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Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster (2011)

by Jamie McGuire

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Series: Beautiful Disaster (1)

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1,4552205,148 (3.72)14
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    Easy by Tammara Webber (becksdakex)
    becksdakex: Contemporary romance, college, young adult.
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    Wrecked by Priscilla West (LISandKL)
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    Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (amz310783)
    amz310783: Beautiful Disaster reminded me of Fifty Shades, except loads better (I think this is how Fifty Shades should have been written.)

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It appealed to me, I love to read, but if it doesn't grab me fairly quickly, I will just stop reading it. I have already read this book several times. It is typical young people behaviour but a good never know what is happening next read.
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  TerriBowles | Jun 26, 2016 |
Holy. Mother. Of. Yea. This book was AMAZING! Once I picked it up I could NOT put down! Ms. McGuire did a fabulous job with this story. I opened the first page and instantly became a part of life at Eastern university. The ride she took me on was incredibly unforgettable! I haven’t found a book this awesome since I picked up Taking Chances by Molly McAdams.

The characters in this book instantly steal your heart. I instantly fell in love with sweet Abby aka Pigeon. Her tender heart just wanted a new start but when she met Mad Dog Maddox…….oh my heart was gone for the duration! The incredible tension, the sizzling sparks of attraction between Pigeon and Mad Dog…….mmmmmmm. I felt every glorifying emotion like they were my own. That was an amazing feeling!

Ms. McGuire has extreme talent. She creates a real-to-life story of under ground fighting, best friends and what it means to find The One. This is most definitely a story that is worthy of so much more than a simple five star review. It’s keeper shelf worthy, it’s highest of recommendations worthy, it’s top of the reread list worthy. Ms. McGuire, you have a new stalker…..err…..life long fan in me and I can’t wait to read Travis’s story in WALKING DISASTER! ( )
  CafinatedReads | Jun 5, 2016 |
The tough independent woman in me hates this book. Violent tempers are NEVER tolerable... the alpha male desperately needed a crash course in anger management and perhaps some AA meetings or even REHAB.
The girly girl in me loves the book strictly for trashy entertainment purposes. Who doesn't like to watch a trainwreck?
Very unrealistic is the fact that The alpha male never gets arrested or charges pressed against him for acting like a complete idiot.
This is much similar to the trashy characters from Jersey Shore Ronnie/Sammy. They are all train wrecks but you cant help but be entertained and watch. ( )
  XoVictoryXo | May 31, 2016 |
5***** Forever → ♥Travis `Mad Dog' Maddox ♥ ← Gold Stars
If my friends ask me what should they read I always recommend this one, but never done a review on this read, I decided to read it again to ensure it is still a 5 star read for me, and YEAH It still is :D

For this review I am only adding a few quotes from this book that states it all!

1st person Point of view –Abby aka Pigeon/ (18) 19 years/College student

Abby has a past and is keeping secrets. Eastern University is her new beginning. She tries to stay focussed on her life plans and not date a man who will not fit into that picture

But then she meets Travis:
When Abby met Travis in an underground fight: -
“Our next fighter doesn’t need an introduction, but because he scares the shit outta me, I’ll give him one, anyway! Shake in your boots, boys, and drop your panties, ladies! I give you: Travis ‘Mad
Dog’ Maddox!”

Kiera - “Crashing his elbow straight into the centre of Marek’s nose. Blood sprayed my face

A pair of heavy black boots stepped in front of me, diverting my attention to the floor. My eyes travelled upward; jeans spattered with blood, a set of finely-chiselled abs, a bare, tattooed chest drenched in sweat was shoved from behind.

Travis caught me by the arm before I fell forward. “Hey! Back up off her!” Travis frowned, shoving anyone who came near me. His stern expression melted into a smile at the sight my shirt, and then he dabbed my face with a towel. “Sorry about that, Pigeon.”

All the books I love has one paragraph that makes the book so much more memorable, this is my paragraph:
Travis the manwhore

“Don’t even think about it, Travis. She’s like my sister,” America warned.
“Baby,” Shepley said. “You just told him no. He’s never gonna stop, now.”
“You’re not her type,” she hedged.
Travis feigned insult. “I’m everyone’s type!”

One of them sat on Travis’ lap, the other sat beside him, pawing at his shirt.
“I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth,” America muttered (Anna’s Friend)
The blonde on Travis’ lap turned to America. “I heard that, skank.”
America grabbed her roll and threw it down the table, narrowly missing the girl’s face. Before the girl could say another word, Travis let his knees give way, sending her tumbling to the floor.
“Ouch!” she squealed, looking up at Travis.
“America’s a friend of mine. You need to find another lap, Lex.”
“Travis!” she whined, scrambling to her feet. Travis turned his attention to his plate, ignoring her

“He was the worst kind of confident. Not only was he shamelessly aware of his appeal, he was so used to women throwing themselves at him that he regarded my cool demeanour as refreshing instead of an insult."
"You like Pigeon," he said defensively. "It's a dove, an attractive girl, a winning card in poker, take your pick. You're my Pigeon."

Travis - "His eyes widened and he quivered with howling laughter. "Oh my God! You're killing me! That's it.
We have to be friends. I won't take no for an answer."

The Bet ...
" “Would you like to make a wager on that, Abby Abernathy?” he smiled, his eyes animated.
I smiled. “I’ll take that bet. I think he’ll get one in on you.”
“And if he doesn’t? What do I win?”
Travis’ mouth stretched into a wide grin. “If you win, I’ll go without sex for a month.” I raised an eyebrow and he smiled again. “But if I win, you have to stay with me for a month.”

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  Deleine | May 10, 2016 |

Okay this book is good..

I'm not going to lie it had me squealing like a grade 8 (yes I know that's embarrassing).
It was an easy read and a fun one.

Okay the plot ...

It's that typical relationship you find in a trailer in Texas I love you I hate you You break glass you scream and curse and then... ;)

Travis Maddox the bad boy, the player, the heartless, the boy every girl wants to be with. The boy every girl dreams of taming (kinky I know). Just because they know he is going to screw them and treat them like trash (Because nothing attracts a girls more than a douche bag).

Then one day from high above the white pigeon doth came and Travis will this girl finally be able to make his heart beat again or will her dark past keep them apart?


LOVE vs Hate
Love VS lust

Recommendations :

I'd say 17 and up. The setting is in the student life and this is mostly a chick book (If you read line 3 you'd notice "squeal" ;) )

What I hated :

Okay why if it made me squeal did i give it a(SPOILER :p RATING : 3.2 )
BECAUSE the way it was written


It was to desperate to specific!!!!!!

I had every detail handed on a silver platter from the beginning I mean if you look at someone do you see something hidden in their eyes the day you meet them ? Do you notice every detail and describe it with 5 words??? NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The only reason it aint a two is because Travis is just plain hot :).

Rating (yup you guessed it) :

*** (sad whistle noise...Sorry Travis)


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  SnowBookHollow | Apr 13, 2016 |
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"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 wants--and needs--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."--From publisher description.
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Travis Maddox, Eastern University's playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time.

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