By Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia
Abby Abernathy doesn’t drink or swear and she works hard. Abby believes she has buried her dark past, but when she arrives at college, her dreams of a new beginning are quickly challenged by the university’s one-night stand.
Travis Maddox, sexy, built, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs- and wants- to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight club, and his days as the notorious college Lothario.
Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain celibate for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time.
Or the start of something beautiful?
Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match. Or that this is the start of an obsessive, intense relationship that will lead them both into unimaginable territory…
(Does contain swearing)
Beautiful Disaster is one of the most addictive reads I have read in a long time and belongs in the same category as The Hunger Games, Twilight and Harry Potter, which is loved worldwide. The relationship that develops between Abby and Travis has you believing that if a relationship is meant to be then never stop fighting for what you want. Their on again off again relationship has you turning the pages faster than when you read your last favourite book.
The drama that is produced from the dangerously addictive relationship that develops between Travis and Abby is what makes Beautiful Disaster so addictive. I found myself constantly rooting for Travis hoping that he would make their on-again off-again relationship work. He may have screwed up more times than you can count but he knew what he wanted and he wouldn’t stop until he had it. He changed everything for Abby and it certainly makes it one of the best love stories.
What else also makes the book unputdownable is all the smart ass comments that are made throughout the book such as:
“Make way! Move it, people! Lets make room for this poor woman’s hideously disfigured, ginormous brain! She’s a fucking genius.”
“Don’t interrupt my anxiety attack. It’s rude.”
“Who can tell me which president had a cross-eyed wife with a bad case of the uglies?” Chaney asked.
“Make sure you get that down,” Travis whispered. “I’m gonna need to know that for job interviews.”
I can’t recommend Beautiful Disaster enough. It is a must read and is a fantastic addition to the New Adult genre.
5/5 which isn’t high enough