Beautiful disaster is a book by Jamie McGuire, that I picked up last weekend at the bookstore. I really liked reading this book. I think you’ll too. I think it is a nice book to read for the older YA and adults.
A Goodreads summary:
“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” – Goodreads.com
Beautiful disaster is not your ordinary romance story. It definitely is romance, but with a bite. It has more to it, kinda Paige Toon / Jojo Moyes ‘ish. Definitely worth reading. I read it in a day, the author really kept me interested in what was on the next page. Brilliant!
There’re lots of plot-twists & turns, which is very nice and keeps you guessing, but at some point I thought there were too many plot-turns… In the beginning there almost always is the ‘I like you and want to be with you, but we can’t be together for whatever reason’ and then the people do get together. Than she they’re apart again because they feel it is not right, but they do get together eventually. You know what I mean?
It’s not bad when story goes like that, but in this one Abby and Travis get together and break-up a lot. Maybe too much. It’s kinds going back and forth all the time.
But except that little thing – that is not even something that really bothered me – it is a great story! I’m still pondering if’d like to read the second book that comes out in 2013 because it’s the same story as this one, only from Travis’ point of view. I’d like to read it, but it’s not on top of my list. I’m just not a fan of the same story but different point of view thing…
Four (and a half 🙂 ) out of five stars.