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Oh Travis, Oh My
on 6 July 2013
Travis Maddox is the kind of guy to do anything with everything he has. Why have one woman when you can try them all? His world is full of women, gambling and violence. But the side of him that few see is that he is incredibly loyal and protective of those he loves. He values family and never forget the promise he made to his mother on her death bed.
Travis thought he had everything figured out and just the way he liked it. But then Abby came along and brought him to his knees.
Together Abby and Travis burn hotter than an inferno and he makes it his mission to get her to fall for him. And when she does, everyone tells them the odds are not in their favour. How much love is too love? Is it possible to love someone too much? Can love itself be what comes between two people?
We first fell in love with Travis and Abby in Beautiful Disaster. We were allowed a glimpse into this couples' lives and their hearts. This time we get to see how they fell in love from Travis's POV.
Walking Disaster in itself was a good book. Travis has a quality about him that you can't help but fall for and like about him. But...unfortunately it fell a little flat for me.
*ducks as Travis fans throw sharp objects*
On one hand, I loved it, on the other I really didn't. Perhaps the problem was this book was so wildly anticipated and craved for by the masses that it would take a super-duper Iron Man of a book to not make it anti-climatic. There wasn't much to learn by reading Walking Disaster. It pretty much was Beautiful Disaster, just from Travis's POV. And also...it somehow made me really dislike Abby.
The saving grace is the epilogue. I sort of wish the book started from there and then went on. But since it didn't, I can only cross my fingers that Jamie McGuire decides their story isn't finished yet and tells us a little more.