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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 doesnt 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 Universitys Walking One-Night Stand. Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wantsand needsto avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abbys 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 Traviss apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
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LitStephanie
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Mehso-so

All the teenage butthurt drama you can handle, set in someone's idea of university life that includes zero security presence so people can just fistfight in the cafeteria and harass their ex's on the sidewalk freely. The stakes are will Abby choose the nice rich guy or the bad boy (we know he is bad because he has tattoos 🤣)? Who cares? Still gets a so-so as Abby is well written even though the others are pure stock characters.

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LitStephanie
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Has anyone read this book and can advise if I should bail? The writing isn't bad but the university world McGuire creates reads like what a virginal HS senior might fantasize that college is like. For some reason, I thought this was a thriller. Does it get better? College courses are not called merely "history," McGuire, and freshman in college do not go to bars unless they have very good fake IDs. It's weird.

LitStephanie Also, the character Travis is mobbed by women like a rock star everywhere he goes, just nope. I don't know, maybe at tiny private colleges with highly sheltered students, but certainly not at a university with thousands of people. There is just too much competition for one person, even a very good looking one, to get that much attention, and busy grown women don't behave that way outside of frat parties. I am just confused, LOL 7d
TheBookHippie I bailed!!! 7d
LitStephanie @TheBookHippie thank you for commenting. That helps me make my decision! 7d
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TheBookHippie @LitStephanie I had the ARC. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 7d
TheBookHippie Still remember the disgust 😂 7d
LitStephanie @TheBookHippie ARC? I am so bad with acronyms! 7d
TheBookHippie @LitStephanie advanced readers copy I read them for the library and review them, and I was so excited by this cover and the let down was so huge!!!! I was so mad I still remember 😂 7d
LitStephanie @TheBookHippie oh duh! Wow, what a cool gig. 7d
LeahBergen Freshmen go to bars in my part of Canada. Our province‘s legal drinking age is 18. 😆 6d
LitStephanie @LeahBergen I thought of that, but this is definitely set in the US. 6d
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Ladygodiva7
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YA and romance, yes please.

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BooksNBowls
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Omg I can‘t believe it!!! This just took me back a decade! I‘m stoked!! 🦋🦋

MoonWitch94 😱😱😱😱😱😱🥳🥳🥳🥳 5mo
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Darklunarose
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Feeling like chilling out with an audio book right now…..hope this is a good one.

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haleeexo
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Pickpick

10/10 - I could read this series over and over again.
Click the link for a discounted price on Amazon!
https://amzn.to/3xBQrwN

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MaJoRomeroDLV
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Mmm… Nice

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TheHungryBookworms
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Pickpick

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire

Ok let's talk about this book...
This was a roller-coaster of emotions. Many times I had to put my book down of frustration because of something dumb Abby or Travis was doing. Travis was a little controlling and that I wasn't a fan of. But besides that the story was just beautiful. I enjoyed it and this story will stay with me for a long time..

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Jofsan
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Mehso-so

A colleague of mine recommended the book as it apparently was one of the best books for young adults she‘d ever read. Anticipation overload! Turned out to be a very simple story with very stereotypical characters. Yet I could not stop reading.

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abookdragonsretreat
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Pickpick

The perfect combination of love, heartbreak, friendship and danger. I loved this contemporary romance, it was such an emotional rollercoaster that I'm still tearing up thinking about how beautiful it was. The plot was a perfect blend of happy and sad moments, and I really fell in love with Travis...Where can I find me a Travis Maddox please? 😂 All in all, I really loved it and I highly reccomend, just be ready for some emotional turmoil❤

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abookdragonsretreat
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Book haul #2!

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OriginalCyn620
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I‘ve seen mixed reviews but this one is on my #TBR!
#disaster #reallyrandomfebruary

BehindthePages I love that cover! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love the cover 🦋 3y
corycatelyn It's a good book 😊 3y
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Loric
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Pickpick

YA/NA is not my favorite genre but for many reasons, one being the amount of teenage drama and chaos that ensues. I will admit that I enjoyed this story. I loved the young, toxic love these two broken people shared (does that make me crazy?) and loved how they balanced each other out. I did find myself growing bored with the continuous drama and immaturity, and the plot was a bit far fetched, but overall a decent read for the audience intended

AmyReadsAlot I didn‘t think I would enjoy reading this book but I absolutely loved it!! It was a nice surprise and the cover is just lovely. 🙂 3y
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S.Kristine
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Pickpick

Beautiful Disaster was a story that sucked me in from the beginning and kept me on a rollercoaster of emotions throughout the book!! 🤍🖤🤍🖤🤍🖤🤍🖤

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Fairy_lights_444
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Travis to Abby:- ''You don't need an excuse, pigeon. All you have to do is ask."

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Tiffiney
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#7covers7days #covercrush
Day 3

Seven covers in 7 days with no explanation and tag someone new everyday.
Being that I'm new, I'm finding this hard. If you haven't been tagged and would
like to play along...please do 😊

Tiffiney @SW-T Thank you! I'm loving it so far! 💜 3y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 3y
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PageTurnersAndSweetTea
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Oh Travis Maddox, how I love thee. *sigh*

I_Like_Big_Books ❤️❤️ 3y
Jerlynn I love that book, so do all my friends who I forced to read it😂 3y
PageTurnersAndSweetTea @Jeralyn haha! I was one who was “forced” to read it a few years back and fell in love with it. Now I‘m the one doing the forcing lol! It‘s one of my favorites! 3y
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AnnaDesourdy
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Panpan

Disappointing. Little to no character development. A lot of choices Abby made left me wondering what in the world would make her do such a thing. She was also a total Mary Sue. Not worth it. MUCH better romances are out there in my opinion.

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Skeeterisme
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Pickpick

Most enjoyable. Lived up to the hype.

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brit91
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Book shopping! 😍😍😍

texasgirl Good Reads!! 4y
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IheartYA
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Pickpick

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. 4y
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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 📚🙌🏻 4y
OriginalCyn620 I want to read this! Stacked! 4y
MallenNC Good pick for this! 4y
JoScho @MallenNC thank you 😊 4y
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bookishkai
Panpan

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. 4y
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bookishkai
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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! 4y
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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! 4y
elyseh @bookish_wookish is it worth it to read the novella Mrs Maddox? Is it good 4y
bookish_wookish hmmm im not sure where that falls in the series because im not familiar with that one. 4y
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Stephanie.Colson
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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! 4y
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! 4y
JamieLou Yay! Happy thanksgiving! 🦃 4y
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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! 5y
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 5y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 5y
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Megabooks Welcome to Litsy! 5y
Chelleo Welcome!! 5y
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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! 5y
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 5y
Jess7 Welcome!! 5y
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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) 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome 🎊👏🏻🎉📚 5y
Kaye Welcome😊 5y
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asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy! 5y
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ReadZenRites Hi👋🏻Welcome to Litsy ✨📚✨ 5y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊 5y
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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!👍😁 5y
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 5y
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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. 5y
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 5y
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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! ❤️💕 5y
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. 😮 5y
Bookladylinda @Kaye, you totally need to see the movie - it‘s so good!!! 5y
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Bookladylinda Skittles!!!!!! ❤️ 5y
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) 5y
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. ❤️ 5y
JenlovesJT47 @Bookladylinda isn't it such a good movie? 😍 I never get tired of it. And skittles = 😋💕🤗 5y
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. 5y
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! 5y
Kaye I‘m so very sorry about your uncle. My condolences. ❤️ 5y
JenlovesJT47 @Kaye thank you ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
That-Bookish-Hiker Yeeeessss! For Abby and Travis. They are one of my favorite couples even though Travis was a little crazy lol. 5y
JenlovesJT47 @That-Bookish-Hiker lol yeah he was a little crazy but gotta love him! 😬😍 5y
mrozzz Dirty Dancing 💜💜💜💜💜 5y
JenlovesJT47 @mrozzz isn't it the best?! 💃🏻❤️🤗😍 5y
mrozzz Yes!!! I almost always pick it up when I‘m sick... just makes me feel better😊 5y
JenlovesJT47 @mrozzz me too!! It's my go-to when I'm stressed/depressed etc. ❤️ 5y
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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
🎵🎵🎵🎵🎵
#beautifuldisaster #walkingdisaster #jamiemcguire #romance #romantsy #paperback #slovenianedition #glasses #bookandglasses #litsylove

niha923 I love all of those above songs! 5y
maich @niha923 😍😍😍❤ 5y
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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? 😉 5y
TheLudicReader @Karen2.0 The disaster part certainly was. 5y
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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
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#SpookyOctober Shelfie
@Jess7
💕💕💕
#shelfie #shelfs #mybooks #frommyshelf #bookspin #bookslinbeauty #slovenianedition #colorfulbooks #bookworm #booklover #bookaddict #litsylove #litsybooks

Laura317 Lovely sentiment and so true. Nice shelfie! 5y
maich @Laura317 Thank you. I like positive quotes😊😍 5y
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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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Because every bad boy has to find a good girl with a dark past.

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leslieann0711
Pickpick

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 😱😱😱 5y
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