Beautiful Disaster – by Jamie McGuire

A definite 5 star read!!!

First off this book is a Mature YA.  Thought we’d get that out the way first.

This book was responsible for starting my reading addiction.  I read it in one sitting and Travis stole my heart.  I call this my “thank god” book, because this was the first book to gave me that “book high” I’ve come to love so much, even if it did give me a major post book funk because I knew I HAD to find something else to give me the same feeling.. My friend and I tandem read this and it became known as our “book crack” – we just couldn’t get enough of it.

What’s it about?:

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and 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 EasternUniversity’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

Let me tell you this, the synopsis doesn’t even begin to describe the rollercoaster journey this book will take you on, you have to read it and experience it first hand.

Travis Maddox is one of my favourite fictional characters.  He’s has it all going on… that bad boy, can’t be tamed, pleases himself with no regard for consequences, he’s a love ’em and leave ’em guy….until the day Abby comes into his life.  The chemistry between these two is palpable and the developing relationship is something you feel.  With every fibre of your being you feel it!

You will fall head over heels in love with Travis and Abby and their story will have you riveted.  This is a book you won’t be able to put down and one you will immediately want to read again and again.

Once you enter the world of Beautiful Disaster there’s no turning back.  You will be hooked!

I love this author.  I’ve read her other books (if you haven’t then you should) and she never ceases to amaze me.

I’ve recommended and gifted this book to so many people and they’ve all experienced what has become known as the the “BD addiction”


Filed under Jamie McGuire, Pick an Author

13 responses to “Beautiful Disaster – by Jamie McGuire

  1. Megs

    He he he our crack book!

    Great review, definitely agree. Its books like this that I wish were avaliable at my local book store so I could buy a box of them and just throw it at people who dont own Kindles. I might also throw it at randoms in the street, no one should be denied of Travis (mmm Travis….)

  2. I love this book too. I have it in book form and I’m gonna let my aunt read it so she can get addicted to it also

  3. Kathy

    Smiles and smiles after reading this book. Patiently waiting for Walking Disaster. I need my Travis fix.

  4. Lissette

    I have to agree. When I read Beautiful Disaster I was immediately hooked! I couldn’t get enough of it and had to reread it 2 more times. I’ve recommended it to so many people and everyone has absolutely loved it.

  5. Valerie

    This was a fantastic book!!! I made me a Jamie McGuire fan for life!!! 🙂

  6. Jaclyn

    Fantastic review! Absolutely one of my favorite books, EVER!! Travis is delicious, and Abby is his perfect counterpart. LOVE this site, your recommendations are spot on with my taste! Thank-you!!

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