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BLUE by [Bellus, HJ]
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"Blue is an emotional romance that draws inspiration from the parable of Beauty and the Beast." ---Midwest Book Review

About the Author

H. J. Bellus is the author of several romance novels, including the My Way Series, 8 Second Decision, Iron Sinners, and That Girl. Visit her at hjbellus.com.

Maxine Mitchell is passionate about animals, traveling, coffee, a good bottle of wine, and great stories. Raised an Army brat, she had a mobile childhood (affording her the opportunity to meet people from many different backgrounds) that she would not trade for anything. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Joe Arden's narration has been described as "sensual," "sexy," and "hot." His recordings range from sweet and romantic to steamy and raw. In his spare time, Joe raises and trains rescue pitbulls and restores vintage motorcycles.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1522 KB
  • Print Length: 297 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1514349620
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: HJ BELLUS (June 16, 2015)
  • Publication Date: June 16, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00XX0BE0O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,999 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It's rare to find a writer who can eloquently mix wit, love, and the right kind of awkward moments we can all relate to. The book has an incredible start, middle, and then, well, there's the end. At one point, I was so confused on if this was the same author writing the book or if she had a co-writer. For someone of such talent, the end seemed sloppy and was full of WTFs, OMGs, and STFUs for me.

I loved Blue. She was awesome and so thoroughly well-developed as a person and relatable, from tripping in front of hot guys, to the usual debacles of going from leaving home to freshman year in college. Her ability to laugh at herself, quick-wit, and charm won me over and the strength that is so often lacking in women protagonists (I'm looking at you, EL James). Sophie, her best friend, was so amazingly well-written, she's easily someone you would want to have in your life. Of course, the love interest is amazing and I love that he is damaged (let's face, women love a man who is complex, a little bad boy, and somewhat unattainable). And, wow. Her parents. They remind me of the parents in the movie Easy A with Emma Stone. They're fantastic, quirky, and people who make you laugh out loud while you're reading (literally laugh out loud).

At the end, the book got sloppy and insanely bizarre. Blue was weak and gave in to the person who was scaring her to do exactly what she wanted. I had hoped she would fight back and prove to be someone worth the read. Tuck was a little too whiny for me as well at the point he went to see Blue's father. The characters developed backwards and became people that were disappointing and I just couldn't root for them individually or as a couple.

I really would love to see a re-release with an alternative ending.
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Read on June 17, 2015

"...“I’ll be right back.” Sophie cracks the door and rushes across the way to the bathroom, and I can only guess she’s cleaning up or stitching up. I’m not quite sure what you do after sex..."

I'm really confused now. What would you stitch up? Your vagina? And Wouldn't this statement imply she's a virgin? Nope, apparently not. But, why would she not know what you do after sex if not?

"...“Slightly,” I respond, as my knees sting like a bit€h in heat..."
Why would a "bit€h in heat" sting?? Very Odd.

@ 81.0% in: This is one of those books where the heroine describes her OWN beauty the entire book!!!! *bangs iPad on head* ...my toned legs, my defined body, my long legs, my tan legs, my perfect hair... (Huge pet peeve of mine)

And if she was valedictorian why did Tuck have to do 90% of her freshman homework?

They "f. like bunnies" (unprotected) three times before he says "did we just make a baby?" Hmmm..... WTH??? No one thought to have this talk prior to the third time.

I found the writing obscenely choppy & juvenile in sentence structure. The sex scenes are poorly executed. Blue made the comment early on about not knowing what Sophie does to clean up after sex (therefore you assume she's a virgin), but then if that's the case she never tells her dude that before he impales her w/out any preamble or warning. So, I'm guessing not a virgin after all, but why the dumb naïveté then. There is really zero elegance or heat in the sex scenes. The just "f. like bunnies".

Oh Lawd! I paid $3.99 for this!!!! NO!!!!!! So tempted to return for a refund, but I begrudgingly won't. I don't like doing that to authors. Even when I hate their work. It was work after all & I read it. So, chalking this one up to a very large waste of $3.99 (which is quite high for an indie!) & 4 hours of my life. Really wished I would have DNF'ed.
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One of the best books that I have read in a while. It had me roped in from the very beginning and managed to read it all in one day, even when I should have been working! ;) The ending was not what I expected, but it definatley was not the typical ending with a wedding. It went further, which I loved. Definatley wish it explained a bit more as to how Blue ended up in the shelter and what happened to her while she was missing.
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Spoilers present.

PTSD is not something to gloss over or play around this. I honestly am not sure if the author has experienced it or researched it, but either way, in my opinion, I don't think it was well represented. There were points where it almost was, but unfortunately it didn't do it for me.

I'll forgive the phrase "meat curtain" because apparently it's a thing people say. I've never heard it and it was super weird.

My biggest issue - I'm confused about why Tuck kicked a PTSD suffering Blue out of his house after getting a threatening note. Like, he knew the attacker was not yet caught and she wouldn't hire someone to take pictures of him shirtless. I feel his overprotective nature should have been on high alert when a large envelope showed up with pictures of them. Also, her friends seemed to vanish - Noah? Sophie? Lane? It's odd that everyone is so hell bent on protecting her until something suspicious happens.

Also, coaches know what's up and no one is concerned that she suddenly starts looking like awful and quits cheer? That is one of the most obvious signs of PTSD/severe depression. I truly feel that if her coaches and friends cared about her as much as they acted like they did the first 3/4 of the book, someone would have done something.

The end felt forced and rushed and I was confused with all the time jumping and missing characters. Also, why did the dad have to die in a throw away line? I don't understand. I'm emotionally distraught, and not in the good way. By the end of the book, I honestly hated every character.

Good writer but didn't like the story at all. This is just my opinion and I know many people loved this book.
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