For the sake of transparency (so you know what your spending your credit on) I lined up 5 things I think you should know before you buy this book. ..Show More »/> 1. The main character Abby Abernathy (nicknamed 'Pigeon' by her love interest Travis 'Mad Dog' Maddox) is eighteen going on nineteen. She's just started out college with her best friend America (Mer).
2. The story is set in college but the dynamics between the students (and also between the main characters) seems more like high school. In other words: it's juvenile. If you're not a (very) young adult, you might end up rolling your eyes even more than Abby Abernathy does.
3. Travis Maddox has a temper (he's quite volatile) and is physically violent. Not against his 'Pigeon' or their friends, mind you. But pretty much against everyone else. Blood splatters quite often in this book.
4. Spoiler alert!: Somewhere past midway the book takes a turn and the cast goes to Vegas.
5. I should have stopped at the Vegas turn, but really I can't not mention this: Travis, the hero, sports tribal art tattoo's. And later he adds a new tattoo that declares his love for 'Pigeon'. In Hebrew. I'm not saying anything else. Zip.
I didn't hate it. This novel is quite entertaining at times. But the storyline is all over the place (see 4) and overall it's very, very young adult.
If you read all of the above and you're curious. Go ahead. Buy it. I dare you. Just don't say I didn't warn you!
I have to admit I was soooo excited for this book to come out...and yet so dreading reading this book! I wanted to hear Travis's side of things, but ..Show More »didn't want to ruin my impression of book one!
Happy to say a good medium was found and the book was kind of like a behind the scenes version of book 1, very cool! Hope other authors take a look at this, I would love to have some of my past favorites written from the other main characters perspective!
DO NOT MISS THIS!!!! Not only are the Narrators Outstanding for Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster, if it's possible, they're even better in the..Show More » performance of A Beautiful Wedding. I never want it to end. The story and pacing are excellent, and I will have to listen to Travis and Pidge again in the other books. Jamie McGuire has hit her "Sweet Spot" in her story of these two...while I've read her other books...nothing affects me or hits home with me like Travis and Pidge - and I'd love for her to write a sequel about a Travis, PIdge, their lives and perhaps what goes on with the next brother and the next...doesn't have to be a murder or huge crisis, Jamie writes real life very well. As usual with my "treasured" books, I own the ebook, hardcover and Audible - reading and listening add different dimensions and reveal different things about the same story - I Love Love. With these two, the depth of feeling is never corny, you'll feel a warmth, a glimpse of the character and heart it takes to deserve what they have. They truly become One.