by Jamie McGuire
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Via Netgalley for Review
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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. (Goodreads)
Walking Disaster is the story of Beautiful Disaster, only told from Travis’s point of view. Travis Maddox is a mess of a man that I can’t help but love. He has many, many issues. One of the main issues is his disrespect for women. Of course, all that changes when Abby enters his life, and we get to watch Travis become a completely different person. Watching him go through all the emotions and feelings that come along with falling in love with that one special person, it was intense to read.
Having now read both books, and seeing the new perspective from Walking Disaster, I can see why things happened the way they did between Travis and Abby. Yes, I still do believe that at times this was an extremely unhealthy and co-dependent relationship, but I still can’t help from loving Travis. And now that I have a better understanding of him, I love him even more. Reading his story, it will completely break your heart and reduce you to a blubbering mess of tears. (Well, that’s what happened in my case, anyways.)
One thing that I really loved about Walking Disaster was that we get an epilogue at the end of the book. I LOVED that the author decided to add this onto the book. Had there been one on the first book, I probably would have loved the book more than I originally did. Another thing that I really loved is that although the book is the same story that we read from Beautiful Disaster, the author worded it so that it seemed like a whole new book to me. I enjoyed getting to see things from Travis’s perspective.
Overall; If you loved Beautiful Disaster, you are definitely going to enjoy reading Walking Disaster from Travis’ point of view. It’s such a great read, one that I will definitely re-read over and over again.
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