Thursday, April 4, 2013

Walking Disaster

Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

This review may be a little different that what I usually write because of the emotional connection I had with this book. Let me start off by saying that I am totally and completely in love with Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster so this review might be a little bias. I could not wait until this book came out so fortunately I was one of the few lucky ones to get an ARC of Walking Disaster.

This book is a companion to Beautiful Disaster and is written in Travis’ point of view. I really didn’t know what to expect from this book, but I knew I had to read it. It was so much more than I imagined. I felt every emotion when I was reading this one. Travis is so much more of an emotional character that I would have ever realized and that makes me like him so much more. The raw in your face emotion he has is heartfelt to say the least. Why can’t more men be like him? Ok, so it looks good on paper but in reality might be a little much.

There is really no need to write a synopsis on this book because everyone who can read has probably already read Beautiful Disaster so you know how the story goes from Abby’s point of view. There is so much more going on in Travis’ head and life than you realize from reading the first book.

The prologue had me crying and for me to cry reading a book is a big thing. And the last chapter got me again, but don’t tell anyone. I feel exhausted after reading all the ups and downs, break ups and make ups, drinking and partying, sex and gambling, and marriage but I loved every minute of it. Go out and buy this book it was AMAZING…enough said.

Travis “Mad Dog” Maddox is a beautifully broken young man who attends Eastern University and is the campus bad boy. He sleeps around with his flavor of the day (yes day not week). His “day job” is in the underground fighting ring, the circle, which is popular on campus. He is the main attraction and lady killer. Travis is a fighter and that has been instilled in him from a very young age. His mother died when he was young and he has four older brothers who taught him how to hold his own. He meets Abby Abernathy and it changes his world forever.

I can say that after reading Walking Disaster that my one true book crush would have to be Travis (sorry Abbi Glines he was tied with Beau until this book). This story is one I will never forget and it will take a lot to knock it down from my number one slot. All you authors out there, please try I love to read great books. By the way Abbi, my friend, yours is number two.

1 comment:

  1. The prologue of the book was pretty sufficient to provide the basis for travis' emotional journey; sadly, the book didnt delve deeper than what the prologue suggested about travis' character hence it was a waste.