Review: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Posted October 5, 2011 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Beautiful Disaster
by Jamie McGuire

5 Stars


Released: May 26, 2011
Series: Beautiful #1
Published by Jamie McGuire
Pages: 319
Format: eBook

FRACK ME SIDEWAYS! I loved this book. I know, your shocked, damn it I am shocked as well! It is Young Adult, I normally hate romance YA books, they drive me crazy with all the whining and moaning and no-one-understands-me crap. But this book is so much better then that. At first glance it looks like a good girl meets bad boy scenario, which it kind of is. Abby has gone to college to get away from her father and to build a new life for herself without the stigma she has to suffer through in her home town and Travis is the perfect bad boy with his tattoos, his fights and don’t-give-a-crap attitude as well as his man whore ways. But as soon as they meet, both characters change, more noticabley Travis, and form a relationship.

The title of this book is perfect, there relationship is such a beautiful disaster. The emotions these two feel for each other tear off the page and suck you in, they are totally dependent on one another for happiness, not the healthiest of relationships. But, despite this and some of the stupid things that both Travis does and Abby doesn’t do I wanted them both to work. The love and devotion they had for one and another shone from the book and yes it was very unhealthy in ways, if your boyfriend acted in the Travis did overly possesive and violently aggressive (not towards her though) if a male so much as looked at you funny then you would pretty pissed off. But for a girl like Abby, rejected and loathed by her parents, she may not like it, but at least she knows someone cares.

I am finding it hard to review this book properly, as is always the case with books I really really like! I can see why some people may not like it, there is a lot of back forth and sometimes it seems needless and repeatative but I found I didn’t mind as I was involved so much in the book and I just wanted as much page time with Abby and Travis as possible!This book was fantastic and it one of my favourite books this year, it caught my eye because of the beautiful cover, but I know it will be one of those books that I will periodically reread and I can’t wait to read more of Jamie McGuire’s work. Fingers crossed for some books on Travis’s brothers! *hint hint if you read this Ms Mcguire*

Has anyone heard the Kelly Clarkson song “Beautiful Disaster”, this book is like the novel version of that song! Does anyone else think that as well?

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About Jamie McGuire

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Her 2012 novel, Walking Disaster™ debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written bestselling contemporary romance Beautiful Disaster™, and the Providence™ series. Her latest books include an apocalyptic thriller, Red Hill™ and a novella, A Beautiful Wedding™.

Jamie now lives on a ranch just outside Enid, OK with her three children and husband Jeff, who is a real, live cowboy. They share their 30 acres with six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Lmao. Great book, right? I read and reviewed it a while ago. LOVE LOVE LOVE the story. Truly a beautiful disaster.
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Annie McElfresh
Annie McElfresh

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED THIS!! It was like crack! I couldn’t stop reading.

Tina B
Tina B

I read another rave review about this one today and added it to my TBR. Thank you for the recommendation. 🙂