Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much? Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder. 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.
Guys, I CANNOT stress ENOUGH how much I ADORE Beautiful/Walking Disaster! I basically loose it and go completely fangirl. Beautiful Disaster is what started my love (and obsession) with the new adult genre. I absolutely adored the book! I read it back in April and even to this day I remember exactly where I was reading it, my emotions, everything that happens, the whole 9 yards! I have such a deep love (is that the right wording?) for these 2 books now and especially for Jamie McGuire for writing them! I’m nervous and excited at the same time to read Beautiful Oblivion, which features Travis’ older, Trent! I ADORED him! But that’s not what I’m focusing on this review, that’s another topic. ;)
If your hesitant about reading this because it is told in Travis’ point of view, I promise it is soo worth the read! Yes, it’s the exact same story. That’s true. But if you loved Travis and his relationship with Abbey as much as I did, you are going to LOVE reading his point of view! It made me love him all that much more. I loved being inside his head, despite how odd that sounds. I loved seeing his reactions! When in Beautiful Disaster, we only get to see his dialogue and how he acts, we don’t get to see exactly he was thinking! I absolutely loved seeing his point of view on everything that happened! So many emotions, I can’t even control it!
There is a LOT of sexual tension and lots of mixed feelings for these 2. Travis isn’t actually the “perfect” guy. He has one night stands and doesn’t want a real relationship. It’s just not his thing. But when he meets Abbey, that is about to change. But Abbey doesn’t just want to be another one night stand. She’s already experienced a bad boyfriend, so why should she have to go through it again knowing she will get her heart-broken?
This is definitely one of those books that I will pick up over and over again and probably never get tired of it honestly! I LOVED Abbey and Travis’ relationship to pieces! Everything about it was fantastic! They had such a great chemistry and I just loved the 2 together. I literally cannot describe their relationship to you because I can’t stop fangirling! That’s how much I loved them! I PROMISE you’ll love seeing his point of view.
I love Abbey’s best friend, America and Travis’ cousin, Shepley! Those 2 are adorable! I’m REALLY hoping Jamie McGuire decides to write a book on their relationship! When Beautiful Disaster begins, they are already dating so we don’t get to see the whole dating process in the beginning. It’s definitely something I’d love to see and definitely would read! Well, honestly, at this point, probably anything by her really!
If you haven’t already read Beautiful Disaster/haven’t found something to start with in the new adult genre, I HIGHLY recommend these 2 to start out with! You will probably end up like me (and MANY others) completely fangirling over this and I’d love someone to fangirl with! :)
“First, it’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to feel things. Remember that. Second, be a kid for as long as you can. Play games, Travis. Be silly”—her eyes glossed over—“and you and your brothers take care of each other, and your father. Even when you grow up and move away, it’s important to come home. Okay?”
My head bobbed up and down, desperate to please her.
“One of these days you’re going to fall in love, son. Don’t settle for just anyone. Choose the girl that doesn’t come easy, the one you have to fight for, and then never stop fighting. Never”—she took a deep breath—“stop fighting for what you want. And never”—her eyebrows pulled in—“forget that Mommy loves you. Even if you can’t see me.” A tear fell down her cheek. “I will always, always love you.” — page 3
“The way I feel about you . . . it’s crazy.”
“You got the crazy part right,” she snapped, pulling away from me.
“I practiced this in my head the whole time we were on the bike, so just hear me out.”
“I know we’re fucked-up, all right? I’m impulsive and hot tempered, and you get under my skin like no one else. You act like you hate me one minute, and then you need me the next. I never get anything right, and I don’t deserve you . . . but I fucking love you, Abby. I love you more than I’ve loved anyone or anything, ever. When you’re around, I don’t need booze or money or the fighting or the one-night stands . . . all I need is you. You’re all I think about. You’re all I dream about. You’re all I want.”
— page 236
“I decided a long time ago I would feed on the vultures until a dove came along. A pigeon. The kind of soul that didn’t impede on anyone; just walked around worrying about its own business, trying to get through life without pulling everyone else down. With its own needs and selfish habits. Brave. A communicator. Intelligent. Beautiful. Soft-spoken. A creature that mates for life. Unattainable until she has a reason to trust you.” ― Jamie McGuire, Walking Disaster
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