No Words Wasted Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    The Powell's Playlist | January 19, 2015

    Ned Beauman: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Ned Beauman

    I did have a playlist that I listened to over and over again while I was writing Glow, but three years on I'm a bit bored of those songs, which got... Continue »
    1. $18.17 Sale Hardcover add to wish list


      Ned Beauman 9780385352604

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $15.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Local Warehouse Erotica- General

Beautiful Disaster


Beautiful Disaster Cover

ISBN13: 9781476712048
ISBN10: 1476712042
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 3 left in stock at $7.50!


What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 4 comments:

calstephanie, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by calstephanie)
It all started with a snippet. A friend posted a small one from the book and it intrigued me enough to find out what book it was from. I bought the book and went in to it with no expectations having never read the author before. Beautiful disaster had me hooked from the first page. There's just something about the dynamics of the relationship between Abby and Travis that draws you in.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)
AnnaLiisa, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by AnnaLiisa)
This new adult contemporaary novel by Jamie Mcguire features two dysfunctional characters who are inexorably drawn towards each other despite their foibles and flaws. The book is a fast paced romance that proves two broken halves can come together to create a harmonious new whole.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)
Danielle King, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Danielle King)
I know there are so many "high brow", great books that were published in 2012 - but for pure, escapist fun, Beautiful Disaster was for me. Can't wait for Walking Disaster.

Just call me Pigeon!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)
Hwa Sun, August 16, 2012 (view all comments by Hwa Sun)
Le sigh. So disappointing :(

After reading the synopsis for Beautiful Disaster, I just had to read the book. It seemed so promising. But, sadly, it didn't live up to its promises. Let me explain why...

First of all, this book is over 400 pages long. So imagine that in the first 200 pages, they meet, slowly fall in love, go through some rough patches, and finally get together. Now, imagine that in the second half of the book, they break up and go through those stages all over again.

Well, yeah, that's pretty much what happened. The first time, it was okay, but during the second time, it was just "COME ON! We've been through this already!"

Also, the pacing was way off. At some parts, it felt super sloooow, and at others it felt super rushed. There were very few places where the pacing seemed just right.

Now (oh, gosh) the characters. I'm just going to give you a list of problems I had with them, okay?
Most of them were so moody, especially Abby. They were hardly ever stable with their emotions. One moment they were furious, and the next they were all lovey dovey. This made the characters seem really unrealistic for me.
Abby's back story seemed so completely fake. She seemed barely damaged by her past, which made her (again) unrealistic because it's hard to believe that someone who was raised like that escaped almost completely unaffected.
Travis, (sigh) boy does he have some major issues. He's the King of Jealousy, Overreacting, Anger, and Beating People Up. Not good.
The names... really? America? Shepley? Finch? Brazil? I'm not saying that I have anything against people with these names (because I don't). It's just the fact that there are so many people with such unusual names who all know each other that contributes into making the story unbelievable.

So, basically, most of them were unstable and unrealistic. Travis and Abby could be extremely irritating at times. They did have their sweet moments, though, where they were getting along and I wasn't annoyed at one (or both) of them.

There were a few characters that I really liked, like America (Abby was so lucky to have her as her best friend.), Finch (Ha ha, he's awesome.), and Shepley (He's awesome, too.).

Oh, and there's part of the book that's set in Las Vegas which sucked. Abby's reactions to everything was just so ugh. That was one of my least favorite parts of the book.

The writing was eh for me. It wasn't fantastic, but it wasn't horrible either.

And lastly, the ending was so incredibly sweet, but at the same time, so immensely stupid.

That's all I have to say about this book. Give it a go if you want. Maybe you'll enjoy it much more than I did.

Hwa Sun :)

P.S. I don't get the cover. It's pretty, but what does it have to with the book? Can someone explain it to me?
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
 1-4 of 4

Product Details

McGuire, Jamie
Atria Books
Romance - General
Romance - Contemporary
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
8.25 x 5.31 in

Other books you might like

  1. The Gift of Shame Sale Trade Paper $6.98
  2. In the Flesh Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. Men To Die For Used Trade Paper $11.95
  4. Big Guns out of Uniform
    Used Mass Market $5.95
  5. Cassandra's Conflict Used Mass Market $3.95
  6. Love a Younger Man Used Trade Paper $7.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Erotica » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Contemporary Women
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Contemporary
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Featured Titles
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » General

Beautiful Disaster Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.50 In Stock
Product details 432 pages Atria Books - English 9781476712048 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Beautiful Disaster is insanely addictive. Beautifully sexy, beautifully intense, and beautifully perfect. Jamie McGuire has written a damn good book."
"Review" by , "Characters, backstory, goals, motivations and conflicts are a great mix of angst, crippling inner demons and harsh real life. The pace has a rhythmic beat of two steps forward, four steps back as Abby and Travis grapple with their fierce attraction. Jamie McGuire writes with no holds barred. She writes with honest reflection on young people who move through life by their own rules....The entire cast lives hard, fights hard, and certainly loves hard. Deliciously intense."
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at