I didn't have any expectations for this book. I had heard a lot of people talking about it on BookTube and I knew that it was a romance that fitted into the shiny new category of 'New Adult'. But that was it, that was all I knew... Then one day I was having a quick look in my favourite bookshop (which closed down *sobs*) and there it was for $4. I snapped it up quick smart. I had no intentions of reading it straight away, but then I needed a nice light book that wouldn't give me nightmares and there it was. There. It. Was.
Beautiful Disaster literally blew me away!! Literally!! I have never ever been a fan of romance. I like it in small doses in my adventure novels, but not full blown lovey dovey blah blah. But holy moly!! As soon as I finished it, I wanted to start again!
The story follows Abby who is keeping her life on the straight and narrow before the disaster of Travis Maxon steps into her life and refuses to step out. He is like obsessed with her (and I'm obsessed with him). He is one of those over protective, kick any guy's teeth in-who looks at you type of boyfriends, whom we all crave but actually would hate. They are constantly on and off and it is so exhilarating and adrenilating that you read whole passages over and over, trying to suck the intensity into your very own soul. I didn't find it at all chessy (apart from the last two chapters which were like double feta) and it was so just so holy goly cracking amazing that I am gushing like a teenager (which I'm not by 19 days btw).
So yeah... There is another book which is told from Travis' perspective and I need it, like now, or yesterday actually.
Acquired from: BookWarehouse
Well well... back to the world of my first NA. If you have read my review of Beautiful Disaster, then you know just how much I loved the dysfunctional reality of Abby and Travis.
Walking Disaster is the exact same story, only told from Travis' POV. I'd heard from people that this book was better because it explained what was behind Travis' emotional outbursts and helped to understand why he is the way he is. And I agree, not about it being better though... Travis really pissed me off at the start of the book. I was able to understand why he treated women like dirt, and honestly, his reasoning sucked. He truly believed that there was a difference between women and sluts, and you had to treat them accordingly. I'm sorry, but no. We had just learned how he was all messed up from his past, and yet he doesn't even stop for a second to think that maybe the women he is a complete pig towards might be troubled and broken too. Then he meets Abby, but instead of realising that maybe his attitude sucks and that he should value all women more, he just becomes the most whipped dude ever, and he still treats Abby like shit. He is an arse-hole, no doubt about it, and you are probably thinking, wow, she must have hated this book... I actually didn't. Just like BD, I knew how ridiculous the plot was, but it was a nice escape from reality, that had drama, drama and a little more drama, which is something I despise in my life, but often crave in books. But overall, I definitely enjoyed reading it the first time much more, and from Abby's POV.
Acquired from: BookDepository
A Beautiful Wedding
Oh for the love of novellas, a way for authors to make a quick buck, and for readers to get a quick fix. This book tells of the details leading up to, during and after the wedding of Mr and Mrs Travis Maddox. I'm not really sure what else I can say about it... I liked it. Oh dear, I think that's all I have... Umm, okay, so yeah, I've got nothing, and I'm out. ;)
Acquired from: Kmart (Thanks Tez)