Saturday, August 30, 2014

Giveaway & Review ~ A Beautiful Thought (Beautiful #5) by Alicia Rae

~ Book Synopsis ~

As a physical sports therapist, Gail Bennett is accustomed to working with gorgeous athletes every day, but after falling for a few of these attractive men, she has been left heartbroken one too many times. When Gail’s hours at work are unexpectedly cut, she must find a way to continue helping her parents pay for her sister’s education. Reluctantly following her best friend’s advice, Gail takes on a roommate with the one man she has been avoiding since the first time she laid eyes on him. 

Damon Johnson loves a challenge, and he is not the type of man to back down when he wants something. From the first moment he meets Gail for dinner, he feels an inexplicable pull between the two of them. In his determination to have her, he finds himself helping her in any way he can. Can Damon break through all the barriers Gail has so carefully placed around her heart and prove that he’s different? Or will Gail’s reservations keep her from falling in love? One thought could change everything.
Title: A Beautiful Thought
Author: Alicia Rae
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: July 14th 2014
Cover Design: Okay Creation Sarah Hansen
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Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.

Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing into my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo

Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you.
Believe in yourself and follow your dreams...

My Thoughts:

A Beautiful Thought was the fifth book in the Beautiful series. It was a great stand alone. This was the first book of this series that I've read. :-( I can tell you that it is just the first though, because I will be reading the others!

I absolutely adored the characters. The heroine, Gail, was very selfless, caring, hard working, and compassionate. Damon, the hero, is a great guy who is very deserving of a great girl. He is hard working, successful, also family oriented, handsome, caring, and fun. The other characters are wonderful too! I can't wait to get caught up on all of their stories.

Gail has been hurt many times by trusting and falling for the wrong men. She has too many responsibilities to worry about her love life but it hurts and she has a bit of an inferiority complex and lack of trust in men because of those mistakes.

She finds herself in a situation that requires some assistance from somewhere and her best friend makes a suggestion that brings her and Damon together.

The more time they spend together, the more they find themselves falling in love.

This romance was more on the sweet side but still had some steam! These two (actually all of the couples) are perfect for each other. It was nice to read something without having to do a psych analysis on the characters.

This book was steadily paced, the page length was moderate, and the plot was engaging.

I would recommend this to those of you looking for a sweet romance with great characters. :-)

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion. I really enjoyed it. I cried a time or two, laughed, and sighed. I can't wait to read the rest of this Beautiful series!

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  1. This one is the kind of contemporary romance i want sweet but not too much with characters we would love to meet^^
    on the list for sure

  2. The series definitely sounds like it would be sweet. I'll add them to my list. And I totally get what you mean about having normal couples that you don't have to analyze. Sometimes its nice not to have to overthink the characters problems.