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 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.
How am I supposed to tell you how much I love this? Because I do. I love this so very much. So, very, very much. Just, this is one of the most amazing things ever. ❤
This is the story that introduced me to Jamie McGuire. But most importantly, it’s the story that gave the world the Maddox brothers. The swooniest of them all (in my opinion) is and will always be Travis Maddox. Thank you, Blair, for recommending this story to the world. You gave me one of my favorite book boyfriends with this and for that I’m forever grateful.
A Beautiful Disaster is the story of Abby Abernathy and how she falls irrevocably in love with Travis Maddox. They’re an amazing couple. Going from acquaintances to friends to finally being a couple, theirs is a beautiful journey filled with many ups and downs in between. They fight, they fail, they try and they love. This is a story of forgiveness above all else. To forgive the one you love for making a mistake that you believe is unforgivable. It’s about giving second chances when you don’t think you’ve got any second chances left to give, but you give them anyway because that one person means the world to you and you’d do anything to keep them in your life.
Abby seems to be your typical girl next door. She’s got her best friend and she’s looking forward to graduating college and moving on in life to bigger things. However, as the story unveils, we find out that she’s not your average girl. She’s got secrets, some which are painful, some which are dark and deadly. She’s running away from her past and she’s been doing a damn good job of it too, for a while. But, when the past catches up, can she forgive Travis for making a choice he knows she despises? Abby is an amazing girl. She’s smart and fierce and loyal. She’s beautiful, kind and loving. She’s absolutely amazing, really. Sure, she’s made her fair share of mistakes, but she’s good people. I love her!
Travis is, without a doubt, the single most amazing man on Earth. He’s your typical tattooed player, bad boy fighter at college. But then, he meets Abby and his world is turned upside down. He falls in love and he falls fast and deep. It’s like he’s a changed man once that happens. You wouldn’t be able to recgonise the Travis you met in the first chapter and the Travis who’s in the last. He’s still smooth as fuck and he’s still a fighter, but what he’s not is a player. He stops sleeping with random girls everyday to be with Abby. And the way he loves Abby – completely, deeply, reverently and irrevocably – which makes him a different man, a better man. He’s phenomenal. He’s handsome and sexy and adorable and sweet and loving and devoted. He worships the ground Abby walks on and he can literally die for her. It’s amazing to read. He’s just… he’s out of the world. I love him.
All in all, A Beautiful Disaster is a beautiful story with amazing characters and a great plot. It’s something that I’d definitely recommend you to read!
I belong to my beloved and my beloved is mine. – Travis Maddox
“The only thing I’m afraid of is a life without you, Pigeon.” – Travis Maddox
“I didn’t know I was lost until you found me. I didn’t know what alone was until the first night I spent without you in my bed. You’re the one thing I’ve got right. You’re what I’ve been waiting for, Pigeon.” – Travis Maddox
“No, it’s a car. The love of my life will be a women with my last name.” – Travis Maddox
“It’s a dove, an attractive girl, a winning card in poker, take your pick. You’re my Pigeon.” – Travis Maddox
If I could, I’d fill pages and pages with all things that I love that Travis says, but that would take too long and you’d never get the full effect of the words when they’re said in that exact situation. So, we’ll leave it here. Have fun reading!
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Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.
Jamie is the first indie author in history to strike a print deal with retail giant Wal-Mart. Her self-published novel, Beautiful Redemption hit Wal-Mart shelves in September, 2015.
Jamie lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with her husband, Jeff, and their three children.
Thanks a ton for reading, guys!
Tell me, what is your favorite book by Jamie? Mine is Walking Disaster, naturally! Travis Maddox. *Swoons* ❤
Happy Readings! 😀
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