Blue Williams shines no matter the circumstance. 
-Prettiest in her hometown 
-Most talented cheerleader on her high school squad 
-Valedictorian of the senior class 
-Prom queen and runner up for Miss Teen Colorado 
And the list goes on… 

That’s until college, when she finds out nobody recognizes her, and if they do they couldn’t care less. Blending in is something Blue has longed for her entire life. Living in a dorm with a set of new friends is just what she needed to escape her stale life back home. For the first time, she’s seen for her talent and not her name or looks. 

Cheer is her number one priority, considering a full-ride scholarship landed her at a prestigious university, and she intends to take advantage of it. A true beauty inside and out, Blue’s heart has always pumped competitive blood. 

Until one night changes her forever…the beauty is gone, and all she has left are nasty, ugly memories. The man who saved her has a story of his own, with ninety percent of his body scarred. 

What happens when the Beauty falls for the Beast?

This one was 6 STARS for me!! <3 It truly was a modern day Beauty and The Beast, with so much emotion and passion that I couldn't put it down until I read the last page. Yes, that meant losing out on sleep but it was SO WORTH IT!! 

Definitely one of my favorite reads for 2015! <3
~ Review by Kara

Blue is a golden girl. She’s beautiful inside and out, and no matter how she tries to blend into the tapestry of her college campus, her light continues to shine. Tuck is dark and mysterious and withdrawn from society. Blue can’t stay away from him. Tuck can’t bear to let her near.

When a life altering event happens to Blue, Tuck lets down his walls and the two finally get together. 

What’s behind Tuck’s walls was the most fascinating part of the book for me. I almost would have rather had the life altering event happen earlier in the book so we could spend more time exploring Tuck’s history, psyche, and emotions. I loved Tuck – the damaged, wounded warrior. 

I was all over the place with this book and, likewise, I felt like this book was a little bit all over the place. Aside from Blue, Tuck and Noah – I didn’t find the characters in this book very likeable – and even Blue and Tuck had their moments. The interactions between Blue and Tuck were sometimes stiff and unnatural. Blue was trying too hard and Tuck had too much of a hair trigger. 

It’s a fascinating premise, and there were facets of Tuck and Blue that I loved and found myself completely drawn to. The ending was satisfying, if a little abrupt. Again, I felt like there were avenues to explore before everything was tied up in a happily ever after bow. 

While this was a bit of a mixed bag for me, in the end it was an entertaining read.
~ Review by Shelly

I'm just a simple girl who loves the country life.. .oh yeah! & a good corn dog! Throw in a little Vanilla Ice, and shits bound to get crazy! Be brave...

-Loves country life & music
-Gets the case of the "eff-its" often
-Loves Big
-Hurts Big
-love corn dogs & candy.... & (sex & candaaay)
-My heart is happy writing!!!

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