Author: Mariah Cole
Series: Beautiful #2
Release Date: December 2014
Genre: New Adult
More Info: Goodreads
If you're expecting profound confessions of love, unfounded drama for the sake of drama, or a happily ever after with rainbows and unicorns, stay far away from this fucking book...
Last summer, I felt things I'd never felt before. I finally realized what it meant to live, to laugh, to (almost) love...
Despite those new found emotions, I had to leave behind the only friends I'd ever known, and the first man who'd ever genuinely cared about me. Carter Black.
At least, I 'thought' I'd left him...
He's back in my life in a role I'd never imagined--slowly revealing layers of himself and showing me who he really is, but I'm not sure if it's enough.
Being with him will always be a challenge--a struggle, and now that I'm seeing the possibility of a new type of life, I'm not sure if he and I should be together.
Besides, old habits die hard, and new ways die even harder.
You knew I was going to fuck this up...
Beauty Hurts (Beautiful #0.5) (coming December 2014)
He owned every inch of my body, every ounce of my soul, and he always will…
I was sixteen, he was older, and we were supposed to last…
Of course, life didn’t work out that way. Instead of sharing a life of bliss with him, I now live alone in a numb hell.
I fuck powerful men for money–I ruin them like he once ruined me. I use my beauty to my advantage, keeping it on display like my mother once taught me–knowing the true weight of its worth.
I don’t apologize for my actions–the word “sorry” has never healed a thing, and I won’t stop until I can feel something other than pain…
Because as you’ll come to see, sometimes beauty wins, most times it gets me by, but it always hurts…
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…