First off, this book is only the 2nd book that has had me up until 5am reading and I didn’t want to stop. Yes, it was a rough day at work. On with the review.
Abby Abernathy (aka Pigeon or Pidge) is looking to start fresh with her BFF America at Eastern U. America is dating Shepley (yes crazy names for these two). Shepley lives with his cousin, Travis Maddox. Abby meets Travis during one of his fights, which remind me of Fight Club. Shortly after their very interesting meeting they start to connect with each other. Abby somehow, not sure how, is resistant to Travis’ charms and good looks. She’s trying to stay away from trouble and will associate with him but at arms length. But she has no trouble finding men that show interest in her at Eastern U.
Travis is a walking chic magnet. He has this aura about him that almost makes him irresistible to all woman. It’s the bad boy image wrapped in one FINE specimen of a male, mixed with a little bit of crazy and women all eat of his palm. Travis can have any woman he wants (he has gotten pretty close to having them all too) and men fear him. He is most certainly a force to be reckoned with. Since he’s so popular at Eastern U, he’s able to get anything he wants. It’s like he walks on water there. Until Abby comes and turns his world upside down.
In comes the bet! Travis lures Abby into his life. She’s totally convinced she can continue to resist him, but it doesn’t last. Travis is a completely different person with Abby. He’s thoughtful and sweet. She was bound to be putty for him. Pidge and Travis have great chemistry together and are able to be great friends to each other while also being lovers.
When these two are on, they’re ON! They are explosive! When troubles arise, forget about it! It’s disastrous but beautiful at times, hence the name of the book!
There are many surprises in this book, from both sides. It’s really a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. Good times and bad times. Travis is a little over protective and nutty and Abby is insecure and afraid to express her feelings. It’s break up to make up and I was very frustrated with these two at times. I just wanted to shake Abby a few times to say, “Just talk to him!”
Travis is so dependent on Abby that really, it’s almost sick! Like he needs mental help sick. But, I can’t resist the tortured soul. He reminds me sometimes of Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward. There were also a few things he said in the book too that sounded very similar to a famous Z quote. If you know BDB, you know what I’m talking about.
This book left me glad that these two dysfunctional people found their HEA. I felt so warm and fuzzy reading the Epilogue. I’m sure Pigeon will continue to deal with Travis’ craziness for a long time to come! Truthfully though, I would probably deal with it too if he’d have me! I can’t help loving these stalkerish, crazy, bad boys!
*Note: Jamie McGuire will be publishing this same book in Travis’ POV early 2013 called Walking Disaster*