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, Academic, College, Fiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Adult, Love

Reviews Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)

  • 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...
  • 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 wont talk to us, hes trashed the apartme...
  • Kiki
    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 escape. There was nowhere to run and nowhere to hide, and this book caught me. It caught me like Slenderman in a dark forest. I will proceed to chronicle my transition from literature enthusiast to broken shell of a woman below.Beautiful Disaster: A hallmark of passive aggr...
  • 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...
  • Colleen Hoover
    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.
  • Kristen
    5 stars with a caveat, and by far my most difficult review to write to date.Im 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 lat...
  • Angela
    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
    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...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    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.
  • Brittany
    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...
  • Abbi Glines
    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 ...
  • ~ Becs ~
    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...
  • Jude
    *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 ...
  • Nick
    this is possibly the worst book that I have ever read
  • Aestas Book Blog
    I need to hear you say it. I need to know youre mine.Ive 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 in a ring at night...
  • Sana
    there is so much wrong with this book, i don't even know where to start, jesus christ.this annoying little pest named Abigail moves from her """dark past""" to start fresh at a university far from her """dark past""" and be a goody little two shoes. her friend takes her to a secret (illegal?) fight where she gets sprayed by blood and catches the attention of the baddest bad boy on earth, Travis LILBITCH. then she challenges him and, betting again...
  • Torie
    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...
  • Christy
    original review, June 2012:I absolutely loved this book. I read it, then the next day immediately picked it up and read it again. I wasn't ready to let go. Abby worked my nerves at times, but I LOVED Travis Maddox!re-read 2019This made me feel so nostalgic. I'm not sure if I read it for the first time now I would love it as much as I do, but I still 5 star loved it
  • Ceilidh
    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 Ive 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 th...
  • xrysa
    I think this is my favorite book ! I'm still book hangovered . Where should I begin? Ummm , yeah ...TravisI 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 reminded her ...
  • Jessica Edwards
    Travis Maddox...well if that name doesn't make you fangirl, I don't know what does. Thanks to my mother who recommended me this book, otherwise I never would've picked this book up. I went into this book blind because I heard a lot of mixed reviews about it so I didn't know what to really expect when I read this book. I really really liked it. That's pretty much all I can say. There was nothing I didn't like about it. I like a hero that's possess...
  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    *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 would have appeased both those who wanted the relationship to die, and those who wanted the relationship to succeed, in such a way that would have been responsible. Perhaps some therapy would have been in order. (hide spoiler)]Review revised to add a warning : You may crin...
  • KAS
    4.5 StarsOnce again, I am late to the party, but W. H. O. A!!I am trying my darnedest to come up with a word that would best describe what I just read, because honestly, this book has left me a bit speechless.Im guessing an apt word would be intense. Intense emotions, intense love, intense actions. An intense, toxic relationship! Despite of all his flaws, which he revealed unashamedly, I fell head over heels for the hero, Travis, but the heroine...