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Beautiful Disaster (Paperback) by Jamie Mcguire

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Book Synopsis

A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller about a good girl dangerously drawn to the ultimate bad boy.

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 wants--and needs--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.

Review Quotes

Beautiful Disaster is insanely addictive. Beautifully sexy, beautifully intense, and beautifully perfect. Jamie McGuire has written a damn good book. --Jessica Park, author of New York Times bestseller Flat-Out Love

Characters, backstory, goals, motivations and conflicts are a great mix of angst, crippling inner demons and harsh real life. The pace has a rhythmic beat of two steps forward, four steps back as Abby and Travis grapple with their fierce attraction. Jamie McGuire writes with no holds barred. She writes with honest reflection on young people who move through life by their own rules...The entire cast lives hard, fights hard, and certainly loves hard. Deliciously intense.-- "USA Today"

About The Author

Jamie McGuire is the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Sacrifice, Beautiful Redemption, Beautiful Oblivion, A Beautiful Wedding, Red Hill, Walking Disaster, and Beautiful Disaster. She and her husband Jeff live with their children just outside Enid, Oklahoma, with three dogs, six horses, and a cat named Rooster. Please visit JamieMcGuire.com
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 416
Genre: Romance, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Romance
Publisher: Atria Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Jamie Mcguire
Language: English
Street Date: August 14, 2012
TCIN: 14213481
UPC: 9781476712048
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3870
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.34 inches length x 5.3 inches width x 8.23 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.74 pounds
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews
80% would recommend
5 recommendations


5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Targetshopper - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
I couldn’t put this book now. It got me out of my reading slump.
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Vanilla book, doesn't like women who sleep around, likes men who punch walls and listen to Nickleback

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
T - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Jamie Mcguire's writing is smooth and easy to read, but the content is pretty bad. If you like reading ad nauseum about other girls are too blond, wear too much makeup, have too much cleavage (seriously, it goes on) then the first third of this book is for you. If you like grown men throwing temper tantrums, this book may also be for you. SPOILER: If you think the appropriate reaction to being stalked is to make Thanksgiving dinner for his family so "you" don't ruin their holiday, seek therapy. S*x was vanilla and stops happening altogether about half way through the book. I did have fun imaging Mare as a literal horse tho.
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My new favorite book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
K - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This book was so awesome! I read it in two days!! It was sweet, funny , surprising. It broke my heart and then put it back together again. I want to read it again! can’t wait to see the movie!! It kinda reminded me of after so if you liked that series, you’ll love this book!
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Loved it!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Crystalina - 1 year ago
Wonderfully written book
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5 out of 5 stars
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K Pasi - 3 years ago
I absolutely loved this book and has made it to my fairly short list of favorite books of all time. This book definitely makes you feel a lot of emotions
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5 out of 5 stars
Alicia - 11 years ago
I'm usually not a person who reads unless I have too,but with this book,I couldn't put it down.The author gave such great detail,that I felt like I was watching a movie!
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5 out of 5 stars
luv2run8 - 11 years ago
This book was great. It took my breath away so many times, I can't even count them. The story line is flawless. I read it in one day. I couldn't put it down once I started. I stayed up well into the morning to finish without even noticing. This is my new favorite book. I HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS ONE.
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5 out of 5 stars
jane - 12 years ago
After reading Fifty Shades Trilogy it left me wanting to read more great books about love and twisted people. This book is right along those lines. I was able to read it in one day. I locked myself in my room and read my heart out. I literally could not put the book down.
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Couldn't put the book down.

5 out of 5 stars
Stacy22 - 12 years ago
I was so obsessed with Fifty Shades of Grey that I did a lot of research as to what books were similar and this one popped up. The only thing that made it similar is How Travis Maddox is protective and in love with a girl who has had a troubled past. It was a different sort of love..I couldn't put the book down..I read it in about 6 hours broken up in 2 days. Summary of the book in my words below. It is about a girl named Abby who goes to college with her Best Friend named America and always has to tag along with her boyfriend Shepley and his best friend Travis Maddox. The 4 did a lot together and Travis was always protective of Abby..They had a really strong friendship until Abby lost a bet against Travis and she had to live with him for a month. The 2 ended up falling in love and have to figure out how to handle things and treat situations. It is a roller coaster ride with the 2 of them. I didn't want it to end.. I love Christian Grey and Now I love Travis Maddox!
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