My rating: 3 of 5 stars
How much is too much to love? 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. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire’s New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.
So this second book is supposed to be the first book but in Travis’s point of view. Okay, cool. It was just as disturbing and upsetting as the other except now whole chunks of story was missing.
I understand that the author didn’t want readers to feel like they were reading the same story, but – news flash – we are! We should expect there to be parts that feel redundant. It’s the author’s job to make it fresh and exciting.
But, if I hadn’t read (or listened) to the first book, I would be completely and utterly lost with what was going on. If I had known that, I would have asked for a discount on the price as I am clearly not getting the full story.
And the ending? What, did people complain that they wanted to know what happened to them afterward? So you just added a whole extra chapter to the story? Fine, whatever. I just want you to know that I didn’t believe a word of it. A guy like Travis would never be recruited for a job like that because of his temper. (A point you clearly illustrate at the very beginning of that chapter!)
This story, overall, is unrealistic and too frightening to say the least. I don’t know how it’s done in the rest of the world, but in my corner of globe, men like that are not marriage material. No one should aspire to be a Travis Maddox, because more likely than not, you’ll end up in jail or dead.
- Walking Disaster, by Jamie McGuire (isoulereviews.wordpress.com)
- Book Review: Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire (sharonsbooknook.com)
- Book Review: Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire (thedailyquirk.com)