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Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Jamie McGuire LLC; 1ST edition (November 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615417175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615417172
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (258 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jamie McGuire is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster, Walking Disaster, Red Hill, and the Providence series. She lives just outside Enid, Oklahoma with her husband, Jeff, their children, and 3 dogs, six horses, and a cat named Rooster.

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Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with international bestseller, Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel Walking Disaster debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written apocalyptic thriller Red Hill, a novella titled A Beautiful Wedding, and the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy.

Jamie lives on a ranch just outside Enid, OK with husband Jeff and their three children. They share their 30 acres with cattle, six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.

Find Jamie at www.jamiemcguire.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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94 of 101 people found the following review helpful By bluediamond on December 18, 2011
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If I have to read one more review that says 'this is an unrealistic view of romance', I'm going to scream. If I wanted REALITY, I wouldn't read fiction. This stuff ISN'T reality, it's FICTION. People read for escape. So, I like to escape for a bit when I read. This story does that. I like Twilight and other stories like it because I like the escape. I read Stephen King when I want to be creeped out. I read biographies when I want to read about real people. Do I expect to find Edward Cullen in real life? No. I read to get drawn into the story, and this story draws you in. Nina is a likeable character who is grieving her father on many levels. His actual death, and finding out he is not the man she thought. Her relationship with Jared is gripping. I found Ryan to be annoying on many levels. I couldn't put Providence down. I tried it because I borrowed Beautiful Disaster on a book lending site, and loved it, and I'm glad I did. I've since bought both in this series from Amazon. See book publishers: book lending actually BOOSTS sales of books. Make ALL BOOKS lendable! If I bought a hard copy, I could lend it to whomever I wanted. E-books need to be lendable too. /soapbox.

If you like YA books, this one will not disappoint.
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68 of 86 people found the following review helpful By I love books! on July 14, 2011
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I loved Beautiful Disaster. In fact, it's one of my favorite books. I like how the author wrote it which led me to buying this book. I started off with the sample but didn't really like it. I decided to take a chance to see if it would get better later on and bought it. Big mistake.

I cannot get through this book. I am forcing myself to read it simply because I paid five bucks for it. I've put it down for a while in hopes that maybe I'll enjoy it with a fresh mind. So I can only review what I've read so far. And most of it is disappointing.

The story starts off with Nina depressed and slightly catatonic after the death of her father. She eventually gets in a cab and that's when she meets a mysterious and very handsome stranger. Afterwards, she sees him occasionally and the rest of the story is about her college life. She also begins to investigate the strange circumstances of her father's death and uncovers secrets she was never meant to know. What is this world her father kept from her? And what does the handsome stranger that keeps showing up have to do with it?

THE GOOD:

-Claire
She's the only character I really like. She has character and spunk and she's definitely a lot more memorable then her brother.
-When Ryan's in the hospital
My favorite scene is when Ryan and Nina are in the hospital and they use a bunch of advertisement slogans. That was highly amusing to me.

THE BAD (and there's a lot of it):

-Nina
When will there ever be likable heroines in YA paranormal romances? Nina certainly isn't one. There's something about her that just irks me and I can't stand her. There's nothing wrong with having a few faults (that's what makes characters relatable) but she just gets on my nerves.
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49 of 66 people found the following review helpful By abejita on August 4, 2011
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The Twilight comparisons are inevitable and well-earned for this entry into the paranormal romance teen lit genre. Nina, like Bella, has no strong interests or talents or redeeming qualities. Her value lies almost entirely in the fact that she is vulnerable and perpetually in peril. The primary love interest, Jared, is of angelic descent and exists to protect (and control) Nina, though he is tortured by how the nature of his being puts her further into danger. The pair take turns withdrawing and feeling tortured for each other's own good. The secondary love interest (there has to be a triangle), Ryan, is presented as better for Nina because he is "safer." Both men intrude upon, control, and in general abuse Nina, who interprets this abuse as both maddening and... endearing. Nina is literally under surveillance twenty-four hours a day and describes her feelings for Jared as obsession, with marriage plans surfacing before the novel's end. Nina's and Jared's relationship is a checklist of warning signs and I find it really sickening that this is the type of model that currently prevails in YAF.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By HappyShopper275 on May 21, 2012
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Absolutely love... love this book, and hooked on the series (I'm on book two now)
Now, yes! it is a paranormal romance, not like "Beautiful Disaster "(which is a awesome book, main reason why I looked into Jamie McGuire other books) and yes the Twilight comparisons is inevitable, boy loves girl, girl loves boy, it is a lovely paranormal romance - If you love a mental get away and love a page turner Read this series.
You will find Nina - the wealthy collage girl, who encounters Jared (Aw! Jared you can't help but just fall in love with him in the first few chapters, he just brings that page turner into this read - what is he? what is going to do next?, just one more page!) and yes they fall in love... but in this romance you will find the different college twists, paranormal turns, family secrets, father's death or murder???, all these factors embark Nina and Jared's journey making this book an unbelievable and captivating novel!

Can't wait to finish book two, then three... and for $2.99 is a must read! I'm enjoying every minute!
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