Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review ~ Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1) 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.
This book had been sitting on my TBR shelf for quite a while, and I finally decided to pick it up and start reading it. I was definitely not disappointed for the read. Abby Abernathy went across the country with her best friend America to go to college and more importantly to get away from her former life. She tries to change herself and hide behind her cardigans and act like the good girl she knows that she can be. When she first meets Travis “Mad Dog” Maddox he sees right past that vibe she is giving off and knows that there is something else there that she is hiding. Travis is the typical tattooed covered, motorcycle riding, womanizing bad boy who is precisely the kind of person that Abby is trying to avoid. Travis reminded me a lot of Jack Carter in The Perfect Game, another one of my favorite books. Especially with the whole Pigeon/Kitten nickname thing.

Travis and Abby have a very whirl wind relationship, and you feel every up and down that they go through right along with them. Abby had quite an interesting past and very understandable as to why she was running away from it, definitely not what I was expecting there. The novel proceeds quite like the title for most of it, it is quite a disaster, but it does end up rather beautifully. I really enjoyed reading this and would definitely recommend it.

If you enjoy this book I would definitely recommend reading Walking Disaster as well. It is the companion novel in Travis’ POV and trust me it will feel like you are reading a different book completely.


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