Monday, November 17, 2014

Book Review: Beneath Beautiful by Allison Rushby

Beneath Beautiful
by Allison Rushby
New Adult Realistic Romantic Contemporary
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.82
Released On: November 1, 2014 

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis:



When a handsome stranger approaches Cassie Tavington in Paris's beautiful Père Lachaise cemetery, she has no idea who he is. It doesn't take long to find out. A whispered name from a passerby shocks her into the realisation that it's Cameron Callahan, high-profile modern artist, who she's busy showing around the cemetery.


Mortified, Cassie runs, but Cameron soon tracks her down. He's intent on having Cassie sit for him, but Cassie isn't sure. His provocative sculptures are often in the media, which isn't somewhere that Cassie, the daughter of a politician, should be.

But there's no denying the attraction between the pair, and Cassie soon finds herself in a strange whirlwind of a relationship. Between Paris, London and New York, Cassie finds sitting for an artist isn't as simple as it seems. There's much to contend with—including Cameron's ex-girlfriend, Plum, her own father, and her new love interest, James.

With the clock ticking down to the opening of Cameron's new exhibition, Cassie must struggle to decide just how much of herself she can give over to Cameron and his sculpture while still remaining whole. 


My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Disclaimers: I received an e-arc from netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This book was one that I was hesitant to read. I have no idea why. I had read Shooting Stars by Allison and loved it, but I was worried about this one. 

I shouldn't have been. Allison's writing is refreshing, witty, and entertaining. I loved how spunky her characters were. The dialogue between characters was probably my favorite part of the novel.

I also loved watching Cassie grow throughout the novel. She grew in ways that were not expected but that were totally fitting. 

I also loved Cameron which surprised me. I honestly didn't think I would.

This book was profound on a level that was unexpected and reminded me of why I love Allison so much. I honestly can't wait to see what she comes up with next. 

It's a short read and definitely worth the time. It's also only 2.99 on amazon. Worth the money as well. 

So why 4 stars? To be honest I almost knocked it up to a 5 because I did thoroughly enjoy it. However, there were just certain parts that seemed cliche or just lacking. Definitely recommend this book. 

In Summary:  Allison Rushby presents a witty, refreshing novel of a girl coming to age that will leave readers turning the pages faster and faster. 

Warnings/Side-notes: This book is definitely for adults. It talks about sex and things like that but it does it in a clean, vague way. I would, however, recommend this book for 18+. 

The Wrap-up: I was genuinely surprised by how much I loved this book. If you love new adult, give this one a chance. You won't regret it. 

Love,

Danica Page

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