Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Walking Disaster, #2 in the Beautiful Series (by Jamie McGuire)

Book Release Date: April 2, 2013
Book Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Series Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Walking Disaster is book 2 in the Beautiful series

How are the sex scenes?
Believable and real.

How are the story lines?
Thought provoking, intense but hopeful.

Would you read it again?
Undoubtedly yes!

Back of the Book

Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster.

Can you love someone too much?

Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.


Walking Disaster by talented author Jamie McGuire was absolutely agonizing--but in an undeniably moody yet loveable Travis Maddox way!!

If you have read, correction, adored Beautiful Disaster, you will be familiar with the frustratingly back-and-forth love affair between ostensibly, cocky Travis and the modest, emotionally scarred Abby. Many perplexing questions regarding his behavior, and his odd idiosyncrasies, were resolved as the story gave voice to this complex, intelligent, fiercely loyal and loving man's plight to follow his late mother's advice -
"One of these days you're going to fall in love, son. Don't settle for just anyone. Choose the girl that doesn't come easy; the one you have to fight for, and then never stop fighting."
This early quote gave great understanding to the mind of Travis. The thing to remember as you read both books though, is that these are stories about kids. They run from challenges, they hide from conflict, and they make mistakes. However, it was a wonderful, heart-wrenching story showcasing Travis' internal battles and his protective nature, as he endeavored to live according to this sage advice.

Walking Disaster was perfectly paced, providing specific focus on Travis' account to further understand him, or the event, with less detail when not necessary to keep the story moving. Her characters have such intensity, depth and color that it was impossible to resist their allure. Splashes of humor provided relief from the agonizing tension at just the right time.

Epilogues! I love Epilogues! As I am a confessed greedy reader, I still wanted more. However, this Epilogue offered the closure for both Travis and Abby, the gaining of contentment within themselves both individually and as a couple. Maturity, peace and a deep-rooted love, amid the guaranteed challenges this sparky pair will always generate. Jamie McGuire--thank you! Thank you! I. Loved. It.

Thank you NetGalley for the privilege to read this ARC for an honest review.

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