Review – Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Title: Walking Disaster
Author: Jamie McGuire
Series: Beautiful #2
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: April 2nd 2013

Book Description

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.

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My Review

Fans of Beautiful Disaster are going to love this story just as much as I did!! While reading it though, I did pull out my copy of Beautiful Disaster so I could cross reference the story. To read some of the same scenes from different both POV’s, was so engaging!!

Being inside of Travis’s head was an interesting twist into his and Abby’s relationship. I was able to get a different perspective and it was still just as awesome. The amount of passion that Travis has is just amazing. Travis treated woman as play toys before meeting Abby and discarded them just as quick as he picked them up. He changed drastically once Abby caught his eye. He thought he found someone worthy of being in his life but they both had issues in their lives that kept them apart.

I really do love Travis!! He has that serious front, but it all just a cover. He is compassionate, but it just takes the right person to find the true Travis. He may fire up easily, but it is usually to defend those he cares about. However once all of his faults were out, I still couldn’t help but love him!! I saw Abby a bit differently through Travis’s eyes too, the way that idolised her from the start and the feelings he had, whilst Abby was trying to deflect him.

Some of the Travis’s POV’s that I was hoping to see weren’t actually in the book and were simply glossed over, but it still didn’t take anything away from the amazing story it was. Those who haven’t read the first book will probably struggle with how the story unfolds, so I do recommend you read Beautiful Disaster first. The Epilogue… OMG!! Loved it!! It was fantastic to see something new in the world of Travis and Abby, which had so much emotion and little surprises!! I cannot wait to see more of the Maddox brothers in the future books!!

Thank you to Simon @ Schuster Australia for the copy of Walking Disaster that I won through you guys!

I also received a copy of this book from Atria via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Glad you enjoyed it! I am currently reading it.

  2. Travis sounds like a great main character, and I can't wait to read the first. Brandi
    @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  3. I just picked up Beautiful Disaster from the library. It's a few down on my list but I hope to start it soon. Great review Naomi!!

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  4. Yes!! Agree, even with all of his downfalls, I can't help but still love Travis. I did really enjoy reading from his POV, however I wish Jamie added more scenes from the first book into the second one. Like the beginning.. where they first meet... That would of been awesome!

    The epilogue was, by far, the best part of the book. I felt it really brought the book to a close perfectly!

    Great Review! I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I did!

  5. Me too.... was so much fun to see Travis' POV

  6. Oh.... it is an awesome book!! Hope you get to read it soon!!

  7. I really hope you enjoy it Marilyn!! Travis is swoon~worthy!!

  8. I agree with you 100%!! I really wanted the initial meet.... and the Epilogue.... awesome to have some new material ;)


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