Interesting characters, hot and steamy romance, the male lead is not a complete douche. What annoys me in this kind of good girl & bad boy story iInteresting characters, hot and steamy romance, the male lead is not a complete douche. What annoys me in this kind of good girl & bad boy story is how the girl always needs a guy to show her what to do with her body, like, in this case, 23 year-old woman had no idea what was an orgasm, never had one before. ??????? ????????????? ??????????...more
Guuuyyysss! I don’t even know where to start, because THIS BOOK.
Oh, Lincoln, you extremely shy, sexy, and nerdy beast, let’s have babies together. GooGuuuyyysss! I don’t even know where to start, because THIS BOOK.
Oh, Lincoln, you extremely shy, sexy, and nerdy beast, let’s have babies together. Goodness me, Rainbow Rowell knows what I like in the men department, what kind of sorcery is this?? Seriously, I love how her heroes are always perfectly normal guys that *I swear* exist in real life, because so many times heroes in books are way too perfect, or just plain cliches, and I’m always like, “pfftttt guys like this don’t exist…”, not with RR’s books though.
What can I even say about the story?? I know from experience that it’s hard to make it sound good, because when I finished reading this book I was in a high, HIGH, state of fangirling so I started gushing about it to a couple of friends, who haven’t read it, and they clearly didn't think it was romantic at all, in fact, they were kinda creeped out when I mentioned the protagonist falls in love with a girl just by reading her emails, hello!without ever seeing what she looks like. Excuse me but he only reads her emails because that’s his job, and even though he likes to know things about her, he hates that reading her emails is the way to do it, really, he hates his job. Lincoln IS NOT a stalker, okay?? But like I said, it’s hard to make it sound good.
Once again I was overwhelmed by RR story-telling abilities, she has a way of writing seemingly simple stories, without crazy plots or fantastic world-building (with RR you don’t need any of that), but with all the heart, such good humor, and really just plain realistic, relatable characters. And she always makes me feel things, ALL THE THINGS.
So read it NOW!NOW! if you like ridiculously adorable, sexy, and nerdy heroes; lovely, so lovely heroines with a wicked sense of humor; and most of all, swoon-worthy OH-My-gOD-my-hEART romance. Do IT. ...more
I was very curious about this one, mostly because I had read so many contradictory reviews that I wanted to find out where I stood in the matter. ThatI was very curious about this one, mostly because I had read so many contradictory reviews that I wanted to find out where I stood in the matter. That said, many thanks to NetGalley and to Atria Books for providing me with a copy of Beautiful Disaster.
This book tells the story of a young woman, Abby, who goes to college and there she meets Travis Maddox, the bad boy of the place – you know, shaved head, lots of tattoos, a fighter, and most of all, a playboy. Against all odds the two end up becoming best friends, but everyone –except Abby— can see that their relationship is so much more.
Travis can’t stand when Abby goes on a date, when guys talk to her, or even look her way, and he always does something about it, like punch the date/talker/observer straight in the face. Abby complains but deep down inside she loves it, she loves that Travis is so territorial and protective of her, so why not face the situation and just date the guy? Well, Abby has a quite mysterious past, which she slowly lets the reader know along the story, but the main problem is: she doesn’t want to be romantically involved with a guy who kind of reminds her of her father when it comes to vices -- all the drinking, and the easy money that comes from the fights, not to mention she knows about the tons of girls he has slept with and discarded in the morning.
That’s when the “beautiful disaster” part comes in, because despite all of Abby’s fears, they become a couple for real and all is great until it isn't anymore. Of course this wasn't a surprise for me, since they become a couple around page 200, and my copy was 400 pages long, so I figured I was still in for A LOT of drama – and I wasn’t wrong.
Abby and Travis will breakup, start over, breakup, start over, to the point of driving their friends to breakup, they’ll have to face demons from their pasts, go to Vegas, make deals with dangerous people, breakup again, go through hell while apart, try one more time, fail, fail, fail, until SUCCESS!
I'll admit I got to a point where I just wanted them to please stop, please just stay together, I just can’t anymore, PLEASE! And honestly the writing could use some grooming, BUT for some reason since the moment I started I couldn't stop reading, I needed to know how Abby and Travis's story was going to end.
I can’t say Beautiful Disaster is a great book, that the plot is original, that the writing is flawless, or that the hero and heroine are the best main characters around, but I can say that this was one of those addictive, impossible to stop, just-leave-me-alone-I-need-to-finish-this readings, and in my book that's always a positive thing....more
Sadly, this is another Twilight copycat -- with aliens instead of vampires. I say "sadly" because I actually liked the heroine, who is a book blogger,Sadly, this is another Twilight copycat -- with aliens instead of vampires. I say "sadly" because I actually liked the heroine, who is a book blogger, and it pains me to give her story such a low rating, but I must. Oh and the male lead is beyond obnoxious, please somebody kick him in the mouth.
Wow. Thank you, Tammara Webber, thank you for my first great reading experience in the ‘new adult’ genre. Honestly.
At first sight Easy might seem justWow. Thank you, Tammara Webber, thank you for my first great reading experience in the ‘new adult’ genre. Honestly.
At first sight Easy might seem just like another contemporary romance book (a 50 Shades cover...really?), but believe me when I say: it is not. Of course the romance is the main theme and I absolutely loved, swooned, fangirled over Jacqueline and Lucas together, and how they slowly get to know, trust, love lick each other's wounds; but I equally enjoyed their paths throughout the story as individuals. Lucas won me over since the beginning, and just kept getting better and better as the story unfolded, while Jacqueline I learned to like and cheer for, because to be honest, initially I was like: WHY WOULD YOU FOLLOW YOUR BOYFRIEND TO COLLEGE?? THAT'S SO STUPID!! But I’m happy to say she totally redeemed herself, and in the end I was *aggressively* rooting for her happiness---with Lucas.
So, hell yes, I recommend it, there's great romance, good writing, no insta-love or love triangles (THANK YOU JESUS), a swoon-worthy hero with a dark and mysterious past, who isn’t a jackass, and a quite likable heroine---just about everything I need in contemporary romance.