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This Beautiful Thing (Young Love Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Amanda Heath
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews)

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Book Description

*This is a New Adult novel and not for those under 18 for sexual content and language.

Teagan Harper doesn’t have much experience with guys. Her twin brothers have made sure of that. Until one night at a college party she gives them the slip, finding herself in the arms of the most amazing guy she has ever met. Now she's on a mission to find him since she ran from his bed. And forgot to ask his name...

Declan Sage has had control over his entire life. But that is all about to change when the girl who ran out of his bed turns his life upside down. She is about to throw that control out the window. But he’s pretty sure that’s a good thing seeing as she stole his heart...


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About the Author

Amanda lives in Arkansas with her husband and young daughter. She enjoys reading and writing when she isn't chasing her kid around the house.

Product Details

  • File Size: 394 KB
  • Print Length: 182 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A6CWTI8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,532 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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100 of 111 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
This Beautiful Thing (Young Love #1) by Amanda Heath has a sexy, eye catching cover, interesting blurb and has been in Amazon's top 100 romance for weeks now. This Beautiful Thing should be titled- This Beautiful Trainwreck of Horrible Writing. Another case of a self published book with no editing to speak of. It makes me wonder if the author has any real basic writing skills because the amount of misspellings, lack of punctuation or incorrect punctuation placement is beyond glaring and ridiculous.

Not even three pages in, I read this- "She squeals in my ear and I whence."

What is a "whence"?

Also, commas can be a writer's friend. This author apparently doesn't like commas. Example:

"What the f_ _k Declan." Ahem, should have a comma before Declan.

Sentences that make no sense based on a word that makes no sense, including run-on sentences thanks to the word, "and":

"I feel him tense above me AND his movements get jerkier AND then he's kissing my lips as I shallow his yell of pleasure."

What is "shallow his yell of pleasure"?

If an author can't use a professional editor, why would I want to finish a book, let alone spend my money on it that has far too many editorial and grammar errors to count? You insult your readers by not having a professional editor. Sloppy AND poor writing AND not worth the money for this shoddy put together book. I can't believe a writer would publish this and not be embarrassed.

Katiebabs
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Can we please get an editor in here? December 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Cute characters and their story is a good one...but oh my gosh, typos! Prefect v. Perfect, where v. were, forgot v. forget...the list, unfortunately, goes on. Clearly, this is a self-published book. I completely support that, since I'm also a self-published author...BUT, I'm also a stickler for grammar and spelling, and I am also fortunate to have a select group of people with degrees in English to proof my stuff.

Keep writing, Amanda, because you DO have something here. I'm not trying to tear you down. It's because I care and support what you're doing that I'm harsh.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Had Great Potential November 18, 2012
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I wanted to enjoy this book. Really, I did.
I even did, in the beginning. But then the writing slowly started to change. There were more and more typos and grammatical errors, and the writing began to feel stilted and overly dramatic. The characters became harder to sympathize with because their emotions were not realistically described. I lost interest in what was happening to them and had to power through to the end of the novel. I actually enjoyed the secondary characters more than Declan and Teagan because I didn't view those characters' emotions through dramatic yet stilted prose from the internal monologues I suffered through with the main characters.

Would I read it again? No
Would I recommend it to a friend? No
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nope July 15, 2013
By GiJade
Format:Kindle Edition
The writing was horrific. This author has either invented new words, needs to find a dictionary or needs to actually edit her work.

I liked the set up of the book, and some basic aspects of the characters, but there was nothing to the plot besides the romance, the romance was completely unbelievable and the characters were all very one dimensional.

A good idea but terrible execution.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I Really Wanted to Like This Book.. December 7, 2012
By lisa
Format:Kindle Edition
I had mixed emotions for this book. This Beautiful Thing is the story of Declan and Teagan. He is her brother's best friend and she is the cherished, sheltered youngest child in her family. She is the result of an affair between her father, the town's mayor and her mother, a waitress. Only when her mother dies does she have any contact with her father's family, including her stepmother. Declan's parents are well off, but prefer to ignore him and his younger brother. These two meet, have instant attraction, part without exchanging names and search for each other. After reconnecting they do their best to keep things from Teagan's family. That's where some things in this book fall apart. There is an unfortunate turn of events and the smitten Teagan, changes into something akin to the exorcist. Rarely have I seen a character do a 360 in such a short amount of time. Rather than show a gradual falling in place of events things seem rushed at the end. This is the first of the Young Love series.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars F, PG-17 March 18, 2013
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Very awkward. The story doesn't really flow at all. The changes in POV are at awkward times and the speech is cheesy and stupidly dumb. Everything is explained as if we are all idiots and I did not like it.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This Terrible Thing December 5, 2012
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If the plot hadn't been somewhat engaging, I would not have finished the book. The overall idea of the book was good, but plot isn't everything. The frequent grammatical errors lowered the value of the book. I would not pay for it again if given the chance, and I won't be buying the second book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BAD! February 28, 2013
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This book was horrible and had too many errors. It definitely was not worth purchasing. So please do not waste your time or money on this catastrophe.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars didn't enjoy
I didn't really enjoy this story line, I only finished to see how it would run out. Teagan was such a mean bitch! She needed to take an anger management class, seriously! Read more
Published 11 days ago by silvia
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars
This was an ok read it was a sweet romance. After reading the book it's not what I thought it would be. The characters were to immature for me. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Amazon customer
4.0 out of 5 stars love it <3
I love this book it's just an awesome little love story that doesn't miss a single thing in their relationship :-))
Published 29 days ago by whitney
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
i choose this rating because the book was great and the details were awesome and also i love your books
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
this book was okay to read have read better ones
Published 1 month ago by Barbara and Lowell Moxley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It's very scintillating story. Very very warm one.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute
This book had its cuteness to it, but always was kind of slow. I wish that there was more to the story and not just flopping back and forth between Declan and Teagan. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. Marquez
5.0 out of 5 stars Breath taking
This book was very good the love each of then characters had for each other was breath taking. I love books like this!
Published 1 month ago by Ashley C
5.0 out of 5 stars great
So romantic and beautiful. The girl is so cute how she went back to her college roommate and was like," That was him!!!"
Published 1 month ago by Bam13bam
5.0 out of 5 stars The beautiful thing
Ohmyguawd this is the awsomeist book I have read I love it and it's just romantic and and its sad but yet that romantic book you like to read on a lazy day:-)
Published 1 month ago by MonserratVega
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More About the Author

I live in southern Arkansas with my husband and young daughter. There is also an insane Boston Terrier running around. I've always been a lone wolf and find my friends in books. I started writing at a young age and I haven't stopped since. Most days you can find me either glued to my laptop or my kindle. My first novel, This Beautiful Thing was an Amazon best seller for 11 weeks and a year later I'm still tickled to see people enjoy it. I may not be a huge seller but I have the best fans ever and I thank God everyday for every single one of them.

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