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Review: Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Walking Disaster - Jamie McGuire

Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. 

Can you love someone too much?

Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In 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 knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.




I'm a big fan of Jamie McGuire. I may be an even bigger fan of Travis Maddox. Walking Disaster is the story of Travis and Abby from his point of view. Ever read Beautiful Disaster? Same story line, totally different set of emotions. And it rocks.


We get to know the guy behind the temper in Walking Disaster. I know some people had a hard time dealing with Travis's occasional freakouts, but when you see it from his perspective, it's easy to get. Abby's really kind of a pain in the arse. He loves her, I know, but that girl has this annoying tendency to run when things don't go her way, and not only run, but take off without any explanation or effort to sort things out. I'd be a little upset too.


It's so incredible to see both sides of this amazing and slightly unconventional love story. I gotta say, and I may be biased here, but Travis got to me way more than Abby ever did. That guy is a well of emotions. He knows what he believes in, and he stands by that, unwavering. He screws up, yeah, but that makes him all the more lovable. He admits when he's wrong, but puts his foot down when he's had enough of Abby's back and forth crap. 


And did I mention tattoos? ;)


And the other characters, of course... How could I forget them? Because they are oh so unforgettable. Shep. America. Travis's brothers. They all have their own voice and distinct personalities, making everything happening around Travis and Abby all the more genuine.


Jamie McGuire can tell a story. Every book I've read by her has skyrocketed to the top of my favorites list. Her writing style, well developed characters, and ability to tap into her readers' emotions has made me a solid fan. 


Seriously. Read this.