Beautiful Disaster

Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476712055
Release Date: 2012-07-12
Genre: Fiction

A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller about a good girl dangerously drawn to the ultimate bad boy. The new 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.

Walking Disaster

Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476712994
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Fiction

How much is too much to love? Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder. Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much? Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder. In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees. Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.

Beautiful Disaster

Author: Kylie Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416525297
Release Date: 2006-10-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Senior year is cooling down, student scandals are heating up, and in sexy South Beach, one teen's wicked dirty trouble is another teen's good clean fun. Until the last killer party becomes exactly that -- a party that kills. Everyone wants to be just like them: Vanity, the gorgeous celebutante; Dante, the hip-hop dreamer; Max, the second-generation Hollywood bad boy; Christina, the just-out-of-the-closet Latina; and Pippa, the British hottie. They're the fabulous five of the Miami Academy for Performing Arts, and they've got everything and more. But for the unluckiest one of all, that includes a violent death at seventeen...on the night before graduation. Hot romance, dangerous games, platinum dreams, and deadly choices. For some people, it's an impossible life. For Miami's most infamous clique, it's just another day at the beach...and for one of them, it's going to be the last.

Beautiful Oblivion

Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492967235
Release Date: 2015-01-19
Genre: Fiction

Als Cami in einer Bar Trenton Maddox kennenlernt, hat sie keinen Zweifel daran, dass ihre Freundschaft mit dem berüchtigten Weiberhelden eine platonische bleiben wird. Schließlich ist sie wie er mit rüpelhaften Brüdern aufgewachsen und weiß, mit Männern wie ihm umzugehen. Doch wenn sich ein Maddox-Bruder verliebt, dann liebt er für immer. Und er kämpft – auch wenn alles andere daran zu zerbrechen droht.

Beautiful Oblivion

Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476759593
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Fiction

The Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster phenomenon continues in the first heart-pounding new adult romance in The Maddox Brothers series. Fiercely independent Camille “Cami” Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year. Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt. Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red. As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart. In the first installment of the Maddox Brothers books, readers can experience the rush they felt reading Beautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again.

Beautiful Disaster

Author: Kate Brian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416985471
Release Date: 2009-06-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

She's Back.... After wasting away in a mental institution for a year and a half, Ariana Osgood is finally back where she belongs. She has a new look, a new name, and a new life -- all thanks to her former friend Briana Leigh Covington. Now enrolled as a junior at the exclusive Atherton-Pryce boarding school just outside of D.C., Ariana sleeps in Frette sheets, flirts with the captain of the crew team, and gossips with the most beautiful girls on campus. She killed to get back her life of privilege. Just how far will she go to keep it? From the author of the bestselling Private novels comes a series about the dark world of wealth, secrets, and privilege.

Beautiful Disaster

Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 9783492962407
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Fiction

Als sie Travis begegnet, ist nichts mehr wie zuvor. Abby fühlt sich unwiderstehlich von ihm angezogen, obwohl er alles ist, was sie nicht will: ein stadtbekannter Womanizer, arrogant, unverschämt – aber leider auch unverschämt sexy. Abby lässt sich auf eine Wette mit ihm ein und gerät in einen Strudel aus Zuneigung und Zurückweisung, Hingabe und Leidenschaft, der beide bis an ihre Grenzen treibt ...

Walking Disaster

Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 9783492964531
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Fiction

Travis ist hart im Nehmen. Aufgewachsen in einer Familie von Männern, weiß er sich durchzuschlagen. Er ist bekannt als Weiberheld und Kämpfer. Alle Jungs möchten an seiner Stelle sein, alle Mädchen an seiner Seite. Doch Abby ist anders. Sie schenkt ihm keine Bewunderung und schmachtet ihn nicht aus ihren großen, grauen Augen an. Sie wirkt unschuldig und zerbrechlich, aber Travis spürt, dass sie ein dunkles Geheimnis verbirgt. Er ist fasziniert von ihr, und er macht sich daran, das zu tun, was er seiner Mutter versprochen hat: Er kämpft für seine Liebe. Unaufhaltsam.

Beautiful Redemption

Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492971515
Release Date: 2016-01-14
Genre: Fiction

Liis Lindy ist eine ehrgeizige und knallharte FBI-Agentin. In einer Bar lernt sie den Sonderermittler Thomas Maddox kennen. Sein Auftrag lautet, die härtesten Kriminellen hinter Gitter zu bringen – und dabei macht ihm keiner etwas vor. Er gilt als arrogant und unnahbar. Doch dann gelingt es ausgerechnet der sturen und unverbesserlichen Liis, Thomas’ harte Schale zu knacken, und sie merkt: Liebe kennt keine Kompromisse – schon gar nicht für Thomas Maddox!

Beautiful Burn

Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492974790
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Fiction

Verzweifelt und von aller Welt verlassen, legt sich Ellie Edson mit allen an. Auch mit dem unverschämt gut aussehenden und arroganten Tyler Maddox. Als er sie auf einer Party kennenlernt, ist er von Ellies extremer Persönlichkeit und ihrem aufbrausenden Temperament fasziniert. Seine Gefühle für sie werden mit der Zeit immer stärker, aber er merkt: Ellies Dämonen sind wohl der mächtigste Feind, dem sich je ein Maddox-Bruder stellen musste.

Something Beautiful

Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492977487
Release Date: 2017-07-03
Genre: Fiction

Für Shepley Maddox ist es Liebe auf den ersten Blick, als er die ausgeflippte Studentin America Mason kennenlernt. Und auch America fühlt sich zu dem jungen Maddox hingezogen. Eigentlich will sie sich auf nichts Festes einlassen, aber dem einfühlsamen Shepley gelingt es schließlich, ihr Herz zu erobern. Doch weiß America wirklich, auf wen sie sich einlässt? Shepley ist anders als seine Cousins kein Draufgänger, sondern Romantiker durch und durch. Doch als er während eines Ausflugs in einen Tornado gerät, muss er allen Mut zusammennehmen. Denn auf einmal hängt nicht nur sein, sondern auch Americas Leben am seidenen Faden …

A Beautiful Funeral A Novel Maddox Brothers Book 5

Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Jamie McGuire
ISBN: 9781310169199
Release Date: 2016-08-15
Genre: Fiction

Losing has never been easy for a Maddox, but death always wins. Eleven years to the day after eloping with Abby in Vegas, Special Agent Travis Maddox delivers his own brand of vigilante justice to mob boss Benny Carlisi. Vegas's oldest and most violent crime family is now preparing for vengeance, and the entire Maddox family is a target. The secret Thomas and Travis have kept for a decade will be revealed to the rest of the family, and for the first time the Maddoxes will be at odds. While none of them are strangers to loss, the family has grown, and the risk is higher than ever. With brothers against brothers and wives taking sides, each member will make a choice—let the fear tear them apart, or make them stronger.

Beautiful Redemption A Novel

Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Jamie McGuire
ISBN: 9781310863929
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Fiction

"The Maddox Brothers Series is sexy, addictive, and full of surprises -- just like the Maddox boys." -- Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels & author of The Lovely Reckless The second of four novels chronicling the exciting, romantic, and sometimes volatile road to love for the Maddox brothers. The loves and loss of Thomas Maddox, the eldest Maddox brother, is told from the point-of-view of Liis Lindy, a no-nonsense agent of the FBI.

Virginity in Young Adult Literature after Twilight

Author: Christine Seifert
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442246584
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Around 2005 something surprising happened in young adult literature: YA books became obsessed with presenting characters who wanted to have sex but couldn’t—at least not without losing something vital to their identity. Since the publication of Twilight, the YA market has been flooded with books that feature naive virgins finding true love. While some YA novels do present nuanced depictions of sex and of healthy sexual relationships, the fiction most popular with young adult readers presents adolescent girls as virginal sex objects waiting to be fulfilled by their love interests. In Virginity in Young Adult Literature after Twilight, Christine Seifert looks at an alarming trend in YA novels. Labeling this phenomenon “abstinence porn,” Seifert argues that these novels that fetishize virginity are harmful to readers. Like pornography, such works reduce female characters to objects whose sexual acts are the sole expression of their identities. Chapters in this book examine paranormal, dystopian, and contemporary romance, paying particular attention to recurring virginity themes or tropes. The book also provides an antidote by showing how some sex-positive teen novels provide more empowering messages to readers. Organized by genre, the books were selected for this study based on their popularity with teens. Exploring how messages about virginity are sustained and repeated from text to text, this book also calls out key reader reactions to demonstrate how they are responding to these messages. Featuring a list of discussion questions, Virginity in Young Adult Literature after Twilight will be a valuable resource for teachers, librarians, parents, and mature young adult readers.