[Recommendation Thursday] Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McCuire

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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.

Reasons why to read this book?

It’s realistic. The book pictures a relatiosnhip between two damaged people. It’s about a weird relationship were everything’s not simply ok. Travis and Abby can both be stupid, unreasonable, dangerous for each other and sometimes psychotic. Travis is not the usual perfect male. He has violence issues and he could be called sick. But that’s the thing… Abby is not the usual perfect female! She has a secret dark past and she’s been through a lot of ugly stuff. So they both need to stay away from each other but they both can’t do that. When they are together, they can’t stand each other and fight but when they are apart, it kills them. Read it and see how they both try to be better for each other… how they try to make this work!
You won’t regret it!