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Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, Bk 1)
Beautiful Disaster - Beautiful, Bk 1
Author: Jamie McGuire
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 ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781476712048
ISBN-10: 1476712042
Publication Date: 8/14/2012
Pages: 416
Edition: Original
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 129 ratings
Publisher: Atria Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, Bk 1) on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
I have one word for this book..AMAZING. In some parts it was like watching a train wreck. I just couldnt put it down. I know there are several bad reviews for this book but I think it is awesome. The characters are so well written and you feel like you are eavesdropping on their life. And girls, you have to admit, everyone has fallen in love with a bad boy at some point. That is what makes this book so appealing.
Abby is one of the main characters in this book. She is the good girl running from a bad home to start life anew at a far away college. Travis is the all-american bad boy. He can have any girl he wants except for Abby; who seems resistant to his charms. When she looses a bet to him, just how far will he go to keep her.

Reading this book will sometimes make your head spin. It is full on all the time. There is so much information packed into it. Sometimes Travis doesnt always make the best decisions and saying he has a temper is quite an understatement. You have to admit though he does love her and love makes us do crazy things. Please read this, you wont be sorry.
reviewed Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, Bk 1) on + 30 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
The only thing that stopped me from reading this book in one day was the fact that I had to sleep. From the moment I started this book, I was hooked. I had heard from a few people that it was amazing and I have to say that it didn't disappoint.

Abby isn't your typical college freshman. She is a hard headed girl with a past she would rather forget. Her best friend, America, and her are head off to college together and do their best to steer her in a different direction. One night they go to the secret fight with Shepley, America's boyfriend, and she meets Travis Maddox. Travis is a tattooed bad boy who isn't afraid of anything and is known for his playboy status. Once he lays his eyes on her, neither of them will ever be the same.

This book is the story of their love and the rocky road they travel. It isn't a typical fall in love and everything is perfect story. I loved Travis, even with all of his flaws. Some might criticize him, but Abby is just as messed up, she just doesn't show it the way he does. This was a great book and you won't want to put it down until it's done. I loved it!!
reviewed Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Ok, here's the thing. I know that I am a grown woman and I should be disgusted by this hero. I mean, he is obsessed with the girl, he beats up anyone who looks at her, he is slightly on the stalker side, he has a temper, he is frequently drunk. Even with all these flaws, I couldn't help but love the book. I'm I little ashamed to admit it, but I couldn't put the book down. Now in real life, if I had a friend who was dating someone like Travis, I would tell them to run away as fast as their feet could carry them. But for a fictional read, this book was truely addictive.
reviewed Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, Bk 1) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I loved this book! It is in the new adult category. I wouldn't say that it is YA because there is some sex. She doesn't go into gory detail so it is not so bad but definitely not for readers under 18. I loved it so much that I have the ebook and the paperback!
reviewed Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, Bk 1) on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Unlike the previous reviewer I opted to NOT sleep and read this whole book in one sitting. I tried to stop but couldn't. It was totally worth the sleepless night.
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reviewed Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, Bk 1) on
I cant believe how some people have slammed on this book on Goodreads. I loved it. It is not a book of substance but it is addictive and I loved the drama. It is a book that entertains. It is not a manual on how to live ones life. Travis has issues. I think the worst issue is that he pummels males that make him angry/jealous/whatever. Other than that he is supremely insecure in his relationship with Abby. So? Thats his deal. Let him trash his material belongings. He never intentionally hurts Abby. I was surprised to find this book classified as young adult. Perhaps if it were an adult novel then the controversy would subside. Anyway, if I could of I would have read it one sitting. I look forward to reading Travis side in Walking Disaster.
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I was unsure about if this book would hold my attention. I was overwhelmed. when I read this book I couldn't put it down!!! Very well written and amazing chemistry between the characters. I lost much needed sleep last night because its so addicting!
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Loved it.. Great book. I couldn't put it down. Now I can't wait to get a hold of "Walking Disaster".. Wow Travis was quiet a character!! A roller coaster ride of a book! I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a quick read. You will not be able to put it down.