Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Walking Disaster - Jamie McGuire


Title - Walking Disaster
Author - Jamie McGuire




Blurb


In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.


Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire's New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis's eyes.

Travis lost his mother at a very young age, but before she died she taught him two important rules... Love hard. Fight harder. Growing up in a family of men who like to gamble and fight, Travis Maddox is a tough guy. Known for his bad reputation with women, and feared for his incredible fighting skills, all the boys want to be him, while the girls simply want him... Abby Abernathy is the first girl to treat him the way he feels he should be treated, with dislike and disinterest. It is her lack of interest that sparks his determination to win her round. Will the invincible Travis 'Mad Dog' Maddox be defeated by a girl?


Review
When I found out that this book was being written my excitement could only be described by Disney gifs. Against my better judgement I had unwittingly fallen in love with the previous book and was looking forward to seeing the male version of the story. So like any fan girl I had looked in 3 different book shops and gotten lost countless minutes before I had my hands on it.

I so wanted to love this book but it felt me wondering why I even loved Beautiful Disaster in the first place. The whole relationship is filled with anger, alcohol and pointless drama. I felt like I was watching the text book example of dysfunctional relationship. This book made me realise that neither Travis nor Abby are well thought out characters. Travis is a drunk with anger management issues while Abby is a coward, every time something remotely went wrong she would run away and then they would have somewhat intensive reunion and then all is fixed.

From the first page of the book I hated Travis, he was arrogant, crude and a total user and in trying to justify his actions he managed to blame all the girls in his life. The only reason he ‘’fell in love’’ with Abby was because she made him wait just over a month to drop her panties. Yes that does sound like a making of a good relationship. To add insult to injury even after he claimed to ‘’love’’ her he constantly objectified her like she was some piece of meat rather than the love of his life. Yes he had some good lines and the passion was somewhat attractive however it usually ends and very often ends with a destructive.

While writing this it occurred to me that the nickname Pigeon is a stupid one. At the time I had found it sweet, charming even but having lived more half my life in London I know that pigeons are not out favourite birds in fact we call them Rats of the skies. Not an attractive image and that ending.... just No!

I give this book 2 out of 5 stars.


Product details
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (2 April 2013)
Language: English
Author's Website: http://jamiemcguire.com/
Purchase:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble



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