Author: JAMIE McGuire
Pub. Date: 05/26/2011
Publisher: Shelf Pub.
Series: Beautiful #1
INTENSE. DANGEROUS. ADDICTIVE.
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.
INTENSE, DANGEROUS, ADDICTIVE!!!
All three of these words from the synopsis above are the best description there is. OH MY GOODNESS!!!
It has your oh so good girl, (does it?) and oh so bad boy (or is he?), a new year and first year of college, to start new and free from past. (Oh can they?) Romance, intrigue, suspense, and a bet between these two amazing characters. What more do you want?
But I will say at this time some of the writing was a little risque for the younger side. On the other hand it was very well written. Author Jamie McGuire has hit this one out of the ball park. Left me wanting more and my emotions all over the place. And I will diffidently read more of her books.
Cover: Awesome, and I would buy this book because of the cover alone. I love that it, to me anyway, that it describes the book as someone or thing caught in something and wanting out so they can live, or if staying in there well undoubtedly end in death.
Plot: Very creative and refreshing, but also edge of your seat addictive!
Characters: Well written and very creatively done. A love hate relationship with all of them.
Ending: NO WAY!! I WANT MORE... but leave the crying for some other book.. (just kidding there) can you say "Cliff-hanger."
So there you have it for my thoughts on this book and author.
And for those reasons, I am giving this book and author my Breath of Life Rating:
FIVE CLOCK RATING!!
Disclosure: I did not received the above book in exchange for my honest opinion and review. Opinions are my own and yours may differ.
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