Tuesday, June 4, 2013

WALKING DISASTER by JAMIE MCGUIRE


Hi there! I just completed reading Jamie McGuire’s Walking Disaster. But just because I’m finished with it, doesn’t mean I’m done swooning over Travis’ megaultra-sweetness. Oh gosh, I just can’t contain it! Haha! I can be boyish and naïve most times, but the truth is, I can also be a real sucker for everything romantic. What a cheeseball you might say, I know. Haha!

Anyways…

Walking Disaster has, as a whole, the same storyline as Jamie McGuire’s claim to fame novel, BeautifulDisaster. As a follow-up, the only difference is everything that’s inside it is taken from a different angle – from Travis Maddox’s point of view! (Girls, we all know how much of a treat that is. Harhar!) Read this blogpost to have an idea about Beautiful Disaster’s plot.
I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn’t something about you at all. It was just you. – Travis Maddox

Seeing everything through Travis’ eyes was enough reason to say that I totally enjoyed this chick-lit. How could I not? This was an opportunity to completely understand his actions. For instance, his true concern which he chose to hold back inside and his emotions which were oftentimes misinterpreted. It was like a backdoor into every ideal guy’s mind. What a treat!

I didn’t know I was lost until you found me. I didn’t know what alone was until the first night I spent without you in my bed. You’re the one thing I’ve got right. You’re what I’ve been waiting for, Pigeon. – Travis

As I was reading along, I always had to give myself a chance to process what was going on. There was always a need for me to take a break after each ooey-gooey moment (which was available at the turn of every page) because I had to savor the mushiness down to its last bit, which I did through silent screams and little shrieks. Haha!

I think this novel is sexier than Beautiful Disaster but not the Fifty Shades kind of sexy, of course.J I felt like there were more steamy scenes, and that it was more visual when it came to the thoughts of Trav. Maybe because it was from a guy’s POV. (Does that sound sexist to you? I hope not. Haha!)

And because I’ve already read Beautiful Disaster, it became kind of boring to read the other chapters as expected. What mostly kept my interest were the parts which weren’t told in the Beautiful Disaster, particularly the parts where it used to only be Abby present. Walking Disaster filled in the blanks left unanswered by the first book.

There were still times when their toxic affair got exhausting, just like how I felt with Beautiful Disaster. Their relationship had so much going on. Good thing there was Travis’ excessive showing of love a girl could ever ask from a guy. He was the saving grace of this all. BE MINE, TRAVIS! BE MINE! Hahaha!
Then there was the epilogue. Gosh, just when I thought the story couldn’t get any more romantic. A perfect match job and lovely kids – how mature! At first I thought the story jumped too far, but then I got to the sweet part and understood.J It was the best way to end Abby and Travis’ love story.

To wrap this up, I’d say I had fallen head over heels in love with Travis for the second time around. Aw! I’ve had an amazing time following this beautiful tale of two people crazy about each other.J

Chick-lit fans, rejoice for this one’s made especially for you!

Are you done reading this book? Share your thoughts!

When I think about my future, I see you.  – Abby Abernathy



1 comment:

  1. Totally agree with your review! :) Love that this book is in Travis' POV. Who wouldn't want to know what this guy is thinking? haha. Though just like you said, it became boring since it is the same story with Beautiful Disaster minus Travis' POV. By the way, Jamie Mcguire will release a novella entitled "Beautiful Wedding" https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18528454-a-beautiful-wedding I'm a bit excited for this :)

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