Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (9/25/12) Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read

• Open to a random page

• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

This week's Teaser Tuesday is from Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.  I absolutely loved this book and was so glad I finally made time to read it.  

Beautiful Disaster
by Jamie McGuire
Published August 14, 2012 by Atria Books

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand. 

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

Here's the Teaser:

“It's dangerous to need someone that much. You're trying to save him and he's hoping you can. 
You two are a disaster." I smiled at the ceiling. "It doesn't matter what or why it is. 
When it's good, Kara... it's beautiful.” 


Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She was raised by her mother Brenda in Blackwell, OK, where she graduated high school in 1997. Jamie attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.
Jamie now lives in Enid, OK with her three children and husband Jeff, who is a real, live cowboy. They share their 30 acres with four horses, four dogs, and Rooster the cat.
Books published by Jamie include the Providence trilogy, and The New York Times best seller Beautiful Disaster, a contemporary romance. When she’s not writing, Jamie spends her days letting her four dogs in and out.


  1. I've got that one on my NetGalley List. I need to read it.
    Love the teaser!
    My Tuesday Teaser!
    Michelle @ Mom With A Kindle

  2. I have this book to read, and your teaser has me wanting to get to it NOW! Great one! Thanks for sharing :D

    1. I really liked it. I hope you enjoy it to.

  3. I've heard this one is really good :)


  4. Awesome teaser!I'm hoping to read this one soon :)

    here's our TT

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  5. That is probably my favorite quote out of the whole book! Describes their relationship perfectly! It is a disaster but not all relationships are perfect. In fact none are.
    REALLY curious to see what you think of this one since it seems people either love it or hate it, no in between. I LOVED it!

    1. I noticed that on Goodreads. It seemed like it either had 1 or 2 stars or 5 stars. Personally, I loved it. Hope to have my review up by the weekend.

  6. Great teaser, Ellen! I still need to read thus, hopefully soon. Thanks for sharing!

    1. It is so good. I'll be looking forward to what hearing you think about it.

  7. I have this but I haven't gotten around to actually reading it!
    Alex @ Possession of Books

    1. I had been putting it off to, and I am so glad I read it. I hope you enjoy it.


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