Wednesday, September 12, 2012

(127)Beautiful Disaster by Jamie

Beautiful Disaster 

Publication Date:  August 14, 2012
Pages: 432


Abby Abernathy and her best friend, America are excited for college.  Abby's life hasn't really been the best, with an addicted, abusive father.  She is looking forward to starting her life in a place where no one knows who she is or what kind of family she comes from.  

They aren't at school very long when America meets the man of her dreams, Shepley, and he invites the girls to attend the campus underground "Fight Club" where his cousin, Travis "Mad Dog" Maddox is fighting. That one event changes the course of Abby's college career and life.  After losing a bet with Travis, she is forced to live with Travis for a month and she quickly realizes that there is more to Travis than the rampant campus rumors.  No matter how much she fears what falling in love with him will do to her, she can't stop herself from falling in love with Travis.  Will she be able to tame the campus bad boy or will her love destroy them both?

Beautiful Disaster is one of those novels where you want to shake both of the main characters senseless, while at the same time desperately want a happy ending. I liked both Travis and Abby in their own right, but I like them even more together. I really enjoyed the way Travis was so sweet and for the most part, good, with Abby.  A lot of girls would love to have a guy like that in their life.   Having said that, there were several times throughout the book that I just wanted to smack them silly because they were acting like dumb teenagers, especially when they were fighting. 

Bottom line, if you enjoyed Twilight, I think you will enjoy Beautiful Disaster.  Travis shares some characteristics with Edward Cullen, but not enough for you to think it was a knock-off.  Beautiful Disaster is the quintessential "good girl" meets "bad boy" novel , but with a little twist.  The "good girl" is not as "good" as she lets everyone believe. A definite must read for anyone looking for a good romance!

3 comments:

Lisa Mandina said...

I've heard good things about this book, but I still just don't think it sounds like my type of story. Maybe some day I'll give it a try.

Lisa Mandina said...

I've heard good things about this book, but I still just don't think it sounds like my type of story. Maybe some day I'll give it a try.

ShadyLane said...

Can never firgure out if i love or hate this book kinda stuck somewhere in between.
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