I write this review subsequent to the second experience of reading this book. I discovered Beautiful Disaster on Amazon before I started blogging and I’m glad I finally have the opportunity to jot down my thoughts on a book that’s become a classic in the Indie community, and a book I treasure as one that not only gave me an unforgettable story of two unlikely people falling in love, but one that also served as the gateway drug to my addiction to countless other books that led me to doing what I’m doing now… writing about the books I love.
So, what can I say that hasn’t already been said about this book? I was consumed by it. Enthralled. I fell in love with it. I was totally sucked in, even a second time, to the intense story of Travis and Abby.
Bad boy Travis Maddox fights in The Circle–an underground fighting ring at Eastern University. Fearless, bulging muscles, covered in tattoos and known for the gobs of women surrounding him, he is infamous at Eastern. Always the player and never the one to settle down, Travis is defined by the punches he delivers and the volatility that his life entails. That is, until he meets Abby Abernathy at one of his fights. A girl in the crowd. She wasn’t supposed to be there. Her pink cashmere sweater now splattered with blood.
Abby came with her BFF America, who is the girlfriend of Travis’ roommate, Shepley. As their eyes connect across the swarm of students, Travis goes after her. In their first conversation, he calls her Pigeon. There’s just something about her and soon Travis confirms that she is indeed different. She’s not like the other girls that throw themselves at him. In fact, Abby is doing everything possible to make him leave her alone. But Travis is relentless as he begins to lay down the charm…. THICK.