What is it in the nature of reality and of mind that makes self- esteem an urgent concern? This is where our inquiry be [pdf] BEAUTIFUL DISASTER - JAMIE. About the book: Walking Disaster Book. Author: Jamie McGuire. Series: Beautiful Disaster Series. Publisher: Atria Books; Original ed. edition. "Walking Disaster" (Beautiful #2) by Jamie McGuire. How much is too much to love? Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before.
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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. Soft Copy of Book Walking Disaster author Jamie McGuire completely free. Reviews of: Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire PDF Book 1st Review – Despite the. McGuire Jamie - Walking Disaster - dokument [*.pdf] ALSO BY JAMIE MCGUIRE Beautiful Disaster First published in Great Britain in by Simon & Schuster.
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. But McGuire writes with wonderful finesse that it doesn't have to be. Apr 2, Walking Disaster has ratings and reviews..
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I heard that this book is Excatly like reading the 1st book beautiful diaster all over again but from Travis's point of view and that this book isn't as good. Is that true? J Rulzz Yep, it is the same story with the same conclusion, but the story is not dragged off and explained again from the beautiful disaster book, its more …more Yep, it is the same story with the same conclusion, but the story is not dragged off and explained again from the beautiful disaster book, its more like written about what Travis was doing in Abby's absence.
Personally I enjoyed this book, It was really amazing. I thought it would be the same as some random book in my to-read list. But damn. This book was beyond measure amazing, and worth a re-read.
Honestly, this entire series is worth a re-read. Should I read it even if I read the first one or is it a different experience?? Bethany Godwin Read it at your own risk. I didn't think much of the first, but I do think this one was slightly better.
See all 12 questions about Walking Disaster…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Jul 12, Aestas Book Blog rated it really liked it. My favorite bad boy is back!!!! Ther My favorite bad boy is back!!!! If you ever wondered what happened in between all the Travis scenes, this book fills in all those blanks.
I loved that she started right at the beginning. The prologue takes place when Travis is 3 and it really sets up his whole character. Holy heart wrench! With all my heart. And this book really cemented that love.
For anyone who thought Travis was a little over-the-top crazy, I encourage you to read this book because it gives us insight into his thoughts and feelings that put a measure of reason and logic or at the very least, understanding behind his actions.
I loved watching Travis try to figure Abby out. No way this fucker was going to touch me. I just loved his bad boy logic. It was hilarious at times, and at other times really made my heart clench. Hence them being sluts. Almost like she was both hanging on to every word, and amazed that I knew how to read. Jesus, did I ever want to mouth the words, but I could barely admit it to myself, much less her. Deep down, I knew I was a piece of shit, and she deserved better, but that was also the one thing that stopped me.
She was my opposite: Boy, does he have flaws! But I think that is a huge part of why we all love him so much. There is something about an imperfect, flawed character trying so hard to be functional that just tugs each one of my heart strings. But at the same time, it really worked for this story because otherwise, it would have been too similar. This is why I feel this book is really a companion novel to BD. Because in that respect, it most certainly delivers!
Absolutely heart-poundingly beautiful. I stomped to the bed, planted my hands on the mattress on each side of her thighs, and leaned into her face. I put so much force behind my words, I could feel all my blood rush to my face. Abby met my glare, refusing to even flinch. I looked at her lips, panting. I loved it. Freaking loved it!! The book is worth reading for the epilogue alone. My Casting for Travis: View all comments.
Jul 22, is mee I am so getting my hands on this as soon as it's out! Stuff everything else! Thank you Jamie MacGuire! It's one I like very much. That is a big arm! I'm liking the tattoos. Snippet from Chapter 2: He stood in the middle of the room, a pair of sneakers in one ha OooooooooooooooooohmyGod. He stood in the middle of the room, a pair of sneakers in one hand, a dirty pair of underwear in the other. He was going to kick my ass.
I invited Abby.
I did. That was never fun to explain. It was all about presentation. Pigeon, though. It would take far more than a good presentation to bag her on my couch. At this point I was taking it one step at a time. If I focused on the end result, I could easily fuck it up. She noticed things.
She was farther from naive than I was; light years away. This operation was nothing less than precarious. I was in my bedroom sorting dirty laundry when I heard the front door open. I walked into the front room, and there she sat: Glasses, her hair piled on top of her head, and what might have been pajamas.
It was so hard not to bust into laughter. Never once had a female come to my apartment dressed like that. My front door had seen jean skirts, dresses, even a see-through tube dress over a string bikini. A handful of times, spackled-on makeup and glitter lotion.
Never pajamas. She was going to try to nauseate me into leaving her alone.
At first she seemed proud of her idea, but as we talked and I remained impervious, it was clear that she knew her plan had failed. The less she smiled, the more I had to stop myself from grinning ear to ear. She was so much fun. Shepley and America joined us again. Abby was flustered, and I was damn near lightheaded.
She went from doubting the fact that I could write a simple paper to questioning my penchant for fighting. I kind of liked talking to her about normal stuff, preferable to the awkward task of asking her to leave once I bagged her. Where did you learn to fight?
Her cheeks turned red, and at that moment, I felt a twinge in my chest. I immediately tried to make her feel better. Dad quit drinking.
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The brothers grew up. I struggled to think of something to change the subject, and then mentioning her sexy, frumpy look came to mind. Her embarrassment was immediately replaced by irritation, something I was far more comfortable with.
America suggested watching TV, but the last thing I wanted to do was to be in a room with Abby, unable to talk to her. I stood. I forgot. You grabbed a Before we left. I opened the door, trying to keep my voice casual. We can hit a pizza place. That might have been too eager.
She looked down at her sweat pants. She had no idea how beautiful she was. That made her even more appealing.
My thoughts were usually more relaxed on the bike. Almost a relief. The weird urge I felt around her was disorienting. I decided to get my shit together. Abby might be a pigeon, but she was just a fucking girl. No need to get my boxer briefs in a bunch. Besides, there was something under the good girl facade.
No way was she a slut, though. Not even a reformed slut. I could spot them a mile away. My game face slowly melted away. I barely knew the girl, and the thought of some jackhole hurting Pidge infuriated me. Abby associating me with someone that would hurt her was even worse. I gunned the throttle as I pulled into the Pizza Shack. I imagined that was how she looked first thing in the morning, and then had to refer to the first ten minutes of Saving Private Ryan to keep my dick from getting hard.
Visible intestines. More blood. I held the door open. It was a damn shame; she was the first girl that I had ever wanted to open the door for. Chapter 8 Teaser Shepley walked out of his bedroom pulling a T-shirt over his head. His eyebrows pushed together. Quit being a cry baby. Do you remember last night? Invite some of our friends over and have America take her out for a while. Anything else? What are we going to do with a dog?
I liked the scarecrow when I was a little kid, shut the fuck up. What a tool. He was actually going to make me say it. I fought it for a while, but the puppy was fucking brilliant. Abby would flip out in a good way for once , and I could keep it at the apartment.
Shepley held his hand to his ear. Did you hear that? I care about her. A lot. View all 71 comments. Sep 09, Allana Kephart marked it as to-read. But I have to wait like December 10th, SO! December 31st, As of tomorrow it is officially 15 weeks until this book is on shelves and, yes, in my possession. Fifteen weeks is days. I'm gonna die.
View all 31 comments. So is the US one!! I need me some fucking Travis!!! I just want to have it. For when the time is right. And … what if she says no? View all 61 comments. Jul 27, BookHeroin rated it liked it Shelves: So you need to read BD first! That was absolutely extraordinary! That prologue was something else! The raw emotions were overwhelming, it was really heart breaking, since Travis was so young and not only him but i also felt so sad for his brothers and dad.
Broke my heart.
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And the fact that he kept remembering what she said, but i think he misunderstood her. I tried to remember everything she told me. I tried to glue it to the inside of my head: Visit Dad. Fight for what I love.
That last thing bothered me. It allows you to be inside Travis Maddox's head. O, with the exception of Walking Disaster of course! Second, she has Travis's attention! I really believe that Travis deserves someone better than Abby. She was what he wanted but not what he needed in my opinion. She left him, over and over again! Travis is a sensitive guy! And when you read this story you'll see it that there is a lot more to him than beautiful disaster shows! In this one i had this whole new view to those characters.
Hated Adam. And especially Parker! A WHAT?? T It was amazing, satisfying for the end of an amazing journey. I'm not gonna give any spoilers about what happen in the book, because they are suck, even when there are warnings , sometimes you can't help your self, but after you read it you end up hating your self! But because a lot of you guys -who didn't read the book-has been asking for a new teaser and here it is. It's thanks giving morning! A sigh from my throat prompted her to look at me.
Abby pulled back and shook her head. All day. Every chance I get. Not wanting to hesitate, I immediately bent down to kiss her. Her tongue slipped into my mouth, and every part of me that was warm-blooded male screamed for me to go full steam ahead.
I pulled her against me, and Abby let her leg fall to one side, welcoming my hips to fit tightly between her thighs. Within moments, she was naked beneath me, and it took just two quick motions for me to remove my clothes. Pressing my mouth against hers, hard, I gripped the iron vines of the headboard with both hands, and in one quick movement, pushed myself inside her.
At one point she flattened her feet on the bed so she could raise up to let me slip inside of her fully. The light from the window poured in as beads of sweat began to form on our skin, making it a little easier to slide back and forth.
I held my breath and thrust into her one last time, groaning with the intense spasms throughout my body. Abby relaxed against the mattress, her hairline damp, and her limbs limp. I turned on my side, scanning her face with pure adoration.
I tossed her clothes to the bed, and then yanked my T-shirt over my head.
The day raced by, far too fucking fast. I dreaded every minute, cursing the clock as it approached the evening. View all 66 comments. My anticipation and expectations for this book were off the charts and frankly, a little It was a great relief to have her as a sounding board as we both discovered together that the realities of this book were not what we had expected.
Quite the contrary, as I thoroughly LOVED being in Travis's head, gaining a better understand of his character, and finding him sexier and more swoon-worthy than ever! Walking Disaster enhances Beautiful Disaster's love story, nothing more. I know that many readers will love this book no matter what. That said, the story is somewhat disjointed and for the general reader to fully appreciate and get the most from this book, I recommend the following: I can not stress this enough!!
Abby is a remarkable heroine and one of my all-time favorite characters, but sadly comes across as mostly bitchy and shrewish with very little character presence in this story.
Crista and I had lots of fun discussing and swooning over Travis and his bigger-than-life character. The epilogue was nothing short of spectacular, and it, alone, makes this book worth reading. And now I'm off to re-read Beautiful Disaster—one of my all-time favorite books—with a whole new perspective on this all consuming and addictive love story.
Here's the link to Crista's review. Song note: I can't listen to this song without thinking of Travis. For me it's his theme song! Jul 27, Jude rated it really liked it. My Review of Beautiful Disaster can be found here. This is a dysfunctional Romance. It's your dark pieces having instant recognition with their dark pieces. You're an idiot if you think it means you've met your soul mate.
This happens to so so so many people, to many us and we do not even realize it. For example, someone who had an alcoholic parent and swears they will never be caught up with someone like that, only to grow up and marry and alcoholic — it happens. I hate using Twilight for this example -Many people loved that story me included.
It shows that no matter how many obstacles you face love triumphs in the end. Now, what does this have to do with Walking Disaster or Travis? Edward and Travis are complete opposites. They're opposites , and the same goes with Bella and Abby, not much in common. The one thing both stories seem to have in common: Both argue that true love is the one thing that matters and that it exists.
Abby and Travis are a disaster , both separately and together- and yes I know everyone keeps emphasizing this, and that it is the title, but it's the truth. This is what we all want, not exactly the disaster thing, but what I believe we all want, deep at heart, is to know that no matter how flawed we are or how hopeless and disastrous we can be, we can still find someone to love us. The one goal is to try and be better, try to become the best version of ourselves, be as good as we can be, become Beautiful.
This is why I think the stories are so popular. I don't think they are a good example to follow, or that their relationship is good. But it's a fun, intense, passionate, addictive and entertaining love story. Now let's talk about Travis's Point of View.
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This book was a really interesting and refreshing experience for me. I have re-read books before, but never fully and completely, I usually skim the pages and focus on my favorite parts. I don't really know if those were her intentions from the beginning, but it was all just done really well.
Bonus points for that. Oh and I sort of hated really disliked Abby in this book? From Beautiful Disaster I knew Abby was really bitchy and stubborn and also very irrational at times, but it was easy to follow her, especially knowing that Travis would do anything for her. In Walking Disaster you can see how it all hurts Travis and I really, honestly could not help but wish that he would leave her alone because Abby was not good for him.
And really neither was him for her. I basically wanted the to break up. I really really wanted them to break up. But the ending had already been written before, so there wasn't much to be done there, I just got a little bit frustrated.
All in all it was a good book, and I definitely recommend it to anyone that enjoyed Beautiful Disaster , it really helps you understand Travis and see this love story from a new perspective: This book!!!
Wait - ? I need this Right NOW! View all 22 comments. Apr 03, Stacia the club rated it did not like it Shelves: View all 94 comments. Feb 02, Cynthia rated it did not like it Shelves: It's not just the dialogue but there are things on every single page that is almost a word for word copy of BD.
I know this is the same story from a different point of view, so some repetition should be expected, but this is beyond ridiculous. The proof? Take a look at this little gem: Shepley put his hand on Travis' shoulder. Shepley put his hand on Travis's shoulder. Are you friggin kidding me? I mean come on. Not only are Abby and Travis' thoughts exactly the same, Travis fucking refers to himself as Travis. It doesn't get anymore obvious than that. Either he became an even bigger asshole and started referring to himself in third person not entirely unbelievable come to think of it or Jamie McGuire didn't even bother to edit her blatant copy and pastes.
I guess this just shows you how much effort she put into 'writing' this book. Honestly I'm baffled. Capitalism at it's finest. Despite the obviously dysfunctional, abusive relationship and annoying characters, there was a very readable, unputdownable quality about it. I thought McGuire would soften out his flaws and explain the reasons behind his actions All his unlikeable qualities?
She added a thousand and then threw gasoline on the fire. Let me count the ways.. The Insta-love. At least with BD, there was a build up. In this one it was love at first sight and we didn't even get to see the first meeting. The Writing Cliches. Comparing Abby to crack. I couldn't get enough I'm addicted I need more At least I could understand some her actions through her thought process in BD.
In Travis' POV, her indecisiveness was infuriating. She has no redeeming qualities besides being pretty. She was just there, being controlled by Travis. Not a good heroine at all.
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Travis' Arrogance. He acts like God's gift to women. There's really not one girl besides Abby that couldn't resist a tattooed, chain smoking, alcoholic, violent manslut? I would rather him use fucked, screwed, laid, humped Why was sex referred to as bagged God I seriously wanted to throw my screen at times.
What really drove my dislike home was: What in the world? I am Travis' age and nobody I know uses the terms flock, baggable and females in the same sentence. He honestly speaks like an immature virgin with no sexual experience whatsoever. Now the thing that made me want to punch Travis in the face His Misogyny I'm a fan of Contemporary New Adult, therefore I've read the whole reformed player story a million times before.
Usually the heros love sex and they love women. Just not sex with one woman. Travis is a whole different story. Actually not just hates women, he despises, loathes and abhors them. Yes despite having no standards and sleeping with everything that moves he is the most misogynist, sexist pig I've ever had the non-pleasure of reading about.
If you've had sex with him If you've had sex before the first month If you even showed interest in a guy you're not dating It's repulsive. That and the way he treats women. His attitude towards them directly corresponded to their sexual behaviour. To say he was bitchy and judgemental is an understatement.
I just didn't get it. So yes, as you can tell, I did not like this book. I will not be finishing this book. I will not be reading anything else by Jamie McGuire. The slut shaming in BD, I could deal with. The degradation of women in this book I could not. This read like a bad fan-fic. It felt lazy, designed to maximise profits for the author and her publishing company.
It was not what should've been written by a NYT best-selling author. View all 52 comments. Jul 30, Ava rated it did not like it Shelves: This review contains unmarked spoilers. Can you despise a book but still enjoy reading it? It's not quite a train wreck that you can't look away from - more like staring at a naked man peeing in a plaza fountain.
Wait, that's not particularly enjoyable. Actually, ignore that. I'm drunk. A little. Not really. Not at all. I've just had a rough fucking week, okay? McGuire isn't going to win any awards for her gorgeous writing style; that's for sure. It's really quite meh; on a scale of E.
James to Laini Taylor. There's not a lot to say about it, besides being endlessly average. The whole story is just a bunch of angst and slut-shaming and bagging vultures. Oh, I should probably explain. Travis calls every woman except for Abby who shows an interest in him a vulture, and instead of saying "we had sex" or "we banged" or even "we fucked", he goes for the charming "I bagged her".
I mean, there's also the I-murdered-her-and-stuck-her-in-a-body-bag kind of bagged, but I really wouldn't put it past him. Travis wants to sleep with Abby. Abby says no. Abby sleeps in Travis's bed and does a bunch of questionable things that make Travis think they're more than friends, but no.
Abby goes out with a guy named Parker sometimes. Travis beats the shit out of people. They get together. They break up. Travis bangs and throws out women like trash. Wash, rinse, repeat. Gangsters and Vegas and tattoos and really unrealistic fighting. Babies and a stupid ending. The story of Travis and Abby is one of complete and utter chaos. At times, Abby could be a strong, likable female character who wouldn't take any shit from Travis.
But more often, she submitted to Travis' controlling demands and partook in the slut-shaming of the very women she had often defended. I felt like McGuire couldn't get a grip on Abby; her personalities and actions were so different. I had a hard time believing it was all the same character. She's pretty much the definition of hot-and-cold. If I ever had the chance to speak to Travis - to tell him only one sentence - it'd be kind of obvious, seeing as my hatred for him knows no bounds.
Okay, I know Petyr Baelish probably isn't the best person to tell someone to go fuck themselves, but give me a break. Travis is literally one of the worst male characters I've ever encountered in all my years of reading. Actually, he's probably in the top five.
I genuinely cannot understand how anyone could have an ounce of respect, admiration, or love for this violent, awful misogynist. He tore apart an entire bedroom, smashed furniture - just because Abby had left without telling him.
Travis is a fucking psychopath. He treats everyone - even the people he supposedly respects - horribly, and he's more of a mother to Abby than a boyfriend. Abby, you can't wear that. Abby, you can't do that.
Abby, you can't be a fucking person and stand up for yourself. He reduced her to his pet. By the way, since when does the FBI recruit unstable, uncontrollable, dangerous men?
Travis begins working for the FBI. It's funny, I think, because in a lot of new adult books I read, the main characters end up successful from careers that are not suited for them at all. Kind of a "fuck it, let's make the male love interest into a gang-busting government worker! Hell, the only person I didn't want to strangle was. No one.
America, Abby's best friend, could be really smart at times like when she slapped some common sense into Abby and told her to stay away from Travis but she also shipped them and encouraged them to get back together, even after witnessing all the shit Travis had put Abby through. Her boyfriend, Shepley, Travis' cousin, is also annoying as hell.
Even Parker, supposedly the 'nice guy' and Abby's boyfriend, was a disrespectful asshole at times. To be fair, I'd take Parker over Travis any day, but still. I can count, with one hand, the amount of women who weren't 'sluts', 'whores', 'vultures', or 'skanks' by the definitions of every fucking person in this book. Not even Travis' bartender friend, who he had no desire to sleep with, was safe from his frat brother's attentions.
So, basically, this book was shit and if I write any more, I'm going to get incredibly frustrated and end up breaking someone's face. This whole book felt like it was McGuire's subtle-but-not-subtle-enough response to her critics, defending every negative thing we had to say. View all 47 comments. View all 6 comments. All the waiting for the cover, blurb, excerpts, pre-order and arc openings.
It's all so worth it. Two years.I did. You grabbed a Free Walking Disaster: Really, you're not supposed to be thinking this much, but since Abby protests vehemently before capitulating you do get a lot of time to think about what a stupid idea this is. Gray-man, Vol. I would not have downloadd the book had the post happened before the download. We can hit a pizza place. De Devaneys: December 31st, As of tomorrow it is officially 15 weeks until this book is on shelves and, yes, in my possession.
Her tongue slipped into my mouth, and every part of me that was warm-blooded male screamed for me to go full steam ahead.