Monday, June 3, 2013

Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster

It's been a long time since I fell in love with a book character.  Yes, i love Travis Maddox!  hahaha! Teenager lang ang peg!  ;)

Anyway, a Beautiful Disaster is one heck of a love story.  Nakakakilig promise!!! This is the one book that I literally cannot put down.  Muntik na nga kaming mag-away ng asawa ko dahil for one day eh nakalimutan kong may asawa at anak ako.  As in I was really glued to the book.  I really loved it! Definitely one of my favorite books ever!!!  So when I learned that there was a part two second book written from the perspective of the male lead, Travis, i was ecstatic!  I called Fully Booked and National Bookstore right away but sadly, all copies were already sold out.  Being the impatient person that I am, I asked my husband to buy me an ebook version.  For some reason or maybe I'm just old fashioned, i prefer reading real books compared to ebooks.  Iba e, kahit na mas mura ang ebook!  Anyway, ang nakakainis after a few days, Fully Booked called me to tell me that a new batch of Walking Disaster was delivered to them.  Wala na, huli na ang lahat! Hmp!

So, what's the story.  Here's a summary:

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.

The way it was written by Jamie McGuire, nakakakilig talaga.  Basta for me a must read sya!  Rather than tell you in details why i love the two books, i'll just share my favorite quotes from the books.  

> “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” 

> “There's a girl, Dad."  
He smiled a bit. "A girl."  
"She kinda hates me, and I kinda..."
"Love her?"
"I don't know. I don't think so. I do you know?"
His smile grew wider. "When you're talking about her with your old dad because you don't know what else to do.”

> Abby touched her palm to my cheek.  "You know what, Mr. Maddox?"
"What, baby?"
Her expression turned serious.
"In another life, i could love you."
I watched her for a moment, staring into her glassed over eyes.  She was drunk, but just for a moment it didn't seem wrong to pretend that she meant it.
"I might love you in 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?”

> "You, Mad Dog, are exactly what I came here to protect her from. But you know what? We're all broken some way or another. Even with your epic fuckup, you just might be exactly what she needs. You get one more chance” 

> “A toast” I yelled, climbing onto a chair. On my way to the top, I stole someone’s beer and held it out in front of me. “To douche bags!” I said gesturing to Brad. “And to girls that break your heart.” I bowed to Abby. My throat tightened. “And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her. ”

A bonus for me was that the supporting characters are lovable too.  I kinda loved America, Shepley and Travis' family as well.  So, in the end, you can't help but root for a happy ending. =) 


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