Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Audiobook Review: Beautiful Disaster by: Jaime McGuire

Goodreads Summary: 

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, 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 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.

My Review: 

ReadingNook Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

I know a lot of people had mixed feelings about this book, and people either loved it or hated it, but I was definitely one of the one's who loved this story!! Yes the love was a bit crazy and dramatic but I found myself so invested in the story and the characters that I couldn't get enough of it, in fact I listened to the audiobook on my commute to and from work, and found myself sitting in my car a half an hour after I got home because I wanted to know what would happen next.

The thing I loved the most about this book was most definitely the characters, I found myself invested in all the characters not just one. Abby and Travis were both super-loveable characters although Travis took a while to warm up too. America and Shepley were charming as well and I even loved The Maddox Boys, and not to mention Finch. The characters made this story so enthralling, and I found myself wanting more and more from the story.

The storyline moved along quickly and I never felt bored with the story, I also thought the girl who narratted the book brought a lot to the story, and didn't take away from it as sometimes a bad narrator in my opinion can do. I could see how people could have issues with the romance in this book, it moves incredibly fast, and while it's not the typical YA insta-love scenerio, it still progressed extremely quick, but for me it worked because I was so invested into the characters.

I know Jamie McGuire is writing a second book in this series from the point of view of Travis, and I almost wish it was a sequel in the respect that It continued on the story vs. retelling the story, I feel like we got Travis' point of view a lot in this story, and have mixed feelings what else the second book can bring to the table, but I am excited for it non-the-less.

1 comment:

  1. So glad I wasn't the only one who loved this book! :)