Saturday, October 13, 2012

Refusing To Regret: Beautiful Disaster Review

Beautiful Disaster

by Jamie McGuire
May 2011
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.
Travis Maddox umm.. RAWR

Beautiful Disaster Review :

Double review... sort of from SupaGurl and AM :)

SG : That was the most amazingly beautiful and fucked up stories I’ve read... in a while! I loved it!! Jamie can take words and make them into something wicked. I was pulled into this world... played with, enjoying it thoroughly then BAM I was a hot freakin mess! 

These characters are real and flawed which makes me love them all the more for it. This is one of those stories that will bring out all the emotions in you. It will rip you apart at the seams and YOU will LOVE IT! 

I honestly cannot wait to get my hands on Travis' POV book Walking Disaster *rawr*

Beautiful Disaster was the embodiment of roller coaster. The upheaval between what seems like a disastrous relationship into something that was beautiful and worked itself out. Ladies and Gents while reading BD you might feel like tiny little gymnast are doing cartwheels in your stomach, you may be overcome with sweaty palms, your heart will race, your eyes might become watery and tingling sensations may spread to your nether regions because face it- You experienced a ride! Disastrous? Maybe, but you made it and you are now filled with flushed cheeks, mussed up hair and a visit to the bathroom is needed.

I completely agree with what you just said up there... as a matter of fact I couldn't have said it better myself b/c that was exactly all the feelings I went through! 

There will be No Spoilers. I don't ruin plots for people. So here's the basic gist, Abby, "Good Girl." Travis, "Bad Boy." <<<Notice the quotations? Not everything is as what it seems. Things that are fucked up, can be beautiful and things that seem good and ordered can be out of control, but what you make out of things, out of people well that's where the secret lies. 

This is a YA book for mature readers. I would say 17+ for the adult situations, language and sexual behavior within the book.

I'm going to address a controversial issue here!!! Beautiful Disaster has been compared to another series floating around (which will not be named here.) It is Not like this other series. You will not find BDSM here.

SG: How did I not know it has been compared to "this other series"? Pulls head out of the sand :) I will say that There were times in this book where I may have done this..

But a story that is more realistic and relatable. Sometimes taking the risk of getting hurt by someone else is the most difficult thing to do. Both characters are relatable and real. Abby and Travis are not perfect.

Favorite chapter is 18!! *Tears*

Special Note: Jamie McGuire is releasing "Walking Disaster" in 2013. "Beautiful Disaster" narrated from Travis's POV. Looking forward to Walking Disaster's Epilogue!!

At several points in the book, I called up my friends or my brother and sister freaking out! At one point, I was about to turn Hulk green, rip the safety bar off this coaster and nose dive off this Beautiful Disaster. It was that intense!!

Beautiful Disaster 5 out 5 Stars. Ladies and Gents Enjoy!! 

SG: Oh ... well I was going to give it ALL the Stars :) but yeah 5 out of 5 will be ok I guess...

Haha, Miss SupaGurl is too silly.

We'd Love to hear how Beautiful Disaster made you feel... Comment below!!

PS Could this possibly be Travis??

BookGeek AM's Pick

Oh God... this picture!!! *Sips some Moscato and then looks away.*
SG: OR Could this be Travis "Mad Dog" Maddox

SupaGurl's Pick

VOTE and let us know!!


  1. Girls, all of your Travis pics are quite yummy! I've not read this one yet but I enjoyed your little take on it :)

  2. Omg Michele!! You MUST read this. its a MUST!!!!!


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