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.
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire
Format: Paperback $17.99 / Ebook $4.99
Published August 14th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Australia
Man. I had one hell of a ride! Brings back memories especially my college days. Sue me now but I'd like Travis to be right where he should be, in my freaking bed! *fans self* This will not be your ordinary romantic love story.. This book can be a little too hot to handle! Also, addicting if I could just add that to it. I almost didnt go to sleep, 3 hours sleep was worth it, in fact I found myself day dreaming about Travis at work. *grins* Just amazing!Fighting, laughing, loving or crying, if it was with him, I was where I wanted to be.
I've heard so many great things about Beautiful Disaster before- reviews after reviews, even it was just self-published book that time. I grabbed an ecopy of this and its been in my Kindle for like ages already, and then S&S sent me a package few days ago. I was like , just get it on, see what the fuss is all about and be done with it. But man, I want to hug every single people in S&S for sending me this beautiful book.. Eventually S&S published this book, no surprise there! Jamie Mcguire has a beautiful voice that is very enthralling. I could not put it down! I was bombarded with so many emotions while reading it but more importantly, I was totally invested with the intensely crazy but romantic relationship of Travis and Abby aka Pidgeon as well as the supporting characters. There's a lot of great twists that I found my heart beating ten times faster than normal. And mind you, I read this on the train on my way to work and back , I was grinning, squirming, blushing etc, and its all I could do not to squeal in public. So lets go back to Travis.... OMG! He is so damn fine! I love him so much, and dude, he sang Satisfaction! Hah!
I rolled my eyes. “I feel like a zoo animal.”
Travis watched me for a moment, noted those staring, and then stood up. “I CAN’T!” he yelled. I stared in awe as the entire room jerked their heads in his direction. Travis bobbed his head a couple of times to a beat in his head.
Shepley closed his eyes. “Oh, no.”
Travis smiled. “get no….sa…tis…faction,” he sang, “I can’t get no….sat-is-fac-tion. ‘Cuz I’ve tried…and I’ve tried…and I’ve tried…and I’ve tried…,” he climbed onto the table as everyone stared, “I CAN’T GET NO!”
He pointed to the football players at the end of the table and they smiled, “I CAN’T GET NO!” they yelled in unison. The whole room clapped to the beat, then.
Travis’ sang into his fist, “When I’m drivin’ in my car, and a man comes on the…ra-di-o…he’s tellin’ me more and more…about some useless in-for-ma-tion! Supposed to fire my im-agin-a-tion! I CAN’T GET NO!
I cant find words to best describe what I really feel about this book. But I absolutely loved this book to simplify it. Also, it really lived up to its title, their romance was a catastrophe, a mess but it was a just ahhhhhh... what can I say? Beautiful! :) The best contemporary book I've ever read. Though I loved this book so much, some would feel otherwise. But if you do loved this book, eeeep let's squeal together! xox
I dont want to sleep with you Pidge. I like you too much.
Updates: this is going to be in a movie! Huzzaaah! By Warner Bros. How awesome is that? You tell me!