Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)

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 ...


Details Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)

TitleBeautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)
Author
Release DateMay 26th, 2011
PublisherJamie McGuire
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages319 pages
GenreRomance, New Adult, Contemporary, Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Rating

Reviews Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)

  • Sophia.
    2011-11-02
    * Warning: If you're easily offended by cursing, and/or aggressivity, then don't FUCKING read this. *I am literally losing it. This book contains one of the most disturbing scenes I have ever read in any book. EVER.So here's one excerpt from the book. Abby slept with Travis and left his apartment in the morning without saying goodbye. This is his reaction, a few hours later : “Travis is a fucking wreck! He won’t talk to us, he’s trashed th...
  • Lucy
    2012-05-08
    DELETED AND READDED BECAUSE SOMEONE HAD IT BURIEDBeautiful Disaster opens up at night in the basement of an empty academic building on a college campus where a fighting/betting ring known as The Circle is being run. This is where we meet Travis 'Mad Dog' Maddox, the male romantic lead. He, of course, wins his fight. The female lead, Abby, is attending the fight club for the first time that night. She ends up with blood on her cashmere sweater and...
  • Hayley
    2011-11-14
    .4/22/16: Edited to add spoiler tag; didn't realize I never checked it 4 years ago.02/25/12:Now that I've read this book twice, I can say absolutely without a doubt that I hate it. It wasn't me being stupid and not realizing how great a book was until the second reading, like it was the first time I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Milkweed. It really is just an awful book.Every single character in this book is an absolute idiot - w...
  • Shelly Crane
    2011-10-25
    I'm not sure what to write about this book. The reviews for the book were SOOO incredibly misleading. I thought Travis was going to hit her, or come close, the way everyone was going on about the 'abuse' in the book. I get it, it was intense. But having seen real abuse with my own eyes, in real life..I didnt understand what everyone else saw that made it be worse and stand apart from all other books.This is a book about an alpha male. Just becaus...
  • S.C. Stephens
    2011-10-06
    Wow...Travis, Travis, Travis. I liked him, I hated him, I liked him again...I worried about his sanity...then I loved him. And, oddly enough, I had a lot of the same feelings about Abby! So many times I wanted to scream at her, then him, then her again! Great, complex characters. I loved this!! Wonderful story, wonderful world, wonderful author!
  • Emily May
    2012-08-24
    (view spoiler)[Psycho meets Mary Sue.Psycho abuses Mary Sue.Mary Sue loves him anyway.They marry.The end.(hide spoiler)]
  • Dd
    2013-01-06
    Shake in your boots,boys,and drop your panties,ladies!I give you : Travis 'Mad Dog' Maddox!"He made his entrance,shirtless,relaxed and unaffected.The lean muscles stretched under his tattooed skin."Okay ladies,here we go.1,2,3 and....S.W.O.O.N!!"He oozed sex and rebelliousness with his buzzed,brown hair and tattooed forearms."Uh-oh boy!!Here go my ovaries!! Ummm...QUESTION!! Can I get pregnant from this? Anyway.... Okay,now the storyline!!Abby Ab...
  • Kristen
    2011-07-02
    5 stars with a caveat, and by far my most difficult review to write to date.I’m honestly baffled by my response to this book because I not only enjoyed the story, but I also gave it high marks. In many ways this book is everything I hate in a Young Adult romance, but I still found myself enthralled, giddy, and starry eyed, regardless of how annoyed I became at time. In fact, I felt like I was at odds with myself during most of it. There was my ...
  • Kiki
    2012-08-16
    This book is a nightmare. It's as if Jamie McGuire reached into my brain, found my worst nightmare, wrote it down, and then charged me $13.99 to relive it. But that's not all. I read this book on an 8-hour flight from London to Toronto. This book and I spent 8 hours together, in coach seating, with nothing to do but surrender to the impossibility of an escape. There was nowhere to run and nowhere to hide, as this book stared up at me, begging to ...
  • Angela
    2015-02-11
    I haven't been this pissed off reading a book since Bad Romeo. Beautiful Disaster was a cluster eff of a read managing to throw everything I hate in a book into one novel.My first issue with this book are the characters. Our leading lady is Abby Abernathy. Then there's our leading man Travis Maddox. I can capture my feels for both of them at the same time. I HATE THEM!!! I CAN'T STAND THEM!!!! Actually that really undersells how I feel towards th...
  • Rose
    2012-01-13
    Jamie McGuire's "Beautiful Disaster" is the worst adult contemporary romance novel I've had the displeasure of reading. I'm imagining I've raised a few eyebrows with beginning this review on that note. You might be thinking "Well, aren't you being a little melodramatic, Rose? It's just a book - it can't possibly be that bad, right?"*exhales slowly* Let me state for the record I'm a person who likes reading many different kinds of romances because...
  • Colleen Hoover
    2012-05-08
    I read this book right after (shameless plug) I wrote my first book, Slammed. Speaking of Slammed, who do you think would win in a fist fight between Travis Maddox and poetry teacher, Will Cooper? Haha. HAHAHAHA. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Let's look on the bright side. Will Cooper would write a really kick-ass poem about his hospital stay.
  • Brittany
    2011-11-12
    Jamie McGuire. Putting the woman's movement back 200 years. D: It saddens me that someone from my own gender is writing such shallow and mindless dribble. I know the economy is bad, but damn have some pride! If you were able to get through this book without throwing up I have to applaud you. I had to stop reading at page 225 because I was becoming physically ill. It wasn't the subject that sickened me, it was HOW the subject was being written. Th...
  • Jude
    2012-01-10
    *My Review on Walking Disaster. No Spoilers. The book Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire has been all around the Blogosphere lately. It became available on Netgalley and many bloggers are currently reading it. This book has caused many controversy and has earned some really nasty reviews, still, the book has an average rating of 4.13. I recently stumbled upon a review that said very very no-so-nice things about Beautiful Disaster, and it also ...
  • Abbi Glines
    2011-07-29
    I rarely review books unless the author is a friend of mine. However, I thought I'd say something about this one. I put off reading this because I'd read the reviews and the ones that complained about the editing issues worried me. I don't like reading a book for enjoyment and find myself mentally editing it the entire time. OMG, I am so glad I gave in and read it. It's insanely good. Yes, there are errors but honestly I was so wrapped up in the ...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    2015-11-20
    This book isn't beautiful, it's just a complete disaster. Travis is psychotic, abusive, and overprotective. I cannot believe shit like this gets published.
  • ~ Becs ~
    2012-01-21
    I read this because it tops so many lists here on Goodreads and I wanted to see what the hype is about but it sadly didn't even begin to live up to my expectations. I actually believe this may be the worst book I have ever read. The characters are poorly developed, the writing style just appalling, I never really understood their motivations and the narrative never gave them time to react to situations. This felt like it had been written by a twe...
  • Aestas Book Blog
    2011-09-08
    “I need to hear you say it. I need to know you’re mine.”“I’ve been yours since the second we met.” ooooo *sigh* what can I say about this book except that its reeeeally good, HIGHLY addictive and utterly captivating. You literally feel compelled to keep turning the pages. You just can't stop. No joke!Abby and Travis meet in college. He's a tough, charming, insanely hot, tattooed badboy who also is a womanizing A student who fights ...
  • Torie
    2011-07-03
    WARNING: THIS BOOK IS LIKE CRACK Because you feel like such shit for reading it, but you can't stop yourself from reading it anyway. There were more typos than I could count, the dialogue is just so cheesy it's cringe-worthy, the boy is such a Gary-Sue, BUT...oh my Lord I could NOT stop myself. I was so grossed out by myself for liking it, my boyfriend was grossed out by me liking it, but I couldn't pull myself away! The Issues The boy is a char...
  • Katya
    2011-10-30
    I have a little dilemma with reviewing indie books. On one hand, I get it why authors might prefer to go down the self-publishing road. With an industry that gives us Halo and Hades, I'd be disheartened too. The thing is, indie writers face a lot of difficulties getting their stuff out there and making a profit, because the general assumption is that self-pubbed books are poorly written, poorly edited things that no agent wanted to take on. So I ...
  • kris
    2012-10-07
    I think this is my favorite book ! I'm still book hangovered . Where should I begin? Ummm , yeah ...Travis“I belong to my beloved, and my beloved is mine.”I loved him , many people may consider him as immature but his will for love was unbelievable. Travis is fighting illegally ,he is hot , he has tattoos and all the girls want to f*ck with him. ( I wonder why?*innocent eyes*)AbbyShe was just an innocent girl who fell for someone that reminde...
  • Ceilidh
    2012-01-10
    Now that I have officially joined the Kindle army, I felt that it was an appropriate time to start checking out the burgeoning e-book and self-published market. Only a fool would underestimate the growing power and influence of the e-book market in relation to mainstream publishing and I’ve noticed several particular books coming up time and time again amongst both my GoodReads friends and the book blogging scene in general. This book is one of...
  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    2011-09-26
    *Update June 2012 - My thoughts have changed about the book and my rating has been lowered yet another star. I am unable to explain why though, due to reasons which are not allowed to be stated because they are in conflict of GR policy of what is/is not allowed in a review.*Update December 2011 - original rating dropped. I realized after much thought that the ending really bothered me. I wish (view spoiler)[the author had worked in an ending that...
  • Ridley
    2011-08-10
    I can't really be bothered to write my usual style of review. I'm the last person on the planet to read it, so summarizing the plot just seems a waste of time. Instead, I'm going to skip straight to my criticism.First off, if you don't like first person narration, this is not the book that will change your mind. It uses the device particularly poorly. Our narrator, the heroine, at times has too much insight into the minds of others and at other t...
  • Zia
    2013-10-09
    How I read this; IN THE CAFETERIA THEIR ENDING
  • Kagama-the Literaturevixen
    2011-12-04
    Horrible. Didnt finish.Whats the deal with the cover? I am talking about the woman and her hellish tongue-cover. Is that supposed to be symbolic? She kissed Travis and got infested with his unholy STDS?I didnt understand what made them find each other likable..there is no hint of it before they state it.I read back to see if i missed something.Nope,just like that they are BFF-s.She doesnt want to change him...she accepts him like he is. Even thou...
  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    2011-08-26
    Maybe I shouldn't like this book. I sometimes get the feeling I shouldn't, and I've seen reviews swearing up and down that no one should. I know a lot of people have a problem with the dysfunctional relationship between Abby and Travis, and I understand their concerns. While I was reading this emotional rollercoaster of a story, I couldn't help but wonder, "Is this the way relationships should be presented to young women?" Normally, I would say n...