Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-‐Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
It’s rare for me to get so thoroughly wrapped up in a story that I feel as if the characters are “real”. Well, as you might’ve guessed, it happened here. Abby and Travis’s relationship was a tricky bitch. They’ve been friends, lovers, exes, something in between and (you guessed it) together again.
During all this, they’ve dealt with gossip hounds, a tragic event on campus (no spoilers), a past that wouldn’t die, and even the mob.
Yes, this more than a college story.
This, in a nutshell, was about two people who on paper might not make sense but in some cosmic way —- work.
And the bet, what a brilliant way to bring two people together. It a fun idea.
Hell, this story was a fantastic read from beginning to the end.
So well written, I ordered Beautiful Oblivion, Walking Disaster, A Beautiful Wedding, and eagerly await the preorder link to Beautiful Redemption.
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