Sunday, December 8, 2013


A Beautiful Wedding (Beautiful, #2.5)A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire
My rating:  4 of 5 stars

Release Date: December 10th, 2013 by Atrial Books

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.

My Review

And she ripped my closure off like a bandaid!! Son of a….

When A Beautiful Wedding showed up at my doorstep, my emotions seized. I was exited. I was thrilled. I was scared. I was indifferent. I was a whole lot of everything all at once. The only thing my eyes could see was CAUTION. Caution written in bright green neon letters….with glitter.


Because I…am an addict, and the drug that is a Beautiful Disaster is my drug of choice. Just opening my package made my hands shake. The addiction all started with a tattooed tongue. That damn tattooed tongue, and I couldn't get enough. To this day, Beautiful Disaster holds my record for the most re-reads ever. I read it from start to finish, and from finish to start. I partied with my favorite scenes, and shot up with my favorite intimate moments. I inhaled into my system everything that is Abby and Travis. I needed to get my fix; I was a user, and I used often. I wanted more. Hell, we all did.

Then came A Walking Disaster, and with that came my recovery. It was like a twelve step program for my addiction. It was my rehab. My therapy. Getting to experience a book for the first time, for a second time, was a stroke of literary genius. We got our more, but in a way that protected the integrity of the story along with everything we love about this series. We were able to get more without risking the perfection of Beautiful Disaster with a sequel.

Instead, Walking Disaster gave me closure. It gave me...completeness, and after reading those words, "The End", I felt it.

Now, sitting on my doorstep was frickin pandora's box. A line of literary cocaine begging to be snorted. What the hell was I suppose to do. Call a sponsor? Go to a meeting? Someone in my neighborhood's bound to have some mild (but effective) mood altering medication, right?

Here's where I'd like to say that I was strong. And looking back, three seconds (and only one shot of tequila) before tearing open the pages was pretty damn strong. Especially when the name of Jamie McGuire is staring right at your face. I swear, even the font taunted me.

I totally caved.

When am I ever going to learn that Jamie McGuire is always right. She knows what I need even before I do. Yes, Walking Disaster put a bandaid over my Beautiful Disaster hole, but A Beautiful Wedding filled the hole. This is the end.

It may have started off with me wanting to punch Abby in the face, but it ended with acceptance. Acceptance because I had to remember something that me, myself once said about this series. It is perfectly imperfect. This isn't a fairy tale, it never was. Abby and Travis are two jagged edge puzzle pieces that somehow perfectly fit together. They have both driven us mad from the start, why would we expect that to change now. This is fictional reality at its finest.

Then there's Travis. His dialogue in this book was funny, sweet, sexy, hot. I think my eyes even had an orgasm! I loved everything from the bachelor party to the letter. Oh sweet Jesus the letter. There was so much beauty in the words that I literarily had chills. Especially when they came from Travis.

In the end however, I was left with a few unanswered questions concerning Abby's secret. And to be honest, I'm not sure I liked learning what I did about her actions. However, I'm guessing my questions may have been answered if I had taken the time to read between the lines instead of devouring it like I did, but I pretty much shit out all self control when it comes to Jamie McGuire. I also noticed one small discrepancy in one of the scenes, but it is so small that I'm sure the ONLY reason I noticed it was because of the uncountable re-reads I did of Beautiful Disaster. The only reason I'm mentioning it is because I hope other readers don't piss out the haterade over MINOR details. Take your nit-pickers parade down another street and just enjoy the story. READ. ENJOY. LOVE.

This is definitely one of my favorite series of all time and I am so blessed to have gotten MORE! If you haven't read Beautiful Disaster yet, first off, congratulations on coming out of your coma. Yay for you! It's a miracle. Second, READ THIS SERIES!

If you already have, A Beautiful Wedding is NOT one to miss!


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One lucky winner will win BOTH a hardback and an e-copy of A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire. Why both? That way, the winner can read their copy on release day, no wait. They can also enjoy a beautiful new hardback addition to their book shelf. 
If you've already pre-ordered your e-copy, you can choose to gift it to a friend. 

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Other links you may enjoy:
A Walking Disaster Book Trailer
My Review of A Walking Disaster

A Blast from the past:
My review of Beautiful Disaster. One of my very FIRST reviews I ever wrote. Back before I really let my mouth take over, and before I started blogging. Maybe it's time for a reboot. 

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