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Monday, 14 November 2011

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

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

Elena & Rhonda's Joint Review

 Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
YA, Contemporary Romance

Bitter Sweet Love!

Rhonda: This book was simply wonderful!!! Not since Perfect Chemistry has a Young Adult book captured my attention this way.  On a whim I opened this book up to finally read it, and WOW, I was hooked from the opening pages.  This was such an emotional journey of ups and downs, and I was constantly on edge waiting for that detrimental moment when everything was truly going to go up in flames.

Elena: That is so true Rhonda! I'm a huge "Funtes Brothers" Fan, so I had to jump on Rhonda's  wagon and read this novel.Especially when she was teasing me on how good the book is. Lol!! She did not disappoint with this Rec. It's PERFECTION! Exactly what I like to read in a YA novel.

Rhonda: Abby Abernathy is running from her past in every way, from her parentage, to who she is.  She and her best friend America run off to Eastern University, where she can start fresh.  And almost immediately she runs straight into Travis Maddox, who smacks of everything she’s running from. Abby already knows the scoop on Travis and what a ho dog he is. Travis is a bad boy in every sense,  he’s doesn’t hide what he is, and has no shame… at all!!! He fights in a traveling fight ring called The Circle where bets are made, and this is how he makes his living.

Elena: This couple will leave your draw dropping with their confusing relationship. Abby sees right through Travis and knows the real man he is and always will be. She promises herself not to fall for his charms. But who can't?  Rhonda and I gushed over his nickname for Abby, "Pigeon" That says a whole lot. Lol!! Travis is an irresistible cutie pie! Travis isn't used to the hard-to get chicks, he's more of a chick magnet, no one refuses him. Except, now  he's met his challenge, Abby. Abby changes Travis in so many ways, but at times she's too dumb to realize she's truly special to him.

Rhonda:  I agree Elena,  Travis and Abby are completely dysfunctional, but so perfect together.  They had my emotions in a state of chaos all the time, they had my heart breaking on several occasions for each other. I was angry with both of them on several occasions but my heart just kept rooting for them to finally get their act together even when there was one obstacle after another constantly being thrown in their way, and at times they were their own worst enemy.  

Elena: Friendships, Heartaches, Tears, Love, Devotion, you name it,this book will throw it at you in such a manner you'll have a Love / Hate relationship with  the characters and enjoy the plot of the story just because it made your toes curl.

Rhonda:  You are so right Elena, there were times when I didn't think my heart could take anymore, but I was so in love with the story and characters that I had to keep going because I just had to know what was going to happen.  Jamie McGuire knocked this one out of the park!  One of the best YA novels I've ever read, and I must give a shout out to the secondary characters, Shep and America.  These two were so much fun and I think they gave the story a good balance.

Elena: Trust me,you don't know what you're missing till you've read the novel and realize you can't bookmark your page in fear you'll miss what's gonna happen next. It'll suck you in and spit you out feeling whole. I Loved It!

5 ++++ Awesome Stars!! 


helpmerhonda72 said...

Just a comment about that video, I wouldn't have cast R. Pattinson as Travis. More like Ryan Phillippe. *waggles eyebrows*

Patricia Eimer said...

Wow, very nice. I could definitely go with Ryan Phillipe there like helpmerhonda72 said. That's going on the amazon buy now list.

Elena said...

I concur with what Rhonda said, Pattison doesn't fir the description for the Hero, but Ryan on the other hand.....is manly!

Sorry I gotta say this again. "I LOVED IT" This book was awesome!

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