Friday, January 3, 2014

A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire

A Beautiful Wedding
(Beautiful Disaster #2.5)
by Jamie McGuire

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You know that Abby Abernathy unexpectedly became Mrs. Maddox. But what do you really know? 

Why did Abby pop the question? 
What secrets were shared before the ceremony? 
Where did they spend their wedding night? 
Who else knew about it . . . and didn’t tell? 

Everything about Abby and Travis’s elopement was top-secret . . . until now. Fans of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster will get all of their questions answered in this whirlwind tale of the wedding day (and night!)—and as with all good stories, this one will definitely have been worth the wait.

Selene's Review

4.5 "It was just you" SMOOCHES

"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." - Travis
Travis Maddox.  Aside from Kellan Kyle, I don't think there is a more recognized name in the book boyfriend realm.  

** sigh **  

A Beautiful Wedding is the third book, a novella, in the Beautiful Disaster series.  It zeroes in on exactly how Abby and Travis wound up in Vegas getting married, the ceremony, their wedding night (chicka bow chicka bow bow) the story behind the Mrs. Maddox tattoo and their one-year anniversary.  The book picks up just hours after the tragic fire in Keaton Hall. 

Throughout the series, Travis never falters from that guy we fell in love with in Beautiful Disaster and the guy I fell even more in love with in Walking Disaster.  I am a sucker for the companion male point of view novel and Walking Disaster is my favorite of the series.  When Abby gets cold feet before the ceremony, Travis' words and something he gives Abby has me crying like a baby.  SO, SO good!!!!!   And then the actual ceremony .... only Abby and Travis can make a Vegas wedding with an Elvis impersonator romantic and endearing.
Elvis hadn't made it halfway before Travis decided to stop waiting and walked toward us.  I took his arm.
"Uh ... I was gonna give 'er away." 
Travis's mouth pulled to one side.  
"She was already mine." 
Abby takes A Beautiful Wedding as an opportunity to redeem herself for being so indecisive, stubborn, and, yes, a little annoying in the past.  She loves her man .... HARD! 
"We were best friends first, and we tried not to fall in love, and we did anyway.  If you're not with me, it's not where I want to be.  I'm in this.  I'm with you.  We might be impulsive, and absolutely insane to be standing here at our age, six months after we met.
This whole thing might play out to be a completely wonderful, beautiful disaster, but I want that if it's with you." - Abby
My only hangup with A Beautiful Wedding is the reason Abby pushed for the Vegas wedding and didn't tell Travis.  I struggled with it a little .... I was okay with it in the end but it took me a while to accept it without resentment.

" ... and what we were about to do was beautiful.  Even why I was doing it was beautiful.  I could think of much less noble reasons to get married.  And, besides that, we loved each other." - Abby
Jamie manages to do something so many authors fail miserably at.  She takes a hot-headed, fists flying, never settle down, under ground fighting man whore and turns him into a sweet, loving, considerate man without pussifying him.  It's happened to some of my most beloved book boyfriends but not Travis .... thank gawd!

"Nothing was better than coming up with new ways to make her fall in love with me all over again.  I lived for that shit now, and it was way more satisfying." - Travis
After A Beautiful Wedding, I was falling in love with Travis all over again!  <3

The Beautiful Disaster Series

About the Author 

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Her most recent novel, Walking Disaster debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written bestselling contemporary romance Beautiful Disaster, and the Providence series.

Jamie now lives in Enid, OK with her three children and husband Jeff, who is a real, live cowboy. They share their 30 acres with six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.

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