Publication date: 26th May 2011
My rating: 4.5 out of 5
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire is the kind of book firmly in the guilty pleasure category for me it was sexy and dangerous but in a screw loose kind of way. It's a good girl meets bad guy story, she's immune to his charms and he likes the fact she doesn't fawn over him like the rest of the female population queue many many sexy times and arguments.
Travis "Mad dog" Maddox made the entire story for me, he's a bare knuckle fighter (think Fight Club), well known ladies man, alpha male but with a brain. However, he's also a madly possessive and jealous type with real violent tendencies. I couldn't help but like him although at times he kinda scared the shit out of me too if I'm honest. He's the kind of guy if your best friend was involved with you would be begging her to ditch him but secretly you would have the hots for him. Anyway, as a character I liked him but I know I shouldn't. Definite guilty pleasure.
I also liked the main female character Abby or Pidge as Travis calls her, but most of the time I didn't agree with her choices. Theirs is the kind of relationship that is hot but volatile, there were moments I really thought enough already- end it please, he's bonkers mad but then he did something sweet and I caved again just like Pidge.
Like this book their relationship really was a beautiful disaster. I warn you now this is totally addictive if you like mad, bad, sexy, damaged, tattooed guy with a motorbike (that you would run a mile from in real life) then read Beautiful Disaster you will love it. One last thing- I wonder if we will see more of Travis's brothers in the future? I hope so.