Monday, August 5, 2013

Review: Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Title: Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2)
Author: Jamie McGuire
Published: April 16th 2013-Simon and Schuster UK
Website: Author's Website
Source: Received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

How much is too much to love? 

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. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees. 

Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire's New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis's eyes.

My Thoughts

Reading the first few pages of this book instantly made me teary eyed. In Beautiful Disaster, I loved the Maddox brothers because they’re easygoing and they always lighten up the mood. So being able to read about that moment when they know that they will already lose their mother is so heartbreaking for me.

“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…” – Dianne Maddox
It had an intense beginning and it also had an intense ending. I seriously can’t wait for the next installment for Abby and Travis’ story.

I had some questions left unanswered in Beautiful Disaster that were answered in Walking Disaster. Say for example, the meaning behind ‘Pigeon,’ (which readers really need to know) and also why Travis is…. well, Travis. What motivates him and what keeps him going.

Believe me, I love reading a story through a guy’s POV because it really shows one side of them that they never let anyone just see. You have to be someone special to witness that so thank you so much to Jaime McGuire for sharing this story through Travis’ eyes. I loved knowing about his feelings when he was with other girls. He knew that it is just a onetime thing and he really didn’t want anything more from them.

BUT, as for the flow of events, there were some scenes that seemed to be cut off or cut short, and some people who did not read the first book can’t really put the pieces together. I didn’t love this book as much as I loved Beautiful Disaster, maybe because I didn’t really see the difference in the execution of Travis’ POV. I expected to see something more through Travis’ eyes, but I didn’t get that. Maybe because I had high expectations, but I have to admit that I was a little disappointed.

Nevertheless, Travis Maddox as a book boyfriend will always have five sizzling stars for me. He cares so much for his family, especially for his brothers and of course for Abby, and he is a great son to his father. Also, when I read the ending, I was kind of surprised because it had a very different feel to it, but I am so excited for the next book.

Walking Disaster will take you to the world of Travis, and reading through his eyes will make readers understand every bit of him. I’m sure all of you can’t wait ‘til the next book comes out too! 

My Rating

1 comment :

  1. Usually, I end up liking the guys's POV more but I guess sometimes, if it's just a rehash, that lessens the enjoyment derived from the book. And why tell the same story twice? Though you love this book, you were still honest about that part and thanks for that!


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