Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Beautiful Disaster- Jamie McGuire

Published: August 14, 2012
Publisher: Simon and schuster
432 pages
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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

I'm a little late uploading this review, i actually finished this book before September ended but as with the rest of last month i have had a lot going on. Unfortunately my absence will probably continue into October because this is my birthday month and i have a lot of other things happening this month, but i will try and do reviews when i can (if i get any books read, which hopefully i will).

Any who onto the review..
I think I'm a little bit on the fence with this book. I enjoyed the characters and the writing style was really great but i didn't really enjoy the love story that this book was based around.
I felt frustrated because it was so all over the place (the relationship) and i kind of just wanted them to pull it together.
There was a little bit of content in this book that may be for the older young adult and that was unexpected for me eg. violence and a little bit of sex. Although the sex isn't full on or anything its just there so i though id warn you if your not into that stuff in your books this probably isn't for you. I'm not against books that have all the good stuff but i just thought this was more of a girly innocent contemporary going in i guess haha.
I wasn't really down with Abby's 'secret past'. I cant really describe why it just to me didn't fit in with Abby and just made it fake. I don't know if that makes sense but i cant really articulate why i didn't like this part of the book.

Overall i think its an ok read and a lot of people would enjoy it but it didn't really blow me away.

Three stars