Review: Walking Disaster

Walking DisasterTitle: Walking Disaster
Series: Beautiful, #2
Author: Jamie McGuire
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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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.

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Available at:
Amazon – Canada: Audio CD, PaperbackKindle
Amazon – US: Audio CDPaperbackKindle
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Book Reviews By RatingMy Review:

There are a number of readers complaining about how this book is close to exactly the same as the first one, wanting a refund, and making it seem like the author tricked them into buying this book. If they read the blurb, they would have known this was going to be the same story, only in Travis’ point of view.

“One of these days you’re going to fall in love, son. Don’t settle for just anyone. Choose the girl that doesn’t come easy; the one you have to fight for, and then never stop fighting. Never.”

I found Walking Disaster refreshing (should be the complete opposite, right, but no) and entertaining. The whole time I was reading the first book, I’ve been dying to know what Travis was thinking or feeling. I had a lot of questions especially about Travis and this book answered all my questions. I’m very happy about that. It somehow gave me closure. I finally understood.

Reading it all over again from Travis’ point of view made me understand him more – his actions, his intensity, his personality. I loved that he never made excuses for his actions and behavior. He knew he was a wee bit crazy and intense and he took responsibility. All he did was fight and fight and fight for Abby. All those times I thought he was so tough and sometimes stupid or numb, I take it all back. He tricked me with his strong and douchebag facade when really, he was so vulnerable and fragile at times.

He continued to stare out the window. “I meant what I said before. You need to walk away, Pidge. God knows I can’t walk away from you.”

“There’s a girl, Dad.”
He smiled a bit. “A girl.”
“She kinda hates me, and I kinda…”
“Love her?”
“I don’t know. I don’t think so. I mean…how do you know?”
His smile grew wider. “When you’re talking about her with your old dad because you don’t know what else to do.”

“In another life, I could love you.”
I watched her for a moment, staring into her glassed over eyes. She was drunk, but just for a moment ti didn’t seem wrong to pretend that she meant it.
“I might love you in this one.”

Why did I give Walking Disaster only three stars, you ask? Simply because I’ve already done a review on Beautiful Disaster which was basically the same story and my rating is still the same. I decided to rate just the prologue and the epilogue. I liked the prologue but I wasn’t a big fan of the epilogue. It felt like it didn’t belong to the whole story. I do recommend this book to all those who have been wondering what was Travis feeling and thinking in Beautiful Disaster. It made me understand everything more and it gave me closure.

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. How do you feel about my review? Do you agree or disagree with it? Would you read it, if you haven’t yet, basing from the review?
  2. What did you think of the book? How would you rate it from scale 1 to 5 (5 being the highest).
  3. How do you feel about the main characters? Did you like them, hate them, relate to them?
  4. Would you recommend it to others?
  5. What other books would you recommend I read that’s similar to this one?

 

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