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Beautiful Disaster

McGuire, Jamie

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Beautiful Disaster
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
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 418 p. ; 21 cm


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Feb 18, 2015
  • echo3abc rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Wasn't what I expected. The book isdialogue driven, which I liked. But I didn't like the type of relationship between Travis and "Pidge". It seemed so unhealthy, and his possessive behaviour turned me off to him. When Pidge was given the opportunity to get out of her bet with him, I think any other rational woman would have left, instead of putting herself through that roller coaster of emotional drama. Halfway through the book the plot picked up after we find out her life story, and why she behaves the way she does. But it wasn't until then that there is any real cohesion. Until then I got so tired of the back forth between the two. GET IT TOGETHER ALREADY is what I kept thinking. Frustrating read at times. But entertaining. Not enough for me to read the second book though.

Jan 30, 2015

Two stubborn college students meet at a fight and through a bet end up living together. Slowly Travis and Abby's relationship takes many turns. Fights. Motorcycles. Fires. Romance. This book is for anyone who enjoys a little bit of feisty spice in their reading. Recommended by A.L., Medina Library, MCDL

Nov 27, 2014
  • Celindia rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I sat and read this book in less then a day. It was so addictive. I didn't want to stop. Kind of like these characters., I was hooked! The story itself was great, I found the writing to be a little bit off, but a great read none the less. This story is from Abby's point of view and the next in the series, Beautiful Disaster, is from Travis's view. Two sides to each story - makes for an interesting concept!

Sep 23, 2014

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

Aug 25, 2014

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.

Jul 15, 2014

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.

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Aug 05, 2014
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Aug 29, 2012
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