Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Book Review (162): Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1) - Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1)

Publication: 14th August 2012
Publisher: Simon And Schuster
Pages: 416
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Appropriate: New Adult
Price: $17.99

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.
My Thoughts...
Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow!
This book was amazing!
I've had extremely good luck with the Contemporary Romances I've read this year, this is usually a genre I steer clear of but I'm really starting to re-think that idea given the fantastic ones that I've read recently, this book has been on my wishlist for quite a while now but because of the genre I've shied away from actually purchasing it, and then I received a copy for review and I kept hearing so many good things about it that I finally gave in and read it and boy was I blown away!
I love the whole bad boy/good girl storyline, and Travis Maddox, there are just no words to describe how much I love him, bad boy or not he has the charisma and charm to knock your socks off and Abby is the perfect foil for his character.
Because of the terrific characterisations this was an extremely hard book to put down once I picked it up, it was addictive, and I grew to care so much for the characters I didn't want to leave their world for one minute.
Travis fights in a fight ring, reknowned for his fighting abilities, numerous tattoos, his way with the ladies and his reputation for one night stands, he is far from Abby's type, the complete opposite, she becomes friends with him through her best friend's boyfriend who happens to be Travis' cousin and they make a bet, if she loses she has to move into his apartment with him for 30 days, if he loses he has to remain celibate for the same amount of time.
They soon become close friends, but their feelings for each other soon change, but will a relationship between them be for the better or just tear them both apart?
This book had me laughing out loud, giddy with excitement and in a flood of tears, it's just that good, even if Contemporary isn't your thing just give this a chance, I did and I'm so happy that I did.
I cannot wait for the next book Walking Disaster, which is Beautiful Disaster from Travis' pov, I cannot wait I'm so excited and the cover is gorgeous!

See what I mean, I love this cover!
I give this a huge 5/5.
A big Thanks To Caroline @ Simon And Schuster Australia.


  1. I have mixed feelings about this book. I haven't read it, but I've noticed the reviews are very mixed. I think I'll hold off reading it for a little longer. I'm glad you loved it though and thanks for the great review. :)

  2. This book was just PERFECT, it had the right amount of everything in it. I loved it! Great review!