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Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  151,189 Ratings  ·  11,559 Reviews
How much is too much to love?

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. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire's New York Times bestseller Beauti
Paperback, 432 pages
Published April 16th 2013 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published 2013)
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J Rulzz Yep, it is the same story with the same conclusion, but the story is not dragged off and explained again from the beautiful disaster book, its more…moreYep, it is the same story with the same conclusion, but the story is not dragged off and explained again from the beautiful disaster book, its more like written about what Travis was doing in Abby's absence. Personally I enjoyed this book, It was really amazing. I thought it would be the same as some random book in my to-read list. But damn. This book was beyond measure amazing, and worth a re-read. Honestly, this entire series is worth a re-read. (less)
Bethany Godwin Read it at your own risk. I didn't think much of the first, but I do think this one was slightly better.

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Aestas Book Blog
Jul 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

My favorite bad boy is back!!!! ♥♥

From the heart wrenching and tear jerking prologue, to the romance, to the bad ass fights, and to the surprising, heart-racing epilogue, this book is a must-read for any fan of Beautiful Disaster!

It’s important to note though that this book should absolutely be read AFTER Beautiful Disaster. It is not a stand alone, but rather it completed the story of Beautiful Disaster allowing you to experience the full extent of Travis’ all-consuming love for Abby.

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OooooooooooooooooohmyGod. I am so getting my hands on this as soon as it's out! Stuff everything else! Thank you Jamie MacGuire!
... but please don't ruin this story for me. It's one I like very much.

––> A picture is worth a thousand words

Cover - Oh hello! That is a big arm! I'm liking the tattoos.



Snippet from Chapter 2: Backfire
“What are you doing?” Shepley said. He stood in the middle of the room, a pair of sneakers in one ha
Allana Kephart
The fact this even EXISTS!

And it's from TRAVIS' POINT OF VIEW!

But I have to wait like...almost 8 months, now.


December 10th, 2012

SO! I am STUPID and just now found the prolog for Walking Disaster...

At first I was like-

And then I read it I was like-

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And now I'm like--


December 31st, 2012

As of tomorrow it is officially 15 weeks until this book is on shelves and, yes, in my possession. Fifteen weeks is 105 days. 105 days is 151,200 minutes. 151,200
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
ME ^ when I got the Walking Disaster ARC
ME ^ while reading Walking Disaster

Writing my review, exams just got over :P

Thank you Netgalley for the ARC~


WOW.. The UK cover is just BLOWN!!

So is the US one!!




Trent, Thomas, Taylor and Tyler get their own books AND.. *ta ta ta ta* Abby and Travis will have cameos in those books.. *Squeeeeeeee*

Cover >> ❤_❤

2nd April 2013, COME QUICK!!! I need me some fucking Travis!!! :D


Don't forget to check out the Playlist at the end of this review

Walking Disaster is Travis's POV From Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. So you need to read BD first!

Lets start by saying VAVAVOOM!!
That was absolutely extraordinary! If you know me you'll know how much i love books with boy POV, BUT Walking Disaster is THE BEST.

That prologue was something else! god it was simply devastatingly beautiful. The raw emotions were overwhelming, it was really heart breaking, since Travis was so y
4 STARS WITH A HUGE CAVEAT! Plus HELPFUL ADVICE when reading this book.

5 Mega stars for TRAVIS
3 Stars for content and execution
Equals 4 overall stars

I'm so glad Crista and I decided to do a buddy read of Walking Disaster for the blog Swept Away By Romance. My anticipation and expectations for this book were off the charts and frankly, a little...or perhaps a lot...unrealistic. It was a great relief to have her as a sounding board as we both discovered together that the realities of this book w
Jul 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
NO SPOILERS for anyone who hasn't read Beautiful Disaster yet, and if you are thinking of starting this series, even if they are both sort of the same, I do recommend you start with Beautiful Disaster first :)

My Review of Beautiful Disaster can be found here.

This is a dysfunctional Romance.

And just like in my review of Beautiful Disaster , I will quote Deb Caletti

“Love at first sight should send you running, if you know what's good for you. It's your dark pieces having instant recognition with
Stacia (the 2010 club)
The was time I head want really the I and seriously only couch angry one thing don't sigh bad can't he this who bribe dumb like thought get wasn't about this believe was how even had my this to that me pretty angry be Travis book a shown I made is pointless stake to was wasted effing that as portrayed my head attempt nothing being ridiculous time as new at started and happened when somehow raging on skimmed trying and you not to that the make time the hurts what more as stupid think second money ...more
edited 10/4
Looking back at my notes without the haze of rage, I see that my hatred for Travis blinded me to this book's number 1 issue.

7. Copy - Paste - Publish
Jamie McGuire plagiarised substantial chunks of Beautiful Disaster and marketed this as a new book. It's not just the dialogue but there are things on every single page that is almost a word for word copy of BD. I know this is the same story from a different point of view, so some repetition should be expected, but this is beyond ridicul
adinda widya
*full review to come*

oohhh lalala ... buttercup !!!
how i love that picture. thats how i pictured travis and pigeon in my mind <3 :D :p

but its too far awayyyyy

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Ava Oceana
This review contains unmarked spoilers.

Can you despise a book but still enjoy reading it?

That's a question I've often asked myself while reading Jamie McGuire's two DISASTER books, because while I spend most of my time wanting to throw them off cliffs, they're also very readable and engrossing. It's not quite a train wreck that you can't look away from - more like staring at a naked man peeing in a plaza fountain.


Wait, that's not particularly enjoyable.

Actually, ignore that. I'm drunk. A little.
Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)

All the waiting for the cover, blurb, excerpts, pre-order and arc openings. It's all so worth it.

Two years. I waited two long years for this book to finally come out! To say I was excited was an understatement. I was beyond excited! I was peeing-in-my-pants-I-just-can’t-wait-excited! Why wouldn’t I be excited? We could finally get inside the head of The Travis Maddox and he’s the one I consider as my first ever book-boyfriend so squeal for the excitement and expectations.
5 Stars <3

I’m going to start right off and say... If you loved Beautiful Disaster, you will love this! If you didn’t love Beautiful Disaster (depending on the reason) you still may love this! Being in Travis’s head was way better than Abby’s :D

My Travis and Abby

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“You’re not her type”
“I’m everyone’s type!”

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“It just sucks that I finally found the girl worth having and she’s too good for me.”

It was great to see Travis’s pov! Now, I have a lot of book boyfriends, I’ll be the first to admit i
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I NEED THIS BOOK NOW. 2013?! Jamie McGuire, you're killing me here girlfriend.
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I decided a long time ago I would feed on the vultures until a dove came along .
A pigeon.


“Abby being in my room made it feel like home, and the emptiness no longer seemed right.”

OMG this book was amazing . Even though I was reading the same story being in Travis head was an amazing experience .

Travis for the first time in his life is getting overwhelmed by a girl.
She is brave , intelligent and beautiful but he knows that she is hiding something from him. In the beginning his only pu
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

So, I just finished devouring “Beautiful Disaster,” which was told in Abby’s POV, and discovered this companion book told in Travis’ POV. Having already fallen head over heals for Travis, this read was a no brainer for me. I couldn’t wait to get inside his head and hear him tell his side of the story.

Travis is so adorably adorable it is insane. This flawed, beautiful man proved time and time again he would go to any lengths to prove his love. Ahhhhh, the deepest sigh!!

Even though you are re-re
Paige (TheBookVulture)
Wait, this is gonna be a series?

After the absolute fucking train wreck that was Beautiful Disaster, there is seriously gonna be another one.

Excuse me, I've gotta go throw up.

What the actual fuck?

Well, fuck.

Book one was fucked up enough. Now we get book two. This is bound to be EVEN MORE fucked up because - of course - it's from our beloved disgusting, STD ridden male lead, Travis. Travis is a sick fuck. He is psycho. He is a stalker. He is obsessive. He is in dire need of anger mana
arc courtesy of netgalley in exchange for an honest review!

i looooove you netgalley!!!!!


I waited so long to be in his head and it was verra verra good!
I must say that I was expecting something more. I don't know was the reason to that the reason that it was the same story but from his POV, but I did miss something. Nothing much, but I had a feeling like it was more like narration of the story and less how he felt. Again I repeat myself, maybe it was only because I knew the whole story and there
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This second installment in the Beautiful series reveals Travis’s story and begins back when he was just three years old with the passing of his mother. As Travis grows older he endures many stuggles including an alcoholic father. As a college student he dates plenty of women, but never falls in love, until the moment he meets Abby. His world turns upside down as he tries to figure her out and win her heart at t
Apr 03, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, kindle
Girl, you have got some nerve!

I've never been one of those people to highlight into oblivion while reading, but girl, did I regret not highlighting the fuck out of Beautiful Disaster! Let me point out that I read it a couple of months ago and only read it once. Apart from the memory of reading a book walking the thin line between something I am indifferent to and something I hate, there is nothing else about this book that lingers in my mind. So, imagine my frustration when I start reading Wal
Jul 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-reads

"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. Never."


What is there to say except I LOVED WALKING DISASTER.

Every. Stinking. Word.

That. Is. All.


Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-release
Travis! <3
The RD can't come soon enough!

Travis Maddox… Gosh, how I missed ya. (ღ⌣ღ)

I loved being in Travis’ head. Seeing the story of him and Abby through his eyes was like chocolate cake for my shipper heart. I enjoyed the book very much, yet at times something didn’t feel quite right. I was missing something and I didn’t know exactly what until the “goodbye sex” scene or rather the morning after, when Travis’ world came crashing down on him for the first time. Angst! I was missi

It all started quite a few months ago when I was quietly going about my business. Until something hit me like a sledgehammer in the head.


Then of course half the reading community seemed to hate it, so obviously that seemed to be my call.

That resulted into one day of obsessive reading till I was stumbling my way through normal people activities the next day:

And all-day fantasies about bare-chested, tattoo-clad, gorgeous, manwhore 20-year-old fighters:

While desperately trying to cl
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-2-stars-read
My Travis and his Pigeon:

"Leaving emotions at the door, and replacing it with numbness, or anger - which was much easier to control - was easy. Letting yourself feel made you vulnerable."

This is Travis's motto. He thinks that people ruled by emotions are weak. He is rough boy, living carefree life, depending on noone. He has his ideal girl dreamed-of in his head, he has just never met her yet. Until Abby comes into his life. She is different, refreshing and she doesn't succumb to his charms as
This second book in the “Beautiful “ series is done in Travis’s POV!! I have been planning to read the Maddox brothers series but I first wanted to refresh my memory on the romance of Travis and Abby! It is a very good thing I did as there were so many things I had forgotten about this story!!!

One of the issues I have always had with this story was how annoying Abby was! I really became angry with her on how she treated Travis! Reading his POV actually made my irritation with her even worse beca
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

My Trav & Pidg


“First, it’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to feel things. Remember that. Second, be a kid for as long as you can. Play games, Travis. Be silly”—her eyes glossed over—“and you and your brothers take care of each other, and your father. Even when you grow up and move away, it’s important to come home.”

In short it's a retelling of Beautiful Disaster in Travis' POV. The book got somewhat redundant and choppy and if you haven't read the 1st bo
Kimberly Russell
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Me too, Britney. Me too.

I think I suffered from high expectations on this one. I thought we were going to get all this new information about their relationship and I didn't feel like that happened. I felt like a lot of the conversations were the same almost verbatim but with pronouns changed.

I understand I will probably be in the minority on this and would appreciate people not jumping on me. :)

I will say, that the epilogue completely saved me and I had a huge smile on my face when I finished
Lisa Jayne
Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I'd like to start this review by raising a toast to the most infuriating, dysfunctional, addictive, up and down, head over heels in love couple in the history of book writing ~ To Travis and Abby, long live your messed up Love, you have entertained and horrified your readers in equal measure and I can't help but love it and here are my thoughts ...

I had funny tummy, girly yummy feelings throughout this book. I have said it before, and I'll say it again. Nothing, I m
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Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Jou
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“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. Never” 970 likes
“There's a girl, Dad."

He smiled a bit. "A girl."

"She kinda hates me, and I kinda..."

"Love her?"

"I don't know. I don't think so. I do you know?"

His smile grew wider. "When you're talking about her with your old dad because you don't know what else to do.”
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