Sunday, March 23, 2014

Beautiful Failure (Beautiful #1) by Mariah Cole

Title: Beautiful Failure
Author: Mariah Cole
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date:December 17, 2013 

If you're looking for a heartwarming story about a girl who falls deeply in love with a troubled boy who changes her life--a sob story with pretty metaphors and a million ways that'll tell you how "broken" she is, STOP. Don't read another word of this.

I'm not that type of girl.

My name is Emerald Anderson and I'm not going to bullshit you: I flunked out of college after my sophomore year, I've been fired from every job I've ever taken, and I've never had a fully functioning relationship in my life.

I wish I could say that I had a cheerleader in my corner, someone who says, "No, Emerald--You're great and you are good at something!" but I don't. My grandparents are completely oblivious to my life, and my mother's dying words to me were "You're going to end up just like me one day. A beautiful nothing."

She was right.

As I decide to start my life over and take two jobs that will forever change me--one from the inside, and one from the outside, I keep my mother's words close to my heart so I can keep the sexy and mysterious Carter Black away.

He's the first man who's ever pursued me, the first man who seems bent on finding out why I am the way I am, but he's wasting his time.

I'm not broken. I don't need to be fixed. I'm perfectly fine being a beautiful failure...

Beautiful Failure was just that, this is not your typical romance that seems to be going around right now. Emerald had a hard life her mom was not so much a mother as she was a wanna be best friend, that was more messed up then any one. Her childhood consisted of her mother Leah had a rough life she was a prostitute and passed on certain values to Emerald such as "Do not make friends, make sponsors"  and that looks are more important than anything else. When something makes you feel like your going to cry suck it up and put more mascara on.

When Leah takes her own life Emerald is forced to go live with her grandparents she never met. She goes to college and flunks out after some crazy stuff goes down. (don't wanna give to much away) She has job after job never being able to keep anything longer then a few weeks if that.

When she meets Carter Black I don't know what to think at first, but soon feel in love with him. He was sexy, cool, confidant, sweet, a gentleman and much more all thrown into one hot as hell package. They go through ups and down you never really know how it is going to work out but it keeps you wanting more.

I was praying everything was going to work out for them Emerald deserves a happily ever after for once but not every gets what they wont. Emerald grows as a person from someone who drank and used drugs all the time because at first that was how she was the only time her mother would pay attention to her, to someone who was growing as a person and someone she wanted to really be.

I am not going to give anything away but can anyone else say OMG WHAT A ENDING?? lol Can't wait to see what else Mariah Cole has up her sleeve!!

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