Thursday, November 8, 2012

Review + Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Title: Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1)
Author: Jamie McGuire
Pages: 416 pages
Publisher: Atria Books
Published on: August 14th 2012
Source: Bought from Fully Booked
Buy the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from 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.
(Summary from Goodreads)


I absolutely loved Beautiful Disaster! It's easily one the best books I've read this year. I haven't read a book this refreshing and crazy in a really long time. There's just something so unique and appealing about Pige-- I mean, Abby and Travis's love story. It was sweet, slow and absolutely wild. There is not a minute in this book where you will not laugh out loud (or even cry) because Beautiful Disaster is pretty much filled with so much emotion and it will really pull at your heartstrings until all you are reduced to is a sobbing mess or a laughing maniac.

There's this sense of excitement in Beautiful Disaster that you just can't find anywhere else. You have such daring and wild characters that you can't help but love. I literally just wished that they'd all just pop out of the book and hang out with me and partaaaaaaaaay!

I really liked the way the romance of this book built. It was slow, frustrating and sexual tension-filled. It's the type of build up where you have this urge to just jump in the book and give the characters a smack and tell them to just hook up already! Jamie McGuire really knows how to leave a person begging for more.

Abby and Travis' relationship is easily the most entertaining and frustrating relationship I have read about. Both of them know that they have this intense connection but the million-dollar question is, who will crack first? Will it be Abby, the girl who knows that she needs to stay away from the hot tattooed playboy? Or will it be Travis, the said hot tattooed playboy who has only ever known a hedonistic life? Travis and Abby's story will literally just drive you insane and keep you wanting for more and more.

I cannot express how much I insanely love this book and I seriously want you all to be able to read this (scroll down later for more details.) Beautiful Disaster is pretty much like an addicting drug, you try to tell yourself to stop but you know that it just won't work. And trust me, you won't want to stop. All you can really do is ask for more and waiting till next year for Walking Disaster, which I am dying to read. I cannot wait to read Travis' POV! I recommend this book to everyone. You will love this book to bits and if you don't, I'll let you pluck one of my penguin feathers.



Here is the gorgeous cover of Walking Disaster which was just released a few hours ago:
Title: Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2)
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: April 16th 2013
Pre-order the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

Beautiful Disaster told in Travis point of view.

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 Beautiful Disaster Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis's eyes.
(Summary from Goodreads)

Because my mom loved Beautiful Disaster too, she's decided to give away a copy of it to one lucky reader!


~ You don't need to be a follower to enter.
~ Must be 13 years old or older.
~ Winners have 48 hours to respond to our e-mail else we'll be forced to pick a new one.

Good luck! :)


  1. Okay, so I've read mix reviews on this one. Other people loved it some didn't. Some even hated it. By that point, I have removed this from my wishlist. BUT because you and your mom loved this...I'm going to reconsider! <3 After reading your glowing review, I just can't help but be excited for this! Thanks!

  2. Gaaaah I want this, pretty please!!!!

  3. I've always wanted to read Beautiful Disaster, but after reading your review, now I need to read it! XD Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Asolutely loved this book!!! :) i suggest you read The Sea of Tranquility! It's the best YA contemp I've ever read ;)

  5. Saw this on Goodreads and I was curious of the story. I hope I win! :D

  6. They say it's the YA version of Fifty Shades. I want this!!! :D