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Monday, April 1, 2013

Walking Disaster Review
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Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.
*4 out of 5 Stars*
We had the privilage of receiving an ARC for Walking Disaster by Atria Books throught Netgalley.
Here are our thoughts...
Walking Disaster was a roler coaster of  emotions from start to finish.
From the very beginning it pulls at your heartstrings. You experience heartache and loss within the first few pages and you start to get an idea as to why Travis is the way he is.
"One of these days you're going to fall in love, son. Don't settle for just anyone. Choose the girl that doesn't come easy; the one that you have to fight for, and then never stop fighting, Never."
He takes his mother's advice to heart.
"I decided a long time ago that I would feed on the vultures until a dove came along. A pigeon. The kind of soul that didn't impede on anyone; just walked around worrying about its own business, trying to get through life without pulling anyone else down with its own needs and selfish habits. Brave. A communicator. Intelligent. Beautiful. Soft-spoken. A creature that mates for life. Unattainable until she has a reason to trust you."
Once he finds Abby, who he sees as his Pigeon, he fights against himself, her, and the world to make her his.
What I liked about the book is that you really get to experience every even with Travis and it gives you a bit more perspective into Travis' mind frame regarding certain events. For example: the scene that A LOT of people found "disturbing" where Abby leaves Travis in bed after they were sexually together for the first time. You really feel his anguish, heartbreak, and desperation. I am not saying that he isn't a little over the top but you understand more as to why he felt so out of control and dealt with it the only way that he new how...with great force.
I couldn't agree more with Abby when she said how much she loathed the word "bagged". It was used so much that I swear if Travis said it one more time I was going to stab myself in the eye.
The one thing that was missing for me was the fight scenesin  the circle from the first book. I kept hoping there would be more but I was left wanting.
Overall, I enjoyed the book. I hoped to have a little bit more new content but it was very much like Beautiful Disaster. Which is not a bad thing because it's one of my favorite books.  

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