Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from 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 wants—and needs—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.
It took me a long time to sit down and write this review. Mostly because I just didn’t know how to put down what I felt about this book. The book Beautiful Disaster is an intense, crazy, wonderful, and painful book.
The two main characters Abby and Travis are a bit of a mess. They meet each other during a fight, a little like an Ultimate Fight, and are drawn to each other. I believe Abby has blood splattered on her cardigan and that is what draws Travis in. That should be a hint on how intense this book is. The story starts after Travis makes a bet with Abby and they just can’t stay away from each other.
The book is compulsively readable. I wanted to read and find out what was going to happen to these two characters. Then I would find myself wanting to scream at both of them. Abby and Travis remind me a lot of Bella and Edward. If you loved Bella and Edward, this book will probably please you.
I did quite enjoy the characters Kara (which I don’t really think was the point of her character) and Shep. They were the voice of reason in all the chaos.
The main characters are a mess, but Jamie McGuire wrote a very readable book. I am still deciding if I am going to read the next book which is Walking Disaster, due out on April 2nd 2013.
I gave this book 3 stars.