Book Review: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

BJMC_BeautifulDisaster_Cover-e1333664180331eautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Release Date: May 26th, 2011
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 432
Price: $8.92

“You know why I want you? I didn’t know I was lost until you found me. I didn’t know what alone was until the first night I spent without you in my bed. You’re the one thing I’ve got right. You’re what I’ve been waiting for, Pigeon.”

Abby Abernathy has reinvented herself as a good girl. Leaving her childhood behind for a new start at Eastern University where no one but her best friend America knows her past. She doesn’t drink or swear, she owns the appropriate number of sweaters, and she just wants to blend in. Her plan works until she runs into Eastern Universities Walking One-Night stand.

Travis Maddox is hot. He’s a fighter covered in tattoos and impeccably built. He’s everything that Abby wants to avoid, and yet, she gets pulled in by his charm. Unable to separate herself from his appeal, Travis tricks Abby to spending more time in his life through a bet. If Travis wins, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live with Travis in his apartment for the same amount of time. Never one to back out of a bet, Abby agrees. What Travis doesn’t know, is that he met his match.

Pardon the pun, but this book was an actual disaster. I really enjoyed it in the beginning because Travis and Abby had such insane chemistry and neither of them would do anything about it. But as the story progressed and they got closer, it just seemed like Travis was too possessive. He was always on top of her about one thing or another, like he owned her, which was not attractive. He was a whiny baby at times and got drunk and mouthed off when Abby showed she had a life outside of their relationship. It just became this constant jerk between them being happy and in love to them being completely devastated by one another. The book became really annoying after a while and I just wanted it to be over. I had high hopes for this book, but the characters and their interactions just became too frustrating to really care about by the end. It’s really frustrating when you like a book in the beginning only to hate it as you go through. Unfortunately for this book, that feeling started way before the book over and I’ll probably get rid of it soon.

Rating: 2 Stars



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