Friday, August 22, 2014

Book Review #481 - Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1) by Jamie McGuire


Abby Abernathy doesn't drink or swear and she works hard. Abby believes she has buried her dark past, but when she arrives at college, ger dreams of a new beginning are quickly challenged by the university's walking one-night stand.

Travis Maddox, sexy, built, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs - and wants - to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight club, and his days as the notorious college Lothario.

Intrigued by Abby's resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain celibate for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in travis's apartment of trh same amount of time.

Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match. Or that this is the start of an obsessive, intense relationship that will lead them both into unimaginable territory.

My Rating: 4.5/5

I didn't know anything about this book before reading it so Travis was a bit of a shock.

This book tells the love story of Abby and Travis and the increasingly dependant, obsessive nature of it.

I read this book in one long sitting and so the rollercoaster nature of their relationship started to get overwhelming towards the end.

Travis is a character that seems to be the common thread amongst the negative reviews of this book. I didn't have any problem with him as even though there are real guys out there like him, Travis is fictional.

The only thing that annoyed me about this book was the use of the nickname Pigeon. It was never explained where he got the nickname from and it was completely overused.

The strongest element of this book was the character's back stories. Travis and Abby don't seem to have much in common until their lives are more deeply explored.

Overall this was a very tense and compelling read and because of the intensity of it, it remains in your head days after finishing it.

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