A Cruel Kind of Beautiful eBook ¾ A Cruel PDF/EPUB

A Cruel Kind of Beautiful [Reading] ➷ A Cruel Kind of Beautiful By Michelle Hazen – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 hea If you can Kind of PDF/EPUB Á 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 collectionWhen a newspaper delivery accident lands him in her living room, he s almost tempting enough A Cruel PDF/EPUB or 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 Cruel Kind of PDF È 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 Fans of Alice Clayton s Wallbanger or Kylie Scott will love this addictive new series because of its quick sense of humor and adorable found family Click now if you want to instantly escape into the world of Jera and Jacob s romance.


10 thoughts on “A Cruel Kind of Beautiful

  1. Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ says:

    3.5 STARS I let all the air slide out of my lungs When his scent rides in on my next indrawn breath, I let go for the first time in a long time. This was a new to me author that hooked me with the blurb I m a sucker for a good rocker romance, especially if it has quirky writing and humor to beat After finishing, I can tell you three things 1 This author is clearly immensely talented and I ll most definitely be checking out all of her future releases.2 The plot was incredibly uniqu 3.5 STARS I let all the air slide out of my lungs When his scent rides in on my next indrawn breath, I let go for the first time in a long time. This was a new to me author that hooked me with the blurb I m a sucker for a good rocker romance, especially if it has quirky writing and humor to beat After finishing, I can tell you three things 1 This author is clearly immensely talented and I ll most definitely be checking out all of her future releases.2 The plot was incredibly unique and unlike anything else I ve read I love a story that s different from the norm, and a cookie cutter romance this is not.3 The blurb did this book a disservice by comparing itself to Kyle Scott or Alice Clayton I found nothing quirky or overly humorous about the story But the thing of it is, it isn t a bad thing It WORKED for this story But it s also unfair to compare this book to the work of those two authors because it s not similar in the least At least in my opinion I wouldn t go into this expecting laugh out loud moments, goofy situations, and quirky moments Energy floods through me, and I can t remember a thing about playing it safe I don t know if the beat grounding me is his heart, or mine, or maybe just the bass from the speakers Right now, I love them all. What I really appreciated about this story, is the realness of the characters Jera and her issue is sure to strike a cord with plenty of women, myself included Who hadn t thought there was something wrong with them because they couldn t reach that pivotal moment easily during sex Jera s problems seemed so genuine and real to me, I felt for her Even when she was frustrating the hell out of me and I wanted to shake some sense into her, I felt for her I loved her camaraderie with her band members and their tight bond But most of all, I loved watching her slowly melt for the boy that she never saw coming.Jacob was.well he was.EVERYTHING This is no typical cocky alphahole He was just a genuinely nice, sweet guy But even though he wasn t your usual alpha flavor, he was still all alpha Just a nice one He cared for Jera He wanted to take care of her, to be with her, and he had no problems working to prove it I adored this man Everything that he d been through and everything that he s still going through formed him into one incredible person and I couldn t get enough of him.While I didn t find the story all that humorous, it was very engaging, though at times slow paced It s a character driven story, so the slow pace makes sense I didn t have that glued to the pages feeling, but I also was engaged enough to keep reading and curious to see how it all comes together.If you re looking for something different and unique, you really can t go wrong with this story I know I m definitely hooked and will be reading the rest of the series when it releases ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on


  2. Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen) Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen) says:

    3.5 Stars Confession time I only read this because I used to read Hazen s fan fiction.Scratch that I pre ordered this book because I used to read her fanfiction I have never preordered a romance in my life. But the stories Hazen wrote for The Vampire Diaries fandom still listed on Goodreads were some of the strongest amateur fiction I ve ever read.All that meaning I had high expectations for this Some of them were met, and some weren t Something I was completely satisfied with was t 3.5 Stars Confession time I only read this because I used to read Hazen s fan fiction.Scratch that I pre ordered this book because I used to read her fanfiction I have never preordered a romance in my life. But the stories Hazen wrote for The Vampire Diaries fandom still listed on Goodreads were some of the strongest amateur fiction I ve ever read.All that meaning I had high expectations for this Some of them were met, and some weren t Something I was completely satisfied with was the incredibly strong, addictive narrative voice This is why I love Hazen s writing She understands her characters, and she makes you understand them too Jera is a smart, passionate woman with goals unrelated to her romance While flawed, she s intensely lovable and you can t help but root for her Another plus is the healthy, consent focused perspective on sex When I initially read the blurb, I was worried this story had potential to be discriminatory against asexuals The driving conflict revolves around Jera giving up sex after several bad experiences Instead, this story focuses on the importance of communication before during after sex ExamplesWe ll take it slow and I can tell you right now that wherever our relationship goes, we re never going to do anything you don t want to do Did you know that seventy five percent of women have trouble experiencing orgasm through vaginal sex You get to say no, Jera, he reminds me The actually sexy scenes featured both characters asking for permission to touch and checking in on the other It all felt effortless and sweet and really appreciated in a genre that often writes out communication for some misplaced fear of killing the mood That being said, this does have a few problems typical for the romance genre Namely, a love interest who s unflinchingly perfect I get it I really do I understand the story revolves around Jera s commitment and intimacy issues, and how they re still present even when she meets a man perfect for herWith a crappy guy, I wouldn t feel pressured to watch him to see if I m living up to everything he is, everything he might want I get it The character development is done well But Jacob still doesn t feel real He remembers all the little details He works two jobs and cares for his younger brother He s good at sports He fixes cars He has a 6 pack He s an actual model He ll buy a cooler just to give her ice cream He simply doesn t feel like someone who could exist in the same world as me, especially when compared to agrounded, flawed MC.My other problem The intense lack of female characters It s not that this book doesn t pass the Bechdel test it s that I had to seriously think to remember if there WAS another female present Jera s band mates are both male, her father manages the band, her love interest is male, the guy she does business with is male Almost every side character is male She does have dinner with her mother during which they only discuss how Jera isn t in a relationship and Jera does ask a female classmate about the hot guy standing outside Aka future love interest Said classmate is never seen again.What 21 year old female has no female relationships at all No friends No coworkers No discussions with mom It felt odd, and didn t look anything like the world I live in It also made Jera s word choicejarring when she calls her band mate s girlfriend acrazy bitch and says she wants toslap her with a refrigeratorBecause all the female interaction here revolves around boys, off screen GF is jealous of Jera Despite them never having a moment of interaction In Conclusion Features a dynamic main character with a romance that manages to be steamy and healthy Trips into genre typical pitfalls with absent female characters and unrealistic love interest


  3. ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆ ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆ says:

    I give this book 5 out of 5 Head Banging Stars I just loved this hilarious and rock worthy romance Jera was absolutely hilarious and just my type of girl She was in a rock band and had a hilarious sarcastic attitude Jacob was just the perfect guy and totally swoon worthy This book was hilarious, had a great plot, fantastic characters, sweet romance and had rock n roll, all that made a rock chick like me have the happiest of feels I loved this story and think it was well written I highly reco I give this book 5 out of 5 Head Banging Stars I just loved this hilarious and rock worthy romance Jera was absolutely hilarious and just my type of girl She was in a rock band and had a hilarious sarcastic attitude Jacob was just the perfect guy and totally swoon worthy This book was hilarious, had a great plot, fantastic characters, sweet romance and had rock n roll, all that made a rock chick like me have the happiest of feels I loved this story and think it was well written I highly recommend this book, it s a rock chick s romance novel masterpiece P.S You don t have to be a rock chick to enjoy this Lol.Forof this review and others check out touchmyspinebookreviews.com


  4. Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews says:

    4.5 starsA Cruel Kind of Beautiful is my first book by Michelle Hazen, but it won t be my last While it had a bitangst than I normally like, the characters drew me in and their crazy, mixed up lives kept me there This is a new adult story with a twist because while the characters are 20 and 21, the problems they face and decisions they must make are way beyond their years I loved the gritty side of this story because it felt real, every day people s lives are changed forever sometimes i 4.5 starsA Cruel Kind of Beautiful is my first book by Michelle Hazen, but it won t be my last While it had a bitangst than I normally like, the characters drew me in and their crazy, mixed up lives kept me there This is a new adult story with a twist because while the characters are 20 and 21, the problems they face and decisions they must make are way beyond their years I loved the gritty side of this story because it felt real, every day people s lives are changed forever sometimes in a good way and sometimes not and you can either roll with the punches or lay down and give up, these two roll but not without it taking its toll on them personally I loved their resilience, I loved that they made mistakes but were big enough to own them, and I loved watching them grow as the feelings between them intensified.Jera McKnight is a young woman, a drummer in a grunge rock garage band playing small gigs in Portland, daughter of a former rock star, college student by day, bartender by night, and best friends with one of her male band mates After a few romances gone bad in particular one a year and a half ago, Jera has decided that her making her bad a success is all she needs because men don t understand her enough to stay and then Jacob Tate throws her morning paper through her window and her life is changed forever.Jacob Tate is well known on campus for giving up his baseball scholarship following a family emergency last year Workingjobs than even he can keep count of to keep a roof over his head and pay his tuition, the last thing Jacob needs is a woman in his life but something about Jera calls to him and he can t help but pursue her even when she makes it clear all they can ever be is friends.I don t want to ruin this story for anyone because the way it unfolds kind of took my breath away I will say that Jacob is good at helping Jera see she deserves someone in her life that puts her first and he isthan willing to be that guy Jera s band in on the cusp of being discovered which leads to some big decisions that have to be made adding to the stress in her life with her band mates and her manager father Jacob is juggling waythan any young man should ever have to juggle and I won t saybut suffice it to say my admiration for him grows with each page These are two very busy young people with a lot of responsibility on their shoulders, but somehow they manage to carve out moments of time to really get to know one another as friends, as confidants, and eventually .If you are wanting a wham bam sex filled new adult book, A Cruel Kind of Beautiful is not for you, but if you want a book that builds a relationship while slowly unveiling each and every piece of the character s lives and written in a way that makes the reader feel every emotion then look no further, this is the book for you I m sold on this author s unique storytelling and I can t wait to read the next book in this series


  5. Brandy Roberts Brandy Roberts says:

    I really enjoyed A Cruel kind of beautiful with a story line that had me anticipating every page and characters that intrigued me to the point were I wanted to know their stories the things they let no one see The way Jera and Jacob met in such a meet cute kind of way that had me laughing while also silly grinning Jera is dealing with a lot of Insecurity thanks to her ex she hasn t felt anything for the male population until one hottie that blushes no less breaks her window , she s also a ve I really enjoyed A Cruel kind of beautiful with a story line that had me anticipating every page and characters that intrigued me to the point were I wanted to know their stories the things they let no one see The way Jera and Jacob met in such a meet cute kind of way that had me laughing while also silly grinning Jera is dealing with a lot of Insecurity thanks to her ex she hasn t felt anything for the male population until one hottie that blushes no less breaks her window , she s also a very talented musician we rarely see a heroine in a band which was really refreshing , love the friendship she shares with her band mate can t wait to read his book and she did frustrate me at times even though it was understandable with the way she reacts to certain things it made me think what the fork alot Oh my gosh Jacob just wow total sweet jock that had me swooning he sees something in the heroine and doesn t want to let go of whats happening This would be my first read by the author and I plan on it not being my last I can t wait to see whats to come for these characters copy provided for honest review hero 10 heroine 9 secondary characters 9 Chemistry 10 steam 5 romance 8 humor 8 darkness level 4 action 3 mystery 4 enjoyment 9 angst 4 story line 9 Story ending 9character development pacing cover 10 stars 4 author 8would I recommend this book yeswould I re read this book yeswould I read future books by this author yes


  6. Naughty Mom Story Time Naughty Mom Story Time says:

    I just love taking a chance on a new to me author and falling in love with their stories This is my first from Michelle Hazen and I totally loved it I thought it was going to be a typical rock star romance, but it turned out to be much, muchHer characters were totally relatable and I fell in love with them almost instantly Jera is a quirky almost neurotic chick with dreams of making music that speaks to people She and her two band mates have a great friendship and share the same int I just love taking a chance on a new to me author and falling in love with their stories This is my first from Michelle Hazen and I totally loved it I thought it was going to be a typical rock star romance, but it turned out to be much, muchHer characters were totally relatable and I fell in love with them almost instantly Jera is a quirky almost neurotic chick with dreams of making music that speaks to people She and her two band mates have a great friendship and share the same intense passion for their music and it was almost moving But their also young, so she s still in school while they struggle to make it from local indie fave to that lustrous recording contract that will expand their audience But while, she s confident in her music, she s still a typical girl with insecurities and a lackluster track record in the boyfriend department so when cute and oh so sweet Jacob crosses her path, she s not going to let his good looks and kind nature deter her from her self imposed relationship ban But I don t know anyone that could resist a guy as perfect as Jacob Oh my god, I lost count how many times he made me swoon There were times that he was just so boyish and innocent, but in no way did it detract from his sexiness Truly, the guy was almost saintly He was selfless and a hard worker and was just one of those guys that steps up to any challenge, no matter the sacrifice I just feel in love with him from their first meeting Michelle Hazen s writing was superb I felt everything and totally got lost in the story It was just so good, I couldn t set it down until it was finished I m most definitely a new fan I look forward tofrom the series and can t wait to see what s in store for their band s future and her fellow band mates


  7. Heather Fleet Heather Fleet says:

    So much love for this book Review to come Update It s been a few weeks since I ve finished this book, and manI STILL can t stop thinking about it There is so much to love about Jera s character She s not only a sassy rocker girl, but a heroine that you can totally hang with if she were real She s incredibly relateable, in other words, so much so that I wanted to jump into the pages and hug her It s a sucky deal what she goes through, no spoilers here, people but what I love the most, So much love for this book Review to come Update It s been a few weeks since I ve finished this book, and manI STILL can t stop thinking about it There is so much to love about Jera s character She s not only a sassy rocker girl, but a heroine that you can totally hang with if she were real She s incredibly relateable, in other words, so much so that I wanted to jump into the pages and hug her It s a sucky deal what she goes through, no spoilers here, people but what I love the most, is that she doesn t let it get her down Then along comes Jacobthe sweetest of the sweet The hot jock and everything that can make a woman swoon Including Jera Jacob did not solve Jera s problems high five to Michelle on that aspect There was communication, and heart, scorching hot kisses to boot, and two characters that you just couldn t help but root for Sweet and sexy, with a storyline that sucks you in deep, A CRUEL KIND OF BEAUTIFUL is everything I adore in a romance and I highly recommend it


  8. Tori Tori says:

    Originally posted at SmexyBooks Quote Men are like beautiful agents of Satan, spreading insecurity and misery throughout the world Jera McKnight has a full plate with her indie band, college, and work Wholeheartedly embracing celibacy after her last boyfriend blamed her for his performance issues in the bedroom, Jera is definitely not on board with the gorgeous man who just threw a newspaper through her living room window.Jacob Tate has his ow Originally posted at SmexyBooks Quote Men are like beautiful agents of Satan, spreading insecurity and misery throughout the world Jera McKnight has a full plate with her indie band, college, and work Wholeheartedly embracing celibacy after her last boyfriend blamed her for his performance issues in the bedroom, Jera is definitely not on board with the gorgeous man who just threw a newspaper through her living room window.Jacob Tate has his own full plate with family, work, and unavoidable obligations but from their first meeting, Jera intrigues him and he wants to get to know her better He just needs to convince her to take a chance on him.When her band gets their shot at fame, Jera has to decide if she s finally willing to take a chance on all her dreams or is her fear going to leave her playing to an empty house.A Cruel Kind of Beautiful is the first in a witty and sexy new adult trilogy that revolves around an up and coming indie band, The Red Letters Book one focuses on the band s drummer, Jera McKnight Fans of Kylie Scott and Sarina Bowen will enjoy the enthusiastic voice and unfettered energy Michelle Hazen brings to her latest romance contemporary Infused with love, laughter, charm and a deep streak of vulnerability Hazen explores the relationships we form with family, friends, and lovers and the expectations that arise when we try to please everyone at the expense of ourselves.Jera McKnight is currently studying at Portland University while playing the drums and writing lyrics for her band Living in the house she inherited from her grandmother, Jera is just coasting through life, not really interacting too much after her latest break up Her luck with the opposite sex has never been good and her last boyfriend has her convinced she is terrible in bed and better off staying single.Jacob Tate had a full ride to college on a baseball scholarship until a family situation radically changed his plans Now he goes to school part time while working various jobs.Sweet and charming, Jacob has been dealt a rough hand but has shouldered the responsibility like a pro A responsibility that has him not looking for anything permanent as he can t handle much .Even with the serious undertones, I giggled throughout this entire book Jera is definitely the star of the show with her snarky outlook on her life, her friends, her family, and the new guy she just met I really need to find me some female friends Jera isn t so much completed as still coming into her own I love that she isn t so damaged or burdened by emotional luggage that half the book is spent with her love interest acting as an impromptu therapist Talented, determined, and intelligent, this is a woman who deserves the best and is well on her way to getting it The issues behind her battered self esteem needs addressing and Hazen chooses an issue that is very common to women but not talked much about it Jera was made responsible for something that wasn t her fault and it, in turn, gave her a less than positive outlook on sex and relationships She and Jacob click instantly but her fear of getting hurt again causes her to friend zone him right out of the gate I m not about to get sucked into second guessing another s guys actions, trying to decide what he s thinking about me What matters is what I think about me The romance is very slow to develop Even though Jera admits her attraction to Jacob early on, she fights it Hazon gives Jera and Jacob ample time to get to know one another on a personal level first establishing a friendship before pushing beyond their boundaries and introducing the added intimacy of sex Their chemistry is ripe with humor, hope, and sexual tension as Jera struggles to overcome her fears of intimacy and failure Jacob is so perfect that he s almost annoying, however, Hazen gives him a robust personality and just enough flaws to keep us from writing him off His quiet nature and innate maturity is the perfect foil for Jera sgregarious and edgy nature.Jera s friends and family are a huge part of her life and jump in with laughter, love, and plenty of unwanted advice While I enjoyed watching the romance develop, Jera is so funny as she internally debates the pros and cons of dating Jacob, I loved the time and effort Hazen goes into showcasing Jera s relationships with her family and friends Jera s very close to her parents while the bond between her and Danny, the band s bassist and her best friend, is unbreakable Besties since high school, Danny has always been there for her and when push comes to shove, he gives it to her straight Someday, Jera, you ve got to trust someone, whether it s this Jacob guy or just a fucking record company If you re never willing to risk anything, you re going to be stuck in the same moment for the rest of your life I had so much fun reading Jera and Jacob s story and can t wait for book two My only point of contention was Jacob and his situation There were so many unanswered questions that I felt a little emotionally manipulated Regardless, Michelle Hazen has an engaging voice for NA and definitely author to watch for in the future.RATING B


  9. Isha Coleman Isha Coleman says:

    Insecurity is a subject that faces everyone at one time or another Strength of character lies not in the possessions a person obtains but in the wisdom that helps them become who they were meant to be A Cruel Kind of Beautiful travels the pathway of raw sensuality and courageous bravery Whether it be learning to face fears or helping to dry away those rainy day tears, Ms Hazen keys in on the emotions that make a person tick and strikes a chord to the heart.


  10. Sandra Sandra says:

    I m always on the lookout for a good rock roll romance When I read a rock roll romance I expect the music to be a character, not a prop Don t just give me a character that happens to be a musician I want to feel the music through the characters, know why they play, see how, without the music, they only half exist With Cruel Kind of Beautiful, Michelle Hazen does that and .Cruel Kind of Beautiful is book one in Hazen s Sex, Love, Rock Roll trilogy featuring the band members of The I m always on the lookout for a good rock roll romance When I read a rock roll romance I expect the music to be a character, not a prop Don t just give me a character that happens to be a musician I want to feel the music through the characters, know why they play, see how, without the music, they only half exist With Cruel Kind of Beautiful, Michelle Hazen does that and .Cruel Kind of Beautiful is book one in Hazen s Sex, Love, Rock Roll trilogy featuring the band members of The Red Letters, a post grunge rock band out of Portland I loved that she chose to start this promising trilogy with a female drummer, because how often does that happen Jera McKnight is at the center of Cruel Kind of Beautiful, her quirky nature and lyric filled soul driving the story from beginning to end She s that friend that you can hang out with while listening to music and eating your weight in ice cream But, Jera has some issues who doesn t and even as her music career looks like it s taking off, her personal life looks grim Enter Jacob Tate.Jacob Tate is that guy We all either know him or want to know him He s handsome, funny, he blushes, he s caring and patient and sexy as hell He meets Jera and almost from the start knows she s the one Only problem is Jera has sworn off relationships and friend zones him Did I mention that Jacob is patient Watching Jacob wear Jera down is not only fun, but it s sweet and feels real There s no over the top drama, just a guy who likes a girl who secretly likes the guy Hazen writes the scenes of them together and falling in love as if she looked into the minds of her readers.Here s why I loved Jera she is easily anyone of us She had a crappy boyfriend in high school that left her with enough insecurities to fill a book Each relationship since then has just reinforced her belief that she isn t good enough It affects her entire life from her relationship with her parents to her inability to have an orgasm Sound familiar Except for her best friend, Danny who just happens to be The Red Letters bass player she doesn t trust anyone enough to really be herself Even when a major record label wants to sign The Red Letters, Jera can t get past the thought that this is her only chance at success At times I wanted to thump her on the head, but I always understood where she was coming from.The secondary characters in Cruel Kind of Beautiful are fantastic Danny, Jera s best friend, could almost be classified as the third side of a love triangle with Jera in the middle Friends since 8th grade, Jera and Danny couldn t be any closer, though their relationship isn t remotely sexual He s her person, the one she trusts, the one she writes music with, the one she depends on He s quiet but always paying attention and you know that there s something simmering below the surface I admit, I fell in love with him Jax, The Red Letters lead singer and guitarist isn t as fleshed out, but Hazen does a great job of conveying his insecurities despite his talent and good looks All of these things make for a fantastic read, but it s Jera s belief that she s frigid and her inability to have an orgasm that makes this book standout Honestly, I don t think I ve read a romance that tackles this and I can t understand why as statistics show that it s an issue for women While I wouldn t say Cruel Kind of Beautiful is a textbook for orgasm, I will say that Hazen hits on key elements of getting there trusting your partner and getting out of your head Kudos to her for bypassing the orgasm for everyone that we typically get in our romance books which, as much as I enjoy that fantasy, can leave readers feeling like they just don t measure up.5 stars for Cruel Kind of Beautiful Heat level 3I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for honest feedback


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *