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    ...raw sensuality and courageous bravery.

    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 chord to the heart.
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    NA Rock Star Romance

    A Cruel Kind of Beautiful by Michelle Hazen Sex, Love and Rock & Roll #1 Not a fan of New Adult books but this one grabbed me from the beginning and made me think first of Cinderella but with a guy in the lead role. The first scene was one of the best meet-cutes I have ever read. As I continued reading I realized that Jacob was a keeper with a big family secret and that Jera’s main problem with relationships was not one I can relate to and yet…thinking back four or so decades…it does make a bit of sense and perhaps more than a bit. She grated a bit at times when she ran or didn’t listen or became afraid for reasons I couldn’t quite understand but she also had great talent as a musician-songwriter and was a good friend and bandmate. Jacob…well…he was a book boyfriend worthy of being on THE Wall of Fame for book boyfriends! Family guy, caring, interested, puts others first, willing to give up what others might see as important for what he believes truly is important. I am not going to give the plot away but will say that eventually Jera gets her head on straight and takes a chance…and once she does it seems that things begin to fall in place for her, Jacob and those around them. I liked the band members and want to hear more about The Red Letters Band. What makes Danny and Jax tick and how will the band get their record deal? Thank you to Barclay Publicity for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4 Stars
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    A beautiful story!!

    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 band mates have a great friendship and share the same intense passion for their music and it was almost moving. But their also young, so she’s still in school while they struggle to make it from local/indie fave to that lustrous recording contract that will expand their audience. But while, she’s confident in her music, she’s still a typical girl with insecurities and a lackluster track record in the boyfriend department so when cute and oh so sweet Jacob crosses her path, she’s not going to let his good looks and kind nature deter her from her self-imposed relationship ban. But I don’t know anyone that could resist a guy as perfect as Jacob. Oh my god, I lost count how many times he made me swoon. There were times that he was just so boyish and innocent, but in no way did it detract from his sexiness. Truly, the guy was almost saintly. He was selfless and a hard worker and was just one of those guys that steps up to any challenge, no matter the sacrifice. I just feel in love with him from their first meeting. Michelle Hazen’s writing was superb. I felt everything and totally got lost in the story. It was just so good, I couldn’t set it down until it was finished. I’m most definitely a new fan. I look forward to more from the series and can’t wait to see what’s in store for their band’s future and her fellow band mates.
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    A beautiful kind of story …

    This was a well written story with interesting, likeable, characters. While the story flowed smoothly I felt that at times a little less self-doubting by Jera would have moved the story along quicker. Despite that, there were some great life lessons concerning family, ambition and responsibility. I loved the laughter, romance and passion between Jera and Jacob. I look forward to Danny’s and Jax’s stories in future books. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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