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Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
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Sep 08, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, romance, ya, kindle, indie-author
Read from August 27 to 28, 2011

This book kept me interested the whole time, however, there were just some parts that I found unbelieveable - not completely, but I was just like 'really? that wouldn't happen'. Not enough that I disliked the story though. I obviously loved the story since I read this 500 page book in a day!
The characters were so realistic I would love to meet them in person. Travis was fun because he was a badass fighter and Abby was great because I felt her emotions were real.
The romance in this story wasn't black and white. The characters changed their minds and situations caused different emotions to come out. The whole story wasn't just a romance about a couple who couldn't be together. It was about a couple with problems - real problems - and even though I thought some of the reasoning was stupid, people make stupid decisions in real life all the time. I really admired the great way Ms. McGuire made her characters come to life!
I understood in the beginning that Abby was supposed to be all sweet and innocent but I feel like she lost all that too quickly. I don't think someone goes to such extremes as quick as she did. That was one of my problems.
Also, I was frustrated that Abby's family situation, and where she found herself sometimes as a child, were a tid unrealistic to me.
Overall, I would suggest the story and I will probably reread it again, because there's so much to it I know I didn't catch it all. Would definitely recommend for a comtemporary romance!
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Jamie McGuire
name’s Travis. Travis Maddox.”
I rolled my eyes. “I know who you are.”
“You do, huh?” Travis said, raising his wounded
“Don’t flatter yourself. It’s hard not to notice when fifty
drunks are chanting your name. “
Travis sat up a bit taller. “I get that a lot.” I rolled my
eyes again, and Travis chuckled. “Do you have a
“A what?”
“A twitch. Your eyes keep wiggling around.” He laughed
again when I glared at him. “Those are some amazing eyes
though,” he said, leaning just inches from my face.”
Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster

Jamie McGuire
“I clinked my bottle against his. “To being the only girl a
guy with no standards doesn’t want to sleep with.” I said,
taking a swig.
“Are you serious?” he asked, pulling the bottle from my
mouth. When I didn’t recant, he leaned toward me. “First of
all…I have standards. I’ve never been with an ugly woman.
Ever. Second of all, I wanted to sleep with you. I thought
about throwing you over my couch fifty different ways, but I
haven’t because I don’t see you that way anymore. It’s not
that I’m not attracted to you, I just think you’re better than
I couldn’t hold back the smug smile that crept across my
face. “You think I’m too good for you.”
He sneered at my second insult. “I can’t think of a single
guy I know that’s good enough for you.”
Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster

Jamie McGuire
“I knew the second I met you
that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it
wasn’t something about you at all. It was just you.”
Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster

Jamie McGuire
“You can’t tell me
what to do anymore, Travis! I don’t belong to you!”
In the second it took him to turn and face me, his
expression had contorted into anger. He stomped toward
me, planting his hands on the bed and leaning into my face.
“WELL I BELONG TO YOU!” The veins in his neck
bulged as he shouted, and I met his glare, refusing to even
flinch. He looked at my lips, panting. “I belong to you.”
Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster

Jamie McGuire
“Make way! Move it, people! Lets make room for this poor woman's hideously disfigured, ginormous brain! She's a fucking genius!”
Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster

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