Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Review 'Beautiful Oblivion' by Jamie McGuire

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.

In the first installment of the Maddox Brothers books, readers can experience the rush of reading Beautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
July 1st, 2014
The Maddox Brothers #1
Contemporary Romance
Paperback, Hardcover, Audio
Available at:

My Review:

A view  years ago I read ‘Beautiful Disaster’ and ‘Walking Disaster’ by Jamie McGuire. And man did I love those books. I’ve read many more of Jamie’s books and she is definitely one of my favorite authors. But somehow, probably because of my big TBR, I hadn’t read ‘Beautiful Oblivion’ yet. And I should have known I would be addicted from the moment I started reading. 

In the ‘Beautiful Disaster’ book we met the youngest Maddox brother Travis. This is the story of his older brother Trenton and Camille Camlin, a college girl and bartender. ‘Beautiful Oblivion’ is told from Cami’s point of view and I just loved her. Cami is definitely my kind of female character. She is strong, independent and takes care of the people she loves. But Cami is in a very strange relationship with a guy she barely sees. And when Trenton starts paying attention to her, she knows she’s in trouble.

The chemistry between Cami and Trenton is amazing to read about. You can definitely feel it. And I loved reading every minute of their story! It was just so much fun getting to know them, and reading how they fell in love each other. It was sweet, entertaining and definitely gave me butterflies while reading it. 

Trenton Maddox is definitely another great Maddox brother. He is just so sweet, and the way he takes care of Cami is just swoon worthy. I was rooting for him the entire book. And let me tell you, I didn’t stop reading this book until it was done. Yes, I devoured this book! I honestly can’t believe it took me so long to read this one.

Jamie McGuire definitely is a great author. She knows how to write amazing love stories, filled with strong characters, a lot of chemistry and some heartbreaking moments. And that last sentence in the book.. Wow!! I mean Wow!! Jamie definitely knows how to keep her readers wanting more. I’m on my way buying her other books in this series ASAP!!

My Rating:

About the Author:

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists in all four categories. Beautiful Oblivion, book one of the Maddox Brothers series, also topped the New York Times bestseller list, debuting at #1. In 2015, books two and three of the Maddox Brothers series, Beautiful Redemption and Beautiful Sacrifice, respectively, also topped the New York Times, as well as a Beautiful series novella, Something Beautiful. In 2016, Beautiful Burn made an appearance on the New York Times and USA Today, and was also named iBooks' Romance Book of the Year. The same year, A Beautiful Funeral also topped the New York Times bestseller list.

Novels also written by Jamie McGuire include: apocalyptic thriller and 2014 UtopYA Best Dystopian Book of the Year, Red Hill; the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy; Apolonia, a dark sci-fi romance; and several novellas, including A Beautiful Wedding, Among Monsters, Happenstance: A Novella Series, and Sins of the Innocent.

Jamie is the first indie author in history to strike a print deal with retail giant Wal-Mart. Her self-published novel, Beautiful Redemption hit Wal-Mart shelves in September, 2015.

Jamie lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with her husband, Jeff, and their three children.

For more information about Jamie McGuire please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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