Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire 5 Stars
INTENSE. DANGEROUS. ADDICTIVE.
Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from 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 wants—and needs—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.
Overall- I absolutely loved this book! I couldnt put it down. I love how the characters develop. I cant wait to read the book from Travis' perspective! This is exactly the kind of book I like. The rocky relationship and chemistry between Abby and Travis is addicting. I will be reading this more than once for sure! This book has love, romance, a little action, but the intensity is what really kept me going. Its for those of us that arent quite young adult, but not really interested in the "adult" books, and a love story out of high school and without the eroticism that tends to present in the adult romance books. I cant wait for this book to be made into a movie, I only hope they dont ruin it!
Overall: LOVED IT
Characters: Abby, Travis, Parker, America and Shepley
Page Turner: Yep
Series Cont.? Kind of. Travis' side
Book Boyfriend: Travis
Genre: New Adult
Sex Scenes: Yes
What a great New Adult Novel. I seriously could not put this book down. Its absolutely spectacular. I had to know what was going to happen between Travis and Abby
Their relationship is like many in college. Intense. Addictive. Dangerous. Yet they struggle to prove they can make it work and last. Every college relationship can be a struggle when you have a rough past. I like the background story on Travis and Abby that somehow end of "connecting" that their lives intersect in a way that is supposed to happen naturally, of course theirs is a bit more dramatic than most :-) I think that the plot moves at a great pace, we watch as a couple struggles to come to terms with loving someone when it isnt always easy, but is always worth it. I fell in love with all the characters and could read this book over and over again. I enjoyed this book more than many of the others that I have EVER read.
|My Alternate Travis|
I love Abby and America. Their relationship is so amazing and beautiful, as best friends they make the perfect pair. America is such a great friend and as a reader, you can watch her grow even though she isnt the main character we see her learn to make her own mistakes and choices along the way as she learns about life and love. I think her protective nature of her best friend is also sweet and loving, and everyone should hope to have a friend like her.
Parker, where to start. I dont understand why Abby kept going back to him. He didnt seem like her type, then again I guess thats the point. I dont want to give too much away, but Im not a Park fan :)
|Travis' opponent to a fight match!|