Thursday, September 06, 2012

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Release Date: August 14, 2012
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from 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.

You know how every once in a while I say, "This is the absolute WORST book I've ever read!!!"? Well, all those other times I was lying. Because this was THE ABSOLUTE WORST BOOK I'VE EVER READ. Not only did it have a ridiculously excessive amount of obscene and inappropriate language, but it also was the BEST example of the WORLD'S MOST UNHEALTHY, CONTROLLING, ABUSIVELY DEPENDENT relationship. 

As I looked at the Goodreads reviews for this book, I was shocked and appalled at the number of positive reviews for this book. It leads me to ask, What is wrong with you people?!?! If I was dating someone that pulled half the crap that Travis (the male MC) does, I'd dump him so fast his head would spin (and then fear for my life awaiting his retaliation. Seriously. He was that crazy). What absolutely killed me were the number of times Abby (the female MC) talked about "red flags" in their relationship and how she justified each and every one of them even when she knew Travis was a psychopath. 

I'll be honest, I only read 60-ish percent of this book (I read it on my Kindle, so this is fact. :D), and I couldn't make myself stomach the rest. I really did try, but I was too offended to keep reading. I would never, ever, ever in a million years, not for all the money in the world, recommend this book. Ever.

Happy Reading!

*I received this egalley from the publisher for the purpose of review.

1 comment:

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Seriously, I LOVE your reviews! LOL :)