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Beautiful Disaster
Beautiful Disaster: A Novel | Jamie McGuire
A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller about a good girl dangerously drawn to the ultimate bad boy.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 wants—and needs—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.
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IheartYA
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Pretty good. I had no expectations and this is not the usual kind of book I read.

ItsAngel I read this years back and really liked it. I never read the sequel for some reason though. 2w
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JoScho
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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.
#beautifulcrazy #amonthofsongs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 3w
OriginalCyn620 I want to read this! Stacked! 3w
MallenNC Good pick for this! 3w
JoScho @MallenNC thank you 😊 3w
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bookishkris
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Oh boy. That‘s hours of my life I won‘t get back. It had its moments; there was a little bit in the middle where the writing really improved and everything sort of came together, but generally? Just no. The character building and development was poor, and because there was next to no back story for anyone, motivations made no sense at all. This SO doesn‘t even compare to the Troubleshooters series. A big disappointment.

Texreader Oh! Those hours lost! 😩 which is why I‘m a big believer in bailing after giving it a good honest try. 3mo
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bookishkris
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All right, I‘ve seen mixed reviews, and I‘m not looking for great literature. I‘m looking for something like Suzanne Brockmann‘s Troubleshooters books, a little bit of drama with a romance, and a decent number of books in the series. We‘ll see how it goes.

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LaylaMazar
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Pickpick

“For reasons unknown to me, I was his exception, and as much as I had tried to fight my feelings, he was mine”

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Stephaniereads1
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Pickpick

4 stars. What can I say. Travis is hot. I plan to@continue the series!

Whimsical.Curiosity Loved this book! 4mo
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elyseh
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Pickpick

Loved loved loved this book cant recommend it enough!!!

bookish_wookish The other ones in the series are good too! 4mo
elyseh @bookish_wookish is it worth it to read the novella Mrs Maddox? Is it good 4mo
bookish_wookish hmmm im not sure where that falls in the series because im not familiar with that one. 4mo
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Stephanie.Severing
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Reading & kitty cuddles ❤️

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Victoriahoperose
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Thank you so much for your kind gift. The reading log looks like it will help me stay organized and give good tips! Love love love the socks and can‘t wait to read this book. Thank you again! And thanks for hosting this fun swap, @JamieLou ! #thankfulforbooksswap

InBooksILive I'm so happy you like everything! 😁 I've read that book and I absolutely loved it! 6mo
Victoriahoperose @InBooksILive this has been on my wish list for a long time and I finally got to remove it today! Super excited that it seems like it was worth the wait. Thank you so much again! 6mo
JamieLou Yay! Happy thanksgiving! 🦃 6mo
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DaNae.Gr
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Reading something different - romance?

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shaegeeksout
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book, despite the fact that it has some problems. This is not a pretty, fluffy read at all. Its truly a beautiful disaster. I still think its a worthwhile read though! Check it out!

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NightlyReading

I think this may be my favorite NA book like ever!

RaimeyGallant Good to know! 12mo
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 12mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 12mo
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Megabooks Welcome to Litsy! 12mo
Chelleo Welcome!! 12mo
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maich
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vkois88
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Abby Abernathy and Travis Maddox are from two completely different sides of the tracks... or are they? Will they be able to work out a relationship, or is their love just #WaterUnderTheBridge ?? I liked this book a lot. Plus the cover is gorgeous 😍 #AdelesMayMashUp @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Skyadams

“I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn‘t something about you at all. It was just you.”

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 14mo
Chelleo Welcome to to the #LitsyFamily! We‘re so glad you‘re here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out #LitsyHappenings for details. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 13mo
Jess7 Welcome!! 13mo
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LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! New book friends are the best! We hope you‘re loving it here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out #LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon (edited) 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome 🎊👏🏻🎉📚 13mo
Kaye Welcome😊 13mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🖐😀 13mo
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy! 13mo
SamanthaMarie Welcome to Litsy!!! 13mo
ReadZenRites Hi👋🏻Welcome to Litsy ✨📚✨ 13mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊 13mo
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vkois88
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When I think of books that have #butterflies on them, my mind immediately goes to this series. They are like being on an emotional rollercoaster... love defying the odds. Though I have to admit that while I enjoyed these books, I loved the series about the brothers waaaaay more. #MagicalMarch @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

GripLitGrl I enjoyed these books also!👍😁 14mo
vkois88 @GripLitGrl did you read the spinoff about the brothers? If not, you should check them out... they're SO good. Full of emotion. As in, full on ugly crying lol 14mo
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sammisho
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Panpan

I read this book because I was in the mood for something trashy, but this book was not what I wanted. The hero, Travis "Mad Dog" Maddox, was violent, abusive, possessive, controlling. His and Abby's relationship was extremely toxic and unhealthy. There is nothing sexy about this kind of man. I am all for the alpha male in romance, but I felt like the character of Travis was just a douchebag. IRL, I would tell my girlfriend to stay the hell away

MarriedtoMrT What I‘m about to say is a very broad statement but I feel like this book was the at the beginning of a “new” niche market (new adult/early adult contemporary alpha romance) that is now a lot more robust. I think this one got a pass and maybe wouldn‘t be quite so popular if it had just come out today. Similar with Abbi Glines. She was the rage for a while but they‘re not that great and I don‘t see as much about her though she still publishes. 1y
sammisho @MarriedtoMrT I guess I just don't see the appeal of this genre. Going to stick to my Jill Shalvis, Nora Roberts-esqe romancea 1y
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JenlovesJT47
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1. Beautiful Disaster - love Travis and Abby! ❤️
2. Baby and Johnny from Dirty Dancing 💃🏻
3. Yellow roses 🌹💛
4. Red blow pops and skittles 🍭 🍬
5. Pink 💕

#manicmonday

❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️

JenlovesJT47 I should also note that Jack and Rebecca from This Is Us are a close second for my favorite couple! ❤️💕 1y
Kaye 🎶 Now, I‘ve had the time of my life, I‘ve never felt this way before, 🎶 yes, I swear its the truth and I owe it all to you🎶. Gosh. I‘d sure like to be as skinny as that little girl, and jumping out and Patrick Swayze could catch me. I‘ve never seen the movie, just that song and dance. That being said, Patrick looked like he was a little fellow. If I jumped into his arms, we are BOTH hitting the floor. 😮 1y
Bookladylinda @Kaye, you totally need to see the movie - it‘s so good!!! 1y
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Bookladylinda Skittles!!!!!! ❤️ 1y
Kaye Yea, I seem to have a malfunction about Patrick Swayze. I‘ve always thought he was SO cute. Then he died too young, so it makes me too sad to even think of a whole movie with him in it. I like the clip of the dance. He looks so happy that his eyes are sparkling. 😍 @Bookladylinda (edited) 1y
JenlovesJT47 @Kaye omg Dirty Dancing is my favorite movie!! 😍 Any time I am sad or stressed I watch it and it always makes me feel better. It does make me so sad about Patrick, he died so young (it was extremely hard for me to read his autobiography a few weeks ago 😭) but the movie always makes me so happy! You should watch it sometime. ❤️ 1y
JenlovesJT47 @Bookladylinda isn't it such a good movie? 😍 I never get tired of it. And skittles = 😋💕🤗 1y
Kaye Maybe I will someday. I tend to avoid SAD. I know it‘s a really popular movie. If I could watch it without knowing what happened to him, it‘d help. 1y
JenlovesJT47 @Kaye I hear ya. I had such a hard time with his book because my uncle died of the same thing a few years ago so it made it even more sad for me. Hopefully you can watch it someday and enjoy it! 1y
Kaye I‘m so very sorry about your uncle. My condolences. ❤️ 1y
JenlovesJT47 @Kaye thank you ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
That-Bookish-Hiker Yeeeessss! For Abby and Travis. They are one of my favorite couples even though Travis was a little crazy lol. 1y
JenlovesJT47 @That-Bookish-Hiker lol yeah he was a little crazy but gotta love him! 😬😍 1y
mrozzz Dirty Dancing 💜💜💜💜💜 1y
JenlovesJT47 @mrozzz isn't it the best?! 💃🏻❤️🤗😍 1y
mrozzz Yes!!! I almost always pick it up when I‘m sick... just makes me feel better😊 1y
JenlovesJT47 @mrozzz me too!! It's my go-to when I'm stressed/depressed etc. ❤️ 1y
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GripLitGrl
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maich
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Hi Littens!
My favourite top 5 songs right now:
1. Perfect by Ed Sheeran
2. What About Us by Pink
3. Nothing Holding Me Back by Shawn Mendes
4. Work by Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla Sign
5. Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
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#beautifuldisaster #walkingdisaster #jamiemcguire #romance #romantsy #paperback #slovenianedition #glasses #bookandglasses #litsylove

niha923 I love all of those above songs! 1y
maich @niha923 😍😍😍❤ 1y
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TheLudicReader
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Bailedbailed

This book ended up in my book graveyard. It's a crime against all the decent good girl/bad boy books...which is a trope I love, but not when it is handled with such...well, let's put it this way...this book is awful. In every way. I bought it on a whim and I can't believe I gave it 160 pages of my time. ::Shudders::

KarenJMcLean Was the title appropriate? 😉 1y
TheLudicReader @Karen2.0 The disaster part certainly was. 1y
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GiadaLexy

"Sono ubriaca Travis. È l'unica scusa che ho."
"Vuoi che ti abbracci finché non ti addormenti?"
Non risposi.
Si scostò per guardarmi negli occhi "Per principio, dovrei dirti di no" rispose inarcando le sopracciglia "ma quando mi ricapita un'occasione del genere?"
Appoggiai la guancia sul suo petto e lui mi strinse tra le braccia sospirando "Non hai bisogno di scuse, Pigeon. Devi solo chiedere"

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maich
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Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you will look back, and realize they were the big things.#positivevibes
💕💕💕
#SpookyOctober Shelfie
@Jess7
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#shelfie #shelfs #mybooks #frommyshelf #bookspin #bookslinbeauty #slovenianedition #colorfulbooks #bookworm #booklover #bookaddict #litsylove #litsybooks

Laura317 Lovely sentiment and so true. Nice shelfie! 2y
maich @Laura317 Thank you. I like positive quotes😊😍 2y
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Haru
Maravilloso Desastre | Jamie McGuire
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Pickpick

Abby, la chica buena, cree que ha enterrado su oscuro pasado, pero cuando llega a la universidad, Travis pone en peligro su sueño de una nueva vida. Travis, sexy, musculoso y cubierto de tatuajes, dedica sus noches a ganar dinero en un club de lucha, y sus días a ser el estudiante ejemplar y el seductor más popular. Él le propone a Abby una apuesta sin saber que los terminará dañando, aunque puede que también los una para siempre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Readtomedeeply
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Pickpick

Because every bad boy has to find a good girl with a dark past.

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leslieann0711
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LOVE this series!

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kati_liebt_lesen
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Guten Morgen ihr Lieben 😘💕.
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Ich wünsche euch allen einen wunderschönen Tag ☀☀😎.
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Good Morning my lovely friends 😘💕.
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I wish you all of you a wonderful day ☀☀😎

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Becca95
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"The more he smiled, the more I wanted to hate him, and yet it was the very thing that made hating him impossible,"

Who else has ever felt like that about someone? Knowing that you shouldn't fall for this person but also knowing that you couldn't help it?

#beautifuldisaster #jamiemcguire #lovestory #complicatedlovestory #romance

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buchstaub
Mehso-so

3.5/5

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Purrfectpages
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This is the first book I've read that came to mind for #taintedlove #junetunz

Cinfhen 😱😱😱 2y
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sprainedbrain
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#LyricalApril #BadRomance

The main characters and their whole 'romance' are just icky. Ugh. 😖

Cinfhen The cover is the opposite of "icky" ??? 2y
sprainedbrain @Cinfhen yeah... it fooled me! 2y
Brittbritt Yeah heard really gross things about the relationship in this book 😖 2y
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LibrarianRyan I had friends who read this and loved it couldn't stop talking about it. Until they read the second book. Then the complaining started. 2y
sprainedbrain @LibrarianRyan I finished this one, but never had any desire to read the second. Now I'm curious as to how it got worse! 😂 2y
AndreaReads I picked this up after a student recommended it, and then was immediately horrified that a 16-year-old girl had read it... The story was fine, but I didn't have any desire to see it continue. 2y
sprainedbrain @AndreaReads oh no! Definitely too young for this book. 2y
LibrarianRyan I've never read it. It didn't appeal to me I can 2y
SarahKay I couldn't finish it. The characters were so annoying... 2y
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inesgosenca
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Today I'm reading Beautiful disaster, written by Jamie McGuire. I just love this book! ☺

Simona Dobrodošla! Lepo je videti šumnike na naslovnici 😉 2y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀 2y
maich Ines dobrodošla😘 2y
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maich
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Wish you a wonderful Sunday afternoon. 🍀🌸🌞💜
#bookishspring2017 Love me like you do (sexy romance)
💜💝💜💝💜💝💜💝💜💝💜💝💜💝💜💝💜💝
#smrtonosnaobsedenost #deadlyobsession #leajerancic #beautifuldisaster #walkingdisaster #jamiemcguire #romance #romantsy #newadult #slovenianedition #bookworm #booklover #bookaddict

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JenlovesJT47
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Day 15 - #ilovebadboys - my pick for this would definitely be Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster. This is one of my top 5 favorite books, and he is just so sexy that it makes me want to read it again! #bookishspring2017

CocoReads Oh Travis! All those Maddox boys are sexy as hell but he's my favorite! 2y
JenlovesJT47 @CocoReads me too! 😍 2y
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specklife
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2017 Love of Reading Challenge with @jess.how
Day 6: Book I Love to Hate
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire ☹️ 🤢 😡
#17booklove

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Jovy
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I could not stomach this book, hated the main characters and the dialogue.... just gross... sorry! #BookLove17 #LoveToHate

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SassyGirlReading
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Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

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Paula3
Pickpick

This was a satisfying & compelling read. ☆☆☆

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Ancchy
Mehso-so

I liked it but always felt there was something missing. The book didn't impress me. It was more or less the same.

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Paula3
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This book is like donuts for lunch. Not something I usually do, but making for a guilty pleasure on this rainy day. The love triangle is almost sickening but it keeps the pages flying by. #romanceandrain #imnotsorry

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Chey12
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"The snow began to fall again, drifting against the windows, politely begging entrance and then falling with
disappointment to the ground"

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Lachesis
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Panpan

I don't know how I finished this without actually #threwitacrosstheroom. I hated the protagonist so much, I loathed the abusive relationship between the two main character and I found it so clichéd and useless that I still wonder how I managed to read it all. Ugh. #photoadaynov16
@RealLifeReading

BookishMarginalia I hated it too and am surprised as well that I finished it. 3y
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thestarlightshelves
Panpan

Hate to start my Litsy career with negativity but I shoulda dnfd this one. So abusive it made me sick to my stomach.

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Leetha_rose
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Mehso-so

Beautiful Disaster was a quick, addictive read. I was entranced by the first half and couldn't put it down. Although I appreciated the rest of the storyline, it got slightly repetitive and the abusive darkness of an unhealthy relationship overshadowed their undying love and care for each other. I didn't fully enjoy it all the way through, but it was worth the read. It sucked me in and made me forget my surroundings, which is always a win!

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Leetha_rose

Are you looking for an easy read, many feels, go to bed an hour early and read late into the night until you have to turn in—not because you want to, but because you work in 7 hours—kind of book? Chick lit with some darker themes, this book is irresistible!

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Aga_reads
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I've been so awoke lately, I'm so sorry guys! I'm still on my HP fanfic craze and omg there are so many wonderful fics out there! Just finished Fractured Mind, Tortured Soul and it was sooo good and interesting! Recommend it for everyone

Alfoster I liked this one too! And lovely pic!! 3y
Alma Love the pic! 😍 3y
HolliDapp I've been enjoying Hermione marriage law fics and time travel ones a lot recently. I love a good Hermione/Sirius fic. 3y
TizJ3ss It's been forever since I've read any Harry Potter fanfics! Now I'm all nostalgic! 😆 3y
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stacybmartin
Panpan

Wow, that was an incredibly disturbing relationship to read about.

s-b Right?! One of the most overrated books I've read. 3y
sprainedbrain Yep. Gross. 3y
stacybmartin @s-b @sprainedbrain I'm glad I wasn't the only one. I don't know how it ended up on my TBR list! The couple was super dysfunctional and creepy!! 🙄 3y
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Bostonmomx2
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Pickpick

I'm supposed to be working today but since work is slow, I'll be reading this instead.

Bostonmomx2 Finished this one this am. Really good!! 3y
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MeganAnn
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#somethingforsept #Day5 my #workplacebooks: the stack on the right shows books that actually pertain to my work as the art director/graphic designer for a local women's magazine, most of which are leftover from college. The precarious stack on the left shows some of the books that have been recommended to me by coworkers over the years. I've been fortunate to work with a few other people who also enjoy reading through the years.

RealLifeReading You've got a great job! 3y
MeganAnn @RealLifeReading thank you! I love it 😊 3y
MrBook Great pic! 😁👍🏻 3y
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MeganAnn

#somethingforsept #Day5 my #workplacebooks: the stack on the right shows books that actually pertain to my work as the art director/graphic designer for a local women's magazine, most of which are leftover from college. The precarious stack on the left shows some of the books that have been recommended to me by coworkers over the years. I've been fortunate to work with a few other people who also enjoy reading through the years.