Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
GENRE: Contemporary, Romance, YA | PAGES: 319
My rating: ★★★
My rating of Beautiful Disaster stands at 2.5 stars. Maybe I’m a little too scatterbrained to give a fair review right now or maybe I’d been anticipating this story for too long that my review is way too harsh… I’m unsure.
What I do know is that whilst I felt a little let down by the book in several places I cannot deny my urge for the relationship between Abby and Travis to work.
Their bond teetered dangerously on the edge of co-dependency and abusive behaviour but as the story progressed it became easier to see that these two troubled people were better off together than apart and that in itself was beautiful.
The new 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 needs—and wants—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.