Walking Disaster Book Review
Walking Disaster by Jaime McGuire
Series: Beautiful #2
Published by Self-Published on April 2, 2013
Genres: New Adult
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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.
“….it seemed the moment I met her, my life had been turned upside down. And I didn’t want it any other way.”
I know there are a lot of Beautiful Disaster fans out there so please don’t hate… but I thought this book was just OK for me. There was just so much overblown anticipation over the past couple weeks that I was expecting it to be so much more and just ended up disappointed. I reread Beautiful Disaster hours before the Walking Disaster release to refresh my memory and I don’t think that was the smartest idea because it felt redundant at that point. Basically there was nothing new. Normally I could finish a book in a couple of hours and this one took me days. I almost gave up and started a different book this one almost ended up on my DNF (Did Not Finish) List.
“You know why I want you? I didn’t know I was lost until you found me. I didn’t know what alone was until the first night I spent without you in my bed. You’re the one thing I’ve got right. You’re what I’ve been waiting for.”
I really do enjoy reading different POV snippets but a whole book was just a tad too excessive for me. Maybe it was because the story lost the curiosity, the mystery and the angst that I crave in each new story. So this time around it wasn’t as entertaining as I really wanted it to be. I can honestly say that if Walking Disaster came before Beautiful Disaster than this would have changed my review tremendously. Travis’s POV was way better than Abby’s POV. He just had so much emotion, so much more passion and reading about love and romance from a man’s perspective is so rare that it makes it so much more interesting. A window into a man’s psyche so to speak.
Despite my disappointment, I still do recommend this book especially the DIEHARD Travis fans out there. And the epilogue? OMG, the best part of the story! I honestly wish that the epilogue was longer or maybe even a second or third book!
What I have changed about this book?
I think it needs a major overhaul. I really am not trying to be mean. Just an opinion. Instead there should have been a sequel to BD about their life after college in Travis’s POV with flashbacks maybe. There the author could have described how Travis was feeling and what he was thinking during those BD monumental moments instead of this whole redundant book. I think a story about them starting a family, her pregnancy days, updates on the rest of Travis’s brothers, how he got into the FBI, secret missions etc. would have been more interesting. I don’t know if there is going to be a real sequel, I sure do hope so!!
For Travis I choose this smoking hot model Nicholas Lemons. And for Abby, the gorgeous Hayden.