Thursday, August 2, 2012

Review: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire


I devoured it, I admired it, I fell in love with it. However you want to put it, this book is worth reading by any standards. Unlike many of its genre, Beautiful Disaster strayed onto its own path, delving in to topics I hadn't seen displayed that way before. Whether displayed as glitz and glam or as an intense, gritty world, Las Vegas has never been portrayed like this. From the point of view of Pigeon-you'll get it once you read it-, we are allowed to see the side hidden in the undercurrent, flowing beneath the intense waves of the sequins and cards.And then there's Travis. He is exactly what Pigeon sought to avoid when she left that world-he was a mess, complete with the bad boy attitude and tats. So why is it that she feels so utterly, totally, and completely compelled to this boy? That is part of the books charm. We always root for the bad boy, and Travis is the epitome of devilish. And we absolutely love him. We fall for him with Abby, or Pigeon, and we feel for Travis as well when things don't go as he hoped. This book has been read by me again and again, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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