A few years ago I read Elizabeth Bard's Lunch in Paris. It spoke to me at the time. She was recently married—I was recently married. She fell in love with someone outside of her culture—I fell in love with a Midwesterner (I'm a New Mexican). She loved to cook in her small kitchen—ditto! You get the point. She was my new literary best friend.
Camryn and Andrew both have secrets. And when they unexpectedly meet on a Greyhound bus they prove that fate can’t be ignored. Andrew has decided to take a bus to Wyoming rather than catch a flight to see his father. Camryn has hopped on the bus with no particular destination in mind. From the moment Andrew steps on the bus, he is drawn to Camryn, and their first contact is intense. She thinks he is pompous, he thinks she is beautiful.
Beautiful Disaster is a perfect example of a book for the ever-rising category of new adult fiction. New adult fiction is a developing genre of fiction with protagonists in the 18-25 age bracket. Abby Abernathy is a good girl from Wichita. She comes to Eastern University with her best friend America to get away from her past. In the very first scene, Abby encounters Travis Maddox as she watches him in a fight that's part of the college's hidden underworld gambling scene.