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Today in Jen's Library

I listen to audiobooks while I flip houses. I also read real books which I buy incessantly.

Currently reading

Monsters (The Ashes Trilogy, #3)
Ilsa J. Bick
Time Between Us
Tamara Ireland Stone
The Message: The New Testament, Mass Market Edition
Walking Disaster  - Jamie McGuire, Dan Bittner The best part about this book is simply knowing what's going to happen - and yet seeing it from a different perspective. The other great thing is that you can read this as a stand alone, and then read [b:Beautiful Disaster|11505797|Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)|Jamie McGuire|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1358259032s/11505797.jpg|16441531] and get the same thing.

I'm a mom of five girls. So this particular book just made me laugh and laugh - seeing things from a guy's perspective was hilarious. Guys are so uncomplicated. And Travis is such a typical guy.

Not typical is the departure from the stereotype. Travis is a guy who really is full of angst - not just your run of the mill "guy anger," but serious questioning of his feelings and motives. He does resort to the standard inability to understand women. But at least he keeps trying, which is kind of refreshing. And his heartbreak is, well, heartbreaking. He kind of deserves it, and he's a baby about it, but it's a good thing when it's over. It's almost like he finally decides to man up, take things into his own hands, and fix the situation.

The plot really would have had enough going on with just the conflict in the relationship. There are some twists near the end that seem unnecessary. And of course the whole ending is pretty far-fetched. Odds are that would never happen, and if it did, it would be doomed. The epilogue is nice but also unnecessary. Those of us who have that life and are hopeless romantics tend to want to stay teenagers.

The audio on this is fabulous. Dan Bittner IS Travis. And he sounds a lot like Chris Pine, so visualizing Chris Pine as Travis doesn't hurt.

Fun book, guilty pleasure, great light read. Here's to Abby and Travis, may they stay together forever.