A Cruel Kind of Beautiful (Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll, #1) by Michelle Hazen

A Cruel Kind of Beautiful (Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll, #1)

If you can’t get to the Big O, can you get to the happily ever after? Jera McKnight loves music, swoons for hot guys, but sucks at sex. Jacob Tate is her perfect storm: a pun-loving nude model with a heart as big as his record collection.When a newspaper-delivery accident lands him in her living room, he’s almost tempting enough to make her forget she’s never been able to please a man—in bed or out of it. Sure, he laughs at her obscure jo...

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TitleA Cruel Kind of Beautiful (Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll, #1)
Release DateDec 4th, 2017
PublisherCreate Space

Reviews A Cruel Kind of Beautiful (Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll, #1)

  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    Originally posted at SmexyBooks-http://smexybooks.com/2017/11/review-...Favorite Quote: “Men are like beautiful agents of Satan, spreading insecurity and misery throughout the world.”Jera McKnight has a full plate with her indie band, college, and work. Wholeheartedly embracing celibacy after her last boyfriend blamed her for his performance issues in the bedroom, Jera is definitely not on board with the gorgeous man who just threw a newspape...
  • Brandy Roberts
    I really enjoyed A Cruel kind of beautiful with a story line that had me anticipating every page and characters that intrigued me to the point were I wanted to know their stories the things they let no one see . The way Jera and Jacob met in such a meet cute kind of way that had me laughing while also silly grinning . Jera is dealing with a lot of Insecurity thanks to her ex she hasn't felt anything for the male population until one hottie that b...
  • Isha Coleman
    Insecurity is a subject that faces everyone at one time or another. Strength of character lies not in the possessions a person obtains but in the wisdom that helps them become who they were meant to be. A Cruel Kind of Beautiful travels the pathway of raw sensuality and courageous bravery. Whether it be learning to face fears or helping to dry away those rainy day tears, Ms. Hazen keys in on the emotions that make a person tick and strikes a chor...
  • Marie- Naughty Mom Story Time
    I just love taking a chance on a “new to me author” and falling in love with their stories. This is my first from Michelle Hazen and I totally loved it. I thought it was going to be a typical rock star romance, but it turned out to be much, much more. Her characters were totally relatable and I fell in love with them almost instantly. Jera is a quirky almost neurotic chick with dreams of making music that speaks to people. She and her two ban...
  • Sandra
    I’m always on the lookout for a good rock & roll romance. When I read a rock & roll romance I expect the music to be a character, not a prop. Don’t just give me a character that happens to be a musician. I want to feel the music through the characters, know why they play, see how, without the music, they only half exist. With Cruel Kind of Beautiful, Michelle Hazen does that and more.Cruel Kind of Beautiful is book one in Hazen’s Sex, Love,...
  • Heather Fleet
    So much love for this book. Review to come.*Update* It's been a few weeks since I've finished this book, and man...I STILL can't stop thinking about it. There is so much to love about Jera's character. She's not only a sassy rocker girl, but a heroine that you can totally hang with if she were real. She's incredibly relateable, in other words, so much so that I wanted to jump into the pages and hug her. It's a sucky deal what she goes through, (n...
  • Adele Buck
    I don’t usually read New Adult - I’m a little too far past the age to be patient with people making bad decisions, and so much of NA seems to skew that way. With that out of the way, I loved this book. Jera was an especially relatable heroine: someone for whom sex and trust don’t come easy (and yes, the two are related in a very realistic way). Her past boyfriends have laid their lack of patience and experience at her door, thinking that se...
  • G.L. Jackson
    What's a girl to do when she believes with all her heart that she's terrible between the sheets? Swear off boyfriends forever, of course, and throw all her energy into her part-time gig as a drummer for an up-and-coming rock band.Until she meets Jacob, a kind and conflicted engineering student formerly on the fast track to a career in baseball. Opposites attract in the best sort of way. What follows is an exercise in heat, patience, and learning ...
  • Marsha
    This was a fun read, yet still has the angst and even some quite sweet and endearing moments. I really enjoyed the female lead, even though she had her flaws. And don't get me started on the male lead. Without a doubt, perfect book boyfriend material. (Even if he isn't a billionaire.) :D I love music, and especially enjoy when music gets intertwined in a book, which it does in this book. (We even get to enjoy the lyrics for an entire song.) Each ...
  • Barbara
    This is my first time reading a story by Michelle Hazen but it will definitely not be my last. This story pulled me in from the get go and I was drawn to Jera and Jacob, wanting to know what made them tick. There was obvious chemistry between the two, but also issues in their pasts that made them both reluctant to act on their feelings. There is so much heart and soul to this story, humor but also angst, heartache but hope, betrayal and forgivene...
  • Julie
    An entertaining New Adult story, about a young woman, Jera, who's still in college and showing her talent for music by playing the drums in a struggling band and also writing some of their lyrics. She's never had a loving relationship with a guy and now finds trust and the thought of sex something she will never succeed in. Then she meets Jacob, a handsome, charismatic young man who's good looks and kindness make her wish for things long forgotte...
  • Angela (JG) ~ Jezabell Girl & Friends
    Such a sweet romance that gave me all the feels ❤I was expecting an a-typical rock star romance but this was the complete opposite, telling the story instead of a young and upcoming band trying to secure a record deal. The story about the band is only part of the overall book theme though as this focusses mainly on two characters: Jacob and Jera who find themselves meeting, unexpectedly, and immediately feeling an attraction to one another. Jer...
  • Natalie Casey
    This is the first book I've read by this author, and I'm so happy I read this! I absolutely loved this book! It was everything I wasn't expecting, and so much more than I could've wanted! This is a book with all the feels, a great story line, and characters who you can relate to. I love how Jera is portrayed, she's so relatable, and Jacob,,swoon!! 💖💖💖I can't wait to read the rest of the seriesI'm voluntarily leaving a review for this ARC
  • Obsessive Book Nerd Lauren
    Let me just say, my two favorite romance tropes are rockstar and sports. A CRUEL KIND OF BEAUTIFUL was both. Now, to be clear, Jera and her band The Red Letters are trying to hit it big and Jacob due to unforeseen events, had to quit the college baseball team. But this book was just so fun and well written. Hazen wove a story about how "the one" loves all of you no matter what and I absolutely loved that about A Cruel Kind of Beautiful.I was give...
  • Nicole Jarvis
    Sweet, easy, and charming! Jason is an adorably perfect soft love interest, and though I was surprised by the plot twist about his secret life (no spoilers, but you'll know it when you get to it), I felt like it really worked and added another layer of vulnerability to him. I'm not usually into music books, but I loved these characters so much!
  • Lisa Richards
    I usually don't read rock & roll romances nor New Adult books as I tend to get a bit annoyed at the emotional decisions made by the main characters. Yeah, I remember those days but jeez, the constant drama tends to get old real fast now. The main reason I refuse to watch any of the numerous "reality" shows on TV either. But the blurb on this one sucked me in and I'm so glad it did as I throughly enjoyed it. I loved Jera, she was the type of rocke...
  • Lauren Helms
    A Cruel Kind of Beautiful was a fast-paced, fun angsty new adult romance that will have you waiting eagerly for the next book in the series. I enjoyed Jera and swoon Jacob so much. I can't wait to see what Hazen writes next!
  • Michelle
    What happens when the hottest guy you've ever seen throws your newspaper through the window of your house at an ungodly hour in the morning. Wakes you, and you ironically both hit it off. You don't realize you're standing in the glass and he finally makes you go grab some shoes while he cleans up the mess and when you return, he is gone. Throw in some crazy friends, your bestfriend that's a guy and in your band and this makes for one heck of a re...
  • Chanda Norman
    4.5 Sweet Stars Jacob might be the sweetest, most understanding book boyfriend I have ever had the pleasure of reading about. Jera is a aspiring drummer rock chick that has zero luck in the big "O" department due mostly to inexperienced past partners and has given up on boyfriends until she meet Jacob. All she needs is patience and TLC. This delightful slow burn romance was very well written. The author tells the story like you are listening to y...
  • Shelly Celli
    I fell in love with this book immediately. This girl has a hard time trusting anyone and doesn't realize that's what's holding her back from something beautiful. When Jacob comes around, things get serious between them, but the trust still isn't there. Everything is based on trust and she lost something important when she didn't trust him. I love how insistent Jacob is about being with her. He's just the right guy for her, even when she's not sur...
  • Magali
    Sweet and romantic story of Jera, a musician and student, and Jacob, a student too. He falls in love, but she thinks she has a problem, and she avoids relations and sex. So, to protect her and to have her trust, he decides to go slowly to convince her of his faith in them, but Jacob can’t tell her his secret until her total commitment, because she’s a runner when she has a difficulty.I liked the story, the characters even if sometimes I wante...
  • BP34
    This is the first book in the Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll Series and definitely starts the series off on a high note. Jera and Jacob's romance is the heart of the story. Jera is the drummer of an up and coming band and Jacob is her 'paperboy'. They meet when he mistakenly breaks her window when delivering her paper. She's been unlucky at sex and has lot of insecurities. Jacob is so sweet and caring and boosts her ego. A sweet YA romance with a mus...
  • Faith89
    copy received for honest reviewThis book caught my attention because Jera is a female drummer in a bandThe book started off pretty good but slowed down somewhere in the middle. I liked the characters especially Jacob. He is a pretty good guy. He made a lot of sacrifices for his family. He was pretty amazing. Jera was a character that I often lost patience with. She had some issues that almost cost her happiness. I liked the story overall. The wri...
  • Hannah
    I read an ARC copy of this.I will be honest. I almost didn't sign up to read this. I'm glad I did though. I thought it was a nice read. I just found Jera to bother from time to time. I understand that her last boyfriend screwed her up badly emotionally. However, no matter how wonderful Jacob was she wouldn't let him help her until the end. Which by then it was almost too late. I'm just glad that they got their issues worked out by the end and the...
  • Pat
    The well written storyline pulled me right in from the very beginning and Jacob and Jera kept me totally intrigued until the very end! This book was a very enjoyable and entertaining read!I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.