Sunday, May 26, 2013

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire 5 Stars 

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)

Good Reads Synopsis:
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.

OverallI 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!

Cover: Gorgeous
Rating: PG14
Overall: LOVED IT
Characters: Abby, Travis, Parker, America and Shepley 
Page Turner: Yep
Series Cont.? Kind of. Travis' side
Recommend: YES
Book Boyfriend: Travis 
Genre: New Adult
Sex Scenes: Yes
Setting: College


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.


Travis- Wow where to begin. Travis is a beautiful disaster. Pun intended. He is sexy but broken. He learns to care about someone even though it was not easy for him, and watching that transition was so fun! I loved the way they played each other and misunderstood each other but someone how still managed to fall in love, when they told each other they wouldnt. Their relationship is like many in college. I love that he does sweet things for her, that seem so out of place yet he makes it work. He cares and he struggles to show it in the right way. I think everyone struggles with this sometimes. His relationship with Shepley is also really interesting. Watching him become more compassionate and caring is a beautiful thing.

My Alternate Travis
Abby is so awesome!!! She is tough on the outside but freaking out on the inside, much like many of us are in college. Trying to figure out who we are, and who are friends are, trying to understand where were going in life and how well get there. Watching her grow was really fun. Her personality really resonated with me, because I was able to relate to some of the issues she was going through, the idea of trying to leave your past behind you but having it always catch up anyway and then dealing with that. Learning which guy is the one for you when you arent sure who you truly love or care about and when what you want and actually need dont seem to make sense. I loved the ending too!! So good!

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.
She and Shepley are so freaking cute too!! I love this couple. They are such a cute and wonderful pair.

Shepley seems like a good guy, from this point of view, Abbys, we see him trying to care for America and be a good boyfriend, trying to prove they can last no matter what. He is sweet and caring.

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! 

1 comment:

  1. Nice review! I'm hoping to read this one in the next week!