Now that Abby is off to college, she can finally leave her old life behind and start over as a whole new girl. The only person who knows about her dark past is her best friend America – and Abby plans to keep it that way. When she meets Travis, she knows he’s everything she’s trying to leave behind, but she still can’t seem to stay away from him. In an effort to keep Abby in his life, Travis makes a bet with her… If he wins, Abby has to live in his apartment for a month. If he loses, he has to give up his steady stream of women for a month. But the bet is just the beginning of the roller coaster ride for Abby & Travis.
I had a love / hate relationship with this book. I loved the story and the writing, but I kinda hated the characters. And yet, despite being appalled by how incredibly stupid and messed-up the main characters were, I devoured their story and couldn’t stop myself from rooting for them. To be fair, I think characters were well developed and realistic; they just weren’t the greatest people. But, crazy and impulsive behaviour is pretty common when you’re in college so I could often understand the irrational actions even if I didn’t agree with them. That aside, the story flows well and sucks you in with a surprising amount of twists and turns. Just when you think it must be over, there’s another bump in the road for Abby & Travis.
I could NOT put this book down. While I can’t really say that Beautiful Disaster a good book, I still loved it and even though it makes no sense for this to be a series, I’m sure I’ll read Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2) when it comes out!