Beautiful Disaster: A Novel

Jamie McGuire
The new 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.

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Reviewed: 2020-05-31

The best description for this book/series in 10 words or less:

"Woman hiding from past comes face-to-face with attractive troublemaker."

 

The plot was very well structured, which made the story seem so beautiful. There were so many conflicts occurring but they were woven so well together that it seemed extremely natural.

The two main characters are very complimentary of each other, but the two main characters were really frustrating at times. It felt like arguing with someone because they couldn't make up their mind by flip-flopping on their choices.

Abby has lived most of her life in a troubled spotlight. She was forced to be bad growing up, but she wants to be the one to control her life. She is strong, sassy, and resilient. The mystery of Abby's past is really interesting because there are times that when you read about it you forget it. But then, you get reminded of it and you want to find out why Abby hides from her past.

Travis Maddox is attractive, smart, and doesn't let people push him or those he loves around. He is a good representation of a college boy that has no constraints and even lower morals. He's the kind of guy you want to be friends with but really shouldn't. The world of the Maddox brothers is shown here. Travis has four older brothers, which their stories are each told in the Maddox Brothers series.

The ending seemed a little too cliche. It should have ended in a little more realistic way. It made Abby seem out of character.

 

Refer to my blog for a different view of this review:

https://axarr.blogspot.com/2017/11/this-is-book-meant-for-adults-due-to.html

Reviewed: 2015-08-26
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