Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1) by Jamie McGuire

Posted July 16, 2013 in 4 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

beautiful disasterBeautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
 May 2011
New Adult, Contemporary
Maturity Rating: 
Probably not great for a younger audience
 4/5 stars

About BEAUTIFUL DISASTER (taken from

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.


I’ve got some mixed opinions about this book. As I was reading it I liked it, but when I was finished and thought back on it I decided it was a little weird. I love a good romance book and that’s what this was. I loved Travis, the typical bad boy and I loved everything about Abby’s past. It added a twists to everything seeing she wasn’t the perfect good girl. I didn’t like how scary violent Travis was sometimes. I wouldn’t stay with a guy that crazy! And the whole we’re gonna be together forever thing was a little unrealistic.

The plot wasn’t bad. It keep you wanting to read but mostly because you wanted to find out more about Abby’s past and whether or not she was gonna die at some point during the book. Some parts were a little intense at times and you thought no way would that ever happen like that. Who goes back to the same guy 20 different times? Really though. But I give it more points for being different. You don’t see a lot of creativity in books these days.

For that I give it 4 out of 5.

“Let me guess, it’s the love of your life?” I said quoting Travis’ statement about his motorcycle.
“No, it’s a car. The love of my life will be a women with my last name.”

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