In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.
“Maybe it was just me. Maybe it was just me and her. Maybe together we were this volatile entity that would either implode or meld together.”
- It sets the backdrop
- Sets up the characters
- Allows you to compare and contrast
- Completes the story beautifully
- And lastly, well…because you just should
Now I liked Abby in BD, I understood where she was coming from but see with being let into Travis’s mind I really wanted to bitch-slap her. Seriously my family are lucky I was locked in my room, because I was on the edge of hurting someone. My heart ached for him, the depth of his emotions are so intense it leaves you in awe. Especially for someone like him, the whole bad boy, player with low self-worth it just gets to you because he IS worthy and when Abby can’t see that I frankly think she doesn’t deserve him. From the very beginning of BD I was smitten with Travis, and this book only further cemented my undying love for him.
“I was now in a situation where I didn't have to prove myself, because the one person that fully accepted me, my best friend, was now a permanent fixture in my life."
- I was able to understand more thoroughly why Shepley has issues
- And I saw another side of Travis, in regards to family
Speaking of family we have some endearing scenes with his family, I loved them in BD but in this we’re given so much more that the pieces of the puzzle slowly fall into place as you read on. The relationship between the brothers is sweet and the relationship with their father is particularly touching, I literally had a smile on my face during those moments.
I'm not going to lie, as much as Abby annoyed me I did enjoy the scenes with Travis trying to figure Abby out, she was his enigma and watching him slowly put the pieces together and fall totally and irrevocably in love with her was just plain mesmerizing. Because lord knows he tries to fight it with everything he has, but alas our baby simply cannot fight his way out of this one:
“I like her,” I said through my teeth. Shepley held his hand to his ear. “What? I couldn’t quite hear you.” “You’re an asshole! Did you hear that?” Shepley crossed his arms. “Say it.” “I like her, okay?” “Not good enough.” “I have feelings for her. I care about her. A lot. I can’t stand it when she’s not around. Happy?”
“I wanted to tell her. Jesus, did I ever want to mouth the words, but I could barely admit it to myself, much less her. Deep down, I knew I was a piece of shit, and she deserved better, but that was also the one thing that stopped me. She was my opposite: innocent on the surface, and damaged deep within. There was something about her I needed in my life, and even though I wasn’t sure what it was, I couldn’t give into my bad habits and fuck it up."
“You can’t tell me what to do anymore, Travis! I don’t belong to you!”
Her words ignited a deep anger inside me. I stomped to the bed, planted my hands on the mattress on each side of her thighs, and leaned into her face.
“Well I belong to you!” I screamed. I put so much force behind my words, I could feel all my blood rush to my face. Abby met my glare, refusing to even flinch. I looked at her lips, panting. ” I belong to you,” I whispered.
So to conclude I give this brilliant book 5 gargantuan stars (personally I’d give it more if possible). Having an entire book from the guy’s perspective was pure genius, and I don’t think Jamie could have done anything to make it even more perfect and fabulous. She quite simply outdid herself. This book will have you screaming in frustration, giddy from anticipation, swooning at least every few chapters, have your heart racing, bawling like a baby and falling hard for the bad boy to end all bad boys. If you don’t BUY your copy NOW then you need to check into the nearest hospital because there is seriously something wrong with you!