Sunday, August 5, 2012

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire Book Review

Beautiful Disaster by: Jamie McGuire

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

 My Summary...

Abby Abernathy has a deep dark secret and that is the main reason she has moved to a new place to start college.  She tries so hard to keep her image she is taken by surprise when she meets Travis Maddox.  A man full of anger and raging hormones who seems to have every walking female in Easter University drooling over him.  

Abby refuses to be another girl and simply treats him indifferently making him even more attracted to her.  She becomes a challenge.  But life has plans for them as they only become the best of friends and with each other only become their best.

My thoughts...

Okay this was such a roller coaster of emotions.   I absolutely loved the book and let me tell you it keeps you guessing till the end.  It is a mature book with adult content and I suggest a NC17.  

I absolutely love this story and could not put it down.  I needed to find their happy ending and everything in the story kept me on edge wanting even more.

The characters are intriguing always and once I started reading I wanted to know more about them.  Abby's secret is the reason the way she is and her past simply won't stay away.  It keeps haunting her and I'm sure if we see a sequel that past will re appear again.

Travis is  a dark person and love extreme fighting.  If you don't like curse words, blood and violence then this book is not for you but you will miss out on  a great story. 

I give this story 4 out of 5 hearts

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  1. I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. One of my all time favorites and I dont even really know why exactly that is. There is going to be a sequel, Walking Disaster, but it isn't a continuance it's Beautiful Disaster from Travis' POV. I'm kinda excited haha

    Great review.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  2. Me too is just that rawness Travis has and I wanted to fix him somehow so I completely and absolutely loved him.