Thursday, May 16, 2013

Swoon Thursday # 39 - Beautiful Disaster



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My Swoon for this week comes from
Beautiful Disaster
Jamie McGuire

First - The Blurb:

Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

Second - The Swoon:
Travis turned me to face him, and then pressed against me, leaning me back against the wall. Our eyes met, and I could see the ache in his expression as he scanned the bare pieces of my skin. I had seen him peruse women before, but this was different. He didn't want to conquer me; he wanted me to say yes.
He leaned in to kiss me, stopping just an inch away. I could feel the heat from his skin radiating against my lips, and I had to stop myself from drawing him in the rest of the way. His fingers were digging into my skin as he deliberated, and then his hands slid from my back to the hem of my panties. His index fingers slid down my hips in between my skin and the lacy fabric, and in the same moment that he was about so slip the delicate threads down my legs, he hesitated. Just when I opened my mouth to say yes, he clenched his eyes shut.
"Not like this," he whispered, brushing his lips across mine. "I want you, but not like this."
Third - My Thoughts:
I only started reading this book last night so I'm only a quarter of the way in. So far, I'm loving it. Abby is gorgeous, knows her own mind and doesn't let anyone take advantage of her. Travis! What can I say about Travis? He's the ultimate bad boy. However, I'm already starting to see cracks in his armour.
I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this book and discovering how things turn out between these two opposites. I'm also guessing there are still quite a few more swoon worthy moments to come.

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!



  1. I love your Swoon Marilyn! Travis is one of my book boyfriends, and I really enjoyed reading both Beautiful Disaster, and Walking Disaster!

    Here's my Swoon:

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape :)

  2. Excellent choice!! I really really enjoyed this book. I hope you like it.
    Thanks for visiting my teaser:)

  3. That's one steamy swoon! I haven't read this book and after reading that swoon I'm not sure why I haven't :)

    My Swoon

  4. This particular scene was so emotion-filled and hot at the same time! I'm glad you enjoyed the book :D

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  5. Loved this book! Travis was so yummy! Thanks for dropping by My Swoon

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  6. Ahhh yes!! I knew you would love this book! Travis is serious hotness!!

    Here's My Swoon!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  7. Gotta love Travis! He definitely made the book for me. Because Abby made me want to scream so many times!

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  8. I have heard of this book, just not sure if it it something I want to read.

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  9. I totally love this book!


  10. I love this book and soooooooo love Travis!!! Oh yes I do love that bad boy! lol Great swoon, Marilyn! Thanks for the follow on Bloglovin definitely follow you back!

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