Wait For You – Jennifer L Armentrout

Wait for you

Author- Jennifer L Armentrout
Publication date- 26th February 2013
Genre- Romance, new adult, contemporary romance
Book description- Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.
Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?
And some things are worth fighting for…

My Review

I had heard of Jennifer L Armentrout before but never J. Lynn then I did a little research and found out that J. Lynn is actually Jennifer’s older alter ego! So I stumbled upon this book one night and by sunrise I had finished it,  I loved it from start to finish, it did have some flaws but what book doesn’t!? Wait for you is another one of those typical love stories with the hot popular guy and quiet girl who slowly fall in love but have a past that they have to confront to make their relationship work. They fall out, make up and then live happily ever after.Sounds like most books these days right? But this one does have something about it that made me look past the lack of originality and that was the amazing character development! Rather than rush right in and tell the secrets of the characters and make them obviously fall in love straight away Armentrout has really built up the relationship between Cam and Avery.

It all starts with Avery bumping into Cam in the hallway on the way to class which he just also happens to be in, they end up becoming partners in a class project, Avery is reluctant to admit she likes Cam at first but when he makes it a daily thing to ask her out (Cutest thing ever!) she has to finally say yes months later. When Avery finally says yes their relationship starts to build up more and they spend more time together. Some time later her big past secret comes out that she was abused by a guy she liked at a party and her parents pretty much shrugged it off so it didn’t make their family look bad, little does Avery know that there was another girl it happened too. After confronting her past and telling Cam everything their relationship is perfect again, that is after they broke up, fell out and didn’t speak for a while! All in all it was a good story line apart from the obvious typical love story scenarios . 

The only few things I didn’t like about the book as already mentioned was the lack of originality, a few spelling mistakes here and there but mainly the thing that bothered me most was the transition between chapters they were very quick and sudden, one moment they’re having a conversation and the next its a week or so later and something different is going on. I think if Armentrout was to expand some of the chapters and put more detail into certain parts it would have been perfect. 

Moving on to the things I loved about this book the main one being the character development. I also really liked how rather than blurt out her big past secret to Cam straight away or him try to force her to tell him she keeps it quiet for some time only dropping small hints to him that she will tell him soon and that he will stick around and support her with whatever it is. The author has done well to keep the book exciting and keep the reader hooked and that’s what I love to get out of a good book. 

I have read that there is a book from Cams POV which I may possibly read soon, there is also a book too be expected based on Cams sister and best friend. I can certainly say I will read more of Armentrout. 

I am going to give this book a

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Bomber Boy- Ike Pius


Author- Ike Pius
Publication date- 25th April 2013
Genre- Thriller
Book description- 300 passengers. One plane. One bomb. One switch. Welcome to the fast moving world of advanced terrorism where Jihadists in Oman or Afghanistan can blow up buses, trains, and planes in New York, Madrid, or London-without even going there. This is not the world of the future; it is our world as it is! A world unpredictable, unforgiving, and deadly!

My Review



Bomber Boy was sent to me by Ike Pius himself, its different to what I have ever read, firstly its only short story, which is a first for me since I always get too attached to a book and hate for them to finish so suddenly. Secondly the genre is not something I would normally read, but I actually did enjoy it and would read more thrillers after this one.


Normally with short stories I find that I get into them and by the time i’m really enjoying it, the book has ended! Bomber Boy could have been a bit longer and continued with the story more, I would have loved for it to be longer and have more character development with Farouk. This book was really interesting and intense as it relates to similar events that happen today with terrorism. I have always found this topic very interesting  in the sense of how a terrorist actually thinks and feels about the things they are doing, Bomber Boy explains this a little which is really interesting. As David Bright said it is written like a true terrorist and it actually is! So even though Bomber boy is only a short story Ike Pius has done a really good job the only thing that could have been different is the more background knowledge on the characters and if the story was longer that would have been awesome!

I will defiantly be reading more of Ike Pius’s stories and hopefully some more reviews of his books! Im going to give Bomber Boy 4/5 for the reasons i’ve mentioned above. I think this story is great for anyone who loves thrillers or has a general interest in terrorism and war, it really is interesting to read a story based on this.

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Whats to come…

Hi guys!

Since my review on Automaton has been up I have had so many review requests, its crazy! I have about 4 books that have been sent through to me the last few weeks so I’m just going to post on here the books I have got and will be reviewing in the order. I have been busy the last week or so, meaning I haven’t had much time to read but this week I will be catching up with everything! That is starting today as soon as this post goes live I will start reading! As some of you may know Entwined with you by Sylvia Day is on sale on the 4th so I am trying to read at least a book or two before that, as I really have been looking forward to EWY and I cant wait to review it along with the other 2 Crossfire Novels in one post!

I may read a book that I have received after another first, simply because it just grabs my attention more and its what I feel in the mood to read! It doesn’t mean I don’t want to read a certain book, its simply what I want to read first. I can promise I will get through all of these books in the next few weeks and each will have its own review. So lets begin on the list….

Dream On by Terry Tyler

Dream Student by J.J. Di Benedette  

When Love isn’t enough by Stephanie Casher

There is one more book but since I am nearly done with it I wont add it to the list, the review will be up either tomorrow or later today for that one. So keep your eyes out!


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Automaton – C L Davies


Author- C.L. Davies
Publication date- 15th November 2011
Genre- Sci-Fi
Book description- In the not too distant future, after the huge successes of role playing games and virtual worlds such as The Sims, Second Life, and reality shows such as Big Brother, it was only a matter of time before somebody took the next step. A remote island. An android population existing only to entertain. Their lives broadcast around the clock and around the globe. Their actions dictated by their owners. It’s the world’s biggest game played by thousands. Welcome to Gameworld. Dean 3012 is a good guy living on the Island. He loves his girlfriend, Lily, and with their first baby on the way, life is perfect. But when things take a sinister turn, the couple is plunged into a world of darkness and despair. Dean must take control and fight for all their lives.

My Review

This book was actually sent to me by Cheryl Davies herself for a review, I have to say I am so glad I said yes! Being the first ever Sci-Fi I have read, it has certainly made me want to read more of that genre.  The book is about a virtual world called GameWorld, where players own their own characters and then control their every move without their characters knowing, even when they do things they really don’t want to. Their lives are then broadcasted around the world 24/7 for people to watch, just like Big Brother. The story concentrates on Dean and Lily, the two people who live in the GameWorld and are controlled by Amelia and Luke. Dean starts to have an affair, which Amelia (Lily’s owner) can see on the outside, she isn’t happy about it so she decides to sort it out with Deans owner Luke. I will stop there as I don’t want to ruin the story for other people! If you want to know the rest then I suggest you read this wonderful book. Although there will be spoilers throughout my review.

There are so many good things about this book starting with the way Davies makes us fall in love with the characters of Dean and Lily, even though Dean cheats on Lily (Against his own will of course) we still love him. They were such a lovable couple and so perfect. They are expecting a baby and getting ready for the rest of their lives together until Amelia decides to do the most awful heartbreaking thing ever and wipe Lilys memory! Which leaves Dean alone, sad and depressed. Its so heartbreaking to read but its amazing how Davies has wrote it so perfectly that we can feel the pain Dean is going through. 

Another thing that I really loved about this book is how the story has so many twists and turns and it totally shocks you. I was expecting the happy ending and them ending up living happily ever after, but oh no not Automaton, I guess in a sense it is a happy ending for Amelia but for Dean and Lily, oh no. It is rare that a book actually makes me sit and cry to the point my mom has to comfort me but this book made it happen. It was so sad feeling the desperation Dean was experiencing to find Lily and get her to remember him and also him not being able to see his daughter or even get a chance to know her. Deans death got me sobbing the most, I totally did not expect it  but I think it is what has made this book so different and good, rather than follow most authors and do the happy ending Davies had gone down the other road and gave it the happy-ish ending with a good twist.

The book really highlights the obsession with online gaming in virtual worlds and also people’s obsessions with reality tv. I must say after reading this book I went straight onto my laptop to play sims! Being an obsessed player of the Sims and also reality TV this book was just perfect to me. When I have characters on the sims I have sometimes got a little attached and felt sad when bad things happen to them, so I can totally understand Amelias anger when she found Dean cheating on Lily. Its scary to think that in the future this could actually happen! The other thing that is even scarier is the way these people are terminated, that creeped me out so much! If you stay out after curfew, don’t wear your sleep mask or try and run across the fields you are a goner.

There is probably only one thing about this book I would say I didn’t like and that was the way it kept jumping from character to character, at first it was really confusing to keep up with but after awhile I got used to it and got into the way it kept just hopping to another character. Infact one more tiny thing that could’ve made it better, is if the book was longer. Maybe this is just my sims addict coming out but I would have loved to read more about their lives and also Amelia’s life behind the screen.

I honestly loved this book so much and i’m not just saying this because the author sent me the book and will be reading the review. I have recomended this book to many of my friends I have spoke about it that much my sister has began to read the book too. This book is perfect for any sci-fi fan, sims fan, reality tv fans just anyone!

Like I said I had never read a sci-fi and now I can’t wait to read another. Its just one of those books that make you think wow what if… and yikes this could actually happen! I am going to give this book a 4.5 out of 5! Not only was the book amazing but Cheryl Davies is a wonderful and kind woman too. She motivated me to write more through the exchange of emails and also just made me more excited about reading and writing altogether.

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The Bet – Rachel Van Dyken


Author Rachel Van Dyken

Publication date– 26th March 2013

Genre- Romance, Young adult

Book Description– “I have a proposition for you…”
Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus’s mouth. Instead, she made a deal with the devil in hopes of putting her past behind her once and for all.
Four days.
She could do four days!
But she wasn’t counting on Jake’s older brother Travis being there to witness their farce of an engagement.
One thing’s for certain.
One brother is right for her.
One wants a lifetime.
And one is in league with the devil.
She should have gotten Jake’s signature in blood.

My review 

I ALWAYS JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!  As I did media studies while at sixth form we were always told to analyse the front covers of magazines, books, posters etc, ever since then I always find myself judging covers of books before actually reading them. If I see a book with a tree on it i’m going to just assume it has something to do with maybe nature, a family (Links to a family tree) or an adventure. So that is what I did with this book I saw an attractive couple looking happy and cute together so I instantly knew it was going to be a romance book, this is where I start to judge. Everytime I see a cover like this I have the same thought “ugh another sappy romance” But really I know thats what I love. I adore a good love story, so I don’t know why I always think this. Maybe because so many love stories have the same cover? Anyway getting to my point, I saw this book on my kindle and again thought oh another love story, why not lets give it a go so…. I did and AGAIN I fell in love with another book!

So I found this book while browsing for books similar  to Beautiful Disaster, I had seen it a few times and was hesitant if to get it or not, not a clue why I was but I got it anyway. This was my first ever book I have read by Rachel and I must say I will be reading more of hers.

The story is about  a girl ; Kacey, who makes a deal with her best friend (who she has grown up with) Jake. The deal is she pretends to be engaged to Jake for a few days to make his gran happy and also save his chances of  CEO of his family’s company and in return he will pay of her student debts. Kacey is still reeling from the event that ruined their friendship but she still agrees to do it. She has grown up with the Titus family feeling as though they are her own since she lost her parents years ago. When she returns home to the titus family she finds Travis or better known as Satan to her to have grown up completely and be super hot! The thing Kacey doesn’t know is Travis has been in love with her since they were children and his feelings still haven’t changed.

I genuinely did like this book but there were a few things that I didn’t like or that could have been different starting with the immaturity of the characters, they are supposed to be in their 20’s but they are rolling on the floors and throwing eggs at each other, I know its supposed to be all cute and romantic but there was nothing cute or romantic about  a hot guy with egg down his pants! There relationship (Kacey and Travis) is cute but a little annoying with all the remarks about the past such as frogs in beds I don’t think we needed to know too much about their past as it would’ve been nice to kind of imagine it ourselves, but I guess it worked!

Another thing that made me a little annoyed was Jake’s character he starts out so cool and I really liked him then we realise what a total Douchebag he is and hate him, then I started to feel a little sorry for him and then I hated him again! This isn’t a bad point to the book may I add, just me ranting a little and venting about a douche of a so called “best friend” If my bestfriend did that to me, I would never do them ANY favour!

The last thing about the book that I think could’ve made it better would have been if there was an epilogue to let us know what happened in the future with Kacey and Travis, and also Jakes reaction to them marrying.


Moving on to the good points now, I always think its better to start with the negative and then soften to wound with the good stuff!

I absolutely love the entire idea of friends when younger grow up to marry. When I was younger all of my best friends were boys, they were just more fun and better tree climbers than the girls! Travis had always been in love with Kacey but bullied her rather than actually be nice to her because he knew she didn’t like him. It was heartbreaking when Kacey watched the tape of jake giving her the gift originally from Travis and seeing him run off because he knew she hated him. I actually felt a lump in my own throat reading that.

When Travis revealed he brought her parents restaurant I was in tears its such a lovely and cute thing for him to do for her even though she didn’t like him until the visit!

This was just such a great heartwarming book and I really did love it. The characters were great apart from the immaturity. Grandma was hilarious dating men at their age and always telling the boys what to do. She is a great character and I really liked her.

I would recommend this book to any romance lover because you will fall in love with it from the very first word. I’m going to give this book a 4 out of 5 and I hope you all read it and enjoy it as much as I did

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Wide Awake – Shelly Crane


Author- Shelly Crane
Publication date- 22nd March 2013
Genre- Romance, Young adult, Mystery
Book Description-  When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she’s been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can’t remember them. She can’t remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can’t remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the old her makes her starts to wish she’d never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girls he’s dating to be with her, her parents wants her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.

My review

I have been hearing about this book a lot the past few weeks and I knew that I had to read it, so I finally purchased it and began reading straight away. Starting the book I found it was in first person and was being told by Emma Walker the girl who has been in a coma for the last six months. I loved the beginning of this book so much it was so different and basic yet amazing. For the first few chapters the book was set in near enough one room. Emma had just woken up from the coma and was unable to move around much, she had visits from her family her boyfriend and also Mason her therapist. What I loved most about the beginning of this book was how Emma knew nothing about her future or her past and it was as though she was in the same position as the reader. She didn’t know anything about herself or what was going to happen in the next few days, months etc and neither did we.

I loved the part when Andy admits the whole thing was his fault and the little twist with Mason knowing her before her coma that I didn’t expect. Although I did have a feeling it was going to be down to Andy as soon as we met him in the book.

I also liked Masons character a lot he wasn’t the common bad boy turned good that we get in a lot of stories but he did have one of those pasts that a lot of characters always seem to have.

There seems to be a lot of guys in stories these days with tattoos and a bad boy thing going on and this story had a bit of that but not all that the others have.

This story really made me think wow what would I do or how would feel if I woke up one day and didn’t remember anything about myself, my friends, family or my life and I think this is what makes this book different to others its not only a love story but its an eye opener on life.

Moving on to the things I didn’t like about this book now, firstly as soon as Andy was introduced into the story I hated him, I think I read one or two little sentences and I just hated him. He is just an annoying character but he is the bad guy of the story I guess. I think his death could have been different, well not different I think it could’ve been better if he admitted what he had done to everyone and then maybe got his punishment with the law rather than end his life.

I also felt like there was far too much “I licked my lips”, “He licked his lips”, “She licked her lips”. After reading this around 4 times I started to get a little bored, repetition is fine but there is a limit. I know Shelly Crane was most likely trying to just give us more of an image of the characters but i’m starting to wonder how dry these characters lips are!? I must have read those little words around 10-15 times throughout this book.

Another thing I found I didn’t like was the parts when Mason was helping Emma cross things of her bucket list such as go to prom, dance in a field etc I found this too similar to Nicholas sparks’s A walk to remember when Landon Carter is helping Jamie with her bucket list when he finds she has cancer!

There were a few grammatical errors and issues with the characters, some being there too little and some just not making sense. I did like the beginning of this book a lot and its a shame it didn’t keep me as interested as I would have liked, I may give it a second chance and re-read this book when I have time and see if I feel different about it then.

For now though I am giving this book a 3/5. If you can deal with a lot of repetition and predictable moves then you will have no problems with this book. Honestly I would say read it, it did have its amazing parts maybe it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

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Remembering Love – Nadine Christian

Author – Nadine Christian
Publication date –  1st February 2013
Genre – Romance, Mystery, New adult,
Book description – When her beloved foster parents pass away, Holly discovers a past of both shocking and heartbreaking: the murder/suicide of her biological parents on the South Pacific island of Pitcairn, famous for the HMAV Bounty mutineers. Travelling to a home she does not remember, Holly reconnects with long-lost childhood friend Jack. An old friendship quickly becomes more… until a dark secret is uncovered.

My review

This book was actually suggested to me by Nadine Christian herself! I have to say I am so glad she did because it is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. Nadine Christian herself seems so lovely and is obviously very talented. I started this book around 11am today and finished 3 hours later, left feeling as though I wanted to read it again.
It is different to what I have read before there is so much more mystery around the secrets in this book compared to others which drop big hints. I think thats what I loved most about Remembering Love, the fact i knew there was a big secret waiting to come out and the build up to it was fantastic.

This book was written in Third person, omniscient. This is when the narrator follows the actions and thoughts of all the characters. Nadine has done really well here as other books I have read written in this narrative have became really confusing, this is the first story I have not got confused about and have been able to follow every little action and thought from each character.

This story is an interesting one as there are so many deaths and you can feel heartbreak for each one. You can also feel the frustration Holly is going through to find out information about her real parents, especially when James died without telling her everything. Thank god for her mother’s diary! Although to read the ending with her her mother’s diary it was heartbreaking!

The characters are really relatable and I love how everyone is close together on the island I loved all of the characters and could feel the chemistry between them. I wish I has a best friend like Kristy. The one character that really annoyed me was Masie, she was so frustrating always calling Celeste and Holly whores and then to find out it was actually Masie that was having the affair with James I wanted to kill that woman myself. The worst bit was she made Holly and Jack question their relationship as friends/lovers by dropping the “you are brother and sister” bomb on them! So much love for this book I could go on all day about how much Masie ticked me off and how much I adored the relationships between the characters.

Another thing that really had me hooked was the location knowing Nadine is from the island of Pitcairn it made me feel more like I was there, the description of the island and reading how they have to walk around with a torch at night, how there is such a small population there and everyone knows each other, also the part about the ghost birds and how their electricity is generated, shows it was all from Nadines own knowledge of her home island.  Its really interesting to know this is where Nadine lives, this is her home and she is sharing it in her book. She has made it sound like such a loving community and a beautiful place to live. After reading this I researched the island a little and it is now on my bucket list to visit Pitcairn.
Many authors live in one country and base their book in another, and when reading you can sometimes tell they are not from the place of which they set their book in from little things like the weather, slang and even the characters. Whereas this book you can tell straight away it has a personally streak in from the author.

I don’t think I have anything bad to say about this book other than I want to read so much more about the peoples lives on the island! It is just so interesting. I suggest to everyone to research the island of Pitcairn, and to also read this amazing book.
Also I think it would be really cool if there was another book based back when Celeste and Sammy were alive and to tell Celestes story or maybe even James’s as he knew the mother and Holly personally.

I loved this book so much I will for sure be reading it again!
I am going to give it a 5/5 and suggest that everyone reads this. This book should have so much more recognition and so many more readers because it is honestly magnificent. I’m in love yet again with another book.
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Before you go – Clare James


Sexy young couple passionately kissing in bedroom.

Author- Clare James
Publication date- March 30th 2013
Genre- Romance, New adult,

Book description- After a public sex scandal at her college, Tabby moves to a new city with a new school, convinced she can start over. But she soon realises the changes are not enough. Tabby must take action to help her heal and move on from the past.

And though it sounds crazy, she believes a one-night stand is the best way to take back what’s hers. If she can choose where, when, and most importantly, who … maybe she can regain control.
First, she needs a willing participant.She finds more than that when she meets Noah Adler.
Unfortunately, she can’t go through with it. And when she tries to forget about the plan—and the guy—it becomes impossible.
Noah quickly weaves his way into her new life and her heart. But as he comes dangerously close to discovering her secret, Tabby’s at risk of losing it all.

My Review
So I started this book last night and it took me around 2 hours to read. Yes I obviously enjoyed it. It is in first person through the character of Tabitha Kelly (I had a cat called Tabby when I was younger so it made me giggle a little.) The story starts out with Tabby in a bar trying to get a guy, at first I was thinking it was going to be a girl who was desperate for sex and attention etc etc. Little did I know Tabby was actually drugged and made out to be a slut in her old college. This is what drew me in even more after reading about her past, as being a teenager myself, I have seen my friends and other people get hurt and humiliated by things like this. Silly pictures and videos so I found it really interesting to actually read a fictional story about what is a common thing these days. It is also so different to any other book I have read normally its an abusive past, murders and chapters of sex but, this book actually stood out from others I have read.

Clare James was brave with this book as it touches a soft subject but she did it well. As everyone knows there are so many books with the characters having a big dark secret past but the thing that makes this book unique is the way the writer has included the therapy and exercises people go through to help what they have been through. It was realistic and that’s what makes this book so good. I imagine many people can relate to this book and Tabitha. A lot of teenagers these days go through therapy and attend groups to help with their pasts or issues they may be having in life.
The one thing in this book that made me smile was the Butterfly project, I personally know people who have used this to stop themselves harming their own bodies. People who do not know what the Butterfly project is i will explain. It is a project created for self harmer’s who need help and motivation to stop harming. The rules are simple. The harmer draws a butterfly on their places of harm, if the butterfly fades without them self harming it means it has lived and flown away. If they do harm it means the butterfly has died and must start its life again. The idea is to name the butterfly after a person who is loved by the harmer, motivating them not to hurt that person.

The only things about this book that made me question it was the character of Jules. Considering she was supposed to be Tabby’s new best friend and support her through her therapy she seemed more like a shadow. She wasn’t there much and it would have been good to see her more in the book and learn more about her. Although Clare James has announced there will be another book with Jules and Thomas’ story so I guess that will learn us more about the other characters. I would also like to know more about Noah and Jenna’s past.

The character of Noah was beautiful you could feel the love and passion between him and Tabby. One thing that did make me cringe a little was Noah’s way of getting Tabby to trust again. I found it a little bit awkward but hey it worked for her!

I am going to give this book a 4/5 because I loved it so much, it was face paced and hooked me right from the beginning. The characters are relatable and realistic. I am really impressed by this book. It is honestly beautiful and I can not wait to see what else Clare James has to come!

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Beautiful Disaster- Jamie Mcguire


Author- Jamie Mcguire
Publication date-  14th August 2012
Genre-  Romance, New adult
Book description-  Abby Abernathy doesn’t drink or swear and she works hard. Abby believes she has created enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college, her dreams of a new beginning are quickly challenged by the university’s walking one-night stand. Bad Boy. Travis Maddox, handsome, built, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs – and wants – to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight club, and his days as the notorious college Lothario. A disaster waiting to happen…Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain celibate for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’ apartment for the same amount of time. Or the start of something beautiful? Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match. Or that this is the start of an obsessive, intense relationship that will lead them both into unimaginable territory…

My Review

Being totally honest the only reason I bought this book was because it was in the ‘similar to Fifty Shades of Grey’. After reading the Fifty Shades books I flew into that pit of fifty shades post depression just like every other person. So when I saw Beautiful Disaster I thought I would give it a go and thank god I did!

It is written in first person, in Abbey Abernathys point of view. She is introduced as the quiet goody two shoes but as the story moves on we learn she’s not so good and she has a big past. After losing her bet with Travis she is left to live with him for an entire month. Over the month they learn new things about each other, learn about each others past and quickly fall in love but not admitting it to each other until the month is up and after dating other people. Long story short, two people with a past fall in love but are scared to admit their feelings and let each other in, when they finally do its happy ever after. Kind of.

If you fall in love with characters easily you will sure fall for Travis within the first two chapters!

There was a few things in this book that made me think WHAT THE HELL!? others that made me a little confused and angry and a lot that made my heart melt! Starting with the what the hells…

At one point in the book Travis starts singing I can’t get no satisfaction in the middle of the cafeteria and the football players sing as back up! At first I thought this was meant to be an exaggerated comparison, unfortunately not, it was a cringe moment in the book and I don’t understand why it happened.
Another what the hell moment is at the end Abby and Travis finally get married in Vegas (shocker.. not) She then gets a tattoo of “MRS MADDOX” and refers to it as her brand! SERIOUSLY!? I found it was little creepy and weird, we live in 2013 everyone knows not to get someones name inked on you! Its strange!

The one thing that confused me is why Jamie Mcguire used Country names in this book I mean one sure but two? America and Brazil were names used in this book and at first I was like huh why is she talking about countries until I realised they were in fact names! Not that its a big thing or really a point I should of made but it just confused me a little.

Moments that got me angry were ones when Travis was ‘trying to get Abby back’ I would normally call this stalking. He sat outside her apartment for days, he was controlling and seemed to find any way possible to keep her to himself all the time. He bought her a puppy just to bring her back to his apartment… CREEP! although many people ask why people get pulled into these bad boy characters who are violent and abusive to others I have to say I am a sucker for it. These controlling and violent characters always make me swoon, no idea why! Must be the writers effects.

Moving on to the good points, I love this book more than anything even though I have had a little moan about it, I have to admit it is my favorite book I have read so far, so different and intense. I sat through this book crying along with the characters emotions and getting butterflies when the cute little moments happened. The sexual tension between Travis and Abby was almost unbearable, you can tell they are in love and how much they want each other and its so frustrating reading about Abby going on dates and Travis hooking up with girls. I’m not going to lie it broke my heart a little! I recommend this book to ANYONE AND EVERYONE its perfect for any romance fan.

I always find self-published books to be the best they aren’t always well known so when a book like BD gets big you know we have another talented author in the world.

Coming back to the beginning of my review, I don’t see why Beautiful Disaster was linked to Fifty Shades at all. Yes the characters have a past but fifty shades is all about the dominance and learning how to love etc  whereas BD is about just love, there is no crazy wild sex scenes or red rooms like FS. I’m glad I found this book though as it has really inspired me to write more and learn more about self publishing.

I am giving this book a 5 out of 5 because I loved it that much!
I am suggesting that everyone reads it even if romance isn’t your genre.

I will be doing a review on Walking Disaster Jamie Mcguire’s second book, the same story but from Travis Maddox’s point of view, in the next few days be sure to keep an eye out for it.

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