Beautiful Disaster by 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 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.
I knew you were trouble when you walked in! OMG!!! Another SWOON-worthy hero- covered in tattoos, lean and muscular, charming smile, dimpled cheek, a cut on the eyebrow, an undefeated underground(illegal) fighter and a serial heartbreaker. Everything about him screams Oh oh trouble, trouble, trouble. What’s not to like? I know, I know..he’s not perfect. Actually far from it. Well, I love heroes that way. A perfect goody two shoes would bore me to death. However, I didn’t like the heroine, Abby. The good, innocent, little girl who is unaffected by Travis’ charm. But I saw her as someone who thinks she’s too good for anyone. She annoyed me so much.
The title suits perfectly for what this book is. Abby and Travis were two immature people who carelessly tossed each other’s heart. Travis was a terrible alpha male, jealous, possessive and has anger management issues. And Abby was a good girl who wanted to avoid people like Travis at all cost. Their being together was a disaster. It shows what an unhealthy relationship is like. One that brings you to tears and emotional exhaustion. But still… It’s beautiful to see how love has changed them for the better. It made me believe that even the most rotten of souls can be moved by love. No one is ever a lost cause. And that’s something because I’m a very pessimistic person. The ending is too darn sweet and blissful like a rainbow after the storm. I loved loved it!!!
“I know we’re fucked up, alright? I’m impulsive, and hot tempered, and you get under my skin like no one else. You act like you hate me one minute, and then need me the next. I never get anything right, and I don’t deserve you…but I fucking love you, Abby. I love you more than I loved anyone or anything ever. When you’re around, I don’t need booze, or money, or the fighting, or the one-night stands…”
My gawd, I just died!