Sunday, July 10, 2016

Review: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)

Beautiful Disaster has been on my TBR list for a long time and I needed an NA book for a challenge, so I decided it was time to give it a try.

Abby Abernathy heads off to college with her best friend America.  Her hope is to start over and leave her past behind her.  Shortly after her arrival she meets Travis Maddox.  He certainly isn't the type of boy Abby ever would have seen herself with, but there is a connection between the two that is undeniable.  Every time she tries to distance herself from Travis she makes them both miserable.  

Travis is known on campus for his one-night stands and complete lack of respect for women.  He has a shaved head, tattoos, and is putting himself through college by participating in underground fighting.  When he meets Abby he wants to be the type of person she deserves, but he makes a lot of mistakes along the way.

Overall I thought this book was okay.  Travis isn't the most lovable character and I had a hard time relating to many of the events that took place in this book.  His language and aggressive behavior was offensive at times and seemed completely out of line given the circumstances.  I've read a number of reviews and it seems like people either loved or hated this book.  I wouldn't recommend this book to others, but I can't say that I hated it either.  It has an interesting story line, but it isn't the type of book I typically read. 


  1. Great review! I can remember this being ok when I read it but since when I've thought about it's pretty much with disdain for both Abby and Travis.

    1. Have you read any of McGuire's other books? If they are more of the same I will likely pass.