Beautiful Distraction

Beautiful Distraction

by J.C. Reed

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Beautiful Distraction by J.C. Reed

From New York Times Bestselling Author, J.C. Reed, comes a sexy new standalone novel

Kellan Boyd always gets what he wants—except that one infuriating city girl who bumped into his new chick magnet sports car, dared to call him a jerk, and threw his pity check in his face.

Fast forward three months later. When Ava Cross suddenly knocks on his door in the middle of a storm, soaking wet and in dire need of help, he’s determined to settle old scores and finally get her between the sheets where she belongs.

Ava knows Kellan is a complex man with a dark past and a wild reputation he can’t deny. Forced to stay, Ava begins a desperate search for the truth about the one man she wants to despise and quickly discovers that the passion she feels for him isn’t just deep…it’s dangerous to her heart.

Kellan is a beautiful distraction. When the traps of her own weakness stand in the way, Ava is faced with one choice only: peel off the layers of a man who is a wild cowboy at heart.

Author's Note: Beautiful Distraction is a full-length, standalone novel with a HEA. No cliffhanger. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152678963
Publisher: J.C. Reed
Publication date: 04/12/2016
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 134,515
File size: 503 KB

About the Author

Jessica C. Reed is a contemporary fiction author, but her greatest achievement are her two children. She spent half of her life in the beautiful mountains of Wyoming and would like to go back one day. When she’s not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, you can find her talking on the phone and watching way too much TV.

To find out more about Jessica, visit her website at

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Beautiful Distraction 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
GoodwellLibraryGroup More than 1 year ago
Genre: Contemporary Romance Type: Standalone POV: First Person (Female) Plot: engaging “Trust me, if I did something, you wouldn’t be asking. You’d definitely be feeling it for days to come.” His green gaze shimmers, challenging me. “I might be a jerk, but I’m the kind of jerk who always lets the woman come first. And not just once.” Once more we are excited to receive a review copy from the lovely J.c. Reed. As many other fans, I had been waiting for this book forever! Not minding the fact it was after midnight, I started right away, which I shouldn't have, because it messed with my mind. J.C. weaves a steamy, funny and entertaining story as Ava Cross meets the man, who leaves her embarrassed three months ago, at different circumstances. Kellan is one dominant kind of guy. It's clear he is used to getting what he wants. He has met his match in Ava. They are both wild, stubborn, and strong. “No, I don’t like him.” I force myself to stare her down, even though my skin’s getting hotter by the second. “Trust me, no woman in her right mind could possibly like him. I don’t even know him but from what I’ve seen he’s insufferable. Excruciatingly unbearable. Plain obnoxious.” The story had so many LOL moments and sexual tension, but it’s also crazy hot and super sexy! I cannot recommend it enough. ***ARC received *** Goodwell Library Group says thanks!
tinkabell13 More than 1 year ago
-"Dangerous. That’s what he is. To any woman’s heart, not just mine." - "Home isn’t a place; it’s a feeling; it’s the people who make you feel that you belong. I know that I belong here, with him, by his side." Ava Cross wins two tickets to see the famous band Mile High. On their way there, they get trapped in a storm in Montana. Looking for help, they bump into the sexy cowboy Kellan. Ava is not pleased to meet Kellan again. He is the jerk who damaged her car a few months earlier. He isn't pleased to see her either. He offers her and her friend a place to stay but has his own conditions. There is conflict, and there is sexual tension. The chemistry Ava and Kellan have is off the charts. Seriously this book rocked. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Forgive me if I gush but I love how everything came together. Kellan had me melting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Loved it. Excellent love story.
rodger32 More than 1 year ago
Great read. I'm going to read more from this author.
Chelle907 More than 1 year ago
Omg what a great book. I couldn't put it down. I love the character of Ava. NYC take no prisoners and bow down to no one kinda girl. That is of course until she meets Kellan Boyd. I loved everything about this book and was hooked from the beginning. The backyard scene was HOT!!! Received ARC in exchange for an honest opinion. Cannot wait "Wild For You"
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wouldn't pay again. The cover is a error,the edits also not so hot. Story? Not.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
BEAUTIFUL DISTRACTION is the first installment in JC Reed’s new sexy, romance series focusing on the Boyd Brothers-Kellan, Cash and Ryder. This is Kellan Boyd, and journalist Ava Cross’s storyline- a love/hate relationship that looks at misunderstandings, first impressions, secrets and lies. Told from first person point of view (Ava) BEAUTIFUL DISTRACTION focuses on the building relationship between the mysterious Kellan Boyd, and journalist Ava Cross. When Ava accidentally ‘bump’s into Kellan’s very new, very expensive car at the popular New York nightclub Club 69, Ava finds herself face to face with the most beautiful but arrogant human being she has ever met. Several caustic remarks later between our leading couple has Ava regretting turning down Kellan’s ‘proposal’, and Kellan wondering about the woman he just met. Fast forward two months wherein Ava has won 2 tickets to a rock concert for the group Mile High, and another ‘accident’ finds Ava and her best friend Mandy at Kellan’s front door - a secret cabin in the backwoods of Montana- and the prospect of spending too much alone time with the man who has featured in all of Ava’s dreams. What ensues is the building relationship between two people who profess to hate one another all the while hoping for a chance at something more. The relationship between Ava and Kellan begins literally by accident. When Kellan offers to pay for Ava’s repairs, as well as a brand new car, Ava sees red and believes Kellan pities what he sees, and Ava has had enough of arrogant jerks and men. Kellan is a man who harbors many secrets and isn’t about to reveal the truth about who he is and what he does. When a second chance ‘meeting’ finds Ava front and center in Kellan’s life, our hero tries everything to seduce the woman of his most recent fantasies but when the truth is finally revealed about Kellan’s current life, Ava finds herself heartbroken once again. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive although limited in number as Ava tries to keep Kellan at a distance throughout a good portion of the story. We are introduced to Ava’s best friend Mandy, who falls for Kellan’s friend Josh; and Ryder Boyd-Kellan’s brother and local deputy in small town Montana. The world building focuses on the building relationship between Kellan and Ava, and their struggle to accept the expiry date on what is, and what could have been in their lives. The epilogue advances the story two years where we get a glimpse into the future. BEAUTIFUL DISTRACTION is an entertaining story; a passionate tale about two people who met by accident and found love in the wake of the storm. There are moments of heartbreak and betrayal; romance and love; secrets and letting go. The premise is engaging; the characters are heartwarming and sensitive; the romance is impassioned and hopeful. J.C.Reed invites the reader into her imaginary world of beautiful distractions, and addicting romances.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: “I don’t know the guy, but he has this knack of getting under my skin in a hundred possible ways, when all I want to be is the epitome of Zen.” “Oh, God. What is it with this guy and my chemical reaction to him? It’s like I’m a walking pill of female Viagra.” “Like my mother once said, guys like him are the building blocks of the fond memories that keep us all wet and writhing through years of doomed marriages and monotony.” My Review: Beautiful Distraction is inhabited by prickly characters sharing attraction, considerable conflict, loads of sexual tension, personal animosity, and obsessions; which later gave way to a sweet love story with hits of humor and steamy and erotic sensual scenes that had me gasping and clutching my wine goblet for hydration. An entertaining and addicting read which was certainly worth the book hangover caused from my reluctance to put the book down. While at times the characters were more than a bit frustrating, pig-headed, arrogant, and obnoxious, they were also likable and endearing. Oh so happy to see there will be more to follow.
b_ls More than 1 year ago
I knew from page 1 that I was going to like this book. The tension between Kellan and Ava is evident from their first meeting. You gotta love the intense first encounters. We then fast forward a few months and Ava and her friend are on their way to a concert in Montana. Unfortunatly for them, they get caught in a terrible storm. Ava leaves the car to try to find help and the house she finds is none other then Kellan's. They one man she never wanted to see again. I was torn right away about Kellan. I couldn't tell if he was a nice guy or not. It seems that these two are destined to come together like a severe thunderstorm. There are secrets brewing. Things that could ruin everything. Will they survive this or will the storm destroy them? I went back and forth with Kellan. Sometimes I loved him. Like he melted me. Other times I wanted to smack him. I guess that is the making of a great character. I feel like I got emotional whiplash from these characters! Kellan is convinced he will get Ava to sleep with him. I think he was a little unprepared to get such a fight from her. She obviously finds the guy attractive and wants him. I am glad she didn't just give in and sleep with him. The chase and tension was what made the story so enjoyable. I was excited for when it actually happened though. It was bound to be an intense crazy experience! J.C. Reed has managed to blow my mind yet again with her awesome writing. This quickly became one of my favorite books from her. Be sure to go get your own copy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The beggining was hard to get into but it all came together in the end. Glad there will be more in this series. Hoping there will be parts in the next book that will include ava and kellan .
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MThatcher More than 1 year ago
oh my god. I never loved so much. I got hooked by chapter 2 and it got better and better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first I thought this story is not realistic but the more I read I decided that some things are just meant to be. I know I loved Ava and Kellan's characters in this book and look forward to the next Boyd brothers story.