Thursday, January 24, 2013


500 Likes Giveaway !!!!




My review of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. Enter Giveaway below. Please be sure to follow on instructions on the Rafflecopter as failure to do so if chosen will disqualify you from winning! Good Luck! 







INTENSE. DANGEROUS. ADDICTIVE.

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.

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Sometimes a book comes along that just grabs you and once it has you in it's clutches you will never forget it! Well Beautiful Disaster is one of those books for me! Two college age students meet at an underground fight held on Eastern University Campus. Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She don's her cardigans and preppy clothes with pride. Abby has reinvented herself and she is convinced that she will not stray from her this new path and life she created. She will not be the girl she once was. Abby attends this fight with her best friend America who happens to be dating Shepley. Well Shepley is the cousin and roommate of Travis "Mad Dog" Maddox who is in the ring that night. He made his entrance shirtless to the cheers of the crowd! He appeared relaxed and unaffected and he was described as having "lean muscles stretched under his tattooed skin" Oh boy and this is where I started to fall in love with him and I can so picture this............. Travis is known as a "player" around campus! He doesn't do relationships but he does a lot of "one night stands". Abby "Pigeon" as Travis calls her wants nothing to do with him at first. A bet is made. A bet is lost and Abby has agreed to live in Travis' apartment for a week.... Now see I have no self-restraint so when I lost that bet, because I would ensure I did, I would be doing this.................... A friendship is formed a bond is made. Will Travis & Abby become more than friends? Can Travis change his reputation on campus as a "player" that ALL the girls want? and as for Abby has she ALWAYS been a "good girl" and what's in her past that she is so insistent on remaining on the straight path? Well if you've read my reviews you know I don't hand out spoilers and you have to read the book :) But I can share some of my feelings that I experienced while reading the book! There is a scene that takes place at Travis's apartment on his couch that had me doing this............................................... If I was Abby and I had to watch all the girls that gravitated to "Mad Dog" well I would pay to do this....................................... The story is told from Abby's POV and that works for this but I think there were definitely some vibes of this nature going on............... Beautiful Disaster is one of those stories that will pull out each and every emotion which makes it such a FANTASTIC read! There were times where I laughed, I was mad, I was excited and then times I just........ towards the behavior that Travis exhibited but when you are experiencing feelings you aren't accustomed to I guess he would deal with them the only way he new how, and what do you think that was!! There was a certain part of the book where I literally................. and when I finished the book this was my first thought................. This is more than 5 +++++ star read for me!!!! I cannot put in words how much I love Travis & Abby!!!! How much I love America & Shepley :) yes I had more than a few laughs at their expense and I didn't mention them much in this review because I was truly consumed with all things related to Travis & Abby. If you have't read this book I recommend you read it NOW and do it very soon cause in 67 days Walking Disaster comes out which is the same story but told from Travis POV!! Yes I'm fan-girling hard I preordered it and I cannot wait. I have a severe book crush on "Mad Dog" Go, go now and get Beautiful Disaster :) If you've read it before well do what I did read it again :) in preparation for Walking Disaster cause you can never have enough of Travis!!!!

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54 comments:

  1. It's 7:15 pm and it has started yet..It says it will start soon!!

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  2. I will not be at at any of the book signs, sadly. Too far away and I cant afford a plain ticket right now. Hopefully next year though!

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  3. No I live far way from the places you will be at..Great Giveaway..Thanks!!

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  4. Pack your parkas and head up to Frozen Minnesota....we LOVE to read up here:)

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  5. Going to the Boston author signing! Woo hoo! My very first. I. Can't. Wait.

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  6. I might be attending the signing in Vegas! I'd love to go to the other ones but they're too far away and I am sorta broke.

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  7. Okay...I'm missing something, apparently, because I do not see a way to sign up to follow the blog :(

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  8. I wish I could attend any of these, but I don't have to funds right now! :(

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  9. I soooo hope that I get to go to Orlando. I'm trying to work it out right now. I would love to meet all the authors that i write about!!!! It's really far from me though... UGH!!

    Michele

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  10. Would love to, but they are too far for me (Ohio)...maybe if we can get one closer!

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  11. Awesome giveaway and congrats on the milestone!

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    1. Wish I could go, but all these places are soooooo faaaar away from Canada :( maybe one day. Thank you for the chance to enter this awesome giveaway. xoxo, Kim:-)

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  12. I wish I could go to one of her signings!! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  13. UH-MAZING giveaway!! Such a fantastic book!! Congrats on your 500 likes!! :)Laura
    dancin_momma@yahoo.com

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    1. btw, not attending!! I wanted to attend the Orlando one but I will be traveling to Alaska at that time! :(
      Laura

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  14. I wish I can go but they are really far from where I live. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Sadly no, I don't have the means to travel :(

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  16. I like too far, but if I did go, it would be Vegas baby!!

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  17. Unfortunately I wont be attending any :(

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  18. I'd love to attend... but they are way too far from me!

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  19. i wish i could go to a book signing but no where near any of them.

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  20. As of right now, no :( But I'm hoping I can attend either Vegas or Orlando!

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  21. I would love to go to Vegas. Too bad, so sad :( Full time grad student, full time nurse, and those two other things...you know, mother/wife, blah, blah, blah. lol Have fun though! Post pics if you go!

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  22. I am trying my hardet to get to Vegas!

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  23. Unfortunately, there aren't any that I have seen that are close enough to me. :(

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  24. Sadly the stops are all to far away for me to attend :(

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  25. I actually talked myself into going to the RT convention in KC...at least the signing part. I live here so traveling isn't the problem it costs a lot to go and I have to miss work when we are actually busy, but I decided this week that I can take one day off (which is unheard of for me ) especially if I get to meet Jamie McGuire(her Texas signing spurred my decision...sooooo jealous)

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  26. I really wish i could but way to far for me to attend.. any chance of coming to Ohio?

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  27. I am going to the Orlando Author Bash.

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  28. I have never read and I would lov e to !!

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  29. thanks for the giveaway! This is an amazing books!!It would be awesome to have it in paperback!!
    dancin_momma@yahoo.com
    Laura

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  30. I wish I wish I wish I wish ;)

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  31. When i read about this yesturda i literally started to cry...!!!! OOMGG ThANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!! <3

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  32. Wish I could attend either but I can't - I'll settle for the book! :-)

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  33. I will be at the one in Orlando!!

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  34. I wish I could attend one of the signings but I can't. Hopefully they'll have one in New York sometime soon.

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  35. I wish I could! I live too far away.

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  36. I is love o attend but unfortunately I'm in the wrong country :(

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    1. I'd love to attend it should have read lol

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  37. I'm so hoping I can make it to Orlando. I can visit my father but really, I'll be too excited for doing anything other than the book event! hahahaha alliemathews(at)ymail(dot)com

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  39. I wish I could go to a book signing, but I am not close to any of the cities listed. Thanks for the raffle and the opportunity to win. Good luck all!

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  40. I would love to be able to attend a book signing but I live to far away from any cities that anyone would come to :(

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  41. I love your review! I love gifs, to me they make a review so much better. I got this book from my local library and I LOVED it!! Big fan of Travis Maddox!! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! I would love to go to one of her signings. My family all lives in Utah only about 4 hours from Vegas so I might go to that one if I'm down there at the time. :)

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  42. I'm hoping to get out to Vegas!!

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  43. I am going to the small one they are doing in San Fran.. I wanted to make it to the vegas one but not gonna be able to this year :(

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  44. Thank you Stick Girl Book Reviews and Jamie McGuire's for this great giveaway. Beautiful Disaster will definitely go on my TBR list on Goodreads.

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  45. No will not be able to go to any. :-(

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  46. I won't be attending any :( I have a special needs child, and that kinda limits travel for me...I'll be there in spirit :)
    Stacy (thatstacygurl@aol.com)

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