Fiction, June, NA Fiction, New Adult, Reviews, Romance
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Book Review | Finding Beautiful

The premise of this book sounded interesting, so when the author emailed and asked me if I wanted to a copy in exchange for an honest review, I agreed. 
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I have to say though, that I did not connect with this book. One of my issues with the book was the fact that the timeline seemed to confused to me. Aria has suffered through some tough things—she was abused and raped by her ex-boyfriend, and she and her brother were in an accident that killed him—and through a good portion of the beginning of the book, I was lost. I wasn’t sure when each of these events had taken place.

Another issue was that, for someone who had been horribly abused by someone she thought she had loved—and also the fact that it had only happened 4 months before—she is awful quick to jump into a relationship with a man she had just met. I’m not a fan of instalove, and that’s what Aria and Gavin’s relationship struck me as, so that was another point that I didn’t care for.

Aside from that, this book needed some editing. But that was a minor point for me.

A few things I did like:

  • Seeing Aria recover from the trauma she has gone through
  • Seeing Aria learn to trust again
  • The premise behind the story
  • Ballet—it’s what drew me to the book in the first place

I think this book had promise, but it just had issues for me.

My Rating: 2.5/5  stars

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