Walking Disaster



[PDF] ✅ Walking Disaster By Jamie McGuire – E17streets4all.co.uk How much is too much to love Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died Love hard Fight harderFinally, the highly anticipated follow up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful How much is too much to love Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died Love hard Fight harderFinally, the highly anticipated follow up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful DisasterCan you love someone too much Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died Love hard Fight harderIn 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 kneesEvery story has two sides In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say Now it s time to see the story through Travis s eyes.Walking Disaster

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in RadiographyJamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster Her follow up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists in all four categories Beautiful Oblivion, book one of the Maddox Brothers series, also topped the New York Times bestseller list, debuting at In , books two and three of the Maddox Brothers series, Beautiful Redemption and Beautiful Sacrifice, respectively, also topped the New York Times, as well as a Beautiful series novella, Something Beautiful In , Beautiful Burn made an appearance on the New York Times and USA Today, and was also named iBooks Romance Book of the Year The same year, A Beautiful Funeral also topped the New York Times bestseller listNovels also written by Jamie McGuire include apocalyptic thriller and UtopYA Best Dystopian Book of the Year, Red Hill the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy Apolonia, a dark sci fi romance and several novellas, including A Beautiful Wedding, Among Monsters, Happenstance A Novella Series, and Sins of the InnocentJamie is the first indie author in history to strike a print deal with retail giant Wal Mart Her self published novel, Beautiful Redemption hit Wal Mart shelves in September, Jamie lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with her husband, Jeff, and their three children Find Jamie at jamiemcguire or on Facebook, Twitter, Google , and Instagram.

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    Walking Disaster Epub ò Kindle Edition things from his mother before she died Love hard Fight harderIn 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 kneesEvery story has two sides In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say Now it s time to see the story through Travis s eyes."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 449 pages
  • Walking Disaster
  • Jamie McGuire
  • English
  • 22 September 2017

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  1. says:

    My favorite bad boy is back From the heart wrenching and tear jerking prologue, to the romance, to the bad ass fights, and to the surprising, heart racing epilogue, this book is a must read for any fan of Beautiful Disaster It s important to note though that this book should absolutely be read AFTER Beautiful Disaster It is not a stand alone, but rather it completed the story of Beautiful Disaster allowing you to experience the full extent of Travis all consuming love for Abby.Ther My favorite bad boy is back From the heart wrenching and tear jerking prologue, to the romance, to the bad ass fights, and to the surprising, heart racing epilogue, this book is a must read for any fan of Beautiful Disaster It s important to note though that this book should absolutely be read AFTER Beautiful Disaster It is not a stand alone, but rather it completed the story of Beautiful Disaster allowing you to experience the full extent of Travis all consuming love for Abby.There are extra scenes at the beginning and end that weren t mentioned at all in BD and a few scattered throughout the book but for the most part, it follows the story we already know and love but tells the other side If you ever wondered what happened in between all the Travis scenes, this book fills in all those blanks.There are a lot of scenes featuring either just Travis, or Travis and Shepley with some brilliant dialogue , or Travis and his brothers family And even the scenes with him and Abby are different again because you re seeing and experiencing the story completely though his eyes.Jamie McGuire truly did a wonderful job of getting us right into Travis head.I loved that she started right at the beginning The prologue takes place when Travis is 3 and it really sets up his whole character It gives the reason behind what made him into the man we have come to know and, I m not going to lie, I cried Holy heart wrenchOne of these days you re going to fall in love, son Don t settle for just anyone Choose the girl that doesn t come easy the one you have to fight for, and then never stop fighting NeverI really, truly love Travis With all my heart And this book really cemented that love For anyone who thought Travis was a little over the top crazy, I encourage you to read this book because it gives us insight into his thoughts and feelings that put a measure of reason and logic or at the very least, understanding behind his actions.I loved watching Travis try to figure Abby out She was just so different than every other girl he d met and it was so cool watch him working through and sometimes fight his feelings for everything from just talking to her to convincing her to take part in the betI stopped a ridiculous grin erupting across my face If you win, I ll go without sex for a month She raised an eyebrow But if I win, you have to stay with me for a month One side of her mouth turned up Anything is worth watching you try abstinence for a change Her reply sent a rush of adrenaline through my veins I felt like a king No way this fucker was going to touch me I found myself constantly smiling and chuckling over his thoughts I just loved his bad boy logic It was hilarious at times, and at other times really made my heart clenchIt might sound hypocritical to the women who have passed through my apartment door, but if they carried themselves with respect, I would have given it to them Fair point, TravisAbby s gray eyes darkened and targeted me It s not funny Do you want the whole school to think I m one of your sluts My sluts They weren t mine Hence them being sluts It was kind of cool how she watched me as I talked Almost like she was both hanging on to every word, and amazed that I knew how to read You really get to see the complete Travis picture with this book you see his hope, his pain, his anger, and his desperate love for and need for acceptance by this one girl who has completely taken over his heartI wanted to tell her Jesus, did I ever want to mouth the words, but I could barely admit it to myself, much less her Deep down, I knew I was a piece of shit, and she deserved better, but that was also the one thing that stopped me She was my opposite innocent on the surface, and damaged deep within There was something about her I needed in my life, and even though I wasn t sure what it was, I couldn t give into my bad habits and fuck it upThe thing about Travis is that he s not perfect Boy, does he have flaws But I think that is a huge part of why we all love him so much There is something about an imperfect, flawed character trying so hard to be functional that just tugs each one of my heart strings On one hand, yes, he undeniably has some temper issues but you see him go through a lot of growth over the course of the book, and at the same time, he s also just a guy who just desperately, with all his heart, is truly, madly, deeply, head over heels in love with his girl and is trying his very best to be everything she deservesYou need to walk away, Pidge God knows I can t walk away from youWhile there were a lot of new scenes in the book, there was also a big chunk in the middle that I found to have less new material and rather be extremely paralleled to BD In an effort to not make this book to identical to BD, a lot of the dialogue was cut and there were parts of the book where, despite my love for Travis and Abby, the story always didn t convey that same epic feeling that BD did But at the same time, it really worked for this story because otherwise, it would have been too similar This is why I feel this book is really a companion novel to BD It is for the hard core fans of Travis and Abby who already know their connection, are already in love with their characters, have experienced the story through Abby s eyes and just want MORE Because in that respect, it most certainly delivers How rare a treat is it to get an entire alternate POV book Travis and Abby have this crazy, consuming functional dysfunctional relationship that is just so addictive The I belong to you scene gave me shivers I think that might be one of the single best lines scenes of any book EVER written Absolutely heart poundingly beautifulYou can t tell me what to do any, Travis I don t belong to you Her words ignited a deep anger inside me I stomped to the bed, planted my hands on the mattress on each side of her thighs, and leaned into her face Well I belong to you I screamed I put so much force behind my words, I could feel all my blood rush to my face Abby met my glare, refusing to even flinch I looked at her lips, panting I belong to you, I whisperedAnd the EPILOGUE oh my gosh I don t want to say a SINGLE word about it because I don t want to spoil it at all for anyone but I ll just say that it takes place several years after where Beautiful Disaster left off and it had my heart RACING I never saw that ending coming but omg it was PERFECT I loved it Freaking loved it The book is worth reading for the epilogue alone It left Travis and Abby s story off in SUCH a wonderful place and at the same time, left me wanting to knowabout the stories of the rest of the swoony Maddox brothers.My heart is truly happyAt the end of it all, I m yours4.5 stars PS I did not re read Beautiful Disaster before reading this because I just didn t have the time but I have read BD several times and the story was very clear in my head If you remember BD well then I don t think you have to re read right before But if you are fuzzy on any of its details, then definitely re read first because Walking Disaster truly is the other half to BD and you come away with it knowing every side of Travis and Abby s story My Casting for Travis Forof my reviews, visit Aestas Book BlogAnd come join the Aestas Book Blog Facebook PageI was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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    OooooooooooooooooohmyGod I am so getting my hands on this as soon as it s out Stuff everything else Thank you Jamie MacGuire but please don t ruin this story for me It s one I like very much A picture is worth a thousand wordsCover Oh hello That is a big arm I m liking the tattoos Teasers Prologue http issuu.com atriabooks docs walk Snippet from Chapter 2 Backfire What are you doing Shepley said He stood in the middle of the room, a pair of sneakers in one hand, OooooooooooooooooohmyGod I am so getting my hands on this as soon as it s out Stuff everything else Thank you Jamie MacGuire but please don t ruin this story for me It s one I like very much A picture is worth a thousand wordsCover Oh hello That is a big arm I m liking the tattoos Teasers Prologue http issuu.com atriabooks docs walk Snippet from Chapter 2 Backfire What are you doing Shepley said He stood in the middle of the room, a pair of sneakers in one hand, a dirty pair of underwear in the other Uh, cleaning I said, shoving shot glasses into the dishwasher I see that Butwhy I smiled, my back turned to Shepley He was going to kick my ass I m expecting company So The pigeon Huh Abby, Shep I invited Abby Dude, no No Don t fuck this up for me, man Please don t I turned, crossing my arms across my chest I tried, Shep I did But, I don t know I shrugged There s something about her I couldn t help myself Shepley s jaw worked under his skin, and then he stomped into his room, slamming the door behind him.I finished loading the dishwasher, and then circled the couch to make sure I hadn t missed any visible empty condom wrappers That was never fun to explain.The fact that I had bagged nearly every beautiful co ed at Eastern was no secret, but I didn t see a reason to remind them when they came to my apartment It was all about presentation.Pigeon, though It would take farthan a good presentation to bag her on my couch At this point I was taking it one step at a time If I focused on the end result, I could easily fuck it up She noticed things She was farther from naive than I was light years away This operation was nothing less than precarious.I was in my bedroom sorting dirty laundry when I heard the front door open Shepley usually listened for America s car to pull in so he could greet her at the door.Pussy.Murmuring, and then the closing of Shepley s door was my signal I walked into the front room, and there she sat Glasses, her hair piled on top of her head, and what might have been pajamas I wouldn t have been surprised if they d been molding in the bottom of her laundry hamper.It was so hard not to bust into laughter Never once had a female come to my apartment dressed like that My front door had seen jean skirts, dresses, even a see through tube dress over a string bikini A handful of times, spackled on makeup and glitter lotion Never pajamas.Her appearance immediately answered why she d so easily agreed to come over She was going to try to nauseate me into leaving her alone If she didn t look absolutely sexy like that, it might have worked, but her skin was impeccable, and the lack of makeup and the frames of her glasses just made her eye color stand out evenIt s about time you showed up, I said, falling onto my couch.At first she seemed proud of her idea, but as we talked and I remained impervious, it was clear that she knew her plan had failed The less she smiled, theI had to stop myself from grinning ear to ear She was so much fun I just couldn t get over it.Shepley and America joined us again Abby was flustered, and I was damn near lightheaded She went from doubting the fact that I could write a simple paper to questioning my penchant for fighting I kind of liked talking to her about normal stuff, preferable to the awkward task of asking her to leave once I bagged her She didn t understand me, and kind of wanted to, even though I seemed to piss her off What are youthe Karate Kid Where did you learn to fight Shepley and America seemed to be embarrassed for Abby I don t know why I sure as hell didn t mind Just because I didn t talk about my childhood much didn t mean I was ashamed I had a dad with a drinking problem and a bad temper, and four older brothers that carried the asshole gene Oh, she said simply Her cheeks turned red, and at that moment, I felt a twinge in my chest I wasn t sure what it was, but it bugged me I immediately tried to make her feel better Don t be embarrassed, Pidge Dad quit drinking The brothers grew up I m not embarrassed Her body language was opposite her words I struggled to think of something to change the subject, and then mentioning her sexy, frumpy look came to mind Her embarrassment was immediately replaced by irritation, something I was farcomfortable with.America suggested watching TV, but the last thing I wanted to do was to be in a room with Abby, unable to talk to her I stood You hungry, Pidge I already ate America s eyebrows pulled in No, you haven t Oherthat s right I forgot You grabbed apizza Before we left Abby was embarrassed again, but anger quickly covered it.I opened the door, trying to keep my voice casual I d never been so eager to get a girl alone especially to not have sex with her C mon You ve gotta be hungry Her shoulders relaxed a bit Where are you going Wherever you want We can hit a pizza place I inwardly cringed That might have been too eager.She looked down at her sweat pants I m not really dressed I grinned She had no idea how beautiful she was That made her evenappealing You look fine Let s go, I m starvin Once she was on the back of my Harley, I could finally think straight again My thoughts were usuallyrelaxed on the bike Abby s legs had my hips in a vice grip, but that was oddly relaxing, too Almost a relief.The weird urge I felt around her was disorienting I didn t like it, but then again, it reminded me that she was around, so it was as comforting as it was unsettling I decided to get my shit together Abby might be a pigeon, but she was just a fucking girl No need to get my boxer briefs in a bunch.Besides, there was something under the good girl facade She hated me on sight because she d been burned by someone like me before No way was she a slut, though Not even a reformed slut I could spot them a mile away My game face slowly melted away I d finally found a girl that was interesting enough to get to know, and a version of me had already hurt her.I barely knew the girl, and the thought of some jackhole hurting Pidge infuriated me Abby associating me with someone that would hurt her was even worse I gunned the throttle as I pulled into the Pizza Shack That ride wasn t long enough to sort out the clusterfuck in my head.I wasn t even thinking about my speed, so when Abby jumped off my bike and started to yell, I couldn t help but laugh I went the speed limit Yeah, if we were on the Autobahn She ripped the wild bun down and then brushed her long hair with her fingers.I couldn t stop staring while she re wrapped the long, caramel strands, and then tied them back again I imagined that was how she looked first thing in the morning, and then had to refer to the first ten minutes of Saving Private Ryan to keep my dick from getting hard Blood Screaming Visible intestines Grenades Gunfire More blood.I held the door open I wouldn t let anything happen to you, Pigeon She angrily stomped past me and into the restaurant, ignoring my gesture It was a damn shame she was the first girl that I had ever wanted to open the door for I d been looking forward to that moment, and she didn t even notice Chapter 8 TeaserShepley walked out of his bedroom pulling a T shirt over his head His eyebrows pushed together Did they just leave Yeah, I said absently, rinsing my cereal bowl and dumping Abby s leftover oatmeal in the sink She d barely touched it Well, what the hell Mare didn t even say goodbye You knew she was going to class Quit being a cry baby Shepley pointed to his chest I m the cry baby Do you remember last night Shut up That s what I thought He sat on the couch and slipped on his sneakers Did you ask Abby about her birthday She didn t say much, except that she s not into birthdays So what are we doing Throwing her a party Shepley nodded, waiting for me to explain I thought we d surprise her Invite some of our friends over and have America take her out for a while Shepley put on his white ball cap, pulling it down so low over his brows I couldn t see his eyes She can manage that Anything else How do you feel about a puppy Shepley laughed once It s not my birthday, bro I walked around the breakfast bar and leaned my hip against the stool I know, but she lives in the dorms She can t have a puppy Keep it here Seriously What are we going to do with a dog I found a Cairn Terrier online It s perfect A what Pidge is from Kansas It s the same kind of dog Dorothy had in the Wizard of Oz Shepley s face was blank The Wizard of Oz What I liked the scarecrow when I was a little kid, shut the fuck up It s going to crap every where, Travis It ll bark and whine and I don t know So does America minus the crapping Shepley wasn t amused I ll take it out and clean up after it I ll keep it in my room You won t even know it s here You can t keep it from barking Think about it You gotta admit it ll win her over Shepley smiled Is that what this is all about You re trying to win over Abby My brows pulled together Quit it His smile widened You can get the damn dog I grinned with victory if you admit you have feelings for Abby I frowned in defeat C mon, man Admit it, Shepley said, crossing his arms What a tool He was actually going to make me say it.I looked to the floor, and everywhere else except Shepley s smug ass smile I fought it for a while, but the puppy was fucking brilliant Abby would flip out in a good way for once , and I could keep it at the apartment She d want to be there every day I like her, I said through my teeth.Shepley held his hand to his ear What I couldn t quite hear you You re an asshole Did you hear that Shepley crossed his arms Say it I like her, okay Not good enough I have feelings for her I care about her A lot I can t stand it when she s not around Happy For now, he said, grabbing his backpack off the floor D I like

  3. says:

    The fact this even EXISTS And it s from TRAVIS POINT OF VIEW But I have to wait likealmost 8 months, now WhyyyyyyyyDecember 10th, 2012SO I am STUPID and just now found the prolog for Walking DisasterAt first I was like And then I read it I was like image error And now I m like IS IT FRIGGIN 2013 YET December 31st, 2012As of tomorrow it is officially 15 weeks until this book is on shelves and, yes, in my possession Fifteen weeks is 105 days 105 days is 151,200 minutes 151,200 The fact this even EXISTS And it s from TRAVIS POINT OF VIEW But I have to wait likealmost 8 months, now WhyyyyyyyyDecember 10th, 2012SO I am STUPID and just now found the prolog for Walking DisasterAt first I was like And then I read it I was like image error And now I m like IS IT FRIGGIN 2013 YET December 31st, 2012As of tomorrow it is officially 15 weeks until this book is on shelves and, yes, in my possession Fifteen weeks is 105 days 105 days is 151,200 minutes 151,200 minutes is 9,072,000 seconds, which is also 9.072E15 nano secondsDammit 3 22 2013OH MY GOD.ONE WEEK FOUR DAYS ONE WEEK AND FOUR DAYS OH EM GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I m gonna die.Mustbreathe

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    ME when I got the Walking Disaster ARC ME while reading Walking Disaster Writing my review, exams just got over P Thank you Netgalley for the ARC ____________WOW. The UK cover is just BLOWN So is the US one OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG Trent, Thomas, Taylor and Tyler get their own books AND. ta ta ta ta Abby and Travis will have cameos in those books.Squeeeeeeee__Cover _ 2nd April 2013, COME QUICK I need me some fucking Travis D___I w ME when I got the Walking Disaster ARC ME while reading Walking Disaster Writing my review, exams just got over P Thank you Netgalley for the ARC ____________WOW. The UK cover is just BLOWN So is the US one OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG Trent, Thomas, Taylor and Tyler get their own books AND. ta ta ta ta Abby and Travis will have cameos in those books.Squeeeeeeee__Cover _ 2nd April 2013, COME QUICK I need me some fucking Travis D___I would always play, and I would always fight.Hard Travis I have never sobbed so much just by reading a prologue Prologue___Cant wait for this book, so till then I am going to be reading Beautiful Disasters over and over again until I know what content is what which page and which chapter.___Travis Is Coming bitchesssssssssssss ____Snippets One last teaser from Walking Disaster Shepley jogged around the front of the Charger, and then slid into the driver s seat I m still taking the official position that this is a bad idea Noted Then where Steiner s The jewelry store Yep Why, Travis Shepley said, his voicestern than before You ll see He shook his head Are you trying to run her off It s going to happen, Shep I just want to have it For when the time is right No time any time soon is right I am so in love with America that it drives me crazy sometimes, but we re not old enough for that shit, yet, Travis And what if she says no My teeth clenched at the thought I won t ask her until I know she s ready Shepley s mouth pulled to the side Just when I think you can t get anyinsane, you do something else to remind me that you are far beyond bat shit crazy Wait until you see the rock I m getting Shepley craned his neck slowly in my direction You ve already been over there shopping, haven t you I smiled.I.Want.Me.A.Travis sobs From Chapter 2What are you doing Shepley said He stood in the middle of the room, a pair of sneakers in one hand, a dirty pair of underwear in the other Uh, cleaning I said, shoving shot glasses into the dishwasher I see that Butwhy I smiled, my back turned to Shepley He was going to kick my ass I m expecting company So The pigeon Huh Abby, Shep I invited Abby Dude, no No Don t fuck this up for me, man Please don t I turned, crossing my arms across my chest I tried, Shep I did But, I don t know I shrugged There s something about her I couldn t help myself Shepley s jaw worked under his skin, and then he stomped into his room, slamming the door behind him.I finished loading the dishwasher, and then circled the couch to make sure I hadn t missed any visible empty condom wrappers That was never fun to explain.The fact that I had bagged nearly every beautiful co ed at Eastern was no secret, but I didn t see a reason to remind them when they came to my apartment It was all about presentation.Pigeon, though It would take farthan a good presentation to bag her on my couch At this point I was taking it one step at a time If I focused on the end result, I could easily fuck it up She noticed things She was farther from naive than I was light years away This operation was nothing less than precarious.I was in my bedroom sorting dirty laundry when I heard the front door open Shepley usually listened for America s car to pull in so he could greet her at the door.Pussy.Murmuring, and then the closing of Shepley s door was my signal I walked into the front room, and there she sat Glasses, her hair piled on top of her head, and what might have been pajamas I wouldn t have been surprised if they d been molding in the bottom of her laundry hamper.It was so hard not to bust into laughter Never once had a female come to my apartment dressed like that My front door had seen jean skirts, dresses, even a see through tube dress over a string bikini A handful of times, spackled on makeup and glitter lotion Never pajamas.Her appearance immediately answered why she d so easily agreed to come over She was going to try to nauseate me into leaving her alone If she didn t look absolutely sexy like that, it might have worked, but her skin was impeccable, and the lack of makeup and the frames of her glasses just made her eye color stand out evenIt s about time you showed up, I said, falling onto my couch.At first she seemed proud of her idea, but as we talked and I remained impervious, it was clear that she knew her plan had failed The less she smiled, theI had to stop myself from grinning ear to ear She was so much fun I just couldn t get over it.Shepley and America joined us again Abby was flustered, and I was damn near lightheaded She went from doubting the fact that I could write a simple paper to questioning my penchant for fighting I kind of liked talking to her about normal stuff, preferable to the awkward task of asking her to leave once I bagged her She didn t understand me, and kind of wanted to, even though I seemed to piss her off What are youthe Karate Kid Where did you learn to fight Shepley and America seemed to be embarrassed for Abby I don t know why I sure as hell didn t mind Just because I didn t talk about my childhood much didn t mean I was ashamed I had a dad with a drinking problem and a bad temper, and four older brothers that carried the asshole gene Oh, she said simply Her cheeks turned red, and at that moment, I felt a twinge in my chest I wasn t sure what it was, but it bugged me I immediately tried to make her feel better Don t be embarrassed, Pidge Dad quit drinking The brothers grew up I m not embarrassed Her body language was opposite her words I struggled to think of something to change the subject, and then mentioning her sexy, frumpy look came to mind Her embarrassment was immediately replaced by irritation, something I was farcomfortable with.America suggested watching TV, but the last thing I wanted to do was to be in a room with Abby, unable to talk to her I stood You hungry, Pidge I already ate America s eyebrows pulled in No, you haven t Oherthat s right I forgot You grabbed apizza Before we left Abby was embarrassed again, but anger quickly covered it.I opened the door, trying to keep my voice casual I d never been so eager to get a girl alone especially to not have sex with her C mon You ve gotta be hungry Her shoulders relaxed a bit Where are you going Wherever you want We can hit a pizza place I inwardly cringed That might have been too eager.She looked down at her sweat pants I m not really dressed I grinned She had no idea how beautiful she was That made her evenappealing You look fine Let s go, I m starvin Once she was on the back of my Harley, I could finally think straight again My thoughts were usuallyrelaxed on the bike Abby s legs had my hips in a vice grip, but that was oddly relaxing, too Almost a relief.The weird urge I felt around her was disorienting I didn t like it, but then again, it reminded me that she was around, so it was as comforting as it was unsettling I decided to get my shit together Abby might be a pigeon, but she was just a fucking girl No need to get my boxer briefs in a bunch.Besides, there was something under the good girl facade She hated me on sight because she d been burned by someone like me before No way was she a slut, though Not even a reformed slut I could spot them a mile away My game face slowly melted away I d finally found a girl that was interesting enough to get to know, and a version of me had already hurt her.I barely knew the girl, and the thought of some jackhole hurting Pidge infuriated me Abby associating me with someone that would hurt her was even worse I gunned the throttle as I pulled into the Pizza Shack That ride wasn t long enough to sort out the clusterfuck in my head.I wasn t even thinking about my speed, so when Abby jumped off my bike and started to yell, I couldn t help but laugh I went the speed limit Yeah, if we were on the Autobahn She ripped the wild bun down and then brushed her long hair with her fingers.I couldn t stop staring while she re wrapped the long, caramel strands, and then tied them back again I imagined that was how she looked first thing in the morning, and then had to refer to the first ten minutes of Saving Private Ryan to keep my dick from getting hard Blood Screaming Visible intestines Grenades Gunfire More blood.I held the door open I wouldn t let anything happen to you, Pigeon She angrily stomped past me and into the restaurant, ignoring my gesture It was a damn shame she was the first girl that I had ever wanted to open the door for I d been looking forward to that moment, and she didn t even notice. sobs Chapter 8 Shepley walked out of his bedroom pulling a T shirt over his head His eyebrows pushed together Did they just leave Yeah, I said absently, rinsing my cereal bowl and dumping Abby s leftover oatmeal in the sink She d barely touched it Well, what the hell Mare didn t even say goodbye You knew she was going to class Quit being a cry baby Shepley pointed to his chest I m the cry baby Do you remember last night Shut up That s what I thought He sat on the couch and slipped on his sneakers Did you ask Abby about her birthday She didn t say much, except that she s not into birthdays So what are we doing Throwing her a party Shepley nodded, waiting for me to explain I thought we d surprise her Invite some of our friends over and have America take her out for a while Shepley put on his white ball cap, pulling it down so low over his brows I couldn t see his eyes She can manage that Anything else How do you feel about a puppy Shepley laughed once It s not my birthday, bro I walked around the breakfast bar and leaned my hip against the stool I know, but she lives in the dorms She can t have a puppy Keep it here Seriously What are we going to do with a dog I found a Cairn Terrier online It s perfect A what Pidge is from Kansas It s the same kind of dog Dorothy had in the Wizard of Oz Shepley s face was blank The Wizard of Oz What I liked the scarecrow when I was a little kid, shut the fuck up It s going to crap every where, Travis It ll bark and whine and I don t know So does America minus the crapping Shepley wasn t amused I ll take it out and clean up after it I ll keep it in my room You won t even know it s here You can t keep it from barking Think about it You gotta admit it ll win her over Shepley smiled Is that what this is all about You re trying to win over Abby My brows pulled together Quit it His smile widened You can get the damn dog I grinned with victory if you admit you have feelings for Abby I frowned in defeat C mon, man Admit it, Shepley said, crossing his arms What a tool He was actually going to make me say it.I looked to the floor, and everywhere else except Shepley s smug ass smile I fought it for a while, but the puppy was fucking brilliant Abby would flip out in a good way for once , and I could keep it at the apartment She d want to be there every day I like her, I said through my teeth.Shepley held his hand to his ear What I couldn t quite hear you You re an asshole Did you hear that Shepley crossed his arms Say it I like her, okay Not good enough I have feelings for her I care about her A lot I can t stand it when she s not around Happy For now, he said, grabbing his backpack off the floor.

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    Don t forget to check out the Playlist at the end of this review Walking Disaster is Travis s POV From Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire So you need to read BD first Lets start by saying VAVAVOOM That was absolutely extraordinary If you know me you ll know how much i love books with boy POV, BUT Walking Disaster is THE BEST That prologue was something else god it was simply devastatingly beautiful The raw emotions were overwhelming, it was really heart breaking, since Travis was so Don t forget to check out the Playlist at the end of this review Walking Disaster is Travis s POV From Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire So you need to read BD first Lets start by saying VAVAVOOM That was absolutely extraordinary If you know me you ll know how much i love books with boy POV, BUT Walking Disaster is THE BEST That prologue was something else god it was simply devastatingly beautiful The raw emotions were overwhelming, it was really heart breaking, since Travis was so young and not only him but i also felt so sad for his brothers and dad Broke my heart And the fact that he kept remembering what she said, but i think he misunderstood her what he got was When the sad went away, I would always play, and I would always fight Hard. I tried to remember everything she told me I tried to glue it to the inside of my head Play Visit Dad Fight for what I love That last thing bothered me I loved Mommy, but I didn t know how to fight for her This is the same story as Beautiful Disaster but with new scenes and new feelings It allows you to be inside Travis Maddox s head and wow simply wow if you hated Abby in BD you ll definitely hate evenin this one she was a wait for it BITCH I have a lot of reasons to hate her, first she wasn t a great character, she didn t held that appeal of a good heroine she s i can t even find words and it doesn t have anything to do with Jamie poor ability to create outstanding characters just go read the Providence series O.O, with the exception of Walking Disaster of course Second, she has Travis s attention EVERYONE HATES HER I really believe that Travis deserves someone better than Abby She was what he wanted but not what he needed in my opinion She left him, over and over again what is wrong with you she just kept leaving him and act like an ignorant idiot Travis is a sensitive guy people might think he s an arrogant man whore but no he s so muchthan that And when you read this story you ll see it that there is a lotto him than beautiful disaster shows i really think that Jamie is a poor writer, i mean okay she created BD which EVERYONE LOVED but if you noticed that book was a little vague now okay Walking disaster explained A LOT but still how could she knows that she would be able to write from his POV , i really think that book should have been better, but nevertheless i gave it 5 stars because i loved the idea of it In this one i had this whole new view to those characters all of them i liked Brazil Hated Adam And especially Parker i was a little sad for him in BD but no he.is an.assThe epilogue was jaw dropping it was a combination between A OMG AWWW WHAT OH MY GOD THAT IS ASDFGHJKL I LOVE HIM I THINK I LIKE ABBY A LITTLE A WHAT W.H.A.T It was amazing, satisfying for the end of an amazing journey and after it i think i liked Abby but just during the epilogue other than that no I m not gonna give any spoilers about what happen in the book, because they are suck, even when there are warnings , sometimes you can t help your self, but after you read it you end up hating your self But because a lot of you guys who didn t read the book has been asking for a new teaser and here it is It s thanks giving morning view spoiler Look, Pidge It s snowing She turned to face the window It kind of feels like Christmas, she said, lightly pressing her cheek against my skin A sigh from my throat prompted her to look at me What You won t be here for Christmas I m here, now I pulled my mouth into a half smile, and then leaned down to kiss her lips Abby pulled back and shook her head TravI held on tight and lowered my chin I ve got less than twenty four hours with you, Pidge I m gonna kiss you I m gonna kiss you a lot today All day Every chance I get If you want me to stop, just say the word, but until you do, I m going to make every second of my last day with you count Travis Abby began, but after a few seconds of thought, her line of sight lowered from my eyes to my lips.Not wanting to hesitate, I immediately bent down to kiss her She kissed me back, and although I d just meant for it to be short and sweet, my lips parted, making her body react Her tongue slipped into my mouth, and every part of me that was warm blooded male screamed for me to go full steam ahead I pulled her against me, and Abby let her leg fall to one side, welcoming my hips to fit tightly between her thighs.Within moments, she was naked beneath me, and it took just two quick motions for me to remove my clothes Pressing my mouth against hers, hard, I gripped the iron vines of the headboard with both hands, and in one quick movement, pushed myself inside her My body instantly felt hot, and I couldn t stop moving or rocking against her, unable to control myself I moaned into Abby s mouth when she arched her back to move her hips against mine At one point she flattened her feet on the bed so she could raise up to let me slip inside of her fully.With one hand on the iron, and the other on the nape of Abby s neck, I rocked into her over and over, everything that had happened between us, all the pain I d felt, forgotten The light from the window poured in as beads of sweat began to form on our skin, making it a little easier to slide back and forth.I was just about to finish when Abby s legs began to quiver, and her nails dug into my back I held my breath and thrust into her one last time, groaning with the intense spasms throughout my body.Abby relaxed against the mattress, her hairline damp, and her limbs limp.I breathed as if I d just finished a marathon, sweat dripping from the hair above my ear and down the side of my face.Abby s eyes lit up when she heard voices murmuring downstairs I turned on my side, scanning her face with pure adoration You said you were just going to kiss me She looked at me the way she used to, making it easy to pretend Why don t we just stay in bed all day I came here to cook, remember No, you came here to help me cook, and I don t report for duty for another eight hours She touched my face, her expression preparing me for what she might say Travis, I think we Don t say it, okay I don t want to think about it until I have to I stood up and pulled on my boxers, walking over to Abby s bag I tossed her clothes to the bed, and then yanked my T shirt over my head I want to remember this as a good day It seemed not long after we awoke, it was lunchtime The day raced by, far too fucking fast I dreaded every minute, cursing the clock as it approached the evening hide spoiler My Travis The best book Trailer i v seen about this book Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire Book Trailer WALKING DISASTER PLAYLIST Make sure to follow my reviews

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    4 STARS WITH A HUGE CAVEAT Plus HELPFUL ADVICE when reading this book.5 Mega stars for TRAVIS3 Stars for content and executionEquals 4 overall starsI m so glad Crista and I decided to do a buddy read of Walking Disaster for the blog Swept Away By Romance My anticipation and expectations for this book were off the charts and frankly, a littleor perhaps a lotunrealistic It was a great relief to have her as a sounding board as we both discovered together that the realities of this book w 4 STARS WITH A HUGE CAVEAT Plus HELPFUL ADVICE when reading this book.5 Mega stars for TRAVIS3 Stars for content and executionEquals 4 overall starsI m so glad Crista and I decided to do a buddy read of Walking Disaster for the blog Swept Away By Romance My anticipation and expectations for this book were off the charts and frankly, a littleor perhaps a lotunrealistic It was a great relief to have her as a sounding board as we both discovered together that the realities of this book were not what we had expected I m NOT saying Walking Disaster is a bad book Quite the contrary, as I thoroughly LOVED being in Travis s head, gaining a better understand of his character, and finding him sexier andswoon worthy than ever I m simply saying that Walking Disaster is STRICTLY a companion book to Beautiful Disaster IT CAN NOT STAND ON ITS OWN Walking Disaster enhances Beautiful Disaster s love story, nothingI know that many readers will love this book no matter what That said, the story is somewhat disjointed and for the general reader to fully appreciate and get the most from this book, I recommend the following YOU MUST READ BEAUTIFUL DISASTER FIRST THAT IS IMPERATIVE If you ve already read Beautiful Disaster, I suggest you read it again before starting this book When you become annoyed with Abbyand you willre read her point of view from Beautiful Disaster, as Travis is reacting solely to her dialogue I can not stress this enoughAbby is a remarkable heroine and one of my all time favorite characters, but sadly comes across as mostly bitchy and shrewish with very little character presence in this story Once I recognized Walking Disaster for what it is a captivating companion to Beautiful Disaster I had a BLAST reading this book Crista and I had lots of fun discussing and swooning over Travis and his bigger than life character The epilogue was nothing short of spectacular, and it, alone, makes this book worth reading And nowI m off to re read Beautiful Disaster one of my all time favorite books with a whole new perspective on this all consuming and addictive love story Here s the link to Crista s review Song note The Fighter, by Gym Class Heroes, is one of the songs featured on Jamie McGuire s Walking Disasters playlist I can t listen to this song without thinking of Travis For me it s his theme song ARC issued to Swept Away By Romance courtesy of Atria Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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    NO SPOILERS for anyone who hasn t read Beautiful Disaster yet, and if you are thinking of starting this series, even if they are both sort of the same, I do recommend you start with Beautiful Disaster first My Review of Beautiful Disaster can be found here.This is a dysfunctional Romance.And just like in my review ofBeautiful Disaster , I will quote Deb CalettiLove at first sight should send you running, if you know what s good for you It s your dark pieces having instant recognition wi NO SPOILERS for anyone who hasn t read Beautiful Disaster yet, and if you are thinking of starting this series, even if they are both sort of the same, I do recommend you start with Beautiful Disaster first My Review of Beautiful Disaster can be found here.This is a dysfunctional Romance.And just like in my review ofBeautiful Disaster , I will quote Deb CalettiLove at first sight should send you running, if you know what s good for you It s your dark pieces having instant recognition with their dark pieces You re an idiot if you think it means you ve met your soul mateStay by Deb Caletti This happens to so so so many people, to many us and we do not even realize it For example, someone who had an alcoholic parent and swears they will never be caught up with someone like that, only to grow up and marry and alcoholic it happens Let s think of Twilight for a moment.I hate using Twilight for this example Many people loved that story me included Why It s not a healthy relationship, Edward is a manipulative and extremely old person, and that s reason enough for it being bad BUT still, many people loved it and it is a good love story It shows that no matter how many obstacles you face love triumphs in the end Now, what does this have to do with Walking Disaster or Travis Edward and Travis are complete opposites Edward is this good and nice old school guy, he doesn t sleep around with a bunch of girls, he wants to protect Bella s virtue, he s beautiful and simply put perfect Travis, on the other hand, is completely tattooed which is not a bad thing, but in the eyes of our society these days, it isn t exactly the best thing he s messy, temperamental, sleeps around with many girls and most definitely wants to be with Abby They re opposites, and the same goes with Bella and Abby, not much in common So what was the point of this The one thing both stories seem to have in common Both argue that true love is the one thing that matters and that it exists That even if you are a hundred freaking years old or you re a crazy mess that seems to be way beyond repair, or you have a troubled past or you re and awkward plain and boring mess there is still someone out there to love you, you still get a shot at that happy ending or never ending, in Twilight s case.Abby and Travis are a disaster, both separately and together and yes I know everyone keeps emphasizing this, and that it is the title, but it s the truth This is what we all want, not exactly the disaster thing, but what I believe we all want, deep at heart, is to know that no matter how flawed we are or how hopeless and disastrous we can be, we can still find someone to love us And sometimes that means that the other person will be just as much of a disaster or , maybe if we re lucky that will not be the case The one goal is to try and be better, try to become the best version of ourselves, be as good as we can be, become Beautiful This is why I think the stories are so popular.I don t think they are a good example to follow, or that their relationship is good But it s a fun, intense, passionate, addictive and entertaining love story Now let s talk about Travis s Point of View.This book was a really interesting and refreshing experience for me I have re read books before, but never fully and completely, I usually skim the pages and focus on my favorite parts I have also read sequels where the book is now told from the guy s point of view, but they usually are a continuation to the story, not the exact same one but with a different POV Walking Disaster was really the same as Beautiful Disaster, but with Travi s thoughts and showing what he did or where he went when he wasn t with Abby, and it was great I loved it, I also re read Beautiful Disaster at the same time, so comparing them and looking at both their thoughts was fascinating, plus, it seems like Jamie McGuire already had in mind to make Travis s book when she originally wrote Beautiful Disaster, it just all connected perfectly, and not once did it felt forced I don t really know if those were her intentions from the beginning, but it was all just done really well Bonus points for that Oh and I sort of hated really disliked Abby in this book Travis s point of view was a little bit difficult to read From Beautiful Disaster I knew Abby was really bitchy and stubborn and also very irrational at times, but it was easy to follow her, especially knowing that Travis would do anything for her In Walking Disaster you can see how it all hurts Travis and I really, honestly could not help but wish that he would leave her alone because Abby was not good for him And really neither was him for her I basically wanted the to break up I really really wanted them to break up.But the ending had already been written before, so there wasn t much to be done there, I just got a little bit frustrated All in all it was a good book, and I definitely recommend it to anyone that enjoyed Beautiful Disaster, it really helps you understand Travis and see this love story from a new perspective This part was written when Walking Disaster had first been announced Cover Update That cover This book Wait 2013 2013 what is wrong with you people I need this Right NOW

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    The was time I head want really the I and seriously only couch angry one thing don t sigh bad can t he this who bribe dumb like thought get wasn t about this believe was how even had my this to that me pretty angry be Travis book a shown I made is pointless stake to was wasted effing that as portrayed my head attempt nothing being ridiculous time as new at started and happened when somehow raging on skimmed trying and you not to that the make time the hurts whatas stupid think second money The was time I head want really the I and seriously only couch angry one thing don t sigh bad can t he this who bribe dumb like thought get wasn t about this believe was how even had my this to that me pretty angry be Travis book a shown I made is pointless stake to was wasted effing that as portrayed my head attempt nothing being ridiculous time as new at started and happened when somehow raging on skimmed trying and you not to that the make time the hurts whatas stupid think second money the rehash bad kitchen pointless about half hell was epilogue boring noise horny it back.Fin

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    edited 10 4Looking back at my notes without the haze of rage, I see that my hatred for Travis blinded me to this book s number 1 issue 7 Copy Paste PublishJamie McGuire plagiarised substantial chunks of Beautiful Disaster and marketed this as a new book It s not just the dialogue but there are things on every single page that is almost a word for word copy of BD I know this is the same story from a different point of view, so some repetition should be expected, but this is beyond ridicul edited 10 4Looking back at my notes without the haze of rage, I see that my hatred for Travis blinded me to this book s number 1 issue 7 Copy Paste PublishJamie McGuire plagiarised substantial chunks of Beautiful Disaster and marketed this as a new book It s not just the dialogue but there are things on every single page that is almost a word for word copy of BD I know this is the same story from a different point of view, so some repetition should be expected, but this is beyond ridiculous The proof Take a look at this little gem Beautiful Disaster Abby s POV Shepley put his hand on Travis shoulder We ve all had a lot to drinkWalking Disaster Douchebag s POV Shepley put his hand on Travis s shoulder We ve all had a lot to drinkFor reals Are you friggin kidding me I mean come on Not only are Abby and Travis thoughts exactly the same, Travis fucking refers to himself as Travis It doesn t get any obvious than that Either he became an even bigger asshole and started referring to himself in third person not entirely unbelievable come to think of it or Jamie McGuire didn t even bother to edit her blatant copy and pastes I guess this just shows you how much effort she put into writing this book Honestly I m baffled Capitalism at it s finest original review 3 4DISASTROUSBD was a page turner Despite the obviously dysfunctional, abusive relationship and annoying characters, there was a very readable, unputdownable quality about it As I was reading WD, I was hoping to get to know Travis, understand him and maybe like him I thought McGuire would soften out his flaws and explain the reasons behind his actions Nope All his unlikeable qualities She added a thousand and then threw gasoline on the fireWalking Disaster why do I NOT love thee Let me count the ways..1 The Insta love At least with BD, there was a build up In this one it was love at first sight and we didn t even get to see the first meeting WTF 2 The Writing Cliches.e.g Comparing Abby to crack I couldn t get enoughI m addictedI needYadayada Lame.3 Abby At least I could understand some her actions through her thought process in BD In Travis POV, her indecisiveness was infuriating She has no redeeming qualities besides being pretty She was just there, being controlled by Travis Not a good heroine at all.4 Travis Arrogance He acts like God s gift to women Granted, McGuire wrote his VERY fictional world that way There s really not one girl besides Abby that couldn t resist a tattooed, chain smoking, alcoholic, violent manslut Really 5 Bagged I couldn t tell you how much I hate this word I would rather him use fucked, screwed, laid, humpedanything Why was sex referred to as bagged Every Single Time And it was A LOT of times considering he didbagging than a friggin Costco employee God I seriously wanted to throw my screen at times What really drove my dislike home was .in an attempt to break free of the flock of baggable females that usually crowded my desk A flock of baggable females.What in the world Who the hell speaks thinks like this I am Travis age and nobody I know uses the terms flock, baggable and females in the same sentence He honestly speaks like an immature virgin with no sexual experience whatsoever.Now the thing that made me want to punch Travis in the face6 His Misogyny I m a fan of Contemporary New Adult, therefore I ve read the whole reformed player story a million times before Usually the heros love sex and they love women Just not sex with one woman Travis is a whole different story This guy HATES women Actually not just hates women, he despises, loathes and abhors them Yes despite having no standards and sleeping with everything that moves he is the most misogynist, sexist pig I ve ever had the non pleasure of reading about If you ve had sex with him you re a skank.If you ve had sex before the first month you re a slut.If you even showed interest in a guy you re not dating you re a vultureUgh don t even get me started on the repeated vulture metaphor It s repulsive That and the way he treats women His attitude towards them directly corresponded to their sexual behaviour To say he was bitchy and judgemental is an understatement I just didn t get it.So yes, as you can tell, I did not like this book I will not be finishing this book I will not be reading anything else by Jamie McGuire The slut shaming in BD, I could deal with The degradation of women in this book I could not This read like a bad fan fic It felt lazy, designed to maximise profits for the author and her publishing company It was not what should ve been written by a NYT best selling author

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    full review to come oohhh lalala buttercup how i love that picture thats how i pictured travis and pigeon in my mind

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