Monday, August 24, 2015

Book Review #585 - Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers #1) by Jamie McGuire


My Rating: 3.5/5

Source: Bought

Buy: The Book Depository


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.

This is the first book in a new series by Jamie McGuire although it is a companion to Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster. 

As this book is set over the time period as BD and WD the characters Abby and Travis make constant appearances throughout which was really fascinating. 

When I was reading from Travis and Abby's perspective, their relationship was a roller coaster but it didn't feel anywhere near as crazy as it did from a third person perspective. 

I read this book throughout the night and was very sleep deprived when I finished it. I am going to use my sleep deprived state as an excuse as to why I didn't see the end coming as I am usually right onto these surprises however this time I was blindsided. 

Trenton seemed a lot more toned down than Travis. He is obviously older and more mature but he also had nowhere near as many issues or anger than Travis did. 

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