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review 2016-09-29 00:00
Beautiful Disaster
Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire I enjoyed this book almost against my better judgement.

There were huge cliches, there was two dimensional characters and still I kept reading keenly. The language was engaging and the storyline kept you engaged.

I definitely think this is a great wet weekend companion - nothing too intense but very engaging. The only issue for me was the constant violence was a little off putting (but I like my books pretty low on this feature in general. The descriptive terms were almost too clear and accurate for me to feel comfortable with the violence exhibited - but I do think that is just my issue.

The main characters were interesting in their naive natures combined with their optimism which I felt was a great indicator of the author's understanding of youth. The simple scenarios were well described and I was wanting the "happily ever after" for the characters I liked. There were a few red herrings that I felt were a great indicator of the skill of the writer not just throwing out morsels that always came to fruition...

I would recommend if you are ok with fights being described in detail in your romances :-)
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review 2016-09-29 00:00
Beautiful Disaster
Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire I enjoyed this book almost against my better judgement.

There were huge cliches, there was two dimensional characters and still I kept reading keenly. The language was engaging and the storyline kept you engaged.

I definitely think this is a great wet weekend companion - nothing too intense but very engaging. The only issue for me was the constant violence was a little off putting (but I like my books pretty low on this feature in general. The descriptive terms were almost too clear and accurate for me to feel comfortable with the violence exhibited - but I do think that is just my issue.

The main characters were interesting in their naive natures combined with their optimism which I felt was a great indicator of the author's understanding of youth. The simple scenarios were well described and I was wanting the "happily ever after" for the characters I liked. There were a few red herrings that I felt were a great indicator of the skill of the writer not just throwing out morsels that always came to fruition...

I would recommend if you are ok with fights being described in detail in your romances :-)
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review 2015-12-29 00:00
Beautiful Disaster
Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire College is a time for discovering who you are, and maybe who'd you'd like to be when you grow up. Unfortunately for Abby, it's a time to re-invent herself and forget her past. Her plan is solid escaping to an eastern college with her best friend. What she didn't count on was a tornado to swirl through her life, turn it all around and create more drama than anyone should ever think of.

Abby and Travis' story can be shortened to two easy word - heavy angst. If you are in search of drama, this New Adult novel has it in droves. Even the best friends, America and Shepley, are not immune to the drama of teenage to adult years. Was I able to connect to the leads? Yes, unfortunately. I had to pull from my memory banks on how 'awful' life could be at that age. I was a youth that was too rash in decisions, often poor, too quick to get angry and too stubborn to admit when I'm wrong. I found myself at parts of the story saying to my Kindle, "OMG! Would you two grow UP?" Then I realized Ms. McGuire hit the nail on the head. She gives us a New Adult story filled with all the over-the-top drama that you'd expect from someone nineteen. I will say some of it got to be a 'bit much' for this reader. Chalk up to personal preference.

Who'd I recommend this to? If you love New Adult/Coming of Age/College stories, this novel hits all the high points for the checkoff list. This was a first time read for me of Jamie McGuire. I found her storyline moving solidly, never bored. I will warn you if you aren't a fan of the heavy drama filled "I'm an adult but act like I'm 12", this may not be the story for you. However, if you love the drama, don't hesitate in picking this up to read. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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review 2015-09-30 19:49
So Much CHEEEEEEEEESE! :D
Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire

Just a few words.

The only reason I gave this book 3 stars is because of how much I laughed while reading it!

This book just oozed cheesiness! All the story, main characters and dialogs, seriously - EVERYTHING - SO MUCH CHEESE!!

It was a complete overdose!

Travis is an obsessed wreck with anger management issues. But I like the guy, even the things he say is just... well... all girls wanna hear that, but never will? lol Cheese...XD
Abby - b***h. She is incredibly misleading. She doesn't feel as a complete character at all. So much "change of heart" and some time her doings were just simply stupid. I didn't really like her.
Well, at least I really like some side characters of this book.

I am glad that I picked it up knowing absolutely NOTHING about it, I got it by chance, so I had no idea what kind of book it was at all.
And... It is just a love story. Young, crazy and incredibly cheeseeeee! Cheese everywhere! lol

This book exists only for a crack and I did have fun reading it. ;)

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review 2015-07-19 16:18
Just a Disaster. And Not A Beautiful One.
Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire

"How to make a book containing every fucked up trope in YA novels,dark and abusive relationship included. FOR DUMMIES."

 

Sentence: NUKE IT FROM THE ORBIT.

 

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