344 of 418 people found the following review helpful
Intriguing and fulfilling,
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This review is from: Beautiful Disaster (Kindle Edition)
This book centers on a new college student with a hope to stay out of trouble. Of course the first thing that happens is that she catches the eye of the school "bad boy".
I enjoyed the dynamics within the first half of the book, even how the sexual tension between Maddox and Abby was sometimes unbearable.
This is not a book about perfect love, and happily ever after. Don't get me wrong, the ending wrapped everything up with a pretty little bow. However, the relationship was so raw and emotional that the rollercoaster that was their relationship became quite stressful. By the end of the book I just wanted them to stop fighting! I believe the ending was a bit hasty, and the epilogue a bit silly.
However, the plot about Abby's past is truly creative and unexpected. I am not used to books about dysfunctional and unhealthy relationships. If you are sick of Twilight harmony and love, this book encapsulates everything human about a relationship. The love, tears, sex and fights. There is a relatively good understanding of reality, with some strands of a life that most of us are unaware of.
If you like lust, illegal college fight nights, poker and of course good sex, I would tell you to take a chance on this one.
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Initial post: Nov 26, 2012 1:31:28 PM PST
Jennifer Green says:
I think this book was totally LAME!! ANd I can't believe some people gave this 5 stars. The plot and characters are completely silly and unrealistic. Don't waste your money on this garbage.
Posted on Jan 5, 2013 2:39:38 PM PST
Amazon Customer says:
I loved your review it says exactly the same thing that I was feeling. Well put about if you wanted a picture perfect book then find a more Twilight type book, where the worst thing is she might have to become a VAMPIRE or the whole VAMPIRE population might show up in town and kill everybody, please. I could see this book being a movie because despite that there are some seriously exaggerated, at times emotion/actions but there is always stuff cut out of movies, too. I liked it, not sure what I expected and it was nothing like I expected but I loved it - great book!
Posted on Feb 1, 2013 4:30:46 PM PST
I really wanted to leave a review of this book, but everything you said was what I would have said, especially about the end being tied up in a neat bow and the epilogue being silly. In fact, if the book had ended with no epilogue, I would have probably liked it even more. That being said, I'm surprised by how much I still think about this book and these characters . I finished the book in a hurry, then I had to spend several days digesting it, going back and re--reading scenes (and not just the steamy ones). It got under my skin in a very unexpected way.
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