Last week it was a Beautiful Disaster, today its a Walking Disaster. Walking Disaster is the follow up book to Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster. Both books chronicle the love story of Abby Abernathy and Travis Maddox. Beautiful Disaster is written in Abby’s perspective while Walking Disaster is in Travis’s.
When I first began reading, I was sure it would just be a recap of Beautiful Disaster..boy, was I wrong..and right. Walking Disaster offers different nuances, sides, feelings, thoughts. All the fighting (in the ring and outside), the relationship, the drama is still there — all in Travis’s POV.
From the first time Travis sees Abby, he’s smitten. Travis constantly walks trailing a thin line worring what he will do next to screw up with Abby. And he does, more then once. From a young age he learns to “Love hard, fight harder.“ It isn’t till Abby comes along when that statement is finally given depth. Travis is much more demonstrative with his feelings of Abby then she is with her feelings of him. In Walking Disaster, he is more like Abby because you learn the feelings that he keeps personal.
Travis’s mind is an enthralling object to be stuck in. He’s easy to root for. Don’t let the tattoos, playboy demeanor and top underground fighter persona trick you; Travis Maddox does indeed have a soft side.
I love that this series is in both Abby and Travis’s POV. I loved reading both sides of the story. I already have my happy dance planned when for when 50 Shades comes out in Christian’s POV… I hope, hope, hope that one day I can put my proverbial shimmy to good use. 😉
The epilogue was my favorite part of the book. Prologues and Epilogues are always wanted. I’m such a sucker for a good epilogue; babies, marriage, oozing love, all of it. This one sated my need for a good one.
I loved Walking Disaster, maybe even more then Beautiful Disaster. Both are a must read; the storyline is so interesting, the characters are great and their love is even better.
Beautiful Disaster review here.