- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 400 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 28mm | 315g
- Publication date: 2 April 2013
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1471115143
- ISBN 13: 9781471115141
- Sales rank: 2,136
Set in the same time-frame as Beautiful Disaster, now we hear the story from Travis' point of view. 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?
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Jamie McGuire is the New York Times bestselling author of three other novels: Providence, Requiem and Eden. She and her husband Jeff live with their children just outside Enid, Oklahoma, with four dogs, four horses, and a cat named Rooster. Visit her website at JamieMcGuire.com and follow her on Twitter at @JamieMcGuire_
By Tanika Gardiner 28 Oct 2014
It is a must read and i personally think it would suit anyone above the age of 15+, its a book you literally cant put down. I fell in love with this story. Great writer, and very powerful story.
I would recomend it to EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have leant it to all of my friends and they ALL loved it.
By Julie Rimpula 31 Mar 2014
I read Beautiful Disaster two years ago and have almost forgotten how much I loved that book. WALKING DISASTER reminded me again why I adored Abby’s and Travis’s story.
Reading the story for the second time and from Travis’s POV was just amazing. I got to see things through his eyes and it was different from when Abby was telling the story. It was intense reading just how deep Travis’s love for Abby was. It was almost unbelievable to imagine someone like Travis Maddox to fall hard. But it was kinda cute and touching. Travis knew his mistakes and weaknesses and in all fairness, he did his best to be better for Abby. Both thought they weren’t good enough for each other but in the end, they proved that their love can withstand anything.
What I liked most about this version of the story was that it highlighted some characters, like Shepley and Travis’s family. Every scene with them was hilarious. The Maddox brothers all had foul mouths but they’re so funny and caring. I admired their closeness to each other and the way they looked after Travis. They also accepted Abby with open arms and it was cute how protective they are of her.
Shepley’s actually my favorite character. For one, he’s funny. His and Travis’s bantering were always a delight to read. Shepley was also a good cousin and a great friend. He kept an eye on Travis and wasn’t afraid to tell him the truth. He’s the voice of reason amidst Travis’s scattered thoughts. He always maintained a level head and that’s why I admired him. It was easy to just agree and sympathize to everything Travis said but Shepley forced him to the truth however brutal that is and God knows that’s what Travis needed. It was good that Travis had a good deal of respect for Shepley. Never once did I get the impression that he considered his cousin beneath him.
The epilogue was a bonus. I really liked it that the author gave us a peek of Abby’s and Travis’s life eleven years after. That’s something to look forward to and I’m glad the story ended the way it did. It was sweet and awesome. I don’t think I’m going to stop grinning about this book anytime soon.
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