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Title: Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1)
Author: Jamie McGuire
Published: May 26th 2011 by Jamie McGuire (Self-pub)
** spoiler alert ** **MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!**
This book was really… REALLY good!!!
Is it weird that I loved Abby’s and Travis’s disastrous and messed up relationship? Of course, their were some parts that were frustrating, but that’s fine, they weren’t that bad 😉
Now I can see why the author called this book “Beautiful Disaster”, because Travis and Abby’s relationship was really a Beautiful Disaster!!!
Some people would call their relationship, abusive, over protective, or even -this-girl-is-mine-so-don’t-even-look-at-her-or-I’ll-rip-your-head-off type…
But strangely for me, yes I understand that this relationship was abusive because Travis claimed Abby for himself even though Travis kept on bringing girls in his apartment, and Abby couldn’t even see 1 GUY!!!! but whatever, the point was, was that Travis changed… ALOT, when he met Abby.
Travis stopped bringing girls to his apartment when Abby was living in his room because of a bet, Travis stopped looking at every single girl in their school when he found out he was developing feelings for Abby, he stopped fighting, betting, he completely changed to a whole different person, and the only one that can snap him out of his defensive stance, is HER!!!!
This book in the frustrating part, was when Abby knows she is falling for Travis, but she starts dating or going-out-with, Parker, this obnoxious guy that was dating Abby to get under Travis’ skin, which made me want to go into the book and hit him with something -_-, another thing was the on-&-off relationship b/w Travis and Abby, especially when they were just friends, they kept on getting into fights, because of Abby trying to make Travis jealous, or their feelings for each other, or even as little as what do you want to eat for breakfast?
Another thing was when Abby’s father Mick comes out of NO WHERE, and just demands her to get him not $2,500, but $25,000 dollars in 3 DAYS!!!! That part really did it for me!!!! >.<
So, Abby happened to be a professional gambler in poker, winning herself $16,000 in just 6 hours!!! O.O WOOOOOW, and she happened to have saved $11,000 for a car, but had to give it to this stupid guy named Benny for her dads sake, or else she would’ve died because her dad told Benny it was her mess not his…. And I just flipped at that -_-, I was DONE!!
But I did get excited when she hustled Travis’ brothers, dad, and random people in Vegas 🙂
Now, the things I LOVED 🙂
Abby’s friend America 🙂
She was with her EVERYWHERE!
She never left her alone, would break up with HER perfect boyfriend if Travis ever messed it up b/w them, dropped everything she had in Kansas and left with her to start a new life, and she was just a really good friend that I would want someday 🙂 Oh and she was hilarious!!! Only if I had a friend like America. 😦
Abby’s friend Finch
He stuck by her when she was down after breaking up with Travis for like the 3rd time, he would risk his life going into the girls bathroom when she was sobbing her guts out, and he would try to calm her down, and would even take her to a party that she was supposed to go to with Travis, but broke up with him 😛
At times he was a little frustrating and hard to read, but he was also trying to tell Abby what he thinks of her, but didn’t know how to, he added a bit violence, because he grew up with 4 big brothers, an old dad, no mother, and no sisters.
The only girl he was comfortable with was Abby but he didn’t know how to express it, without bringing out his boxing/hard side 🙂
He gets a bit carried away when it comes to boxing, at times in this book he never put Abby first (it was close to the end) when he gets an opportunity of a lifetime, and almost takes it, he realizes that he was thinking about what he can do with the money, rather than what his girl thinks.
So, it took him, Abby leaving for a week, to put it through his thick skull, that he shouldn’t accept that stupid offer!!!!
And what also I didn’t get, was that why would you marry at 19 years old!!! I mean DON’T YOU HAVE A LIFE?! it was cute and AWWWWWWWW, but really???? And I think Abby was pregnant in my opinion, but we never get a glimpse of their future 😦
So, if this book was likable to me, and a bit frustrating, imagine it in Travis’ POV!!!
There’s going to be a lot of violence, cussing, frustrating moments, that I don’t even think I’m going to be able to finish it… But lets hope I get through that one and their wedding!!! 🙂