The new 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 needs—and wants—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.
©2011 Jamie McGuire (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
"Beautiful Disaster is insanely addictive. Beautifully sexy, beautifully intense, and beautifully perfect. Jamie McGuire has written a damn good book." (Jessica Park, author of the New York Times best seller Flat-Out Love)
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.
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I Love the fact that the its constently keeping you guessing. Not to mention Travis is the man who lays it all out their. I have read this book 8 times and it still cant get enough. I have diffently recommed this book to others and they also feel in love with Travis. The drop your pantys maddog Travis and the down on his knees begging dont leave.
Travis of course and i cant wait till his book comes out. He's the kind of guy you would love to have. Tough, soft and cant get enough of. I Love This Character. He hard to get, hard to enough with and hard to let go.
This book was the best. I cant say I had one favorite part because all was my favorite. I love it when she first meets his family, the poker night when she kicks butt. And he is so in F Love with her. I love it at thanksgiving, I Love it when he takes her over his shoulder out of the party, I Love how she is dress in the beginning..
diffently i could not get enough of. I have read this book 8 times.
i wish this book did not end and it was a series.... and i cant wait till his comes out..... I will be getting it. ?
The story was well played but I didn't realize that it was geared to such a young group of participants. This may have appealed to me more in my 20's than it did now. Rather age specific. It was a good story and there were some values instilled on an underlying sense. I'd recommend this to my assistants' daughter who is in her third year of college at this point, not her mother all the same.
I would and have recommended this to many friends. I absolutely love the story.
Reading the story, I really loved Travis. Listening, though, I'm increasingly aware that a voice can make all the difference. I'm not sure I'm a fan of any of the characters while listening.
A different narrator.
Only once, in hopes that the narrating style got better.
If you have read this book, and are among the many that view Travis as "best book boyfriend", this is not something you want to listen to. I am going to have to re-read the book to get my image of him back, and erase the image of a tyrannical, prepubescent boy from my mind. I kept picturing the nerdy kid at the back of my 8th grade class when she read Travis's lines, or any of the other male characters for that matter.
This book was recommended to me by a friend who read the print version and I loved it! I thought the love story was fabulous and the emotions given to the main characters fit their ages and story well. A lot of the reviews on this book said it could be YA, I don't think it would be okay for any teen to read this book. The fact that the book is about college students has to be in mind when analyzing the choices and personalities given to these characters. There is a part in the middle where they go to Vegas that seemed a bit of a stretch, but the problem that arises from the trip fits in well with the story and brings in back together. I highly recommend this book for anyone that likes a fast moving romance story.
This was one of my very favorites for sure.
I loved Travis... he was super immature but for some reason I adored him.
When Travis asked "Pidgeon" to accompany him to Thanksgiving with his Dad and brothers despite being broken up... it pulled my heart strings.
Definitely Travis Maddox
I should be embarrassed that I enjoyed this book so much. But I just loved the characters and love story. It's been quite a while since college for me but we all remember the bad boy we weren't supposed to be with but couldn't help ourselves. I just really liked losing myself in this story, I didn't take anything seriously in regard to anger management issues.. I don't get wrapped up in sending the wrong message to young women. Obviously the main character is violent, so don't read this if you can't take violence.
Avid reader, enthusiastic book club organizer, aspiring writer & devoted mommy of one Doberman puppy, Maddox, and one Half-Arab mare Kissy.
I liked the narrator and the writing.
I liked the entire book.
I was never bored once
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Thoughtless and Effortless there both very similar love stories! with bad boys and sweet girls that love them!
She did a great job!
Im counting the days for Walking Disasters!!
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