Sunday, April 7, 2013

Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Title: Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2)
Author:Jamie McGuire
Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Pub. Date: April 2nd 2013
Source: Purchased


Five tattooed, sizzling stars.

All of his life, Travis Maddox has listened to the words of his mother. He's wanted to find a girl worth fighting for, a girl he knows will be his forever.... But in the mean time the college rebel makes a name for himself, kicking ass in local fights and sleeping with any hot girl who seems presentable. His world flips upside down when at a fight, he sees a girl beautifully out of place. AN innocent girl, unlike the easy girls he normally takes home. He knows that this girl is special, and he'll do anything to claim her, and to be claimed by her. A bet comes into the picture, gambling a month of no sex for Travis or a month of living with Travis for Abby. Only, Abby isn't as innocent as she initially seems. None of it matters to Travis. When it comes to protecting his Pigeon, he'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, happy, and loved.

This is the reverse story to Beautiful Disaster, told from Travis' point of view as opposed to that of Abby.


Sigh. I waited so long for this book, and it was so worth the wait. I ran out to get it immediately after my classes were over upon its release, and it was definitely worth it.

+Travis. Oh my lovely Travis. My number one fictional boyfriend. Being inside his head is an amazing experience. It helped to explain a lot of his rage and rash decisions from book one, and it made him far more desirable. He's sweeter and deeper than he comes off in Beautiful Disaster, while still being an intimidating bad ass with just a hint of crazy.

+Surprisingly enough, I didn't even hate Abby in this book. I was expecting to, once the tables were turned, find her more insufferable and hard to get. But, I wasn't annoyed by her at all. In fact, she seems more perfect for Travis than ever. They're just so god damned imperfectly perfect.

+As my regular followers know, I hate fight scenes. A lot. However, I was able to follow the ones presented in Walking Disaster with relative ease. I was able to cheer Travis on through each blow and dodge, and I admittedly was nervous for him a few times despite me having read the book's previous installment.

+The cover is beautiful. I don't know if Jamie McGuire is in my head or not, but the one thing in males that I am most attracted to, aesthetically, is arms. The tattooed, muscular arm of Travis Maddox has been taunting me for months, and it finally looks so lovely on my shelf.

+The sex scenes are tasteful but scorching. There's enough tension and passion in Travis & Abby's scenes together to make the reader cheer them on and crave more of their togetherness. The scenes are never overly detailed nor are they skimmed over. Jamie McGuire finds the perfect balance of giving readers just enough of what they want while leaving the rest up to the imagination.

For once, I have nothing negative to say. If you are a fan of tattooed fighters, the New Adult genre, or of Beautiful Disaster & Travis Maddox, then give this book a chance. It's really cool seeing a romance, albeit a fucked up one, from a male protagonist's point of view.


  1. Oh my gosh oh my gosh, I so can't wait to read this! I just got it this weekend and I am PUMPED to start reading!

  2. You're going to love Travis even more.