Thursday, April 4, 2013

Review: Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Walking Disaster
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Atria Books

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

The Walking Disaster is the same story line as The Beautiful Disaster but told from Travis' point of view. I have the same feelings for this book as I did for The Beautiful Disaster. I really enjoyed it and couldn't stop reading but I had the same issues with the characters as I did in the first book. 

I still thought Abby was stuck up and a tease and I didn't like the way that she led Travis on and played with his emotions. That was even clearer when reading from his POV. I was even more annoyed by Travis' temper tantrums in this book because he knew he was being irrational but still acted that way anyways. He knew he was insanely possessive and controlling yet he did the things he did anyways. I didn't blame Abby for her mixed feelings for him but hated the way she went about it.

I liked that even though it was the same story line, it was uniquely written in a way that I felt like I was reading an entirely different book. There were scenes in this book that weren't in the first book and their were scenes from the first book not included in this one. We also got to see more of Shepley and Travis' family, which I really liked. I also liked the addition of the story line at the end of this book as well as the epilogue. 

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Synopsis: Goodreads
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  1. I read Beautiful Disaster and as you said I have a love-hate opinion about it. It's one of those books you can't put down but at the same time you want to punch the characters because of their actions!
    I'm glad the author include new scenes to make it more interesting :)
    Great review

    1. Thanks! I am glad I am not the only one that felt that way. I thought maybe I was insane for liking the plot but not the characters.

  2. I mean I still like the sex scenes from the book but I hate the characters so much. I kept rolling my eyes while reading this, that it was a legit concern that they might stay like that forever.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

    1. I agree, I liked how well written the sex scenes were done too. I definitely had some eye rolls myself :-)


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