Synopsis According to GoodReads
INTENSE. DANGEROUS. ADDICTIVE.
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 wants—and needs—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.
What I Thought of Beautiful Disaster
I started by reading the book Beautiful Oblivion which is her newer one in the series and tells the story of the other Maddox brother Trenton instead. When I finished that one in 5 hours I decided I’d better go back and read the books about Travis and Abby, who were mentioned in Beautiful Oblivion.
I enjoyed Beautiful Disaster almost equally to Beautiful Oblivion, and it was fun to fill in the gaps of the last story with their story, as you got little snippets of it in the other book. This book was a nice and easy read, and I finished it in just a few days and enjoyed every minute of it. It may not be great earth-shaking literature, but it’s very entertaining and well-written-plus it provides a fantastic escape from my real and non-eventful love life. I’ve been reading through her Maddox brother books like crazy, and look forward to the next ones she releases.
One thing I have to add after reading the two books told from the female’s perspective is that I wonder about the psychology of the author. Both books revolved around a strong feminine lead who has daddy issues (abusive/horrible to them) and both had to conquer the “bad boy” who ends up being an incredible softy at heart. Enjoyable, but curious! I’m now eager to see if this theme persists in her other novels as well.