Title: Beautiful Disaster
Author: Jamie McGuire
Genre: Young Adult/Romance
"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" (Source: GoodReads.com)
Cool Girl, Awesome Books thought:
When I was reading this book, my first thought was Thoughtless. Yes the books are SOMEHOW similar (not quite) but somewhere in the same lines. Boy meets girl and they fall in love after girl plays hard to get. They fight a lot, but they love each other. It’s a nice romance, well written, at a good pace. While reading the book, I’ve learned different things about the characters, which are well thought and described. ( the only problem I had was with Travis – will get to that in a moment) The story evolves well throughout the whole book and you can see the characters grow and chance.
The only thing that bothered me was Travis description. Maybe I didn’t pay attention at the beginning whenever Travis was described (which I don’t think so because I usually re-read those passages) BUT I had a clear image of him in my head, of what he should look like. The author mentioned: "He oozed sex and rebelliousness with his buzzed, brown hair and tattooed forearms."
But THEN when I got almost to the end of the book the author mentioned something of the sort: “his bald head..” ??? Was I the only one surprised that he was BALD ??? I mean, I never even pictured him like that (not very big on bald guys) but I had no idea he looked like that until the end of the book. Comment below and let me know what you thought – maybe I missed something. Or maybe she referred to him as bald as in very short hair; anyhow, I pictured Travis with hair the whole time! :D I hated Abby at times, then I hated Travis’ reactions, but I loved them together!
Overall I give this book a B+. I liked the characters (sometimes Travis seemed a bit desperate to me – especially toward the end of the book) and I enjoy reading their love story.
I am looking forward to Walking Disaster – which is Travis POV. That should be fun!
Shake in your boots, boys, and drop your panties, ladies!
I give you : Travis 'Mad Dog' Maddox!
That's probably the best real representation of Travis ever! ENJOY
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