Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire

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Beautiful Disaster - 
Jamie McGuire
Released: August 14, 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Synopsis: 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 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.

What it's about: Abby, the good girl trying to escape her past. Travis, the bad boy who lives his life with one-night stands. Watch as they slowly become friends, more than friends and all the twists that go with it.

What I thought: I had heard such mixed reviews about this book, I became anxious to what I would find when I read it. In the end, I really enjoyed it. The first 150 pages or so were absolutely brilliant, but then it started to go slightly downhill, then back up, then down like one giant rollercoaster. Abby and Travis have such a strange relationship, it never really stays at one point for too long. Them being together is so intense, it affects everyone else around them. This book was written wonderfully, despite the fact that it could have ended at many different points. The characters were fantastically written, despite how much I disliked Abby.
Truth be told guys, this is one book you will just have to read and make your own judgments about.

the good: Travis. Yes, I love him, apart from his mood swings and possessiveness.  Shep, I just want to be your friend!

the bad: Abby. Just seriously make up your mind already and stop being so stupid. Also Travis' mood-swings and crazy possessive jealousy, just a tad overboard for me.


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Claire Blennerhassett

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  1. Thanks for the review. I think I will take your advice and try to read this.

  2. This is a great review. I, personally, didn't really like Beautiful Disaster :/ But I expect it's the sort of book people either love or hate, really.

  3. Great review. I have not read this one yet, but I suggested it to a friend an she loved it. It's my next read.
    Thank you for sharing your honest opinion. :)

  4. Hey Claire!
    This is definitely a book you either love or hate! I am one that loved it! As we spoke about the other night. Travis <3

    Stop by and check out my giveaway when you get a chance :)


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