I loved the storyline and characters in this book. How can you not fall in love with Travis!
Emma did an ok job narrating this book. Although I hated the "accent" she used for the voice of Travis... was it boston or new jersey... not sure but I guess it was not the "voice" i would have picked for the character. I am not a huge fan of woman deepening their voices to do the male voices as it sounds like a female faking a male voice which is not sexy to hear.
This is a really great book. I read both Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster and enjoyed them both. I love hearing the same book in both perspectives and it will typically explain things that are going on in the background of the story. Travis was charming and annoying all at the same time but always in a good way. At times, I felt like Abby was always waiting for Travis to screw up as she runs away before he has a chance to explain. however, I found myself overlooking Abby's personality when you find out more about her past. Great book and i recommend reading Travis's story Walking Disaster.
The story is juvenile. The main characters are scarily co-dependent and irritating. I wanted to like it but I found myself checking to see how much more there was to go.
I would give her another chance if the topic was not about college-aged characters.
If you have listened to the Divergent series, Emma Galvin's voices are just a little too similar and it is distracting.
It wasn't so bad that I couldn't listen to it until the end.
At the top for sure I love the book and the audiobook is fantastic. Narrator is perfect for the story if you ask me smooth voice and lovely emotion.
I love the love story Travis and Abby are memorable and lovable. I love Jamie's books but this by far my favorite book of hers.
I have she narrated Red Hill for Jamie as well and i like Beautiful Disaster much better.
I love Travis he is lovable and rough around the edges and he loves Abby like every woman wants to be loved.
I busy myself living life, chasing smiles, and enjoying adventures!
This book may have been better received by an adolescent or young adult.
I'm not giving up on Jamie McGuire, but I'm not jumping at the chance to spend another credit on her work. If heavily discounted, I may try again.
Emma Galvin unfortunately did not fit the characters and her speed fluctuated, although not at the appropriate times. I could not buy in. Rebekkah Ross would have fit this character very well. She may have done a better job of bringing these characters to life.
I don't know that I would have cut any of the characters but I did not like Travis at all. I could not believe he was the main male character that I was supposed to believe Abby was in love with. I also couldn't tolerate Abby. She was so immature and all over the place. I couldn't relate to her at all and couldn't quite understand what she was doing most of the time.
This story may have been better understood by a teen or young adult. I could not relate to these characters and I found myself wondering if the Travis/Abby story is misleading young girls to ignore red flags and embrace these obsessive, possessive, overwhelming young men who are controlling and co-dependent. 19 year olds with an impulsive elopement and tattoos with each other's names after less than a year together? UGH! Seriously!? Who does that?!? People who have serious regrets at 30, that's who! Don't be mislead, girls... this is NOT a healthy, dreamy love story.... Ask your Mom!
Young minded adults
Something that's a bit more realistic and less childish
Hhmm...where to begin? That whole Vegas trip was very unrealistic for individuals that age. That whole arc could've been eliminated.
Say something about yourself!
I would recommend this book since it has a cute story line but warn the friend that while the characters are suppose to be (intelligent) college students, there are parts of the story that are plain old high school or even middle school-ish.
I liked the ending. Again, a little childish for my taste but good nonetheless.
Mmm... I didn't really care for the male voices too much.
Don't think so
This book is like high school kids make ups and break ups... And it doesn't help that the narrator sounds like she's 12 years old. She should do kids books.
Tell us about yourself!
Only that Abby seems to have a hard time believing what's in heart and going with it. Travis knows and tells her but she fights and leaves him all the time. Her constant waivering drove me crazy
No I can't. I don't have enough interest in these characters to watch them when I had a hard time listening to it.
I thought the author was good at grammar, structure, etc. But the constant waivering of Abby was too much for me. Why can't she just believe in Travis and his love for her. The back and forth...ugh!!!
All business but contemporary fun!
Surprising suspenseful ending which proved the character's feelings even further.
The dialogs between Travis and Pigeon were too short, the heroine did not discuss, not even though of in her head, what the cause of her real fears was and why Travis was not good for her. Actually her whole past was disclosed so further down the book that it made it almost irrelevant at that point. Too childish girl breaking his heart almost cruelly at times, I almost didn't believe she loved him.
Being a mother of 4, a full time student and married into the Military books are my escape from my reality.
Yes, the audio version is much better. I was at the edge of my set the entire time. Yelling at nothingness because I was wrapped up in the story.
I can't really compare this story with another. it is the same girl meets boy, boy looses girl, and then they come back to each other. However, the intensity of the love if maddening at times.
I love Emma Galvin and life and emotion she brings to each character but the on stands out would be Americas. This character, though a minor one, had spunk and could make you laugh or say "finally". No Spoilers here!
Abby was the most memorable for me in this book because she was so darn oblivious to anything that was being said to her or what was happening to her. I just wanted to shake her and yell, "OPEN YOUR EYES"!