Title: A Beautiful Thought
Author: Alicia Rae
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: July 14th 2014
Cover Design: Okay Creation Sarah Hansen
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.
About the Author
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...
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Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Part 5 in a series but can be read as a standalone
My A Beautiful Thought Review ...
So, this for me was one of those books that I liked but different love. It wasn't written poorly, the story was good but in the end there was just something that I didn't connect with the characters and the story. It can be read as a stand alone but I think it would have been better read as a whole series. I liked it but it felt too neat and tidy, too smooth that its missing the raw and edginess of the relationship woes.
Gail was down on her luck and needed financial assistance so her BFF came up with the thought that she should room with her new sexy soon to be brother-in-law. Gail doesn't like to ask for help but as soon as she re-connects with Damon they decided to be roommates. There was tension between the two but it didn't have that build up of angst before it exploded. There chemistry between the two was good but it felt very structured and clean (coloring within the lines). Sometimes with great chemistry it is like coloring outside the lines to feel the angst and passion.
As for Damon he likes a challenge and to him Gail feels like the ultimate challenge. However, between his three jobs and his dreams it causes his lines truths to get blurred. The idea of Damon was good but sometimes his POV came across to feminine to me, which caused me to lose some of his manly man edge.
Once their drama comes to a head if it wasn't for Abby I may have had to throat punch Gail if she didn't get her head out of her ass but thankfully she did. Phew! And then they get their HEA or we hope they do but I assume we get to read more about them from in future books in this series. I am curious enough though that when I have a spare reading moment I would like to read the series as a whole and I have a sneaky suspicion that I will like Gail and Damon more with doing that.
Again the story was super sweet and I adored the idea of it but I just wanted some more 'oomph' from it, for me to have loved it. I know I'm most likely in a minority with this opinion but that is the beauty of an opinion that everyone is entitled to one. :)
3 Thoughtful Thumbs up!