Sunday, 29 June 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway Link: (ARC) Book Review (355): Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers #1) - Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers #1)

Publication: 1st July 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 336
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Appropriate: New Adult
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.
My Thoughts.
I was first introduced to the new adult genre via Jamie McGuire's amazing novel Beautiful Disaster, of course like any other red-blooded female I fell in love with the sexy as hell, bad boy Travis Maddox.

This book still remains to this day my all-time favorite new adult book along with its companion novel Walking Disaster, so when I discovered that there was going to be a new series being released focusing on the other four Maddox brothers I may have gotten extremely excited and told anyone and everyone regardless of whether they cared or not.

Jamie has a way of writing extremely likeable and loveable characters that will stick with you long after the book is finished, she's an incredible character writer and I can never get enough of her books, so to receive an early copy of Beautiful Oblivion was like all of my Christmas' arriving at once.

And while I adored Trent in this book, he sadly can't hold a candle to the irreplaceable Travis, although he gives it a damn good shot, with every Travis appearance in this book I ended up squealing like a teenage girl at a One Direction concert.

I loved the fact that Trent and Cami's storyline took place alongside the events of Beautiful Disaster, Trent and Cami made such a great couple and it was extremely hard to put this book down for things like work (don't think it didn't cross my mind to call in sick just so I could curl up and finish reading this addictive book).

Trent and Cami have known of each other from going to the same schools over the years, Cami couldn't ignore Trent's reputation with the ladies, although unbeknownst to her he has always had a thing for her, so when their paths cross again, the chemistry is definitely there, but there's a bit of a snag in the form of Cami's boyfriend T.J, so they become best-friends, but Trent finds it hard to conceal his feelings for her with every man and his dog knowing how he feels for her, but as we all know the Maddox brothers are extremely difficult to resist, and Cami soon finds herself developing  feelings for Trent, but can she admit them to herself let alone Trent, and once he discovers the secret that she's been hiding will it be over before it's even begun?

I can't rave enough about this book, series, characters and the hot, hot, hot romance that Jamie writes so well, now the count is on for the next book, the anticipation is going to kill me, but bring on more of  the Maddox smexiness, and spare a thought for those poor unfortunate souls who have yet to lose themselves in a story featuring the Maddox brothers and becoming enthralled as well.

One of if not the best book of the year, read it you won't be sorry.

An outstanding 5/5 stars.

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

Her most recent novel, Walking Disaster debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written bestselling contemporary romance Beautiful Disaster, and the Providence series.

Jamie now lives in Enid, OK with her three children and husband Jeff, who is a real, live cowboy. They share their 30 acres with six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.

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