I had only one reoccurring thought while reading Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire: these people are going to end up old, angry and in a trailer park.
Abby is the daughter of a famous card player whose luck went south when she turned 13 — and her luck at cards went through the roof. He blamed her vocally and publically. So when Abby is able to get away to college, she wants to get away from the life that has hurt her so deeply. She no longer wants to be Lucky 13. She just wants to be Abby, the studious college student.
Regardless of her perfect plan, cardigan sweaters included, Abby is drawn to Travis, the cousin of Abby’s best friend’s boyfriend (did you follow that?) Famous for very short relationships (like an afternoon. . .or shorter) Travis is drawn to Abby as well. We always want what we cannot have. . .
This book is their love story as they get together and break up and get together and break up for a little longer and then get back together. There is a lot of emotion (Travis throws a desk in the class he has with Abby after she breaks up with him) and other immature actions.
It does not quite all fit together. In the book you find out that Travis is incredibly smart and has a great future ahead of him, but because of all the fights, verbal as well as physical, and great dysfunction you cannot help but think. . .
These two are going to end up old, angry and in a trailer park somewhere.