The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from 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.
Ce obtii cand amesteci un caine turbat, un porumbel si o poveste de dragoste sfasietoare? Un dezastru frumos.
Nu am cuvinte pentru cartea asta, a fost atat de intensa si interesanta, povestea dintre Abby si Travis e atat de frumoasa, dar si temperamentala uneori.
Nu pot sa cred ca deja am terminat cartea, am inceput-o ieri dimineata si deja am terminat-o.
Abby impreuna cu prietena ei America, cunoscuta si ca si Mare, se muta in oras pentru a putea incepe scoala, acolo Abby il cunoaste pe Travis Maddox, baiatul rebel, tatuat si musculos dupa care toate fetele sunt moarte, dar nici una nu poate sa puna mana pe el, Travis este faimos pentru luptele care le are dar si pentru faptul ca majoritatea fetelor au trecut prin canapeaua lui, si doar atat. Travis este tot ceea ce Abby vrea sa evite, sa poata sa inceapa de la zero si sa lase trecutul furtunos pe care il are, dar odata ce Travis intra in viata ei, tot universul se schimba, da o rotatie de 180 de grade, dar nu doar lumea ei ci si a lui Travis.
La inceput Abby nu vroia nimic cu Travis, dar incetul cu incetul cei doi se imprietenesc, in fiecare zi din ce in ce mai mult, iar pentru cei de la scoala asta este un adevarat soc, Travis are o prietena cu care inca nu sa culcat.
Mergand la un meci de lupta de-al lui Travis, cei doi fac un pariu. Daca Travis primea un pumn de la adversarul sau, atunci el timp de o luna nu se mai putea culca cu nici o fata, dar daca scapa fara nici o zgarietura, atunci Abby trebuia sa petreaca acelasi timp in apartamentul lui Travis.
Relatia dintre cei doi devine tot mai stransa, iar zvonurile prin scoala incep sa umble, se pare ca pentru toti cei din jur ei doi sunt mai mult decat prieteni dar Abby inca nu vrea sa creada acest lucru
Cei doi sunt constienti de atractia care e intre ei doi, dar intr-o seara cand Abby lasa la o parte incapatanarea si isi marturiseste sentimentele fata de el. De aici incepe o tornada, un vartej de sentimente, cand ei sunt fericiti si se iubesc totul e roz, dar cand ei se cearta, sunt ca un uragan, toti din imprejur au de suferit, nu doar ei doi.
Relatia lor e un dezastru, si ei stiu asta, dar asta nu ii opreste din a se iubi, a fi impreuna si a trece toate obstacolele care li se prezinta, dar oare chiar atat de mare sa fie dragostea lor incat sa supereze nu doar umbrele trecutului lui Abby ci si impulsurile lui Travis, temperamentul lui… Va reusi dragostea lor sa fie atat de mare incat sa treaca peste toate aceste obstacole si intr-un final sa afle daca totul a meritat?
Recomand cartea asta cu cea mai mare caldura, veti rade, veti suferi veti experimenta toate sentimentele impreuna cu personajele.
Momentele dintre Abby si Travis au fost emotionante, doar ca uneori imi venea sa imi arunc telefonul pe geam din cauza lui Abby, mi se parea atat de proasta si incapatanata… ma dispera :))
Oricum, am trecut peste toate scenele acelea si in final a meritat.
Pentru cei care nu stiti cartea va aparea anul viitor la Editura Trei (probabil in luna ianuarie-februarie)
“To douchebags!” he said, gesturing to Brad. „And to girls that break your heart,” he bowed his head to me. His eyes lost focus. „And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her.”
“I know we’re fucked up, alright? I’m impulsive, and hot tempered, and you get under my skin like no one else. You act like you hate me one minute, and then need me the next. I never get anything right, and I don’t deserve you…but I fucking love you, Abby. I love you more than I loved anyone or anything ever. When you’re around, I don’t need booze, or money, or the fighting, or the one-night stands…”
“You can’t tell me what to do anymore, Travis! I don’t belong to you!” In the second it took him to turn and face me, hisexpression had contorted into anger. He stomped toward me, planting his hands on the bed and leaning into my face. “WELL I BELONG TO YOU!” The veins in his neck bulged as he shouted, and I met his glare, refusing to even flinch. He looked at my lips, panting. “I belong to you.”
“You know why I want you? I didn’t know I was lost until you found me. I didn’t know what alone was until the first night I spent without you in my bed. You’re the one thing I’ve got right. You’re what I’ve been waiting for, Pigeon.”
“-It’s over. Go home. -You’re my home.”
“I need to hear you say it. I need to know you’re mine.” “I’ve been yours since the second we met.”
“I clinked my bottle against his. “To being the only girl a guy with no standards doesn’t want to sleep with.” I said, taking a swig. “Are you serious?” he asked, pulling the bottle from my mouth. When I didn’t recant, he leaned toward me. “First of all…I have standards. I’ve never been with an ugly woman. Ever. Second of all, I wanted to sleep with you. I thought about throwing you over my couch fifty different ways, but I haven’t because I don’t see you that way anymore. It’s not that I’m not attracted to you, I just think you’re better than that.” I couldn’t hold back the smug smile that crept across my face. “You think I’m too good for you.” He sneered at my second insult. “I can’t think of a single guy I know that’s good enough for you.”
“I know you deserve better than me. You think I don’t know that? But if there was any woman made for me…it’s you. I’ll do whatever I have to do, Pidge. Do you hear me? I’ll do anything.”
„You said you’re done with me, and I accept that. I’m a different person since I met you. I’ve changed… for the better. But no matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to do right by you. We were friends first, Pigeon. I will always love you, but if I can’t make you happy, it doesn’t make much sense for me to try to get you back. I can’t imagine being with anyone else, but I’ll be happy as long as we’re friends.
„You want to be friends?” I asked, the words burning in my mouth.
„I want you to be happy. Whatever that takes.”
Ok, acum dupa atatea citate va las nota :))
Povestea continua in Walking Disaster
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.