Jun 16, 2015

Release Day Blitz & Review-- Blue by HJ Bellus



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Blue Williams shines no matter the circumstance. -Prettiest in her hometown -Most talented cheerleader on her high school squad -Valedictorian of the senior class -Prom queen and runner up for Miss Teen Colorado And the list goes on…

That’s until college, when she finds out nobody recognizes her, and if they do they couldn’t care less. Blending in is something Blue has longed for her entire life. Living in a dorm with a set of new friends is just what she needed to escape her stale life back home. For the first time, she’s seen for her talent and not her name or looks.

Cheer is her number one priority, considering a full-ride scholarship landed her at a prestigious university, and she intends to take advantage of it. A true beauty inside and out, Blue’s heart has always pumped competitive blood.

Until one night changes her forever…the beauty is gone, and all she has left are nasty, ugly memories. The man who saved her has a story of his own, with ninety percent of his body scarred.

What happens when the Beauty falls for the Beast?

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My 5-Star Review

"Tuck Jones, who the hell are you, and what have you done to my ovaries?"

I want to start this review by saying I have such a soft spot for stories that revolve around the Beauty and the Beast premise. But this book was SO much more!!

Blue Williams is not your typical cheerleader type. Yes, she's fit and beautiful, but she's real. She tells it like it is and doesn't take crap from anyone. I loved her instantly! I found myself wanting to be her friend because she has such a great personality.

When she's first introduced to a group of football players, she never expected to be completely taken by the quiet, mysterious player that always sunk to the back of the crowd. The all black, hoodie wearing mystery man captivated her with one look, one smirk...one moment.

"I'd let you touch me, Tuck, and get to know every single part of me, but you don't do people or talking. Just know I think you're gorgeous."

Tuck Jones hasn't had the easiest life. He shields away from everyone because the pain and scars from his past consume him. I instantly fell for him!! Even though he was such a dark person, you could tell it was a facade-a way of hiding.

No one had ever shown this much interest in him until Blue walked into his life. Seeing these two take baby steps toward each other was a beautiful thing.

"I've never wanted another person in my entire life, and you won't let me in, Tuck."
"I can't."
"You can."
"You won't like what you see, Blue. You're meant for a castle and king. I'm just the poor peasant."
"You have no idea what I'm meant for."

Goodness me!! I freaking love them!!

One thing that sets this book apart from the others is that the "Beauty" isn't just a pretty face. She is a survivor in her own right and fights everyday to overcome obstacles. This story takes a drastic turn, and you get to see Blue and Tuck in almost reverse roles. It's an amazing spin on such a classic story.

"Don't break my heart, Tuck."
"It'll be your fault if I do. I told you to stay away, Blue."

This book tugged at my heartstrings more times than I could count! HJ Bellus outdid herself! Tuck, Blue, and all the supporting characters were wonderful!

I could go on and on about my love of this story, and of Tuck and Blue, but everyone should read it for themselves. It's so worth it!  My only complaint is that it had to end. I could read it over and over and not get tired of these two!

"You don't need to be fixed. You're perfect."
"I'll never believe it no matter how many times you tell me."

"Fairytales do exist if you're brave enough and have the right dash of badass in you to chase them down and fight like a warrior to live them out." ~Blue

About the author

I'm just a simple girl who loves the country life.. .oh yeah! & a good corn dog! Throw in a little Vanilla Ice, and shits bound to get crazy! Be brave...
-Loves country life & music -Gets the case of the "eff-its" often -Loves Big -Hurts Big -love corn dogs & candy.... & (sex & candaaay) -My heart is happy writing!!!

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