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**THIS IS A CONTEMPORARY NEW ADULT NOVEL NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE UNDER 17 FOR SEXUAL CONTENT AND LANGUAGE. Teagan Harper doesn’t have much experience with guys. Her twin brothers have made sure of that. Until one night at a college party she gives them the slip, finding herself in the arms of the most amazing guy she has ever met. Now she's on a mission to find him since **THIS IS A CONTEMPORARY NEW ADULT NOVEL NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE UNDER 17 FOR SEXUAL CONTENT AND LANGUAGE. Teagan Harper doesn’t have much experience with guys. Her twin brothers have made sure of that. Until one night at a college party she gives them the slip, finding herself in the arms of the most amazing guy she has ever met. Now she's on a mission to find him since she ran from his bed. And forgot to ask his name... Declan Sage has had control over his entire life. But that is all about to change when the girl who ran out of his bed turns his life upside down. She is about to throw that control out the window. But he’s pretty sure that’s a good thing seeing as she stole his heart...


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**THIS IS A CONTEMPORARY NEW ADULT NOVEL NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE UNDER 17 FOR SEXUAL CONTENT AND LANGUAGE. Teagan Harper doesn’t have much experience with guys. Her twin brothers have made sure of that. Until one night at a college party she gives them the slip, finding herself in the arms of the most amazing guy she has ever met. Now she's on a mission to find him since **THIS IS A CONTEMPORARY NEW ADULT NOVEL NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE UNDER 17 FOR SEXUAL CONTENT AND LANGUAGE. Teagan Harper doesn’t have much experience with guys. Her twin brothers have made sure of that. Until one night at a college party she gives them the slip, finding herself in the arms of the most amazing guy she has ever met. Now she's on a mission to find him since she ran from his bed. And forgot to ask his name... Declan Sage has had control over his entire life. But that is all about to change when the girl who ran out of his bed turns his life upside down. She is about to throw that control out the window. But he’s pretty sure that’s a good thing seeing as she stole his heart...

30 review for This Beautiful Thing

  1. 4 out of 5

    Akanksha❤ Søren♰

    MOST IMMATURE BOOK I'VE EVER READ!!! It sucked for me. I was so going to dump this book's ass when I was like 25% in but its my freakin' obsessive curious nature that didn't let me. So I had to finish it! The lil speed bump in the book was like FORCED and everything about the book was weird.. The overall story was okish! The book has SOOOO MANY grammatical and spelling errors! to instead of two, miss instead of mess. Author.. get a new editor. I read many YA, but this was like immature adult! The chi MOST IMMATURE BOOK I'VE EVER READ!!! It sucked for me. I was so going to dump this book's ass when I was like 25% in but its my freakin' obsessive curious nature that didn't let me. So I had to finish it! The lil speed bump in the book was like FORCED and everything about the book was weird.. The overall story was okish! The book has SOOOO MANY grammatical and spelling errors! to instead of two, miss instead of mess. Author.. get a new editor. I read many YA, but this was like immature adult! The chick is like 18-19, but behaves like she is 13! The dialogue delivering of the book is so childish, its like a sorority chick has written them. The author has totally brotten like 35%+ of book two in this book! So idk why anyone would read the second book when they totally have in in short here mixed in this book itself.

  2. 4 out of 5

    SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

    FREE today on Amazon US (10/21/2013). http://www.amazon.com/This-Beautiful-... FREE today on Amazon US (10/21/2013). http://www.amazon.com/This-Beautiful-...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Katie(babs)

    This Beautiful Thing (Young Love #1) by Amanda Heath has a sexy, eye catching cover, interesting blurb and has been in Amazon’s top 100 romance for weeks now. With over 1,000 reviews on Goodreads, I decided to give this one a go. This Beautiful Thing should be titled- This Beautiful Trainwreck of Horrible Writing. Another case of a self published book with no editing to speak of. It makes me wonder if the author has any real basic writing skills because the amount of misspellings, lack of punct This Beautiful Thing (Young Love #1) by Amanda Heath has a sexy, eye catching cover, interesting blurb and has been in Amazon’s top 100 romance for weeks now. With over 1,000 reviews on Goodreads, I decided to give this one a go. This Beautiful Thing should be titled- This Beautiful Trainwreck of Horrible Writing. Another case of a self published book with no editing to speak of. It makes me wonder if the author has any real basic writing skills because the amount of misspellings, lack of punctuation or incorrect punctuation placement is beyond glaring and ridiculous. Not even three pages in, I read this- "She squeals in my ear and I whence." What is a "whence"? Also, commas can be a writer's friend. This author apparently doesn't like commas. Example: "What the f*ck Declan." Ahem, should have a comma before Declan. Sentences that make no sense based on a word that makes no sense, including run-on sentences thanks to the word, "and": "I feel him tense above me AND his movements get jerkier AND then he's kissing my lips as I shallow his yell of pleasure." What is "shallow his yell of pleasure"? If an author can't use a professional editor, why would I want to finish a book, let alone spend my money on something that has far too many editorial and grammar errors to count? You insult your readers by not having a professional editor. Sloppy AND poor writing AND not worth the money for this shoddy put together book. I can’t believe a writer would publish this and not be embarrassed. I’m embarrassed for Amanda. PASS.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Zaynab

    5 beautiful Stars!!!!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kris Pittman

    I laughed. I cried (more than I like admitting). I got mad. I sighed in relief. This book wrung a lot out of me!!! First, you have Teagan, the protagonist. Who is blunt, and has a bit of a temper. But at least she doesnt pretend she doesnt. Lol. She hasnt had a very average upbringing, yet she is surrounded by loving, often over bearring siblings and family. Then there is Declan. *swoon* Dec has had the opposite of a loving family. He took on a lot of responsibility after it became apparent his I laughed. I cried (more than I like admitting). I got mad. I sighed in relief. This book wrung a lot out of me!!! First, you have Teagan, the protagonist. Who is blunt, and has a bit of a temper. But at least she doesnt pretend she doesnt. Lol. She hasnt had a very average upbringing, yet she is surrounded by loving, often over bearring siblings and family. Then there is Declan. *swoon* Dec has had the opposite of a loving family. He took on a lot of responsibility after it became apparent his parents werent up to the task. He grew up quick, and that shines through in his decision making. I thought I had this story in the bag; they meet, sparks fly, happily ever after, yada yada. UM NO... Their relationship is is riddled with obsticles from the get-go. And I am not talking about your normal everyday YA romance pot holes... No, we are talking break your heart type of issues. It adds to the beauty of their relationship. That all made it more real for me. Guess what in real life it doesnt all smell like roses, shit happens. Life comes from how you overcome, and Teag and Dec come out of that shit pile smelling like roses!!! I loved it. Every single secondary character has potential for their own story so keep your eyes open ;)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    To be honest I hate leaving negative reviews. They make me feel bad. After all even if I don't like a book someone spent a lot of time and energy on it. The author, editor, publisher. Even if its an independently published ebook the author spent a lot of time on it. Its got to hurt when they read reviews and see that people didn't like it. So while I try to be honest about how I felt about a book I always remember that it was something really important to someone else. I really didn't like this b To be honest I hate leaving negative reviews. They make me feel bad. After all even if I don't like a book someone spent a lot of time and energy on it. The author, editor, publisher. Even if its an independently published ebook the author spent a lot of time on it. Its got to hurt when they read reviews and see that people didn't like it. So while I try to be honest about how I felt about a book I always remember that it was something really important to someone else. I really didn't like this book. I didn't like it SO much that I couldn't even finish it. I really wanted to like it. The blurb sounded good. I like reading new adult novels. The over protective brothers things totally caught my attention cause I have one of those myself. But ... I couldn't even finish the book. The characters were fairly flat and one dimensional. All of them. Even the main characters. There was no depth to the characters or the story. I didn't even get that far in it. The characters were super immature, the writing style was childish and immature. By the time I quit I was ready to scream. I just couldn't read anymore. I wouldn't recommend it for any serious readers, and I hate saying that.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    Teagan is an freshman at the college her twin brothers attend. Jaden and Caden are protective of their little sister, even though she is not much younger than they are. She is rather inexperienced and doesn't date much because her brothers tend to intimidate any guy she is interested it. One night, Teagan decides to go to a party with her BFF/roommate Grace. She meets a guy... after punching this guys ex in the face, they hook up. She falls asleep in his room and wakes up freaking out, so she bo Teagan is an freshman at the college her twin brothers attend. Jaden and Caden are protective of their little sister, even though she is not much younger than they are. She is rather inexperienced and doesn't date much because her brothers tend to intimidate any guy she is interested it. One night, Teagan decides to go to a party with her BFF/roommate Grace. She meets a guy... after punching this guys ex in the face, they hook up. She falls asleep in his room and wakes up freaking out, so she bolts. Declan is a nice guy. He just got out of a six year relationship, and has been dating around ever since. No one has left an impression... Until her. When he sees his mystery girl, he knows there is something about her right way. She has a temper, she is small and spunky. He can't get her out of his head. He tells his best friend all about it and he's on a quest to find her. Surprise surprise... He soon finds that his mystery girl is Teagan, sister to his best friend Jaden that he hadn't met yet. Declan and Teagan have a major attraction to each other, and a lot of chemistry. They decide to peruse a relationship, but Teagan wants to keep it quiet. Neither knows how Jaden will react. A few months into their relationship, they decide to take it to the next level. They are both falling hard for one another. I can't help but think I'll never own my own heart again. Teagan stole it with her beautiful voice, sexy body, outgoing personality, and big, caring heart. Things are perfect... but it doesn't stay that way forever. One big mistake will tear them apart. Can they fix what is broken when their relationship was built on a lie, or is this beautiful thing they have really over? This story had a little drama and a little angst, but overall was a sweet, quick, enjoyable read. Teagan was a quirky and funny girl, and Declan was great... He was loving, caring and responsible- loved the relationship he had with his little brother. Things that weren't so perfect- there were a few grammar issues and (view spoiler)[ I didn't love how quickly they gave up on each other when the shit hit the fan... It the way Caden was to his sister after all that. I get he was loyal to Declan, and that's great- but he didn't have to treat his sister like crap after all she had been through. (hide spoiler)] I am looking forward to the next book... Grace, Jaden, and Caden's story! A love triangle... with twin brothers :-)

  8. 4 out of 5

    Humaira

    I was disappointed in this book. I liked the idea of it and thought is was going to be a cute read. All this book gave me was stress. The book has an interesting premise as Teagan is a bastard and has to fit in with the family she didn't know about. She has overprotective brothers that beat the crap out of any boy who went within a metre of her thus she hasn't got a boyfriend. The book did not make sense, it felt so unrealistic. Within the first few pages we sort out her family problems although I was disappointed in this book. I liked the idea of it and thought is was going to be a cute read. All this book gave me was stress. The book has an interesting premise as Teagan is a bastard and has to fit in with the family she didn't know about. She has overprotective brothers that beat the crap out of any boy who went within a metre of her thus she hasn't got a boyfriend. The book did not make sense, it felt so unrealistic. Within the first few pages we sort out her family problems although how does finding out that your dad/husband was cheating sort out everything and then everyone is mysteriously happy, worst BS I have read in a while. Main character Teagan is a piece of shit. She is spoilt, immature, bipolar, ignorant, rude and did I mention spoilt? “Why are you crying Teag? I didn't mean to make you upset. I just wanted you to know that you’re the most special person in this family.” She pulls me into a hug and I dry my tears before I stain her shirt. “I know Jess.” Yes I know I am the most important person in this freaky family WTFH normally you say thank you not I KNOW. It just sounded narcissistic and self centered. Her relationship with Declan didn't make sense either. I liked Declan, he seemed like a nice guy who wanted become a lawyer and looked after his little brother after being abandoned by his parents. I did not see what he saw in Teagan apart from her being pretty and liking the same bands as him also that she is turned on extremely quickly. One minute she's spitting mad and the other shes like 'oh sorry I guess I didn't see it that way' and then they kiss and make up. The writing was just terrible. I hate to say this but it made me insane trying to read this book. I kept on backtracking because a sentence didn't make sense with its missing punctuation or wrong tenses. E.g. 'something I can’t forgot'... it's something I can't forget, FORGET! Ugh. I am not reading the sequel since I basically know what happens and I didn't like Grace. Actually nearly all the characters in this book felt 2D and I didn't connect with any of them.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Liv ☾

    DNF at 30% CRINGE CRINGE CRINGE

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

    I really wanted to like this book, really! and I hate to write bad reviews but I can't help myself with this one. The story had so much potential and the characters seemed really cool in the beginning. I felt like the characters had some major flaws in the writing. There were moments in the book that seemed to be really forced as if it was trying to be genuine, but just didn't succeed. I won't say what parts those are in case someone will read it but those moments just seemed so fake. I also bel I really wanted to like this book, really! and I hate to write bad reviews but I can't help myself with this one. The story had so much potential and the characters seemed really cool in the beginning. I felt like the characters had some major flaws in the writing. There were moments in the book that seemed to be really forced as if it was trying to be genuine, but just didn't succeed. I won't say what parts those are in case someone will read it but those moments just seemed so fake. I also believe the POV's were pretty skewed. There is nothing more frustrating when you can tell that a female is trying to write a man's pov. Declan just sounded like a pissy girl most of the time and he just did not have that proper man's pov. The whole thing was just very juvenile. I was extraordinarily underwhelmed by this book. If you are looking for a VERY easy read and not so complex story line then this is the book for you. I can't say that it was completely horrible but I can say that I don't think I will read anything by this author again.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lyndsey O'Halloran

    This Beautiful Thing tells the story of Teagan, a girl with a controlling family who don’t really let her have too much of a wild life. She even goes to college really close to the family so she couldn’t even move states. It is clear from the get go that Teagan is quite the quiet teenager and doesn’t have a whole lot of life experience. Her roommate Grace drags her out to parties for a bit of excitement. At one party in particular, right at the beginning of the book, Teagan gets a bit drunk, bre This Beautiful Thing tells the story of Teagan, a girl with a controlling family who don’t really let her have too much of a wild life. She even goes to college really close to the family so she couldn’t even move states. It is clear from the get go that Teagan is quite the quiet teenager and doesn’t have a whole lot of life experience. Her roommate Grace drags her out to parties for a bit of excitement. At one party in particular, right at the beginning of the book, Teagan gets a bit drunk, breaks a girls nose and ends up in the room of some guy she doesn’t even know the name of. This does not sound at all like the girl described previously does it? Teagan was a character with quite the split personality. One minute she would be all quiet and nice and the next she was doing/ saying things she thinks were shocking unlike herself. I found it hard to like Teagan too much because of the problems with her personality. The constant changes meant that I never really felt like I knew her properly as a character. The whole thing with the initial party threw me completely. Just when I thought I was getting a nice, sweet female protagonist, she punches someone in the nose and ends up topless with the unknown guy. For someone with no experience, she sure jumped into his bed quickly. I know this sounds a bit judgemental. I wouldn’t have minded her actions at all if she had been described as a character that did such things to begin with. The plot really begins with the events of the party. After hooking up with the random guy, both he and she are desperate to find out who the other is. It turns out his name is Declan and Teagan’s brother’s best friend. Here lies the ‘problem’ aspect of the book. Teagan and Declan, after realising their attraction goes much further than a quick fumble around at a party, sneak around and begin to date. Teagan is the girl with the temper who gets mad at the smallest thing while Declan wants to be the cool and composed guy who wants something deep and meaningful. Declan was a lovely character compared with Teagan. He had a life goal which was nice to see; he was a caring person and took on a hell of a lot for a guy his age. While I didn’t really understand Teagan as a character, I did sort of like her relationship with Declan, even though she annoyed the hell out of me sometimes. This Beautiful Thing shows how much meeting one person can change so much in your life and that relationships are never straight forward or simple. I liked the obstacles that were thrown in their way and the reactions to certain events. I do think some readers could really grow to hate Teagan for some reasons but I could completely understand where she was coming from during one big part of the book. Although the plot centres on Teagan and Declan’s relationship for the most part but secondary characters also make a big difference in this book. Teagan’s large family and her best friend Grace were wonderful to read about. Each had different personalities and all brought something different and fresh to the book. Also, Heath took the time to add in smaller plots regarding certain characters and weaved these in to the main plot. For me, the secondary characters by far outshined the protagonists, which isn’t really the way it is supposed to be. Unfortunately, the plot is extremely relationship focused and there isn’t too much else there. There are plenty of steamy sex scenes but too much repetition and the use of my most hated pet name, ‘baby’. At one point, Teagan states that she likes Declan because he makes her feel special because he calls her baby. Surely not the strongest reason to like someone? Heath’s writing isn’t the best, honestly and the editing of the book could have done with a hell of a lot more attention. There are spelling and grammar mistakes galore which were very off putting whilst reading this book. I can easily overlook a tiny mistake but there were a lot, all the way through. While I did like some aspects of this book, there was quite a lot wrong with it. I struggled to finish the book due to mistakes and the terrible dialogue at times.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    2.5 - 3 stars ”This beautiful thing in my arms is the only reason I will ever need to be happy.” Sooo much promise, but kinda fell short for me, Teagan, nineteen, is the baby of the family, her chastity belt is in the form of her twin brothers Jaden and Caden. She meets Declan, football-quarterback with a body of a God; they meet and fool around with at his party, problem starts when she realizes theat Declan is bromance buddies with Jaden, but it's too late, the connection they have 2.5 - 3 stars ”This beautiful thing in my arms is the only reason I will ever need to be happy.” Sooo much promise, but kinda fell short for me, Teagan, nineteen, is the baby of the family, her chastity belt is in the form of her twin brothers Jaden and Caden. She meets Declan, football-quarterback with a body of a God; they meet and fool around with at his party, problem starts when she realizes theat Declan is bromance buddies with Jaden, but it's too late, the connection they have is one-of-a-kind, they hide behind Jaden’s back. What kinda ruined it for me was the contradiction, author writes Teagan’s action as a spoiled-angry nineteen year old who talks like an adult. Declan, with his cocky grin and playful attitude, calling her baby and beautiful, seriously he made me swooning but then he would get all sappy and acts like a total girl. Sometimes I get confused who was the chick vs. the dude was in the book, I get you have issues, but come on now, you have balls, prove it!?! There were a handful of corny, eye rolling moments like, ”…she is the heart of my heart and the mate to my soul.” For real, what nineteen year old even talks or thinks like that?!? BUT The non-corny parts, was good enough to keep me going, there was a certain depth to all their stories that I appreciated. The secondary story about the love triangle between Jaden, Caden and Grace was a good addition, but they too didn't "sound" like nineteen year olds in my head. When Declan and Teagan got together, it was pretty HOT, they couldn’t keep their hands off each other, anytime, anyplace … Ah, young love! *sigh* I totally wasn’t expecting to cry with all my eye rolling moments, so it caught me by surprise, I don’t cry easily and I even cried after the the big reveal, but my heart broke for them … I don’t want to spoil it, but at about 83% you will see why. All-in-all, I liked it, as much eye-rolling as I did, there was a lot to like about the book, so hopefully book 2 is better than the first, I wanna know what happens with Jaden, Caden & Grace…

  13. 5 out of 5

    Radiant

    I have to say i loved this book..! The flow of story was great and how it weaved! Teagen never thought she would *almost* loose her virginity to a guy in a part where she is drunk and that guy happens to be your brother's best friend - Declan. When Declan sees Teagen..he knows it will be far more than a one night stand for him..but her being his best friend's sister is what he thought to happen. With overprotecting brothers ..Teagen and Declan try to keep their relationship hidden and going.But one I have to say i loved this book..! The flow of story was great and how it weaved! Teagen never thought she would *almost* loose her virginity to a guy in a part where she is drunk and that guy happens to be your brother's best friend - Declan. When Declan sees Teagen..he knows it will be far more than a one night stand for him..but her being his best friend's sister is what he thought to happen. With overprotecting brothers ..Teagen and Declan try to keep their relationship hidden and going.But one mistake makes them apart and now they are both broken..can they overcome their mistake and love each other again! This sure was entertaining story and i can't wait to read Grace's story and see who she chooses..though i have an idea ;) Sri.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rita

    This is a fantastic start to a new series. Loved it. Loved it. I cried at some point and laughed a lot. The characters were real. And the relationship felt real. Loved both Dec and Teagan. Loved the whole family, in fact. Will read the next one. Looking forward to it. Ms. Heath has a fan. Definitely recommend!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nikki

    3.75 stars for keeping me interested even though I had a lot of issues with it... This book is not at all what I thought it would be. Unfortunately, that is not a good thing. First, I apparently have the unedited version which is in serious need of repair. Second, at this point my biggest issue is the dialogue. Specifically, the guys. They sound like girls. No joke. There's a conversation between the main guy Declan and his bff, who also happens to be the LL's brother, Jaden, and for a second I t 3.75 stars for keeping me interested even though I had a lot of issues with it... This book is not at all what I thought it would be. Unfortunately, that is not a good thing. First, I apparently have the unedited version which is in serious need of repair. Second, at this point my biggest issue is the dialogue. Specifically, the guys. They sound like girls. No joke. There's a conversation between the main guy Declan and his bff, who also happens to be the LL's brother, Jaden, and for a second I thought it was Teagan and her roommate Grace talking. I'm serious. No offense, but this author did not in any way capture the manliness of two college football players talking man talk. “Declan, I have known you a long time and not once have you expressed any kind of feeling that wasn't just what you wanted me to see. I can tell you’re uncomfortable talking about them and that’s cool. I just want you to know that I’m here for you,” he laughs under his breath and continues, “I know that is cheesy or whatever, but you are so controlled all the time that you aren't real with me a lot of the time. I know you have your brother but maybe you need someone outside of your family that knows about your parents to talk to. My family is crazy, too, and I know it can get overwhelming. Look, what I’m trying to say is that you don’t have to hide things from me. I care about you, you’re my bro. I’m a real friend to you, man. I don’t judge and I won’t put you down,” he finishes and gives me a pointed look. At this point I was wondering if they had balls or a vajaja.... Just sayin. On to the next issue. The cheese factor. Now, I'm all for romance and guys actually saying sweet things to the girls and not being total D-Bags but come on. Teagan looked so beautiful last night. With her curly black hair wild and down, she looked like a goddess come to Earth to steal my mortality. If she is, then it is all hers. I wonder when I became such a pansy. I never used to think this way about girls. I don’t think I ever took Claire on such a romantic date as I did Teagan last night. I’m starting to think maybe who I was before I met Teagan was just a façade. Another example "I’m not in love, you dork, I just like her... a lot. She’s so beautiful and you can tell that she doesn't know it. When she looks at me it’s like I’m the only person in the world. She makes these sexy little moans while were making out.” Yes it's nice but this isn't the only time this happens. I'm feeling very And And then, back to the girl *ahem* s'cuse me, guy talk, Here's a convo between the same girls *ahem* dudes talking about girls. Now I'm no guy, but I'm pretty sure this type of talk would get them kicked out of the Man Club: “Sup, dude?” He asks when I step out of the bathroom. “Not much, just getting ready for a date.” I wave my hand in the direction of my desk chair as an invitation for him to sit down. “Shit, I’m sorry. I’ll say what I need to say and get out of your hair,” he states as he sits down in the chair. “I’m in need of some advice.” “Okay, so, there’s this girl. I’m no good with girls, so I have no idea what to say to her and I really like her. I’m just stuck. God, I’m sorry. Now, I’m babbling.” Yeah, I think I made my point on that one.(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] I'll admit, I'm bi-polar on this one. While it may sound like I'm bashing this book, I'd like to clarify that I don't hate it. It has me cracking up in between gagging and the story line between Declan and Teagan (which I love the names of the characters btw) is actually a really good one. There's also her overprotective family who are great and then there's Declan's crazy psycho bitch of an ex-girlfriend to contend with. Also the waiting to see just how big it's gonna blow up in their faces when her brother(s) find out who she's dating. It's a great thing to anticipate. But the things that irk me are kinda big. Like how they talk like they have never met a contraction before and that's quite bothersome. I hate reading that in books. Especially college age characters that would NEVER talk like that IRL . Then all of a sudden I'm like: Omg what the fuck! This book just did a complete 180!! First it's all hearts and gagging flowers then it's all serious face and tears. For a second there I though I had wasted all this time and wasn't getting my HEA! But luckily things came back around! So while there was a lot of 'issues' in this book for me, I did mostly enjoy it. The love story between Teagan and Declan was sweet, if not sickeningly so at times. They ended up going through something pretty traumatic* which caused the riff but were able to come back and make things right. There was a really great ending here that actually made up for a lot of the irritating factors. Except one thing. The side story of Jaden, Grace and Caden. I was really hoping to see the conclusion of that and was pissed that I didn't get to... Until I realized they're getting their own book! And yes, I will be reading it as soon as it's released! (Don't give me that look [image error] ) But still... Um, how the hell can the author keep us in suspense on secondary characters? Not cool man, not cool. *I was gonna put this spoiler in the text above where it would make more sense but I felt the need to warn that A) it may be a touchy subject for some people (view spoiler)[miscarriage (hide spoiler)] and B) it will give away part of the story twist** (view spoiler)[ Ok all this time I have been goin on and on about how the guys in this book are more like girls and haven't really touched on Teagan. After her miscarriage she is a total bitch to Declan. I mean, he just finds out that the girl he loves lost their baby and she's yelling at him telling him she wants nothing to do with him like its his fault! Hello bitchy! You are the one who snuck in his room to seduce him when he told you he wasn't ready yet. (I know... he's a girl remember) Then they spend four months apart. I get she's dealing with a very traumatic loss but it irked me she never once stopped to consider what he might also be going through. ** I would also just like to say that I have never experienced this in my life and I thank God for that, and there is no way I can even imagine the pain such a loss is for a woman so I hope that my comments above do not offend any one who has had to deal with this in their life. If so I do apologize, as I meant no offense* (hide spoiler)] But on a lighter note, here's one of my favorite lines: Declan: "God, I sound like a damn chick." <-- Why yes you do! ;) At the end of the day this was actually a very entertaining book. Whether I saw it the way the author intended or not, I am happy I read it. I'm also glad that she has a re-edited version available. And I will be reading the next to find out how that goes!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Eva

    I feel absolutely horrible that I'm writing this review. I always, always give books a chance if they have promise. And besides the utterly absurd use of the word 'friggin' within the first two pages of this book, there was nothing that really turned me off from the book...except for one problem that blew all possible issues out of the water. SPELLING AND GRAMMAR. I think it's great that someone who loves writing will go on to do so as his or her career, whether or not it seems realistic. And a I feel absolutely horrible that I'm writing this review. I always, always give books a chance if they have promise. And besides the utterly absurd use of the word 'friggin' within the first two pages of this book, there was nothing that really turned me off from the book...except for one problem that blew all possible issues out of the water. SPELLING AND GRAMMAR. I think it's great that someone who loves writing will go on to do so as his or her career, whether or not it seems realistic. And a lot of times, the books with grammatical errors show me that their authors really care about writing even if they're not the best at it. But come on, people! Editors exist in this world for a reason! If--and yes, I mean IF--this book was edited, its editor should be put out of business. (Probably the same person who edited "Rule.") Because this book was horrendous. And guess how far I got? TWO PERCENT. Yes, I know, I can't possibly expect anyone to call that a fair chance at a book. Maybe my tolerance for grammatically disabled books has grown very very thin because of the unfortunate abundance of such books. So I'll let you know what I caught in the first two percent that was unforgivable enough for me to quit the book entirely: 1) When 'Teag' is talking to her sister on the phone: "She squeals in my ear and I whence." Whence? WHENCE?? As in, 'I will go back whence I came'? The word is WINCE. GAH. Even I am forgetting my spelling as I go through these pages. 2) Still talking to her sister: "Geez I'm friggin deaf now thank you." There are a number of little issues in this one sentence that repeat themselves over and over. There should be commas after 'geez' and 'now.' There should be an apostrophe at the end of 'friggin.' The words 'geez' and 'friggin' should not even be in the damn book! These kind of issues repeat themselves, especially the lack of commas. Not having commas in a first-person book narrated by a college student makes the narrator suddenly sound more like an 11-year-old rather than a 19-year-old-or-however-old-she-is. 3) Another example of the kiddish-ness (and comma famine): "My dad happens to own most of the place and he was the mayor at the time. Hell he still is the mayor; he has run unopposed for years." I know part of me is just nitpicking at this point, but there should be a comma after "hell," no? And sorry--what does this whole mayor-is-still-the-mayor-unopposed-for-years have to do with anything? Like I said, this girl sounds like an eleven-year-old saying, "Want to see my room? Let me show you my room!" 4) This mistake made all my frustrations boil over, because it's something we all learned in kindergarten. Teag is talking about how she 'really loves her daddy': "I might not have known it then but when I was little I had expensive gifts and my clothes where name brand but my mom just worked at a diner." You probably caught the error right away, amidst the childish talk. I'll bold print it this time: "I might not have known it then but when I was little I had expensive gifts and my clothes where name brand but my mom just worked at a diner." Seriously, Amanda Heath?? You just made a where-were mistake in the first five pages of your book and you want me to keep reading? Well, sorry. Go back to first grade, PLEASE. I could probably fill an entire book--I'm not even kidding, a book--with grammatical errors and examples of childish writing, but I'm not going to do that because it would probably be just as painful as just reading the book. To its credit, I did read the following chapter from Declan's POV, and I was almost interested, until it started getting stupid again, talking about her unique lip shape or whatever. Well, okay. Basically, for all I know this book may have been great. Maybe its plot turned out to be just as good as the plot of "Graceling" by Kristin Cashore (though I HIGHLY doubt it), but I honestly don't care. Without good grammar, or even decent grammar at the least, a story can't make headway. It's just a fact of life. Needless to say, I was very disappointed.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lala_Loopsie [fire breathing B!tch Queen]

    For all you strict avid book readers, it's OK to skip "some pages". It's something the new generation does. You pass a few pages without reading them, (well, in my case more like 50, read a page and skip a gazillion more, but that'll be explained afterwards) Yay. ''Grammer'' umm, grammar, ughh i'm confused. Was it "grammar" or "grammer"?? Who cares?! That's not the point now. The point is the coma (no pun intended!?). People need to catch their breath, in this case my bearings while reading. You For all you strict avid book readers, it's OK to skip "some pages". It's something the new generation does. You pass a few pages without reading them, (well, in my case more like 50, read a page and skip a gazillion more, but that'll be explained afterwards) Yay. ''Grammer'' umm, grammar, ughh i'm confused. Was it "grammar" or "grammer"?? Who cares?! That's not the point now. The point is the coma (no pun intended!?). People need to catch their breath, in this case my bearings while reading. You write: Fuck off, (insert name eg. Margeo), not "Fuck off (insert name eg. Samythong). See the difference?? Anyway... going to Vocabulary. I didn't know "whence" was a word. Whince, maybe just not the other word i'll never repeat. Mayhap it's modern slang, maybe its 5-year-old kids trying to look intelectual. Now, about skipping... i reeeeeally am sorry. Maybe someone likes to have their eyeballs bleeding and falling out of their eyesockets with images of "anti-alpha-males" But i couldn't take any more crying. Or that this tiny, 5 feet heroine feels bigger in her boyfriend's truck. Maybe you do feel bigger, but i'm in no need to try it. Now you understand. And i 'm not rating this book. It would mean it deserves stars. And in my mind i see, the chick who is meant for me...Teen beach movie?

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    When I read the byline on Amazon, I thought the plot seemed interesting enough. I also saw that it was the authors debut novel. I'm all for supporting a new up and coming writer so I bit the bullet and bought the book. I wasn't completely dissatisfied. The storyline was still interesting and the sexual chemistry was hot but it was hard to get past all the typos which set off the language making it difficult to read at times. However, I did see the authors blog and read that she will be re-editin When I read the byline on Amazon, I thought the plot seemed interesting enough. I also saw that it was the authors debut novel. I'm all for supporting a new up and coming writer so I bit the bullet and bought the book. I wasn't completely dissatisfied. The storyline was still interesting and the sexual chemistry was hot but it was hard to get past all the typos which set off the language making it difficult to read at times. However, I did see the authors blog and read that she will be re-editing due to her last edit not being saved properly. The second distraction was the fact that there were way too many characters introduced. I get its a way to work itself into a second book in the series but character intros can be done slower in each book. Just a suggestion. It just distracts from the characters your main story is about is all. All in all the story wasn't bad and I commend the author for publishing the book and putting it up for sale. It's more than most of us could ever dream of doing. So kudos to miss Amanda Heath for living out her dream.

  19. 5 out of 5

    *¨·٠•●♥✿LINLAN✿♥●•٠·¨*

    I didn't know why I decided to read "This Beautiful Thing" to begin with. This book was beyond suck. It cut my wings; drained all of my positive emotion; and the worst part was it slaughtered the butterflies in my stomach. My feeling for this book was nothing but disappointment. The story of "This Beautiful Thing" was so bored. It also was the most immature book I've ever read. I wanted to stop reading it when I'd done almost half of the book ... but I had to finish what I started (even if it suc I didn't know why I decided to read "This Beautiful Thing" to begin with. This book was beyond suck. It cut my wings; drained all of my positive emotion; and the worst part was it slaughtered the butterflies in my stomach. My feeling for this book was nothing but disappointment. The story of "This Beautiful Thing" was so bored. It also was the most immature book I've ever read. I wanted to stop reading it when I'd done almost half of the book ... but I had to finish what I started (even if it sucked beyond repair). And the characters, well ... I'll never ever know that the main character ... especially Teagan ... was 19 years old since she behaved like she was 12 years old. Other thing ... even though English isn't my mother tongue, I still found many grammatical and spelling errors in this novel!!! All in all, "This Beautiful Thing" was so childish and wasted my time. I'll NOT tolerate second book since I caught a glimpse of it which I was not impressed. I gave 0.001 star. GOOD RIDDANCE

  20. 4 out of 5

    seton

    Genre: the lowest level of NA crap Utter dreck. I would say that even 80% of the free fanfic I have ever read is better than this. It's been a while since I have come across writng THIS amateurish and dire. This ebook has been "edited" since first publication, but it still needs about 20,000 more commas in place. The author obviously doesn't not know how to use them. I'm sorry if I sound harsh but I am going to need some eye plus brain breach to recover from having attempted to read this. Genre: the lowest level of NA crap Utter dreck. I would say that even 80% of the free fanfic I have ever read is better than this. It's been a while since I have come across writng THIS amateurish and dire. This ebook has been "edited" since first publication, but it still needs about 20,000 more commas in place. The author obviously doesn't not know how to use them. I'm sorry if I sound harsh but I am going to need some eye plus brain breach to recover from having attempted to read this.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Splage

    I struggled with this one because the heroine was so immature. In the plot line many of the situations felt rushed, over exaggerated and needed more development. There were lots of characters, probably since it is the first book in the series, but I didn't feel I got to know them and sometimes I would have to think back "now who is this and how are they related?" It was an okay read, but I probably won't go forward in the series. VERY HOT COVER!! I struggled with this one because the heroine was so immature. In the plot line many of the situations felt rushed, over exaggerated and needed more development. There were lots of characters, probably since it is the first book in the series, but I didn't feel I got to know them and sometimes I would have to think back "now who is this and how are they related?" It was an okay read, but I probably won't go forward in the series. VERY HOT COVER!!

  22. 4 out of 5

    • Lisa •

    A story about soul mates, a great read with a great story line and amazing characters. Short sweet sexy but also had a 'real life' feel to it. Would definitely look out for more books by this author. "she is the heart of my heart and the mate to my soul". A story about soul mates, a great read with a great story line and amazing characters. Short sweet sexy but also had a 'real life' feel to it. Would definitely look out for more books by this author. "she is the heart of my heart and the mate to my soul".

  23. 4 out of 5

    ✿ℎazℯℓ - thℯ ℛock Cℎick ℱairy✿

    tried and failed I tried hard to like it and I failed First off, I know that this is fiction and reality gets exaggerated in fiction. I guess I'm just hoping that young adults who're in love don't move too fast just like the characters in this book. Tea is a foul mouthed girl who's a love child of a man who had a very big family. She gets accepted into the fold when her mother dies and eventually earns everyone's love. She's an insensitive character as evidenced by her not knowing that everyone in tried and failed I tried hard to like it and I failed First off, I know that this is fiction and reality gets exaggerated in fiction. I guess I'm just hoping that young adults who're in love don't move too fast just like the characters in this book. Tea is a foul mouthed girl who's a love child of a man who had a very big family. She gets accepted into the fold when her mother dies and eventually earns everyone's love. She's an insensitive character as evidenced by her not knowing that everyone in the whole family loves her (can we all spell INSECURE?). Now Declan, on the other hand isn't perfect either. He's a boy who has been ignored by parents (together with his brother), he's also that boy who had been with the same bitch-of-an-xgirlfriend for 6 years (S-T-U-P-I-F-Y me please!). He was actually sweet at some point in the story. I think Teagan was more aggressive! Teagan and Declan embark on a secret relationship (as secretive as they can be anyway, seeing as they were both being ruled by their hormones) because Tea's brothers were very protective of her. One of them, Jaden, is Declan's bestfriend and is extra protective of Tea. While being secretive, these two become really really really close, if you get my drift. And then comes the conflict. This is when their true colors come out. They're both RUNNERS. I hated the two of them! Their reaction to the bad news were sooooo frustrating and frankly speaking, disappointing. (view spoiler)[ I mean really, did Declan arrange for you to miscarry your baby, Teagan? The most stupid thing that you did in this book is drive him away when YOU BOTH lost a child! and Declan? You antagonized everyone after Teagan drove you away, you didn't even fight for her right away. It would have been better if you made an effort to get her back during those tough times. You believed her on the spot! (hide spoiler)] Even though eventually, they were able to get past it, I still can't get over the fact that they both ran! ugh. Even with all the typos in this book (I don't usually notice typos in books. But in this book, I totally noticed them which gives y'all an idea of just how many there are) , I still gave it a shot and finished it. I don't think I want to read the next book though. Jaden and Caden's story is just... too complicated? hmmm... Oh by the way, I think the length of the book is one of the factors why I wasn't able to fully like this book. I mean, at one point, one of the characters said that "it" (view spoiler)[ having sex (hide spoiler)] wasn't all that they do. They also go out on dates, etc. But you know what, it's hard not to jump to that conclusion (that it's definitely all that they do) when it's all I get to read about. ~,~

  24. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Haertl

    This Beautiful Thing was a very good book, that had a lot of attention getting sentences. Teagan, a girl, drunkenly fell for a boy at a party without catching his name. After searching and searching for this mysterious boy, she finds out he is one of her twin brother’s best friends. They hide their relationship from Jaden because he is very protective of her. This was easy for them because Caden was caught up in her roommate Grace. She happened to fall for Jaden, Caden’s twin the night of the pa This Beautiful Thing was a very good book, that had a lot of attention getting sentences. Teagan, a girl, drunkenly fell for a boy at a party without catching his name. After searching and searching for this mysterious boy, she finds out he is one of her twin brother’s best friends. They hide their relationship from Jaden because he is very protective of her. This was easy for them because Caden was caught up in her roommate Grace. She happened to fall for Jaden, Caden’s twin the night of the party. Teagan had a medical emergency and the twins found out about their secret relationship they had for months. There was a huge fight and Teagan and Declan broke up and they both became depressed. In This Beautiful Thing there are many important characters. The characters in this book are mostly Teagan’s family. Her twin brother is Caden, a huge football player who dates Grace, and Jaden, a painter who has one night stands with Grace and falls in love with her. Grace was Teagan’s roommate and best friend in college. The main setting for This Beautiful Thing was at Teagan's college in Arkansas, but there is a little part of the story that is held at the Harper's home. The book begins at the start of their freshmen year, football games and getting used to college life. They go through Thanksgiving and Christmas at the Harper’s and then the story flips to four months later. Teagan and Declan are depressed; Teagan dropped out of school and is living at home. Declan only goes to class and mopes around the rest of the time. The biggest theme in This Beautiful Thing would have to be no matter what, if it's meant to be, it will be. Declan and Teagan went through so much in their relationship and even broke up. In the end they realized they wanted to be together. The Grace situation was never figured out but she will end up with whoever she is meant to be with no matter how much the twins fight over her. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who would like a good read. I couldn't put this book down once I started it. There is some very bad language and sexual content, so I would recommend this book to mature 17 year olds and older.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Marian Tee

    (Reposting from my Amazon review) So I've had this novel for several days in my TBR list but did my best not to start reading it since I know once I start I won't be able to work after that. Yet in the end I caved in. When I saw the author's review of my work, I thought to myself - hey, that's a sign. I should start reading her novel. When I did, you guessed it - what I feared (expected) pretty much happened. I didn't get to work. I read instead (apologies to my publisher). I LOVE this story! It' (Reposting from my Amazon review) So I've had this novel for several days in my TBR list but did my best not to start reading it since I know once I start I won't be able to work after that. Yet in the end I caved in. When I saw the author's review of my work, I thought to myself - hey, that's a sign. I should start reading her novel. When I did, you guessed it - what I feared (expected) pretty much happened. I didn't get to work. I read instead (apologies to my publisher). I LOVE this story! It's quite a tearjerker, really, and that's one thing I didn't expect. Oh, and the smut scenes! They were HOT - and exactly as promised by the cover (which I totally heart), the blurb, and the reviews. You see, I've been burned lots of times before - I keep buying YAs that every one says are sexy as heck but then I read it and ---- really? That's it? Everything's glossed over and behind the scenes? I mean, sure I want action in my book, but sometimes I just want to enjoy a young couple's sexy romance. I mean at their age - they're supposed to be driven by hormones, right? So...get those hormones working! And don't get me started on the so-called New Adult genre! I thought that was going to be an improvement and give me a 50-shades kind of story for younger characters and no BDSM but...no. Nada. Nil. It's only when I found Amanda Heath's TBT that I FINALLY got what I was looking for. THIS is the kind of story that mainstream publishing has kept me from. It's what I've been searching for months! Not that the smut is the only thing this novel has going for it, though. The characters are wonderful, too - especially Teagan's family. The camaraderie, the dynamics... Oh, and I love Declan - guys in my stories rarely cry so seeing a really hot guy show his soft side is refreshing for me. Extremely so. So do I recommend this? Umm...ABSOLUTELY! As in - why do you NOT have this on your Kindle - or, in my case, - my iPad? Looking forward to reading the next one in the series (and Book 2's pairing was a total shock for me, btw. Color me dense.)

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kayla Brown

    Alright book. I kept thinking I was reading a story off of Quotev, a site for teen writers who just like to write, due to the terrible grammar and misspelling. I found This Beautiful Thing lacking in a good plot. Calling this book an adult book is a mistake. Though in my opinion This Beautiful Thing belong only online, if anything, it is a YA book. Sure there was a few sex scenes (like two or three to be exact) but it didn't go deep into detail and most of the time it was just an immature book. Alright book. I kept thinking I was reading a story off of Quotev, a site for teen writers who just like to write, due to the terrible grammar and misspelling. I found This Beautiful Thing lacking in a good plot. Calling this book an adult book is a mistake. Though in my opinion This Beautiful Thing belong only online, if anything, it is a YA book. Sure there was a few sex scenes (like two or three to be exact) but it didn't go deep into detail and most of the time it was just an immature book. The author tried to convince me what Violet and Declan had was love, where in my point of view it all seemed like lust in its highest form with a few scenes that hinted there was love. The plot was undeveloped. Even now I question what the theme was. Dating your brothers best friend? Bring in a secret relationship? I'm not quite sure. The moral of the story? Don't break up with someone because your depressed? It's okay to lie to your brother/ best friend, it all works out in the end? It wasn't until the very end that this one star book really picked up even when everything just seemed forces and predictable, I found myself hating it less but still not enjoying it. Might read the sequel.. Might not. Only time will tell

  27. 4 out of 5

    Swati

    I liked this book and all, but I can't help saying that it could have been written better. I mean, aside from occasional bad grammar in the kindle version, there were some pretty ridiculous phrases and remarks from characters. Like this, "What makes him so special?" "He calls me baby and he has told me I'm beautiful, like, a hundred times." Personally, I think any guy who called me baby within minutes of meeting me would creep me out. That isn't even the worst part. The phrases " my honey pot clench I liked this book and all, but I can't help saying that it could have been written better. I mean, aside from occasional bad grammar in the kindle version, there were some pretty ridiculous phrases and remarks from characters. Like this, "What makes him so special?" "He calls me baby and he has told me I'm beautiful, like, a hundred times." Personally, I think any guy who called me baby within minutes of meeting me would creep me out. That isn't even the worst part. The phrases " my honey pot clenched" and "swiped it across my sweet nectar-filled flower" almost had me laughing incredulously (had to restrain myself since I was reading this part covertly during a chemistry class). Tell me I'm not the only one who couldn't read the euphemisms without cringing and giggling. I mean, of the abundance of euphemisms out there, those were the best ones found? Unless it was the author's intention to amuse? I think if you're going to write about sex, you can't shy away from words that make you blush. The story itself was sweet though, and entertaining.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Skinner

    OK concept. I enjoy some "sweet", but BAD follow-thru. The writing was juvenile, at best. The main characters had problems, but I honestly couldn't care less because I didn't care about the characters in the slightest. The point of a book is to care about the people in the story, or be in their heads, but these characters have no depth what-so-ever. I am sure it could be better if the author just started over and fleshed the story more. Keep the idea,but make people feel that the characters are OK concept. I enjoy some "sweet", but BAD follow-thru. The writing was juvenile, at best. The main characters had problems, but I honestly couldn't care less because I didn't care about the characters in the slightest. The point of a book is to care about the people in the story, or be in their heads, but these characters have no depth what-so-ever. I am sure it could be better if the author just started over and fleshed the story more. Keep the idea,but make people feel that the characters are real. Also, worse than the writing was the editing. Please puhleseee pleazzeee get a real editor for the editing. Punctuation isn't just for looks.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    I don't know what it was about this book but it did not do it for me. The writing seemed young and led me in circles. Spotty that is the word that kept creeping in my head. The story was ok..but not my cup of tea so to speak. I don't know what it was about this book but it did not do it for me. The writing seemed young and led me in circles. Spotty that is the word that kept creeping in my head. The story was ok..but not my cup of tea so to speak.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    DNF @5% The spelling and grammar were so disgusting I couldn't bear it anymore! DNF @5% The spelling and grammar were so disgusting I couldn't bear it anymore!

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