Walking Disaster (Paperback)
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Short Description for Walking Disaster Travis' life is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby brings him to his knees. Every story has two sides. In McGuire's "New York Times"-bestseller "Beautiful Disaster," Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis' eyes.
- Published: 02 April 2013
- Format: Paperback 448 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781476712987 ISBN 10: 1476712980
- Sales rank: 627
Reviews for Walking Disaster
A must for fans of Beautiful Disaster - but not my cup of tea
Travis "Mad Dog" Maddox has a reputation on campus. He's notorious for bagging chicks and then taking out the garbage as soon as he's sated. But when he first spots Abby Abernathy from across a crowded bare-knuckle fight, there's just something about her that's different from all the other girls at school. She's not throwing herself at him and there's something in her eye that reminds him of himself.
Never one to turn down a challenge, Travis sets out to make Abby his friend. His first non-sexual female friend. But as he gets to know her, he finds so much more than a potential buddy. Abby makes him nervous, anxious and agitated. Maybe, just maybe, Travis has met his match - and mate - in the quiet little Kansas pigeon.
I get the appeal of a bad boy. Not the just psychological phenomenon that explains women are attracted to bad boys as a primordial urge to help them procreate and further their race. But also the devastatingly sexual being that is a bad boy.
So I see why so many readers adore Travis Maddox. I'm just not one of them. However - with this companion novel I do see some redeeming qualities that weren't present in the first book. He's got some insight to his behaviour - he even goes as far to admit that he knows he's a terrible person when it comes to his treatment of females.
But his jealousy just irritated me. Not just the depths of it but also the frequency of his outbursts. His violent tendencies stopped being sexy and were just plain scary.
The plot was well done. It was long enough since I read the first book that seeing the same discussions, interactions and actions didn't feel repetitive but rather a warm feeling of deja vu that you get when you get to mix with characters you find comforting in their familiarity. The extra scenes that we didn't get to witness last time as Abby wasn't currently on-screen were fantastic - the ending made reading this whole story worthwhile.
After reading this book, I'm fully on board the Abby + Travis = 4EVA bandwagon. Not just because I think they're perfect for each other but because I'm not sure I'd wish either one of them upon anyone else... by Kateunder review