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)
Release DateMay 26th, 2011
PublisherJamie McGuire
GenreRomance, New Adult, Contemporary, Young Adult, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)

  • Sophia.
    * 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
    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
    .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
    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
    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
    (view spoiler)[Psycho meets Mary Sue.Psycho abuses Mary Sue.Mary Sue loves him anyway.They marry.The end.(hide spoiler)]
  • Dd
    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...
  • Kiki
    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 ...
  • Kristen
    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 ...