Jun 13, 2012

{Review} of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful DisasterBeautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Drama
AUTHORS BLOG: Jamie McGuires Site

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 America, 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 charming college co-ed. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his charms, 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’ apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
Thank goodness for stumbling upon this book while browsing on amazon. Being stuck on a train for seven hours and forgetting to bring more books, I was excited to discover Beautiful Disaster. The ratings were insane and the plot intrigued me so much I had to read this book a.s.a.p., which I did in one sitting.

Beautiful Disaster follows Abby who is trying to find her new beginning away from her father and hometown. She tries to be the innocent girl wearing cardigans and doing her best in school. But everything comes to a halt when she goes with her best friend to a fighting ring on campus and meets Travis Maddox. Not only does he have a bad reputation with woman, but there is something about him that Abby can’t resist. Thus starts one heck of a whirl wind relationship that will change them both.

Abby, is a girl who is trying to forget her past, starting at Eastern University with her best friend Mare. After meeting Travis, the guy who is known for his one night stands, Abby gets sucked into his crazy world. I felt most of the time Abby new what she wanted, she really pretended to be clueless about Travis. I know she wanted to steer clear of a guy like him, but there was something about their connection that pretty much meant they needed each other. Abby makes some major mistakes and is starts to effect herself and it starts to tear down the wall Travis has had up for a long time.

Travis, is one tattooed, destructive and all around bad boy who no girl can resist. But once he meets Abby another side to him starts to come out. After winning a beat against Abby and now she starts living with him, he finally meets the girl who resists his charm and becomes a true friend. This boy is all around temperamental and Abby drives him off the rocker at some points. But his protective and loving sides are so heart breaking and sweet it’s hard to stay mad at him. He too makes a lot and I mean a lot of mistakes but in the end he’s learning how to change.

Overall this book is exactly what the title says, one beautiful disaster of a relation between to people who are just meant to be together. The writing and emotion that is the book is fantastic and brought to life characters that were so real. Each character has a story behind why they are who they are, both are stuck living with that past and are trying to find a way to be free of it. I will most definitely be reading more from Jamie McGuire and I can say enough how much I enjoyed this book.

This is an adult book with sexual content, major language and drinking situations. This is one intense read and if you enjoy books that surprise you this is the one to get.
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  1. I picked this up from Amazon the other day and I've been dying to start it! Great review!

  2. Wow this book cover reminds me of Elana Johnson's Surrender books.

  3. I got this from Amazon the other day for free and wasn't sure about it but now I've got to read it! Thanks for the wonderful review. :)
    Janiera @ Books & Beauty

  4. I'm glad more and more people hear about this great book. I REALLY loved it.