Review: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Friday, August 29, 2014

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Date Published: May 26, 2011
Format: E-book, 319 pages
Publisher: Atria Books
Source: Bought at Amazon
Series: Beautiful, #1
Purchase Links: Amazon / Barnes and NobleBook Depository

Synopsis from Goodreads:

INTENSE. DANGEROUS. ADDICTIVE.

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 wants—and needs—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.

My Review:

   My first bookish experience with a bad boy in college. And, hey, I start college this fall. Maybe I'll run into someone like Travis Maddox. Once you read this, you'll understand what I'm talking about. You'll want to run outside and scream and beg for more of this.

   Abby Abernathy is entering her first year of college, running away from her home problems and she's got her best friend America with her. She's good, innocent, smart, and a beautiful girl. The complete opposite from Eastern's well known, bad boy fighter, and womanizer, Travis Maddox. Every girl wants to have a fling with him. And when they meet, Abby wants nothing to do with him and she resists his charms. But Travis is attracted to her because she's unlike any girl that he's been with and her innocence. They become friends and they hang out, and they study together. They grow closer and their feelings grow. Travis is exactly who Abby needs to avoid because he reminds her of her dark past. They make a bet on one of Travis' fights and she ends up losing and has to live in his apartment for a month. There are a lot of things that could go wrong when you live with a bad boy like Travis.

   Now Abby could at times get irritating but I grew to love her. And I could understand her feelings towards Travis. If I was her, I would have given in to Travis' charms so I have no idea how she did it. Travis had my heart from the very beginning but I have to admit that he was acting like a complete idiot at times. The choices he made, made me want to slap him silly for hurting Abby.

   But the ending is one that you'll want to stick to see. It might seem like Travis was acting like a complete possessive, jealous man but guys are like that. Some of them are extreme male alphas and some people like that. If you're not into that, then this might not be for you but I'd still give it a chance.

   There will be tears, there will be laughter, but, overall, there will be happiness and satisfaction. Beautiful Disaster will embark you on a journey and it left me wanting for more. I absolutely loved the characters and the whole quotes and the plot. Completely amazing!!

5 Stars: Blew My Mind!! :D :D

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