Series: The Maddox Brothers

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Review: “Beautiful Burn” – Jamie McGuire

February 11, 2016 Book Review 2

Review: “Beautiful Burn” – Jamie McGuireBeautiful Burn by Jamie McGuire
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Published on: January 31st 2016
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 300
Series: The Maddox Brothers #4
Genre: NA Romance
Format: eBook

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This book is part of the Beautiful/Maddox Brothers Series. You can find more of my reviews via the links below:

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1)
Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2)
Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers #1)
Beautiful Redemption (Maddox Brothers #2)
Beautiful Sacrifice (Maddox Brothers #3)
Beautiful Burn (Maddox Brothers #4)
Beautiful Funeral (Beautiful #3, Maddox Brothers #5)

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(summary from Goodreads)

Fresh out of college, Ellison Edson has fallen through the cracks of rock bottom. While staying in her family’s vacation home in Colorado, her behavior has finally gained the attention of her parents—but not in the way she hoped. Cut off from the millions she’s always taken for granted, and left alone to fend for herself, Ellie spirals further out of control, making a mistake she can’t take back.

Like his twin brother Taylor, Tyler Maddox is a member of the Alpine Hotshots, fighting wildland fires on the frontline. As arrogant as he is charming, Tyler’s nomadic lifestyle makes it easy to contain his relationships to one night. When he meets Ellie at a local party during off-season, her extreme personality and dismissive attitude fascinates him at first, but as his feelings deepen, Tyler realizes that the crippling inner demons of the woman he loves might be the strongest enemy any Maddox has ever faced.

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My Thoughts

I have to admit that I didn’t find this book as easy to get into as I have the previous ones. Ellison at the beginning of this book was not my type of character. She was the kind of character that makes me put a book down. But having read every single book in this series and loving them all I put my trust in Jamie McGuire and carried on reading…and I am very glad that I did so.

I realised whilst getting further into this book that Ellison is a character that we are not meant to like when we first start reading this book. We meet her when she is at her worst and have to watch her hit rock bottom before she starts to become a character that we can actually like. And when she did become a more bearable character I did really like her. She is such a strong character, and for someone who has grown up with people opening doors for her and pulling back her chair she is really good at getting stuck in and taking care of herself.

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Review: “Beautiful Redemption” – Jamie McGuire

March 6, 2015 Book Review, Initial Reaction 0

Review: “Beautiful Redemption” – Jamie McGuireBeautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire
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Published on: January 27th 2015
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 260
Series: The Maddox Brothers #2
Genre: NA Romance
Format: eBook

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This book is part of the Beautiful/Maddox Brothers Series. You can find more of my reviews via the links below:

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1)
Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2)
Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers #1)
Beautiful Redemption (Maddox Brothers #2)
Beautiful Sacrifice (Maddox Brothers #3)
Beautiful Burn (Maddox Brothers #4)
Beautiful Funeral (Beautiful #3, Maddox Brothers #5)

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(summary from Goodreads)

If A Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever. But what if he didn’t love you, first?

No-nonsense Liis Lindy is an agent of the FBI. Deciding she is married only to her job, she breaks off her engagement and transfers from Chicago to the field office in San Diego. She loves her desk. She is committed to her laptop. She dreams of promotions and shaking hands with the director after cracking an impossible case.

Special Agent in Charge Thomas Maddox is arrogant, unforgiving, and ruthless. He is tasked with putting away some of the world’s toughest criminals, and he is one of the best the Bureau has to offer. Though, as many lives as he’s saved, there is one that is beyond his reach. Younger brother Travis is faced with prison time for his involvement in a basement fire that killed dozens of college students, and the media want a conviction. Travis’s only savior is his unusual tie to the mob. In a deal that will spare his brother, Thomas has agreed to recruit Travis into the FBI.

Liis is stubborn, defiant, and yet somehow softens Thomas’s rough edges, making her the perfect agent to accompany him to the ceremony. Posing as a couple, they must travel to Travis & Abby’s beach vow renewal and give him the news, but when the pretending ends, she finds herself wondering if they were pretending at all.

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My Thoughts

I really love this series, but I couldn’t help feel a little disappointed with this one. It’s not that it was really bad, it just wasn’t up to the standard that we had gotten with the previous two books.

I really liked the whole FBI thing. I’ve never read a ‘secret agent’ book that wasn’t a kids book (Massive love for the Alex Rider series here!) so it made a really nice change. It had just enough action to keep me on my toes but not too much to interfere with the story. Also, the whole forbidden romance thing in the office between Thomas and Liis created a whole lot of sexual tension which was a lot of fun to read.

“I loved her first,” Thomas said. “But you, Liis…you are the last woman I will ever love.”

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Review “Beautiful Oblivion” – Jamie McGuire

July 30, 2014 Book Review, Initial Reaction 5

Review “Beautiful Oblivion” – Jamie McGuireBeautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
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Published on: July 1st 2014
Published by: Atria Books
Pages: 337
Series: The Maddox Brothers #1
Genre: NA Romance
Format: eBook

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This book is part of the Beautiful/Maddox Brothers Series. You can find more of my reviews via the links below:

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1)
Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2)
Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers #1)
Beautiful Redemption (Maddox Brothers #2)
Beautiful Sacrifice (Maddox Brothers #3)
Beautiful Burn (Maddox Brothers #4)
Beautiful Funeral (Beautiful #3, Maddox Brothers #5)

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(summary from Goodreads)

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.

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Just when we thought we weren’t going to get any more of the Maddox brothers Jamie McGuire decides to go and write them their own series. We’ve met them all before at various points through the Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster books, but this series is their moment to shine, and to have their stories told.

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