Monday, April 1, 2013

Review for Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

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.

My Review:

Has a book ever touched you so deeply that you feel you will never be the same way again?

This is what Jamie McGuire has done to me, She has created a character in Travis Maddox, that will have him live in my heart forever! I don't believe anyone will ever be able to top him, thats how magnificently written he is. He is burned in my brain, body and soul so deeply that he made me forget Christian Grey! YEAH! crazy right. Plus I am a sucker for the guy's POV. I got to live inside the head of Travis Maddox for a while and it was amazing.

Alright how do I now put all the awesomeness of Travis is this review? I was emotional pretty much throughout and it went like this

Yeah I was pretty much all over the spectrum of emotions while reading this book! I know most of you are excited for more Travis, and maybe even some of you are a bit leery about it being too much like Beautiful Disaster, but let me tell you this.... OMG that is so not the case! 

Travis' POV is riveting, exciting, emotional, heart pounding, anxiety filled, heartbreaking and just simply breathtaking. Jamie took Trav to a whole new level for me. I was not sure what exactly to expect but this, is above and beyond anything I could have ever hoped for.

Yes, the storyline matches BD but, now we see through Travis' eyes all the love he felt for Abby, how he became the man he is, why he decides to change to be that man for the love he can not live with out. I cried many times, I laughed, I smiled, I oowww, I think I even ughed a few times.

Know what was  kind of crazy? the knots I had in my stomach even though I knew how that certain part ended. Mind you I had to do this all alone. I had nobody to call and say:  
"OMG did you read this part?"  "Can you believe he said that?"
"WHY did he do that!"      "OMG did that just happen!"
Kind of annoying right? For 3 weeks I have had to sit and suffer in silence. It is not easy and I can not wait to disect this book from beginnig to end with all my bookies!

Oh, and I seriously LOVE the Maddox men! They stick together, I have a new fondness for them. There is one part in particular where seriously, I cried like this and if someone would have asked that's exactly how I would have responded!!!
I think I fell in love with the Maddox men in this scene alone! Just the way they rally around their brother *sigh*
Jamie, if you happen to read this, I know Travis has Abby and I'm ok with that. My question or ummm suggestion is this. I would LOVE to be Thomas' or Trent's, so if you could write me into one of their books as "the one" I'd totally appreciate that.
What? Believe me after you read this book you will so definitely want a Maddox as well!!!

Another great aspect of this book that I enjoyed was that we got to see more of Shepley and America. Shepley and Travis' relationship stood out more for me and I really got to see how close they truly are.

OH and the epilogue! HOLY WOWZERS BATMAN! I wanted to yell "Take note people THIS is how you end a book." I wanted for nothing, I was left exquisitely satisfied. I smile contently now just thinking about it. I am so in love with this book its crazy. 

I gave this book:
5++/5 hearts
(There are not enough hearts in the world)

**ARC provided by Atria Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

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Links to buy Walking Disaster:
Barnes & Noble

Links to buy Beautiful Disaster:
Barnes & Noble

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