Thursday, August 9, 2012
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Thank you to NetGalley and Jamie McGuire for sending me a copy of this book!
Rating: 5 STARS!
Format: Kindle Edition
Go like the review on Goodreads! http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/251809495
I'll be honest. I got into this book with some high expectations. Were they met? Not at all of them, but enough for me to put this on my "Favorites" shelf. Let me explain..
Abby Abernathy is a prim and proper college coed. She goes to class, does her homework, studies, rinse & repeat. That's how boring her general, everyday existence is. That is, until Travis "Mad Dog" Maddox steps onto the stage. He's everything she avoids. Tattoos, muscles, attitude, Harley motorcycle, need I say more?
They resist. Well, she resists, Mr. Bad Boy is all for settling down, even though he has a very colorful history of one night stands. So eventually, with drama, she succumbs to being Susie Homemaker with very hot, very tattooed Bad Boy. Drama ensues. It goes down. More drama ensues, feelings are being pushed aside. This goes on for a few more chapters. And then, finally, the happy ending. ♥
Although, Abby was likable, I tended to lean towards Travis more than her. While she was a very strong character and wonderfully developed, Travis tugged at my heart strings with his bad boy but with a heart of gold personality. He was what made this novel so page turning and definitely one of the best books I've read this year.
The situations they got into are kind of wild, but developed and handled beautifully. The vivid imagery and the cut throat scenes made my emotions run high and turn the pages faster, hoping for that happy ending.
The intensity of their brand new relationship was little off putting. Travis seemed incredibly clingy and moving a little too fast, which was a turn off for me. But the end justified the means on this one.
"Travis, that dirtbag. If I had a dollar for every fictional bad boy that did this.." blah blah blah. I really loved Jamie McGuire's way of writing. You didn't read about Abby's emotions; you felt them! Every feeling of emotion she felt towards Travis, you felt it yourself.
This really was a beautiful disaster. Their roller coaster, up and down every which one wild ride was so heartfelt, emotional, spell-binding, page turning, shock you into oblivion.
"It wasn’t just me, and it wasn’t just him, it was what we were together that was the exception.” ♥