Imagine my pleasant surprise when I ended up with an ARC of Walking Disaster. I was even more surprised to be immediately drawn inside the sensitive, loving and intense head of Travis “Mad Dog” Maddox. Walking Disaster contains no surprise story lines; it is the story of Beautiful Disaster told from the POV of Travis. You do not need to have read Beautiful Disaster first, but I highly recommend that you do, in order to understand some of the nuances of the story and the characters.
Travis is loving, he is sexy, he is kind, he is sensitive and he is very, very caring. Yes, it’s true! Jamie McGuire has created a wonderful caring male character who will become the new book boyfriend to lots of fans.
Travis and his family lost their beloved mother at a young age. Her last words to Travis were, “One of these days you’re going to fall in love, son. Don’t settle for just anyone. Choose the girl that doesn’t come easy; the one you have to fight for, and then never stop fighting. Never stop fighting for what you want.”
These words serve Travis well when he meets his match in Abby “Pidge” Abernathy.
Travis knows immediately that Abby is very different from the endless parade of girls that he has been with. He is aware of his bad-boy reputation, but in his mind, he has always been nothing but totally honest with every girl he has ever been with:
“She was my opposite: innocent on the surface, and damaged deep within.”
I was a little frustrated at Abby’s stubbornness in constantly pushing Travis away, emotionally and physically, but smart and sexy-ass Travis takes his mother’s advice and fights hard for Abby!
“I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. It turns out it wasn’t something about you at all. It was just you.”
I love a book with an alternate POV, so Walking Disaster fit the bill for me. I enjoyed reading the Las Vegas and fighting scenes from Travis’ POV. You will not believe what an intelligent, caring and loyal character Travis is.
Finally, the author also treats us to a wonderfully surprising and satisfying Epilogue that I can only hope will lead to much more Travis and Abby!
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.