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Beautiful Disaster

McGuire, Jamie (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Beautiful Disaster


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Travis Maddox, Eastern University's playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time.
Authors: McGuire, Jamie
Title: Beautiful disaster
Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2012
Edition: 1st Atria Paperback ed
Characteristics: 418 p. ; 21 cm
Notes: Originally published: 2011
Summary: Travis Maddox, Eastern University's playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time.
ISBN: 9781476712048
1476712042
Branch Call Number: Fiction
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Report This Feb 21, 2014
  • SieKish rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A really good book, even better the second time I read it. I almost started crying in some parts. This is honestly one of the best books I've ever read. Highly recommended.

I enjoyed the story but it is not a portrayal of a healthy relationship. Thank goodness it's fictional.

Report This Jan 01, 2014
  • k__watson rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Please, young women/teen girls, DO NOT read this book! This is not a book about romance! This is a book romanticizing a man with severe anger and jealousy issues who eventually enters into a manipulative, emotionally abusive relationship with the narrator; one that, from a logical adult's perspective, is extremely codependent and unhealthy. It seems as if because the author has made this man as gorgeous and buff as can be, that his appalling behavior is a-ok. This is proven by the fact that almost every other character brushes all of his bursts of anger, fits of jealous rage, and every beaten-up fellow student under the rug, so to speak. He treats women (and nearly everyone else) terribly, and the message it sends is that it's alright to put up with that kind of behavior from a boyfriend/friend/classmate as long as they are 'hot'. If anything, this book should only serve as a warning guide for women on what red flags to look and how NOT to act when starting a new relationship. It is not romantic, it is scary, and I honestly shudder to think about the young girls who will read this book and think that this type of relationship is normal, healthy, and romantic!

Report This Dec 28, 2013
  • cinseg1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved it! It was so beautiful and exciting to see Travis and Abby fall in love. I couldn't put this book down! I now can't wait to read Walking Disaster, from Travis's perspective.

Report This Nov 01, 2013
  • itsofluffay rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a SUCH a beautiful book. I haven't had a favorite book in YEARS and ever since I read this book I am reading more often like I used to. This is my new favorite book. I just LOVE this book SO much. I could feel the conflict between Abby and Travis and it just brought tears to my eyes. I cried and laughed so much. I'm so glad that my friend introduced me to this book and I am letting others know of this book too so they can know what a great time I've had reading this wonderful wonderful book.

Report This Oct 24, 2013
  • steph1068 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Ok, I had a terrible time with this book. The relationship portrayed is manipulative, jealous, violent and co-dependent. This is a terrible, horrible representation of what a good relationship should be. *Spoiler* And they got married?!? Stupid, stupid, stupid. I don't understand why so many people think this is a portrayal of a great romance - it's not. This is definitely not the kind of relationship a person should regard as normal, or good. It's not romantic, and it's most definitely not healthy.

Report This Oct 17, 2013
  • Lizzy_2010 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Couldn't put this book down, and was so anxious to read his side of the story. A definite yes and a 5 star.

Okkkkkay... so I read the reviews and obviously you're either gonna love it or hate it. Personally I love books filled with crazy, all over the place, "love drama". If that's your type of book, you'll enjoy it as much as I did! Cannot wait to read the 2nd book!!!!:D

Report This May 24, 2013
  • Cuddling_books16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved it! Couldn't putt it down though! :)

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Report This Jan 16, 2013
  • m1998 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

m1998 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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