BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION (The Maddox Brothers #1) by Jamie McGuire
Published; July 1st 2014, Atria Books
The Beautiful 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 her 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 parlour 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 instalment of The Maddox Brothers series, readers can experience the rush of reading Beautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again.
So for a few years now I have been a fan of Jamie Mcguire and her Maddox Brothers series, yet it is only recently I got my hands on a copy of Beautiful Oblivion.
In this story we meet Trenton Maddox and Cami Camlin, an unlikely couple whose story is far from simple. In true Maddox style this brother doesn’t do anything by halves nor does he refrain from fighting for the ones he loves.
A love triangle is the core of the story, leaving our heroine in an emotional state throughout the majority of the novel. But this is just another example of Mcguire’s talented writing. We are drawn into Cami and Trenton’s world, praying to the romance novel Goddesses that this couple can make things work.
I loved every minute reading their story, delving into the world according to the Maddox boys completely and with an open mind. Mcguire knows these characters inside and out, clearly shown here in this novel. As much as we love Cami, it is for me Trenton that drew me in. This is a Maddox brother who is not afraid to be himself, not afraid to pursue who he wants and will fight in Maddox style for his girl.
As a reader we fall hopelessly in love with these two characters, we want them to work things out and we read on in pure anticipation of those final moments between them. At the heart of this novel is a love story, a story that sees our lead couple take a uneven path but ultimately make the right decision for them.
Always confident in Mcguire’s ability to create a world where the Maddox brothers captivate you completely, I could not put this novel down. I devoured the story and loved every minute I spent with Cami and Trenton.
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