Monday, November 12, 2012

Book Review: BEAUTIFUL DISASTER by Jamie McGuire



Title: Beautiful Disaster
Series: Beautiful #1
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Atria Books (August 14, 2012)
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

Reviews: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire is an emotionally charged roller coaster ride.

Supposedly good girl Abby Abernathy wants nothing to do with bad boy Travis Maddox. He’s brash, a womanizer, and everything she’s been running from since she left home. But when she loses a bet with him, she must stay in his apartment for a month. As they learn more about each other, the bad boy turns out not to be so bad and the good girl isn’t as good as she wants to be. They’re a cocktail for a beautiful disaster.

Beautiful Disaster kept me on the edge the entire time I read it. I just didn’t know how these two people, Abby and Travis, could ever work out, but I wanted them to so bad. McGuire holds back no punches as she displays her characters with all their flaws. The writing style was easy to get into, and the plot, although clich├ęd, still kept me guessing. I read the novel in several chunks, since the emotions were so intense I needed a break from reading it. The characters exhausted me, but were so entrancing. This book is definitely a guilty pleasure!

Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster grips the reader by her heartstrings and doesn’t let go.

Five Bookworms = I loved it!