Beautiful

Rated 4.43/5 based on 7 reviews
Tierra and Aquarian have been best friends since elementary school. But eventually career choices cause them to go their separate ways. When an impromptu meeting puts Qu back into Tierra's life, all hell begins to break loose.
One is mourning the loss of love, the other is trying love for the first time. In the end someone may not make it to see the morning in this mystery filled romance novel. More
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Words: 81,240
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452466736
About Kiexiza Rodriquez

I am the mother of four, oldest of 10, about to marry the love of my dreams and feeling super blessed to be here.
I just finished my debut novel Beautiful, and it's 1st sequel Beautiful Seduction will be released February of 2012.
I am also working on a poetry book, cookbook, three anthologies and my autobiography.
I love to cook, entertain and make new positive, creative friends.
I also am the Exe. Director of DiamondStar Entertainment, and Saving Lives Through Lit.
www.diamondstarentertainment.net
www.savinglivesthroughlit.org

Reviews

Review by: Tasha Green on Oct. 19, 2011 :
This was an amazing story about Tierra and Aquarian. This story brought tears to my eyes. It was emotional and gripping. Its about a woman who grew up hating anything that had to do with God and church. After her father's passing she suffers an horrible ordeal. Then later finds that her best friend birth mother has died a horrible tragic death.

I highly recommend this book. Its written by an amazing author Kiexiza Rodriquez.

My only problem would be the typos other than that its an amazing read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: victoria smith on Oct. 19, 2011 :
I REALLY ENJOYED READING THIS BOOK!! THE SAYING IS TRUE YOU CAN'T RUN FROM YOUR TRUE LOVE. I AM HAPPY THAT SHE FINALLY MADE PEACE WITH GOD AND THE LORD SHOWED HER WHAT SHE HAS HAD ALLONG. BUT I WILL SAY THAT I ACTUALLY THOUGHT THAT BEAUTFUL WAS A WOMAN THAT HE WAS IN LOVE WITH I LOVE HOW THE AUTHOR MADE US ASSUME FIRST BEFORE WE ACTUALLY KNEW THE REAL REASON BEHIND HIM REACHING OUT TO TI!!! GREAT BOOK CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SECOND INSTALLMENT TO COME OUT
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Cheryl Francis on Oct. 13, 2011 :
I was the lucky winner of a contest that the author put on for this story. What I had to do was read a little blurb about Tierra and her boss. I had to write what I thought was in the envelope and when she should get the envelope. I was really shocked that I won! Sorry, but I am not going to tell you what was in the envelope! You have to read the story for yourself!

Tierra and Qu were always the best of friends, but things happened and they lost touch. Their friendship was no ordinary one either. They were so close that they called themselves PB&J because she was the peanut butter and he was the jelly. I was glad they finally reconnected. Who is Beautiful you ask? Well she wasn't exactly who I thought she was, but she is the woman in Qu's life. It was actually because of her that Tierra and Qu get reunited.

Tierra had issues with God. She was just so mad at him and would not speak to him. She went to church and heard this message:

"The Lord speaks to each one of us in different ways. He may use your mother, your sister, your child, or even your boss. He might even use an unbeliever. God never said his messages would come in nicely wrapped packages from your pastor," the pastor could be heard saying from inside the packed church. "God doesn't do things the way WE want them done. He does things the way we NEED them done, so he can get out of us what holds us back, what keeps us from him. He wants to help us reach the next level. He sends us what we need, when we need it, in HIS time. We are on his schedule, not the other way around." (Kindle Loc. 1085-90)

I loved this book. Kiexiza Rodriquez did an awesome job with this first book of hers! The characters were great and so was the story. The thing though about this book that really drew me in was the messages about faith. It is so important to bring God into our lives. Sometimes you might wonder if he even answers your prayers, but this is an example of how he really does answer prayers. I recommend this book!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Midnyte Blues on Sep. 10, 2011 :
This was a different type of read for me in a good way. It had its spirtual twists to it and real life drama experiences that made the book a page turners. Its one I would recommend to others for sure.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Adrienna Turner on Aug. 17, 2011 :
Sometimes women are willing to make sacrifices and even squash their singing career for their husband to fulfill his dreams—this is Shireece and Sean. Tierra is living the glamorous life as it seemed. Tierra Rodriquez occupies her time at charity balls, events, and holds it down in her stilettos in the corporate world—promotion knocks on her door for all her hard work at Baxwell Enterprisez. Wow, who gets a promotion and on top of that, two weeks vacation, with her secretary (Ms. Teri) on vacay too. Executive position suits this classy, sassy, high-class professional, but the only woman in the company. Soon, she runs back into her long-time friend, Aquarian (QU) Speene. He confesses about his loss but also his love for Tierra, which she wondering why now. Cheering this couple on and can’t wait to see where this will transpire—love for hire.

Other valuable lessons taken from this novel:
*add God in your conversations
*long-term friendships between Tierra and Shireece
*male friendships, treated like a brother/sister relationship
*a family that prays together, stays together and unleashes the power of forgiveness and healing

The author has improved on their writing style, yet still proofreading issues such as punctuation, word inconsistency (pay roll should be payroll) to name a few. Overall, as a reviewer and author, I see how this writer has grown, filled in the blanks of the hidden pieces in this new version of the novel, and ready to read the next novel in the series. If you love romance, chick-lit, and contemporary fiction—this is a match for your book reading pleasures.

Dream 4 More Reviews has received the revised version of "Beautiful" via electronic format (ebook) by the author for a book review.

Dream 4 More Reviews,
Adrienna Turner
Dream Rating: Sweet Dreams
www.dream4more.webs.com (Dream4More Reviews)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: kitty johnson on Aug. 13, 2011 :
'BEAUTIFUL BY KIEXIZA TASHUA RODRIQUEZ,IS A HEART TOUCHING READ I LAUGHED ,I CRIED AT TIMES I FELT I WAS IN CHURCH.WHEN I TELL YOU THIS BOOK TOUCHED ME FROM THE HEART I FELT TIERRA PAIN FOR REAL..TRUE SAYING YOU MUST LET GO YOUR PAST IT CAN BREAK YOU OR MAKE YOU..GREAT GREAT GREAT BOOK
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: SoFyhMagazineOnline/Bookreviews on July 18, 2011 :
"I really enjoyed this Novel "Beautiful" by Kiexiza Tashua Rodriquez, for me I believe that Tierra (Ti) was a woman that had dealt with so much pain from her past.

That she really became numb to any kind of relationship other than her family and close childhood friends and then she was very careful of what she shared with them, the fear of not wanting them to pass judgement on her.

This was a love/romance story of a hardworking woman that had been suffering in silence for so long, that when she decides to allow herself to feel something for a guy she knew deep in her gut it was just all wrong.

Tierra then is faced to deal with the issues of being sexually assaulted, and having trust issues to even complicate things. She finds herself confused on the edge of losing the little sanity that she still has and finds herself on the couch with a therapist.

She had even given up on God, because to her in her eyes God had given up on her by allowing the horrible things in her life happen. There's Qu the boy next door the one person she trusted with her life, he had been her protector all their childhood.

Whenever you saw Tierra (Ti) you saw Qu. Deep inside Tierra's torn heart she knew that her bestfriend Qu had feelings for her, but she was running from the truth, that she had strong feelings for him, but was afraid.

They shared almost everything, until somethings are revealed in the heat of rage. This novel "Beautiful" was by far a page turner, I had to keep changing positions as I curled up with novel. One things is for sure "Beautiful" will make you laugh, cry, and you wonder about the power of prayer, and faith in God and even have you to re-think what kind of relationship you have with God in the time of need and even make your heart skip a few beats just thinking about what will happen next.

I again enjoyed every single page, and the characters will keep you guessing as to what will they do. I'm looking forward to and is so anxious and to ready to read the sequel. I'm going to have to give Kiexiza Rodriquez 5 stars!

I highly recommend this book
Danielle "Dani" Taylor
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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