Thursday, November 17, 2011

My POV: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Genre: contemporary romance
Published May 26th 2011 by Jamie McGuire, LLC

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.--Goodreads

Wow this book was CRAZY good!! Extremely addicting. An absolute MUST read. I devoured this book with in a day and couldn’t get thought it fast enough.

Abby Abernathy would like to leave her old life behind but it seems that no matter how far she runs or what she does it seem to catch up with her. Trying to live a “normal” life she moves away with her best friend America to attend Eastern University together. Life seems to be going as planned until Abby catches the eye of the unattainable Travis Maddox.

She want’s absolutely nothing to do with him but he is relentless in his pursuit to get to know her better. At first I think he is simply curious about her resistance to his charms but his interest in her soon becomes much more then curiosity. After getting to know her he regards her with respect and love which is totally different to how he regards all the other women throwing themselves at him. Abby and him become best friends and he is totally into her but she is persistent in her goal of staying away from the life that Travis leads. Gambling for money from his fights in The Circle she just doesn’t see how a future with him will work out.

I did find my self a little scared at times with how obsessed and possessive Travis gets with Abby but I can understand that this is the first time he actually wants to be with someone longer than one night and not knowing how to handle what he feels. Through out the book he struggles to deal with his strong emotions towards Abby and he gets himself under control a little better closer to the end.

There are tons of fun and crazy parts in the book as the story unfolds but the scenes where Abby and Travis are “together” are truly unforgettable.  The way they feel about each other is epic, wonderful and extremely passionate. This is one romance you don’t want to miss out on.

This is one of the craziest, sexiest and most exciting romances I have read, EVER! My heart races just thinking about it. If you are a fan of Simone Elkeles or Jenniffer Echols you will LOVE Jamie McGuire.
“I’ve been drinking, all right. Your skin was three inches from my face, and you’re beautiful, and you smell fucking awesome when you sweat. I kissed you! I’m sorry! Get over yourself!”

“ I know were fucked up, all right? I’m impulsive, and hot-tempered and you get under my skin like no one else. You act like you hate me one minute, and then you need me the next. I never get anything right, and I don’t deserve you…..but I fucking love you, Abby. I love you more then I’ve loved anyone or anything, ever. When you’re around, I don’t need booze, or money, or the fighting, or the one night stands…all I need is you. You’re all I think about. You’re all I dream about. You’re all I want.”

Travis-”You love me?”
Abby- “It’s the tattoos.” I shrugged.

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  1. oOoh this sounds like a Lot of fun! I've had it on my reader for a while but I def. should read it soon because it sounds like it's be right up my alley!

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  2. I 100% agree with your review! This is my favorite book of 2011!

  3. I have this book on my kindle! I should read it soon! I keep pushing books back because I want to read other ones!