Beautiful Disaster by: Jamie McGuire
Walking Disaster by: Jamie McGuire
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.
Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster.
Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.
I loved Beautiful Disaster. I found myself giggling out loud to the book often and had a hard time putting it down. I even listened to it at work when I found moments to do so. Beautiful Disaster is a romance but not in the hot and heavy or extremely squishy sense of the typical romance. The story felt real and authentic. The only thing that kept me from giving this book the full “5 star” type rating is it kinda drags along. Just when I thought we hit the climax then resolution I realized I still had half a book to go. It was a rollercoaster with several major events. This again made it more realistic though.
I DO NOT recommend reading it back to back with the first one. They are really similar as this is the same story told from Travis’s point of view. If you read it sometime later it would be like a nice reminder of the first book with the intriguing new perspective. Since I literally finished Beautiful Disaster the day before beginning Walking Disaster I was a bit bored. I feel much the same about it as I did the first one since they are so similar.
OK SPOILERS AHEAD TURN BACK NOW IF YOU HAVE NOT READ
I don’t have a lot to put here but I am going to include a quote that made me laugh out loud.
“Absolutely, Teach that asshole some manners”