Thursday, 14 March 2013

(ARC) Book Review (218): Walking Disaster - Jamie McGuire

Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2)

Publication: 2nd April 2013
Publisher: Simon And Schuster Australia
Pages: 448
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Appropriate: New Adult
Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much?

Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.
My Thoughts.
I don't know if I can write this review and give it enough praise for the brilliance that it is.
I knew for certain that I was going to love this book, Jamie McGuire in Travis has created one of the best male characters ever in literature, the ultimate bad boy waiting for his Pidgeon.
This book was one of if not the most highly anticipated book for me this year, Beautiful Disaster was my favourite book of last year, the characters, storyline and the emotions just blew me away, so when I discovered that Walking Disaster was going to be released from the point of view of Travis I was extremely excited, there's just something about his character that I can't get enough of, ever since the death of his Mother when he was younger it's like he was broken inside until along came Pidgeon (Abby) who brought him back to life.
And like any relationship things don't go smoothly, starting out as best-friends until they both admit their feelings towards each other, you know you're going to be in for a ride, but hearing the story from Travis brings it to another level, I loved being inside his head, his thoughts and feelings towards Abby just made me want to cry, the prologue plus those scenes towards the end, man they opened up the floodgates, left me a sobbing mess.
But that's what a great book is supposed to do, leave you feeling like you've been punched in the stomach with emotions, one of the highlights of the book for me was the epilogue set 11 years later, I loved it, loved it, loved it, the perfect ending to this fantastic story.
It made me a little sad to finish this book, the story between Travis and Abby has kept me captivated and glued to the pages, but then I found on Jamie's website that she's releasing books on all the Maddox brothers and Travis and Abby will cameo *SQUEE!!!*.
This book was definitely better than Beautiful Disaster, thanks to Jamie for bringing the character of Travis Maddox to life, a brilliant character writer and I look forward to whatever she will be writing next, definitely one of my favourite authors.
And a big thanks to Caroline @ Simon And Schuster Australia, I can't explain how much I squealed and ran around like a crazy person when I received your email asking if I'd like an ARC to read and review.
I give this 5/5.


  1. Ooh Can't wait to read this one. I read Beautiful Disaster last year and loved it. :) Thanks for the review! :) Ah, the Maddox Brothers. Now that is something to look forward to.

  2. I'm so excited for this one now. While their relationship is so dysfunctional it was also very real and intriguing. I can't wait to delve into Travis' complex mind lol Great review.

  3. Great review!! I can't wait for it!! Whoop Whoop!! And if the brother's are as good as Travis, we will be in for a Hell of a ride!!