Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2) by Jamie McGuire

Rating: 1 zillion stars
Pub. Date April 2 2013


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.


Some people might say that Travis is overly possessive and he should go to see someone specialist for his behaviour. I don't think so. Travis is the most intense and possessive person I have ever seen. After reading Walking Disaster I could understand better the reasons for his behaviour. Even when he didn't. I cannot be completely honest with you for this review. I love Travis and the way he is so you won't hear a bad word from me in this post.

Walking disaster is the re-telling of Beautiful disaster only a little edited and with a 3 chapters of brand new material. First there is an prologue that it explains why Travis is acting the way he is. His mother's death affected him and made him to not want commitments and relationships. That is until he meets Abby. She becomes  his pigeon and the reason for him to start loving again someone out of his family. What I found very interesting was the explanation behind Abby's nickname. I was just staring at it
 for 5 mins. After that how can somebody not melt a tiny little bit?

I decided a long time ago I would feed on the vultures until a dove came along. A pigeon. The kind of soul that didn’t impede on anyone; just walked around worrying about its own business,trying to get through life without pulling everyone else down with its own needs and selfish habits. Brave. A communicator. Intelligent. Beautiful. Soft-spoken. A creature that mates for life.

One more night is a song that fits the book in more than one way and is linked to my mind as a W.D. song. They are dysfunctional but still they try to work things out. The lyrics match the story of the book.

“I know we’re fucked up, all right? I’m impulsive and hot tempered, and you get under my skin like no one else. You act like you hate me one minute, and then you need me the
  next. I never get anything right, and I don’t deserve you . . . but I fucking love you, Abby. I love you more than I’ve loved anyone or anything, ever. When you’re
  around, I don’t need booze or money or the fighting or the one-night stands . . . all I need is you. You’re all I think about. You’re all I  dream about. You’re all I  want"

If you have read B.D. you will know about the fight he and Abby had. The thing is that I can not blame Travis for what happened. Everyone seemed to blame him and saying it was his fault but I don't think so. I think both parties were equally guilty. I mean that Abby made Travis's life harder than someone normally would and while he tried to be in a relationship. I am not saying that he didn't do some wrong moves too but everyone seemed to pinpoint that in the books.

It’s over. Go home.”
My eyebrows pulled in. “You’re my home.”

The epilogue was sooooo worth it and it simply made an amazing book even more amazing! It was a great end to Abby and Travis's story and now I am waiting for the other books in the Beautiful series.(Travis's brothers books).