A Letter to Beautiful Disaster’s Travis Maddox + a $15 Gift Card Giveaway! It’s A Book Release Party!!! *squeeeee*

by Maryse on August 14, 2012 · 172 comments

in Behind The Books, Jamie McGuire

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!!! —-> Congratulations to Heidi! You were randomly selected for the $15 gift card giveaway!! You have been emailed. :)


Dear Travis,

It’s been just a little over a year now since we’ve met, and looking back, even then I KNEW one day you’d end up here. From the very beginning, when I couldn’t contain myself at work and announced a “pre-squee” post about what I was reading back in July 2011. I couldn’t believe my luck!!! How STUCK on you I already was (I mean… just look at the comments! Apparently I had already “claimed” you”. Tee hee!!).

And when I hit the end of the book, I let everyone officially know in my review that you were IT. The top of the top… and the frenzy just kept building from there. Day after day, month after month, I watched each new reader swoon over you. I gushed with them about you and I grinned (through gritted teeth ;) ) because I knew… everything about you is just too colossal to keep all to myself. And now we’re all going to have to share BIG TIME, because that’s exactly where you are headed.

Nobody this big, that causes that much of a frenzy could be kept a “secret” for this long. And of course… it would appear you’ve never really been a secret considering just how many ”favorite heroes lists” you top. Considering just how many fellow readers have touted your awesomeness, and your kind, protective sweetness and vulnerability that we so love in our bad-boys. And I’ll come out and say it. You are pretty much the king of my book-bad-boy world.

In fact, I’ve even dedicated an entire list to finding more guys like you. Now hold on! Don’t huff! There can never be another perfect “Travis”… we’ve already found that out. But you know. We just can’t get enough of you, and sometimes finding someone similar… helps. And anyway, Jamie said it was okay… she gets us. ;)

Just you wait! *beams*

Things are going to explode for you! Everybody wants Travis. They gave you a huge book deal, and now they’re going to make a movie about you. I. Am. Beaming. Like you, I don’t like to share, but I’m so glad I did, in this case. I had to acknowledge right off the bat, that I’d never be able to keep you to myself. But just know that I’m so proud of this moment.

Oh right! Remember last Christmas, when you sent me that awesome note? Wow! *sigh* You said something that absolutely stole my heart.

Merry Christmas. I just wanted you to know that I’ve read all the things you’ve written about me, and first of all – I’m flattered as f%ck. I mean, I’m in love with Abby, and you know that, but I wanted to thank you for everything you’ve done for us. I want you to have a great Christmas, and an even better 2012. If anyone f&cks with you, you let me know. I’ve got your back, babe.

Travis Maddox

(okay I bleeped some stuff. *blush* you know me… I love my bad boys foul-mouthed, but it makes me squirm to repeat it. ;) )

But just know, Travis, that no matter what, I’ll always have your back too!

Oh and… you’ll always be my main *squee*.



P.S. –> hug to Abby!! I haven’t forgotten her. After all, there was a time, when I first got to know you… that I was her. You know. In my own way. ;)


Congratulations Jamie McGuire for all that you’ve accomplished and for bringing us such an amazing story!!!


Now… who want’s to win a gift card? I’m giving one away! A $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card giveaway (to one lucky winner, that I will randomly choose from the comments below).

How to enter for a chance to win it? Just leave a comment below, I will end the “contest” at 11pm EST tomorrow night (Wednesday August 15th 2012), and I will contact the winner by email to confirm if you want the Barnes and Noble card or the Amazon card. The winner will be contacted and the gift card will be sent to the email address provided (make sure it’s valid!!). NOTE: The “winner” will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email notification. If no response is received, I will randomly select another winner. Make sure to check your email, so you do not loose your chance. This is open to anyone that can receive an emailed giftcard from either of these two companies.

Good Luck!!
OH AND!!!! Wanna chat to your heart’s content about Beautiful Disaster? Join us in the BEAUTIFUL DISASTER DISCUSSION (spoilers allowed so enter at your own risk).

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{ 172 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer August 14, 2012 at 8:08 AM

I absolutely LOVED beautiful disaster. I could not put it down!!! Can not wait for Walking Disaster to come out. I have recommended this book to all my friends.

Nicki August 14, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Super Congrats to Jamie McGuire!!!! Thanks for writing such a lovable character. I just can’t wait for his POV. :-)

Erin August 14, 2012 at 8:16 AM

I loved this book & so not my norm. I love paranorms & thank you maryse to indroducing me back to more contemporary novels. I would have never gotten to meet all the bad boys I now know & love (Travis is at top of the list)! Congrats to Jamie!!

Susan Roden August 14, 2012 at 8:16 AM

I love your blog. I am reading the Shadowland series now (after Fifty :-) ) and Bared to You recommendations. This one is next in my queue! Thanks for all the great suggestions and cool blogs!

Danielle August 14, 2012 at 8:17 AM

*****SQUEEEEEE!!!!!!***** Love Jamie and all of her books! Congrats on all the success! Sooooo looking forward to WD!

Cassandra August 14, 2012 at 8:20 AM

I loved Beautiful Disaster! I can not wait for Walking Disaster! Congrats Jamie, and thanks Maryse!! I just love your blog…

Mary Beth August 14, 2012 at 8:20 AM

I still read this book every couple of months. I can’t wait for the Travis POV to come out.

Jacie August 14, 2012 at 8:22 AM

I just read BD about 3 months ago, but was in love before I had even passed the first few chapters. I can’t wait for WD and possibly a BD movie :)

S.J. Long August 14, 2012 at 8:23 AM

OMG I am so happy for Jamie McGuire… awesome story and man if i ever found Travis…. Maryse you might have a lil competetion.
Can’t wait for His POV… PICK ME…

Virginia August 14, 2012 at 8:24 AM

I love this book and I love Travis!!! Cannot wait for
Walking Disaster!! I tell everyone about Travis. That
Boy is yummy!!!!!

Heidi August 14, 2012 at 8:24 AM

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book! I loved it so much that it was the first time I’ve ever posted on someone’s blog (yes yours Maryse!). I’ve read twice already and I feel a third time coming on. Because let’s face it – you can never get too much of Travis. Sigh….

Tracy August 14, 2012 at 8:24 AM

I just re-read Beautiful Disaster again also!! It still sucks me in just like the first time. I’m so glad you shared Travis with all of us. Thank you!!!

Melissa Phoenix August 14, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Congrats to Jamie McGuire! And thank you Maryse for recommending this wonderful book to read. I loved Travis & Abby. I couldn’t put the book down and I definitely cant wait for Walking Disaster :D

Laura J. August 14, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Congrats to Jamie!! What an accomplishment! Thank you Maryse for sharing him with me. Looking forward to Travis’ book!!

Laura Howard August 14, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Man, I feel the same way. Travis is too colossal to keep to ourselves, but man it was so SWEET pretending for a little while :)

Susan August 14, 2012 at 8:29 AM

I loved this book so much! It was the book that started my descent into the world of contemporary romance! I love the bad boys too Maryse, especially if they have ink!

Samantha R. August 14, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Great post! Thanks for the chance to win- it would definitely go toward purchasing this book ; )

Jody Duffy August 14, 2012 at 8:31 AM

I feel the same about this book and Travis. I love when you find a great Indie book and it is like a beautiful secret that you get to watch grow. So excited about the movie. I love your what to read next list. I have been going through it. But nothing is quite the same! ;) I am on pins and needles for WD!!!! Pre-ordered and impatiently waiting!

Jen Lewis August 14, 2012 at 8:32 AM

YAY!!!!!!!!!! This was another one that I waited and waited to read — I guess when I know it’s going to be good I like to prolong the anticipation factor a bit….

I cannot wait for the world to be in love with Travis — soon girls everywhere will be swooning…

Leanne August 14, 2012 at 8:32 AM

This is the first book that when i finished reading, I let out a big sigh and immediately started over… I have since done that with a limited few others, but this one was the first. I was NOT ready to be done! and 1 year later, I’m STILL not ready to be done!!! sigh!

Brandi August 14, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Congrats to Jamie on her well deserved success! Beautiful Disaster is love and Travis is definitely one of my top book boyfriends :) April cannot get here soon enough – waiting 8 months for the pov of one of the most swoon-worthy bad boys is going to be excruciating.

Jennie Davis August 14, 2012 at 8:34 AM

I LOVE TRAVIS (and the book off course) ….Can’t wait for Walking Disaster and the movie!!

Jeannie Smith August 14, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Congratulations to Jamie! For me, I love the fact that he got got a new couch in his apartment for Abby. It’s the little things he does…

Angie August 14, 2012 at 8:38 AM

I love this book! Travis is amazing. Soo can’t wait til Walking Disaster. Congrats Jamie on all of your accomplishments! I love your blog, and have read many books from your lists! Keep up the fantastic work girl!

Maryse August 14, 2012 at 8:38 AM

First: *hug* to everyone!! Glad you’re all here with me!!

Erin, I know! 2 years of reading strictly paranormal and then I discovered that human bad-boys were just as intense and amazing!!!

Susan, YES!!! You are in for a HUGE treat with this one. It’s one of those books that gives you a “feeling” that’s hard to top.

Thanks Cassandra!!

Mary Beth: Considering how intense I still feel on my re-read, I get why you keep reading it.

S.J. … grrrrrrrr…. ;) hehe

Heidi!! YAY! So glad you joined us, and let us know you’re here!

Tracy – yep. Same here!

Melissa and both Lauras!! He’s just tooooo much but in a good way. And yes Laura H… it was fun pretending. *sigh* ;)

Lucia August 14, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Ohh…so exciting!! CAN’T WAIT!!!

Barbara August 14, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Hi Mayse, luv ya, your blog is great. I haven’t read Beautiful Disaster as of yet, it it is number one on my “What to read after 50 shades list” I can’t wait…..thank you so Much for all your great recommendations!

Lorena Dictter August 14, 2012 at 8:44 AM

I devoured this book and remembered thinking that I wished someone would call me “Pidge” ha ha! Love your blog and thanks for the contest!

Isadora Wines August 14, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Maryse, I came upon your site a few months ago..and well, I can’t stop reading now! Thank You!
Iv’e read so many books that you suggested and I am in love with them!
Beautiful Disaster, Bared to you, BOATK, Who we are, Thougthless series, Sempre, and I tried to start the EIT series, but I was freaking out a bit! ahahha so I am now reading The Marriage Bargain lol!
I’m in love with Travis too…cant wait for teh movie:)

Christine August 14, 2012 at 8:45 AM

I LOVE “Beautiful Disaster” I’ve told everyone I know about this book. Travis has set the bar high for all future alpha male heroes. In fact I’ve been searching for one to help fill in the hole I’m left with now that I’ve already read “Beautiful Disaster,” but no one has been able to come close. I should stop trying to replace him and just go back to him. I shall re-read “Beautiful Disaster” now, the kids will just have to fend for themselves for the day;-)

Ashley August 14, 2012 at 8:46 AM

So awesome! I love the picture of you sitting at top all those books. You look like your on top of the world–on top of the BD world!

Amazon pretty please. Unless you do Chapters, the Canadian sister of B&N!

Lauren Mules August 14, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Totally loved this book – have recommended it to so many people!! Just gotta love Travis!!

Rebecka August 14, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Travis *sigh* such a hottie! Totally looking forward to his POV, I’m sure it’ll be all potty mouth and alpha hottness and I’ll have to read it twice as soon as it comes out. And I can’t wait to see who they get to play him. Jaime has to know that me and my girl posse will be stadning in line on opening night whenever that movie comes out, as I’m sure most of the Maryse reading family will :)

Cree621 August 14, 2012 at 8:50 AM

I love your blog, Maryse – you feed my reading addiction with your great reviews, and this letter was awesome! Love Travis, can not wait for Walking Disaster ;)

Johanna August 14, 2012 at 8:51 AM

That was great Maryse! I love to see that I am not the only one going bat shit crazy for this man (Travis). And like you said, he is the top of top bad boy.. no one can take his place :) I LOVED this book, and will keep re-reading it till im blue in the face :)

Kirsten August 14, 2012 at 8:53 AM

*****SQUEEEEEE!!!!!!***** For Jamie and Maryse. Love, love, love Beautiful Disaster. So looking forward to Travis’ POV. I won’t admit to how many times I’ve read it, or how many people I’ve told it’s a must read but I love it, and I can’t go long without a Travis fix, he’s my drug of choice. Congrats Jamie!

Brandy Bell August 14, 2012 at 8:56 AM

BD is one of my favorite books…definitely one I will re-read over and over again. Anxiously awaiting WD so I can get my Travis fix! Thank you Jamie for an amazing story and awesome characters that we fall in love with.

Kristin craven August 14, 2012 at 8:56 AM

I loved loved loved Beautiful Disaster!! One of my all time favorite books!!

Maryse August 14, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Susan – yes … every time she mentions his ink… oh and his dimple. *swoon*

Samantha – it’s a must read!! MUST!! :)

Jody: It’s thrilling having been a part of this since it’s very early stages… I just wanna hug and squeeze it!

Jen: And all the girls who “knew him when” will be gritting their teeth. like, say….. —> me ;) heheheheh

Leanne – I did the exact same thing! Husband looked over his shoulder at me, asked what I just started (’cause he knew I had been dreading the end of the book), and I said I just started it over. I’m not ready to let it go yet. Yep. Sign of an amazing book.

Brandi… I know. The wait is going to be agony.

Jeannie…. yes… that couch. *shudders*

Angie, Barbara, Lorena & Isadora *hug* thank you!!

Christine: Yep, sometimes you just gotta do what ya gotta do, ya know?

Ashley!! LOL! Thanks, It was fun making it. I was giggling the entire time. If I could have made one where I was rolling in them, that would have been AWESOME!!! LOL! But weird… ;)

Rebecka – I will have butterflies in my stomach!!!

Melissa August 14, 2012 at 8:58 AM

After reading your rave review of this book, I have been on the prowl for it! Can’t wait to read it..and I am tickled to death there is a second book in the works. At least I know that I will get more than a bookful of a great story and memorable characters..helps with the withdrawl..lol

Tracie August 14, 2012 at 9:04 AM

I actually downloaded Beautiful Disaster from Amazon on a whim because it came up in my recommendations. Then Travis consumed my world for awhile (and still does). But what I would really like to thank Travis for is that while I was desperately searching for another book like Beautiful Disaster, he inadvertently brought me here-to your blog Maryse and your FB page. I have read so many great books since I found you and I have also made some friends, which is just awesome. So thank you Travis, Maryse, and ALL the great people I have met on your FB page and discussion forum. :)

Jenn August 14, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Loved beautiful disaster!! My favorite bad boy book of all time!!!

Michelle August 14, 2012 at 9:08 AM

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Travis! I bought this book when it was just 0.99 cents! on Amazon. I have already read it 4 times and have gotten everyone at work to read it too! I can honestly say I cant find another book that has ever been as good to read as this one! But I havent read walking disaster yet though?? :)

Jessica Hodnett August 14, 2012 at 9:11 AM

I think i am going to have to re read this book after I finish the one I just started. All this Travis talk has me going through major withdrawals from him :)

Nancy Parken August 14, 2012 at 9:13 AM

A fun day on Maryse’s Book Blog, & when I see that you are closing in on 5000 “likes” I laugh because I found your book Blog right after joining FB, & you had close to 700 “likes” & I thought she is “SO POPULAR”. I joined in & you were going on & on about “Fifty Shades” (I had never heard of & not many others had either). I went for it not even knowing what it was about & WOW!

Leigh August 14, 2012 at 9:15 AM

It sounds great! I can’t wait to read it!

Heather Campbell August 14, 2012 at 9:17 AM

What an awesome letter! I love your blog! Thanks for sharing all the great books you find. Congrats to Jamie McGuire on her success!

Pam K. August 14, 2012 at 9:19 AM

I fell for Travis in October 2011.. Sigh!!

Deanna August 14, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Beautiful Disaster=first book love. Thank you Jamie!

Nikki A. August 14, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I love Travis! I have read Beautiful Disaster twice. (Something I never do!) Now this makes me want to read it a third time! Congrats Jamie! And thank you Maryse for sharing Travis with us! :)

Becky K. August 14, 2012 at 9:36 AM

I read Beautiful Disaster…then immediately read it again. Takes a special book for that go happen. Can’t wait for Walking Disaster!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog August 14, 2012 at 9:43 AM

how exciting! i definitely didn’t know about the movie! congrats!

Sandy August 14, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Can I just say I want to meet him! A girl’s mind could go to all kinds of places with Travis. Congrats to Jamie McGuire on her success and she needs to get going on the next one ASAP. :-)

Dina August 14, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Love Love Love this book!!!! My gosh it just took my breath away! I re-read it here and there between my other books… and I fall even more in love with it every time:) ugh- Travis is just a beautiful man !!!!!! :)

Lisa August 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Love, Love, Love this book & Travis. Congrats Jamie!

stephanie August 14, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Hi Maryse! Ooh! So jealous you got a card from Travis! I would love to win a gift card to Amazon. Love to shop there!

Maria August 14, 2012 at 10:06 AM

*sigh* I don’t like to share…

BUT – so happy for Jamie!!! :-D

Travis will always be #1 <3

Jessica August 14, 2012 at 10:08 AM

I first got into paranormal and this site was a perfect direction to get me to read all the best paranormal books out there. And now…love the bad boys. I just finished reading Knight and it is amazing how such a bad boy can turn you on!

Cindy August 14, 2012 at 10:11 AM

I <3 Travis! Can't wait to meet the Maddox brothers!

Shannon R August 14, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Sounds like a great character, I need to check this out. Thanks for the giveaway

Lezanda August 14, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I can’t believe it’s been a year! And for a year I’ve been looking for a hero as awesome and brilliant and gorgeous that can compare to Travis.
I’ve come close a few times, but no cigar yet…
I finished Beautiful Disaster (again) this morning and I still get a high from reading it. But I honestly don’t think I’ll ever get that exact same feeling reading any other book again that I got from reading Travis.

Thank YOU Maryse, for introducing me to Travis in the first place, and I have said this before, but I will say it again: YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!

comnurse1 August 14, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I appreciate all of the book suggestions, I have discovered many new authors based on your recommendation Maryse.

Tiffany August 14, 2012 at 10:24 AM

I love beautiful disaster!! So exited for WD to come out also!! Congrats Jamie!!

Anas Attic Sexy Tales August 14, 2012 at 10:44 AM

I know I grabbed it the day you put it on your blog, and it is on all my top picks lists. I can’t wait for a re-read. I can’t believe it’s been over a year!

Janie August 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Am I the only one who hasn’t read this book yet?! I am extremely curious now! I must read!!

Tori August 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM

I’m right there with ya, Maryse! This is one of the few books I’ve re-read. When I can’t find another fella that makes my tummy flip, I’ll visit Abby and Travis, and get caught up in the drama all over again.

Shawna V. August 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM

WHOO HOOO! Love BD ;) Thanks Maryse!

Angi Johnson August 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Congrats Jamie! I love Travis!

Amanda Calabrasi August 14, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Travis, you have no idea boy. No. Idea.

Would love to win this card!

Thanks Maryse!

Michaela August 14, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Congratulations to Jamie McGuire!! Absolutely LOVE this book! I, too, own the ebook and paperback! Travis had me from the go. Thank you Maryse for turning me on to such a wonderful and captivating read!

Christina August 14, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Love this book!!! I read it twice within the first week of having the book.This was one of the books that I first read after reading 50 Shades after coming across your website. Thank you so much for your having your blog and helping me find my love in reading again :) 100 books and counting since May.

Maria Malaveci August 14, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I have not read the book yet, but all my friends have, and it definitely is on my list of next reads! I would love to win the GC to use it so I can buy it!


Coco August 14, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Reading this book made my life complete !!! Love you, Travis ;)

Lorelei August 14, 2012 at 11:43 AM

I absolutely LOVED Beautiful Disaster!!!

Stacey August 14, 2012 at 11:48 AM

I LOVED Beautiful Disaster and cannot wait for Walking Disaster. And the movie!!
A HUGE CONGRATS to Jamie and keep up the amazing work!!!
I loved the Providence Trilogy as well. I personally cannot wait to see what else you have in store for your fans!!

Paige August 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Loved your letter and the reply from Travis! Add in a double contest day… Fantastic!

Sharon August 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM

I am so excited to read Walking Disaster and see the movie. Great job Jamie!

julie n. August 14, 2012 at 12:05 PM

I love this book!!!!!! Can’t wait for Travis POV

Rosa Saucedo August 14, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Second to Travis, I love the controversy of this book. but it’s been so amazing seeing people stick up for Jamie and tell her screw them this is my favorite book ever! And that’s exactly what I told her! I think it just didn’t fit into their perfect box of romance where he is this hero who comes and saves the damsel in distress. Instead she saved his crazy, hot, tight, totally lickable ass! Hello! People are screwed up. They make huge mistakes, act like complete asses and don’t always make the right decision. And sometimes the hottest bad boy needs someone to love him no matter his faults! So yeah I loved Beautiful Disaster!

Shan August 14, 2012 at 12:22 PM

UBBER CUTE!!! I’m at work and you got me smiling like a crazy lady reading this letter!!! LMBO! And he wrote back ;-) *SQUEEEEE* Cyber hugs to you Maryse!

Lisa August 14, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Love this book!!!! Cant wait for Walking Disaster!!! I need more Travis!!!!

Rosa Saucedo August 14, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Man I wrote this long winded response and it didn’t submit! It basically said that I wanted to have Travis’ babies!

Maureen August 14, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Congratulations to Jamie and Maryse…I just love your enthusiasm.
Reading your blog makes me smile everyday!

Minha August 14, 2012 at 12:51 PM

OMG Maryse, if I get a card like that from Travis saying that he has my back and stuff, I think I would just pass out… You are a luck girl!!!
OOOhh and about the $15 Amazon gist card: Pick me, Piiiiiiiick meeeeee!!!!!!

Donna August 14, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Oooooo! Oooooo! Pick me! Pick me!

Sarah August 14, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Ahh I LOVED Beautiful Disaster! All thanks to your obsession of a recommendation! In love with it!

Maryse August 14, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I’m loving your comments!!! Giggling like mad! I’m at work right now, but shall comment back shortly!

Ha! At work during my own party. Sheeeesh! What a party pooper I am!!

jenn119 August 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

absolutely LOVED BD!!!!! can’t wait for WD!! i’m soooooo happy i stumbled across your blog!!!!

Stephanie August 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

I LOVED Beautiful Disaster and eagerly waiting for Walking Disaster to be released!!! I’m telling everyone that I know about this book. So happy that I came across your blog….if I hadn’t I would not be enjoying all these great books!

Melanie August 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM

I would have never found Travis if it wasn’t for you! Your reviews and top bab boy list had me at hello! I had to download it right away and stop what I was reading to pick this up. Oh I loved it, read it twice back to back just couldn’t get enough. Where can I buy a Travis? I’m resorting to an all new low to get more Travis action and can’t wait for WD!!!!

Pam August 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

All this talking about Beautiful Disaster is making want to read it again!! Five times just isn’t enough!

Elyse Morrison August 14, 2012 at 2:33 PM

I love me some Travis!! I have read Beautiful Disaster 3 times (don’t judge me ;) )! Its such a fun and sexy book!

Teresa August 14, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Loved this book!! Can’t wait for Walking Disaster!

Jen C. August 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

ohmygoodness I can’t wait for WD! BD is one of my favorites ever. Thanks for all your blogging Maryse!

Franceis August 14, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Love Beautiful Disaster! I’m glad that I found it here first before it became this huge. I’m so happy for Jamie. I’m excited to see the movie.

Hai K August 14, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I love you Travis!! Can’t wait to see you on the big screen.

Robyn B August 14, 2012 at 3:48 PM

I love this book so much!

Tracy beck August 14, 2012 at 3:53 PM

BD was another awesome book recommended by the Maryse!

Tracy beck August 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Love this book!

Claudia August 14, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Hi Maryse
Oh my God! I can’t wait for BD movie!!
Thank you so much!!

Heather August 14, 2012 at 4:29 PM

EEP! Exciting<3

Erika C. August 14, 2012 at 4:31 PM

LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! So happy I found your blog! :)

Barbara G August 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I absolutely LUV Beautiful Disaster. I am so looking forward to Walking Disaster; and we all know after reading these books we will be a HOT MESS DISASTER!! Congratulations to Jamie McGuire!!

Dyann August 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Travis is one of my favorite book characters ever! Cannot wait to get inside his head in Walking Disaster! Amazon gift card please!!

Angie August 14, 2012 at 4:51 PM

OMG………I just read BD for the first time and WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! F’N WOW!!!!!! This book had me soooo tore up……Such a GREAT emotional read….. can’t wait till WD comes out.

paula Erwin August 14, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Cant wait for Walking Disaster! A movie is just icing on the cake :) )

Karen August 14, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Awesome giveaway and post ! :D Travis sounds sooo amazing , I can’t wait to meet him !

Alex August 14, 2012 at 5:02 PM

I have read Beautiful Disaster so many times I’ve lost count! So excited for Walking Disaster!

Carla August 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM

WOW that’s just awesome Maryse. hahahaha love it.
And you know what?! we have to thank you too, because if it wasn’t for you, I don’t know if I would ever read this book. I mean, last weekend I went to bookstore and when I got inside and looked to my left and saw this book standing in the shelves I was so surprised and so proud., i just stood there with my mouth hanging… lol I didn’t know it would came to Brazil too, so it was a HUGE surprise for me, and of course I had to buy a copy for myself. I don’t usually buy paperbacks anymore, just the books that I want to keep with me foreverfand standing in my bookshelve. And now beautiful disaster is right there and waiting for his twin. hahahaha

michaela August 14, 2012 at 5:19 PM

LOOOVE BD!! I cant wait for WD!! :) One of my all time fav books!!

Tiffany August 14, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Love, Love, Love Beautiful Disaster. I can not wait until April gets here for Walking Disaster!! I really hope the movie will be close to the book! Am looking forward to future books by Jamie McGuire!!

Lisa August 14, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I LOVE Travis. He was one of my first finds recommended by you, Maryse, and he remains in my top five all time favorite book bad boys. I’ve recommended this book to all my “book club” friends and they too love him. I’m so excited about Walking Disaster and I’m counting down the days until I can get my new Travis fix!

Megan August 14, 2012 at 6:13 PM

You’re letter to Travis was a riot! Well done!! I love Travis!! :) I can’t wait for “Walking Disaster” and the Beautiful Disaster MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Megan August 14, 2012 at 6:37 PM

What an awesome blog. I loved this book. I have never been so involved in a book since the HP series. I read books on my kindle because of low vision, but I am actually thinking of going to buy Beautiful Disaster in paperback to always have it. I don’t know if I am the only one, but the whole time I read it I thought about songs that would fit great with different scenes of the book. I know Jamie McGuire has songs poster on her webpage for the book, but I didn’t know that when I created my playlist on YouTube. I’m including the link incase anyone is interested in what songs I picked. I can’t wait for Walking Disaster to be released!

Nicole blessing August 14, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Loved LOVED LoVEd LOVED Beautiful Disater and TRAVIS!! Can’t wait for walking disaster and the movie!! Can’t get enough of Travis and Abby!! April is TOO FAR away!!!

Tara August 14, 2012 at 6:41 PM

LOVED this book and loved your letter, that was hilarious! I can’t wait for Walking Disaster…I need more Travis!! :)

Shan August 14, 2012 at 6:56 PM

@Megan – Maryse hit it spot on when she said that the song Invincible by Crossfade was perfect for the book – Love the book (so so much) and love the song (so much that I listen to it every morning on my way to work, my daughter tends to make a face everytime…um, excuse me, this is mommy’s happy place…LOL)

Lauren Hopkins August 14, 2012 at 6:56 PM

What girl doesn’t love a bad boy? I’m so excited for Walking Disaster!

Maryse August 14, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Again just cutting in for another great big *group* hug. I love your enthusiasm and your comments have me grinning with glee! I told y’all it was a love letter, didn’t I? *blush*

I’m so glad to have been able to share my love for Beautiful Disaster with all of you,

and for those of you who found me BECAUSE of Travis… well… Travis just needs a great big hug from me for that!! LOVE HIM. Oh wait, I already said that, didn’t I? LOL!

Nancy!! I know right? It’s amazing how this blog has grown in just a year. I’m ecstatic, and even more so because pretty much everyone on here loves the same books I do. How lucky are we to share in these together?!

Shan – HE WROTE ME!!! I know. I think I had a case of the *vapors* that day. Tee hee!!! hehehehehhehe

Carla, I had the same happy reaction at Barnes and Noble. There was my all-time favorite book, shining brightly with my other favorites. I was *beaming*

Stacy August 14, 2012 at 7:03 PM

What a wonderful “release day” your giving us!! I’m re-reading Beautiful Disaster as well and its still awesome! Thank you for this great giveaway!!

Lindsey H. August 14, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I’m so excited for WD!!!! I just wish it was coming out sooner :( I will have to read BD at least one more time before it comes out!

Tammie August 14, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I read your blog every day and I’m so glad I found it and look forward to all your recommends.

Jacque August 14, 2012 at 7:14 PM

I found this blog and all of these wonderful books. Beautiful Disaster, How to kill a rockstar, Thoughtless, Effortless…. This has to be the BEST most help site ever. :)

Carmen August 14, 2012 at 7:34 PM

As always Maryse you did not fail us with your glowing review of this one! Cannot wait for walking…congrats on the success Jamie!

Jessica Katz August 14, 2012 at 7:40 PM

OMG this blog is wonderful! I’m so excited to know you exist! Congratulations to Jamie on her impending mommy hood and of course TRAVIS!!!

Ann-Theres August 14, 2012 at 8:09 PM

What a perfect party you Are having today! *grinning!*
I sooo wait for WD and off course the MOVIE! Would absolutely love the Card by the way, I never Get enough books on my IPad…. ;-D

Brianna Lee Book Reviews August 14, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Another great giveaway! Thanks again Maryse! Your the best blogger and I voted for you on the bloggy awards, hope you win!

Debra August 14, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Love Love Love Travis….love the site!!!

rhowi August 14, 2012 at 9:04 PM

first i CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Jamie McGuire… it’s been a year since i fell in love with Travis and still ‘am!!! i can’t count how many times i have read Beautiful Disaster and I STILL LOVE every second of it!!! *sigh* Thank You to Jamie for our Travis <3 and… what an awesome giveaway! ^_^

Julie August 14, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I haven’t read this yet. But I have loved her other books. I have just recently discovered this author and ready for more from her!!!!!!!!

cicely August 14, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Beautiful Disaster rendered girls like me wanting for more.

Steph Ru August 14, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Loved, luved, <3 the book! So glad I found your site and this was the first book you talked me into!!!

THANK YOU keep on finding more "almost" Travis's!!


Missy R. August 14, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Can’t wait to read Travis’ POV!!

Trisha August 14, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Love love Beautiful Disaster! I read back when you first posted your review and I fell in love immediately with Travis, then I read it a few months after because I was missing him and now I’m thinking I’m due to read it a third time LOL!

Courtney August 14, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Love Beautiful Disaster soooo much! I remember reading those notes back around Christmas time wondering who in the world Travis was, and now looking back on it, I cant believe I didn’t read the book sooner!

JenM August 14, 2012 at 10:21 PM

I loved Travis, but didn’t necessarily love Abby, so I’m definitely looking forward to reading the story from his POV.

chelsea August 14, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Oh Travis…… there is no one better

Ivy August 15, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Hi Maryse!
I was never actually much of a reader UNTIL I read Beautiful Disaster. Now I’m a freaken bookworm! I absolutely LOVE your blog and I am so thankful for it because without you, I don’t know what I would have done to ‘try’ and move on from my Travis obsessed days. I don’t know what I did without Travis and I know that I would LOVE to have him on my shelf at home!
He literally changed my world… that sounds so lame, but he did! ><
Well, thanks for holding this giveaway! :)

Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy August 15, 2012 at 4:43 AM

Hi Maryse ;)

I LOVED Beautiful Disaster! SHOUTY capitals!! Now that I think about it, you are my recommender of it on Goodreads. I was obsessed with Travis Maddox from the moment he called Abby Pigeon. I’m excited it’s gotten so popular!!! I’ve read it too many times since I’m addicted to these angsty romances!

Amanda August 15, 2012 at 5:55 AM

I loved Beautiful Disaster and Travis! I am really looking forward to reading Walking Disaster and the movie!!!

Casey August 15, 2012 at 6:46 AM

Finally convinced my friend to read Beautiful Disaster (After months of begging, She was “stuck” on FSOG!) It didn’t take her 2 days to say “Christian Who?” :D

Carrie Denton August 15, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Travis was my fav too! I read BD and immediately fell in love. Loved it, loved it, loved it. Still do.

Tiffany August 15, 2012 at 7:58 AM

Love Bd! Read it three times and I always find myself wanting to read it again after I finish new books. I rarely repeat books but this one is an exception. :-)

Jenn August 15, 2012 at 8:38 AM

I loved loved Beautiful Disaster. I am looking forward to reading it again and again!!! It’s my top 5 books of all times!!!!!

Jenn August 15, 2012 at 8:39 AM

I loved loved Beautiful Disaster. I am looking forward to reading it again and again. It’s my top 5 books of all times.

Jenn ~

Jamie August 15, 2012 at 8:44 AM

THANK YOU!!! I had just finished 50 Shades and had NO clue where to go from there…so I did the “normal” search of what to read after 50…and low and behold I found your blog…thank heavens!! Beautiful Disaster is where I started (since that one I have read 5 other books that you recommended)! I can NOT wait for the next book!

Karyn August 15, 2012 at 9:58 AM


Thank you! I found your blog, and love it. You have made me aware of so many wonderful books, especially Beautiful Disaster. I have re-read Beautiful Disaster a few times already, and I can’t wait to read Travis’ POV! I am looking forward to the movie as well, and can’t wait to read more books from Jamie McGuire.


Tina Harris August 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM

One word Travis…..ohhhh my……cant get enough of him. I have BD on kindle and paperback. Had to have it to add to my collection. Of course I will be loaning it out to friends to read too til they get their own cause once they read it they WILL want to have their own Travis!!! I cant get enough of him and super excited about his point of view coming out!! Be awesome to see his point side of things and how intense his love is for Pigeon…… (: LOVE ur blog!!!

Mindi August 15, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Love this book! So excited to see it in stores and I can’t wait for the next one!!

Brittany August 15, 2012 at 10:41 AM

I cannot wait for the new book, Walking Disaster to come out. So excited. BD was soooo good! The movie is going to be fantastic! I love your blog!

Liz August 15, 2012 at 11:21 AM

So excited!!!!!!

Lisa August 15, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Ha I love it!!! Your letter to Travis was greatness. And his letter to you – well what girl wouldnt want the foul mouthed bad boy??? We just love Travis!!!!

Lily August 15, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Beautiful Disaster is one of my favourites!! Can’t wait to read Walking Disaster!! :D

Jessica August 15, 2012 at 1:06 PM

I’m always looking for books to read and when I read your review of Beautiful Disaster I was hooked. I shared my thoughts on the book with all of my friends and they all read the book too. We can’t wait for Travis POV to come out! When I found out that they are going to make the book into a movie, it made my day!

Miranda August 15, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Omg I have done nothing at work today but hide my kindle under my desk and reread this book!! I love Travis so much I wish we could all be so lucky to have our own Travis!! Can’t wait for the movie thank you so much for everything you do and for introducing me to Beautiful Disaster!!

Teresa H. August 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Love, love, love me some Travis. I have forced, and I mean literally forced, several of my friends and family to read this book. They got so aggravated with me that they had no choice but to read it just so I would leave them alone. They loved the book just as much as me and have thanked me for my kind suggestion…okay, harassing suggestion….to read this book NOW!!!

Karen Tavares August 15, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Love the site and love the whole Beautiful Disaster expo : )

Amy Wenndt August 15, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Beautiful Disaster started a whole new genre to my reading. I call it the complicated bad boy genre. Thank you Jamie you helped open my world to more books.

Lisa Sanders August 15, 2012 at 6:22 PM

I loved this book and am excited to see that so many other people feel the same way. Great blog, can’t wait to come back and read more!

Kristy J August 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM

I remember when you got your Christmas note and I was SOOO jealous! Teehee!! I’m thinking a little BD re-reading is in order!

Leslie H. August 15, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Feel in love with Travis last year

danielle james August 15, 2012 at 6:57 PM

I absolutely love your blog and I heard that its your birthday so…..Happy Birthday!!!!! By the way I totally agree with you when it comes to beautiful disaster. It is without a doubt one of my favorites. You have great taste. Thank you for this opportunity. BYE!

christina viera August 15, 2012 at 7:23 PM

I just found your blog tonight and am looking forward to browsing around and getting some new reads. So jelly about your travis letter. ;o)

Shannon O'Neill August 15, 2012 at 7:40 PM

I have pre ordered Walking Disaster and wish it was being released today!!!
Think I need to reread BD to get my Travis fill. :)

LaurenR August 15, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Re-reading BD right now…and can’t wait or WD!!!

Arlene August 15, 2012 at 7:49 PM

What an awesome blog post! Love the pic you added! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Mary August 15, 2012 at 7:56 PM

I really am happy that Travis will have a movie but how can it possibly be as good as the book? Love love love BD and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the book!!

Diana August 15, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Can’t wait to read walking disaster!!. Feels good that we are going to be able to know how Travis felt . Your blog is what I needed after reading BD and your book recommendations really helped me. Thanks!!=D

Kim Brown August 15, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Woo to the freakin’ Who… So excited! I hope you increased servers for the traffic this celebration is going to cause. I’m an amazon girl…..love my kindle.

Sarah C. August 15, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I wonder what Travis’s letter to you would be!!

Sydney wallace August 16, 2012 at 3:24 AM

Hello maryse!
Found your website by accident.Might say its the best accident of my life:)
Your suggestions rock.love jamie’s books and creations.Can’t wait for the newbook to release!!!
Would love to win the giveaway ( amazons gift card.)
Will use it to buy jamie’s new book:)

Minha August 17, 2012 at 4:03 PM

I just noticed I had the wrong e-mail address on the comments. I have just e-mailed you the correct one in case I was one of the winners.

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