Book Review: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publication Date:may 26, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Summary on Goodreads:

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 America, 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 charming college co-ed. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his charms, 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’ apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
My Thoughts:
The first time I saw this book, I told myself that this wasn’t for me. I don’t like the cover at all. This is something I don’t usually pick from the shelf. But after my friends talked about it, I decided to give it a try. I was so curious to see what they’ve been blabbing about: who’s Travis? who’s Pigeon? Who’s Jamie McGuire? These questions have been answered the time I finished this engrossing book.
Who’s Travis? He’s Travis “Mad Dog” Maddox–the smart and bad… the sexy and bad… the strong and bad… the sweet and bad… I might be exaggerating, but yes, he’s the bad yet the sweetest guy you’ll ever meet in this book. You’ll love him! 
Who’s Pigeon? she’s the girl the Travis fell in love with over and over again. He’s tough, but this girl’s tougher. Travis is strong, but what happens when he finally meet his weakness? You have to find out for yourself…
From the time I started reading Beautiful Disaster I was hooked. I read it even during the times that my eyes were so tired to stay open. If I wasn’t so busy, I could have finished this book immediately. I like the characters the author created–from Travis, Abby, Shepley, America, and Finch… up to the Maddox loud boys… Though there are times that I get annoyed with Abby, it doesn’t lessen the enjoyment especially when Travis was there. I admire America–it would be amazing to have a friend like her. She’s so loyal and she’s willing to give up anything… and anyone for Abby.
I enjoyed this book, but not the occasional use of obscene words that made me skipped them from time to time. The story contains so much complications, thus unhealthy relationships are so prominent. I didn’t like the the environment, but the story was really good. For me, reading this book is like a roller coaster ride from the beginning to end. There was no dull moment and there are lots of steamy ones. 
And so, who’s Jamie McGuire? She’s no other than the talented author of Beautiful Disaster. 
Warning: Contains obscene language.

My Rating:

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

  1. This cover really catches the eye. I'm not sure if I love it, but it's certainly striking. It gives me the impression that it's a paranormal book, though. I guess the creatures on the tongue are supposed to represent tattoos? Anyway, it sounds interesting and I do like books about relationships, unhealthy or otherwise. I'll add it to my to-read list for sure.


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