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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.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Atria Paperback ed
ISBN: 1476712042
9781476712048
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 418 p. ; 21 cm

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I couldnt put this book down! The tension between Abby and Travis will drive you crazy!

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "This was the first book in the series and it was hard to put down. You are introduced to the love story of Travis and Abby."

Aug 02, 2014
  • Monikan21 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The first book in the Maddox brother series, followed by Walking Disaster which supposedly is this same story but told through Travis' point of view. "Hurts Sooo Good" type of story about Abby, a freshman student at Eastern with a dark past and Travis, also a student at Eastern who made his name by fighting at underground arenas and is the University's Sex God and one-night stand. I enjoyed this story very much and can't wait to read Walking Disaster.

Jul 24, 2014
  • DeziPie215 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Words cannot express how AMAZING this book is. I NEED MORE. Jamie McGuire is an amazing author.

Jul 22, 2014
  • I_sing_the_Body_Electric rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The book is pretty decent but the relationship between Abby and Travis is sometimes confusing, repetitive and kind of unhealthy. Also Abby drinks a lot, contrary to the description.

Very good book, but I think is more for teenage and college prep..

May 14, 2014
  • rachelsp rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This book glamorizes and romanticizes possessiveness, jealousy and violence. The guy literally trashes his apartment just because the girl left. Her friends call her CRYING ABOUT IT BECAUSE THEY'RE SO AFRAID. Travis beats other guys to a pulp if they so much as look at her and manipulates her into living with him for a month. This relationship is so unhealthy and terrifying. Please do not read this novel unless it is to show young females and males how NOT to treat others. Use it as a cautionary tale, not as a romantic one.

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.

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!

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Aug 05, 2014
  • I_sing_the_Body_Electric rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Aug 29, 2012
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