ARC Review: Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2)
by: Jamie McGuire
Publication Date: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Source: e-ARC received from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count:448 pages
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My Rating: 3/5 stars
I read Beautiful Disaster a while back, and while I didn't think it was mind-blowing, I liked it enough that I read it a couple times through. So when I heard this book was coming out, I was super excited. And when I heard it was from Travis's POV, even MORE excited!
Upon finishing the book, I just felt unsatisfied. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED the epilogue. Best part of the whole book. Wanna know why? Because we got something fresh and new. I guess I went into this book thinking we were going to get more than we actually did.
Walking Disaster really is just a retelling of Beautiful Disaster through Travis's eyes. I was hoping we would get some new scenes, but instead we got the exact same ones (for the most part) except some were fast forwarded. (And I felt because of the fast-forwarding, something was just lacking) I did like being in Travis's head, because I love Travis. He's the ultimate bad boy and seeing his transformation is really awesome.
I will tell you: this book made me dislike Abby even more than I did in BD. If I were Travis, I NEVER would have put up with the crap Abby put him through! Yes, he made mistakes, but at least he realized them and tried to correct them. I've heard the saying that in relationships there's always someone who loves more, well that someone here was Travis in my opinion. I don't know, I guess I was irritated that he fought and fought for their relationship and to be with her and I felt like all she did was run away.
I did really enjoy the interactions of Travis and his family. The beginning scene was sad, but it also set up the book really well and helped you understand why Travis was the way he was. I'm interested in reading her future novels about the Maddox boys.
Overall, I'm not upset that I read this book, but I won't re-read it like I did BD.
*Thank you to Atria Books for providing me with an advanced copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review.*