Beautiful Disaster

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.

Abby wants to get away from her past. Her old life with her dad was an unhappy one and she is hoping to start fresh at college. Best Friend America is along too but when she gets involved with Shep, Abby is introduced Travis. Travis is the bad boy at school. Drinking, smoking, fighting, tattoos and lots of women. Just the person Abby doesn’t want anything to do with. Travis however isn’t use to women not wanting him and he can’t keep away from her.

As much as Abby tries to ignore her feelings her relationship with Travis grows. The ride isn’t an easy one though. Travis is a typical bad boy and Abby keeps trying to push away from that life she came to avoid. However they are about to go through a roller-coaster of events that will shape their lives for the future.

I was addicted to this book. I am not totally sure why though. In essence it is just a love story. A book about how you have to accept what you feel and the strength or true love. What is good about the book is the characters. They all have a story that we get to explore through out the book and they aren’t your typical past. The characters were all written very well and I found it easy to like them all. I even found myself loving Travis, but I guess all girls secretly like the bad boy. I also enjoyed the relationships the characters had with each other. I found it easy to agree with Abby’s actions but I also knew that I wanted her to always be forgiving.

The only thing  I found strange about this book was there were several points throughout it that it felt like it could end. However that didn’t make the rest of the book bad. I was worried that it was going to drag but I found that how the story progressed worked and it provided the point that true love can survive through anything. Overall I loved this book. It was a refreshing love story in my recent dystopian based reading and I will definitely be picking it up again to re-read it.

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