Beautiful Failure by Mariah Cole
Title: Beautiful Failure
Author: Mariah Cole
Genre: New Adult Romance
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If you're looking for a heartwarming story about a girl who falls deeply in love with a troubled boy who changes her life--a sob story with pretty metaphors and a million ways that'll tell you how "broken" she is, STOP. Don't read another word of this.
I'm not that type of girl.
My name is Emerald Anderson and I'm not going to bullshit you: I flunked out of college after my sophomore year, I've been fired from every job I've ever taken, and I've never had a fully functioning relationship in my life.
I wish I could say that I had a cheerleader in my corner, someone who says, "No, Emerald--You're great and you are good at something!" but I don't. My grandparents are completely oblivious to my life, and my mother's dying words to me were "You're going to end up just like me one day. A beautiful nothing."
She was right.
As I decide to start my life over and take two jobs that will forever change me--one from the inside, and one from the outside, I keep my mother's words close to my heart so I can keep the sexy and mysterious Carter Black away.
He's the first man who's ever pursued me, the first man who seems bent on finding out why I am the way I am, but he's wasting his time.
I'm not broken. I don't need to be fixed. I'm perfectly fine being a beautiful failure...
"My mother was a whore."
Got your attention? Good. It should have.
I finished this book in one sitting. What should have only been a few chapters to help me get back to sleep ended up being the whole book.
Emerald is...definitely a different type of character than I am used to. She's a bitch and a loner. And she likes it that way. I think it's why I liked her. Even though I am far from a bitch (in my mind) I was able to relate to her.
She's also an alcoholic. And likes to smoke, oh and has been doing this things for years thanks to her mother who got her into those habits as a young girl.
How a mother can do that to her child is beyond me...
It somehow made Emerald more real. After a terribly tragic event happens in her life, which results in living with her grandparents, Emerald struggles with her addiction.
"If you ever feel sad or depressed, suck that shit up and add more mascara."
There were times I wanted to hug Emerald but then I would realize that she wouldn't like that and would probably not so kindly, tell me to F off.
When the opportunity comes up to make money for her mistakes, she takes it. Along the way she is able to form friendships and possibly care for man who looks at her as if she is the only girl on earth.
"I do want to fuck you and I am going to fuck you-- in ways you can't even begin to imagine." -Carter
Carter was irresistibly sexy. Didn't take no for an answer and was insanely sweet. He took Emerald for who she was and didn't judge her at all.
"I stopped doing things tonight because I knew if I started fucking you I wasn't going to stop. And when I finally fuck you, you'll feel exactly what I mean..." -Carter
Beautiful Failure is a story about inner beauty. It's such a powerful message that I think everyone should know. The characters were witty and down to earth and the plot has you wanting to know what happens next. Make sure you pick this up on release day.
I am excited to have read this and look forward to the next one in the series.
Mariah Cole is a Starbucks addict (hazelnut shots please!), New Adult author, and an incessant daydreamer. Known for pushing the envelope, she’s an avid reader of indie books and is always looking to chat with readers and authors alike.
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Beautiful Failure Playlist
“My Kind of Love”—Emeli Sande
“Set Fire to the Rain”—Adele
“Say Something”—A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera
“Dark Horse”—Katy Perry
“Titanium/Pavane”—The Piano Guys
20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake
Back to Black, Amy Winehouse
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