I would read another Jamie McGuire book, but I didn't enjoy the narrator of this book.
I don't really have a favorite that stands out.
Probably not. The voice she gave Travis drove me nuts. He sounded like a skater punk... or maybe a young Rocky. Maybe that's what she was going for, but it really distracted me. I was reading it on my Kindle before I switched to the audio version and was able to enjoy the story much more when I was hearing Travis' words in my head, rather than someone's interpretation of them.
Oh Lord, how bout 90% of the scenes in the cafeteria. I don't think I ate in the cafeteria once in my entire college career. Okay, maybe once. The fact that all these college kids met in the cafeteria every day at lunch, and the gossip that flowed like water as if every college student knew every other college student, was very unbelievable. If this was set in highschool I could have bought it, but since it wasn't these scenes wound up looking ridiculous.
Despite the silliness of some of it, and the behavior of the characters in other parts, I'm not gonna lie: this book was super engrossing and I read it in a day. I purchased the audio version so that I could switch back and forth and get something done during the day, but I didn't enjoy the audio version as much as just reading it. It's an addictive book and once you are in, you're going to want to know what happens. I would call it a guilty pleasure, and I really did like it quite a bit, but not sure I would recommend spending a credit on it. You could buy the kindle version and then get the audio for $3.95, which is way cheaper.
I listened to this book twice. The first time was a while back but when the second book came out I wanted to reread the first one so it was fresh in my mind. I forgot how much I loved it the first time around. I love that each book is the same story from different perspectives. The connection between the characters is so intense and relatable. It made you want to know more. The second book really brought the story to closure.
I read or listen to a lot of YA books but this was immature. Fighting, alcohol and too junior high school. They are suppose to be in college not 8th grade. Iwill not get the next one by this author.
Say something about yourself!
Well, I have had this in my library for a week now and have listened to it and Walking Disaster 3 times each already! I loved this book, but when I listened to Walking Disaster it made the story even better!! You need to listen to this one first, but the next one adds even more.
At the apartment after the fire!!!
Travis for sure!! Men act so tuff and to see his story play out, it makes you believe in love!
The title pretty sums it up for me. Beautiful story of a toughie Travis goes sappy over Abby. Disaster in parts when Abby took care of her father's business, i felt the author partly ran away from a solid beginning but recovered well to deliver a very good ending. And as a sucker for HEA, I even forgot this book neither falls under young adult nor chick flick. But who cares, I enjoyed listening till the end. It's a beautiful disaster indeed.
Emma Galvin does an excellent job reading a great book! I'm just about to start the second book now! Can't wait!
I want to say that I didn't dislike the book. Jamie McGuire creates a few very dramatic and visceral characters that you fall in love with their tormented love affair very quickly. However there are many scenes in this book that have a lot of build up to them and nothing really happens. McGuire had a ton of great ideas but very followed through with the threat and that was where the book lost it's 5 star rating for me.
Emma Galvin is a great Narrator, this is the second book I have listened to her. She really brings a lot to the characters and I am glad I decided to listen to the book over buying the physical copy.
If you are looking for a good book to escape into this is a great pick!
Yes!!!! It a great read . I love the story and the characters.
The unexpected love story between mixed up teens.
Explovise lobe story!!
This story had me laughing, anger, and crying.
It was good enough to finish it, but I was not impressed. I am not sure that I liked either of the main characters and sadly, found myself not caring if they ended up with a HEA. Very disfunctional relationship and still not sure what it was based on. It didn't seem like love to me. Just odd.
The storyline with her father, "Mick" was just ridiculous and added absolutely nothing to the story. I did like Travis' family though.
I also liked Abbey's best friend America and her boyfriend, Shep and found their friend Finch to be a lot of fun.
As for the narrator, I did like Emma Galvin somewhat, but sounded more like a mature 14 year old than a 19 year old.
Don't waste the credit. I couldn't wait for it to end.
Some of my coworkers told me that this book was hard to put down once they started, but I wasn't all that intrigued by the story. Granted, the main character and her beau are young college kids with serious attachment issues, and maybe I feel that I'm past that (or just hope I am!). I think that I would be more likely to recommend this book to a young 20-something than to someone my own age (mid-30's). It wasn't horrible by any stretch, but I just felt that it was lacking in depth.