Jamie McGuire is one of my favorite authors and Beautiful Disaster has to be one of my favorite books. I still remember the first time I read it six years ago or so. I’ve read it more than once if that tells you anything.
The story is about a girl named Abby who’s your typical good girl type. She meets Travis who is just the type of guy she would normally avoid, but she can’t. Travis winds up falling for her immediately. He makes a bet with her and if she loses, she must live with Travis for a month. The chemistry between Travis and Abby is intoxicating. She acts as though she can’t stand him, but inside she’s falling for him too.
Travis comes off as a total bad boy and that’s probably what I liked about his character. He seems aggressive at times, but I believe this is the author’s way of showing how protective he is over Abby.
I loved it. I love the writing and it’s a super quick read that I didn’t want to put down. I think one of the reasons I liked it so much is because it reminds me of the types of books I enjoyed reading when I was much younger. This book is what made Jamie McGuire one of my favorite authors from the start. I really like all the Maddox brothers, but Travis is my fave…
About the Author:
Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.
Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists in all four categories. Beautiful Oblivion, book one of the Maddox Brothers series, also topped the New York Times bestseller list, debuting at #1. In 2015, books two and three of the Maddox Brothers series, Beautiful Redemption and Beautiful Sacrifice, respectively, also topped the New York Times, as well as a Beautiful series novella, Something Beautiful. In 2016, Beautiful Burn made an appearance on the New York Times and USA Today, and was also named iBooks’ Romance Book of the Year. The same year, A Beautiful Funeral also topped the New York Times bestseller list.
Novels also written by Jamie McGuire include: apocalyptic thriller and 2014 UtopYA Best Dystopian Book of the Year, Red Hill; the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy; Apolonia, a dark sci-fi romance; and several novellas, including A Beautiful Wedding, Among Monsters, Happenstance: A Novella Series, and Sins of the Innocent.
Jamie is the first indie author in history to strike a print deal with retail giant Wal-Mart. Her self-published novel, Beautiful Redemption hit Wal-Mart shelves in September, 2015.
Jamie lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with her husband, Jeff, and their three children. –Goodreads
Find Jamie at www.jamiemcguire.com or on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and Instagram
Some other books in the “Maddox Brothers” and “Beautiful” Series by Jamie McGuire: