Everything you need to understand or teach Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.
Beautiful Disaster is a young adult novel by Jamie McGuire, and details the tumultuous relationship Abby Abernathy has with pugnacious Travis Maddox at Eastern University.
When the novel begins, Abby, and her best friend America, have come to Eastern University to escape Abby's past, which includes a drunkard, gambling-addicted father. At college, Abby begins falling for two guys: one is clean-cut, pre-med student Parker, and the other is scrappy, lean, and tattooed Travis Maddox. Travis is instantly in love with Abby, and pursues her relentlessly. Abby at first fights her feelings for Travis, because she doesn't want to fall into a tumultuous life again.
Eventually, Travis is able to convince Abby to date him, but he is very jealous and very protective, and arguments and fights with Travis are as frequent as Travis's fight club matches in the basements of university buildings. Abby and Travis break up twice...