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Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1)
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and 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.
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I read this book a LONG time before. I thought I had already posted a review but it looks like I hadn't.
Anyways, Here it is FINALLY....
So this review is going to be a little different.
Basically I think this book can easily be split up into two parts . THE GOOD and THE UGLY.
THE GOOD (A.K.A The first half of the book )
We're introduced to the main characters. There's some mystery regarding the past of Abby .
There's chemistry between Travis and Abby and I loved their banter. It was great fun to see Travis being uncomfortable and being constantly surprised by Abby.Overall, it was a fun,romantic and light novel .
The first half of the book is like a cute but predictable romance that I couldn't put down. If the book would have ended then itself I would have definitely given it more than 3 stars BUT it didn't.
Halfway through the book I thought it was over . Turns out it wasn't even close to being over.
THE UGLY (A.K.A the second half of the book)
WTF just happened? Um.. I thought it would end here.
So Travis turns into a REALLY creepy stalker after Abby says no to his proposal for marriage.
When people start stalking you it is NOT CUTE.
It is NOT ROMANTIC and it is definitely not SWOON WORTHY.
Someone needs to tell Travis that
"No means NO!"
Travis was such a great guy in the first half. Why did he have to turn into a totally dysfunctional personality? WHY?
I BLAME ABBY
Abby was even WORSE than Travis. SHE JUST COULDN'T MAKE UP HER MIND!
She just kept getting with Travis and then leaving him.She's like "I love him" but "I can't be with him because of a EXTREMELY LAME reason . So I'll just keep breaking his heart by leaving him again and AGAIN and drive him insane."
I HAVE NEVER HATED A FEMALE CHARACTER MORE.
I actually felt sorry for Travis and wanted him to dump her ass. I don't even blame him for having a mental breakdown and turning into a person who doesn't understand social protocol. SHAME ON YOU ABBY.
The story kept on dragging on and on after the first half.
STORY STRUCTURE in 2nd Half:
Abby leaves Travis.
Travis tries to win Abby back in RIDICULOUS ways.
Abby gets back with Travis for some reason.
Abby leaves Travis ..... and so on.
The first half was fresh and engaging. It was predictable but atleast it didn't make me want to bang my head on the wall and KILL SOMEBODY.
Overall, The author did manage to keep me hooked till the end. So I'm definitely going to give more of her books a shot. I might even read the sequel because it's not from (horrible) Abby's Point of view.I just wish this book would have ended at a different point. A point before Travis went insane due to Abby's twisted mind. (Ok that was a tad exaggerated )
Read for the first half!