Tuesday, April 17, 2012
REVIEW: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Title: Beautiful Disaster
Author: Jamie McGuire
Date Published: 5/26/11
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 America, 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 charming college co-ed. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his charms, 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’ apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match
My Rating: 4 Steams
I loved this story. You don't get many books set in college for some reason. It seems to be either Young Adult/High School focused or Romance books that people are in their late 20's-30's.
I loved how Travis gets knocked down a peg by Abby. I'm a sucker for those stories where the Male lead is a MAN-WHORE and gets sucked into a woman for the first time.
The underground fighting aspect of it was great and felt very real.
I loved the dynamic between the 2 leads as well as the supporting cast.
The ups and downs of their relationship were equally joyful and heartbreaking.
This was definitely my kind of book! Steamy and Substance!