Released: August 14th 2012 (paperback edition, previously self-pub)
Series: Beautiful [Book One]
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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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.
Beautiful Disaster was a really enjoyable read. I enjoyed the story, the characters and the romance - all of which kept me flipping those pages and wanting to read more. However, I did have a couple of issues with a particular event that happens towards the end of the book, as well as the actions of the main character. Unfortunately I grew to hate her... which isn't such a good thing. In the end, I began to like her again, though :)
Likeable characters (for the most part), gripping story and romance, tear-jerking moments.
Aggravating main character, unrealistic "adventure".