Saturday, December 21, 2013

Book Boyfriend of the Week: Travis Maddox from A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire

TITLE: "Book Boyfriend of the Week: What kind is yours?"
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This week my book boyfriend is Travis Maddox from A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McQuire, and oh how I just love Travis.  He was all kind of hot, mysterious and badass in Beautiful Disaster when I fell in love with him, and in A Beautiful Wedding he is downright swoon-worthy. 

A Beautiful Wedding (Beautiful 2.5)
by Jamie McGuire
Published:  December 10, 2013
Publisher:  Atria Books
Source:  Publisher
You know that Abby Abernathy unexpectedly became Mrs. Maddox. But what do you really know?

Why did Abby pop the question?
What secrets were shared before the ceremony?
Where did they spend their wedding night?
Who else knew about it . . . and didn’t tell?

Everything about Abby and Travis’s elopement was top-secret . . . until now. Fans of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster will get all of their questions answered in this whirlwind tale of the wedding day (and night!)—and as with all good stories, this one will definitely have been worth the wait

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Here's a little teaser for you:
(From Jamie McGuire's website)
The taxi pulled into the circle drive of the Bellagio, and Travis leaned forward with bills to pay the driver. He then pulled out our roller carry-on, and waited for me. I scooted out, taking his hand and stepping out onto the concrete. As if it weren’t in the early AM, people were standing in the taxi line to go a different casino, and others were returning, weaving and laughing after a long night of drinking.
Travis squeezed my hand. “We’re really here.”
“Yep!” I said, pulling him inside. The ceiling was regally ornate. Everybody in the lobby was standing around with their noses in the air.
“What are you—?” I said, turning to Travis. He was letting me pull him while he took in the ceiling.
“Look, Pidge! It’s … wow,” he said, in awe of the huge, multicolored flowers kissing the ceiling.
“Yep!” I said, tugging him to the front desk.
“Checking in,” I said. “And we need to schedule a wedding at a local chapel.”
“Which one?” the man asked.
“Any one. A nice one. A twenty-four hour one.”
“We can help you with that. I’ll just get you checked in here, and then the concierge can help you with a wedding chapel, shows, anything you’d like.”
“Great,” I said, turning to Travis with a triumphant grin. He was still staring at the ceiling.
“Travis!” I said, pulling on his arm.
He turned, snapping out of his hypnotic state. “Yeah?”
“Can you go over to the concierge and get the wedding scheduled?”
“Yeah? I mean yeah. I can do that. Which one?”
I laughed once. “Close. Open all night. Classy.”
“Got it,” he said. He pecked my cheek before pulling the carry-on to the concierge desk.
“We’re under Maddox,” I said, pulling out a piece of paper. “This is our confirmation number.
“Ah, yes. I have a honeymoon suite available if you’d like to upgrade?”
I shook my head. “We’re good.” Travis was across the room, talking with a man behind the desk. They were looking at a brochure together, and he had a huge smile on his face while the man pointed out the different venues.
“Please let this work,” I said under my breath.
“What was that, ma’am?”


  1. This was such a sweet story! Thanks for sharing a great post!

  2. I loved this and yes, Travis for the win. He will always be in my top 5 book boyfriends.

  3. I definitely agree that Travis Maddox IS a book boyfriend. I loved this short from the series. Swooning over the story. Abby is so lucky <3

  4. I'm kinda ashamed to say that I didn't know there was a novella about the wedding.Actually,when I saw the Travis Maddox name in the tittle, I just had to check it out!

    Awesome choice with this book boyfriend!!!

    Happy Holidays!

  5. Wonderful post and a worthy book boyfriend. I love the teaser and excerpt. I adored this and the part with the letter made me cry.

  6. *Sigh* I love Travis so much..... I haven't read this one yet though. Great BB choice!

    Thanx for visiting my Book Boyfriend!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace


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