Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Beautiful Oblivion
from The Maddox Brothers Series (book #1)
by Jamie McGuire
Release Date:  July 1, 2014

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.

Preorder until July 1

5 - Travis Who? - Smooches

His words hung there, in the darkness between our voices. I sometimes found comfort in that space, but in three months, I'd only found unrest. That space became more like a convenient place to hide. - Cami
Long distance relationships are not fun.  Cami thought she would be able to handle the challenges of one but as time goes by, she and her boyfriend TJ drift further apart.  Cami is dedicated to the relationship though and finds comfort in a friendship with Trenton Maddox.
"I want to know what makes you stay in a relationship like that." - Trenton
"Like what?" - Cami
"Where you're not a priority." - Trenton
The more time they spend together, Cami and Trenton develop real feelings for one another.  Well, Cami develops feelings for him.  You see, Trenton has always had his eye on Cami.
"The first time I saw you on the playground, I knew what beauty was.  The first time you ignored me was my first broken heart." - Trenton
The only difference is Cami is in denial.  As long as no physical boundaries are crossed, Cami continues to convince herself they are "just friends."  Until one day Trenton crosses the line.  And then, things get good ...

By the way ... the scene where Trenton "complicates" things is EPIC!!!!!

Did I mention the BIG, HUGE, OMG secret Cami is keeping from Trenton (and us too).  It could destroy everything she has with Trenton when the truth comes out.

Like most, I am a mega fan of Beautiful Disaster and an even bigger fan of Walking Disaster.  I LOVED getting in Travis' head.  While I was excited about Trenton's book, I must confess I wondered how Jamie would do it ... how can another Maddox brother compare to Travis?  I'm happy to report that I worried for nothing.  

Beautiful Oblivion's "ace in the hole" is Cami.  I seriously love her!  She is the one thing that I personally think makes this story stand out.  Abby got on my nerves at times (but not in a good way) and while Cami does too it's only because she doesn't see the amazing man in love with her.  She's not a cliched heroine and I love that!  

Love triangles can be tricky but Jamie NAILS IT!!!  Don't be scared off if you don't care for them.  Trust me, this book works! 

Another thing I love about Beautiful Oblivion is that the time frame parallels Beautiful Disaster so Travis and Abby keep popping up and we get snippets of their story from a different angle.  It's pretty cool!

Beautiful Oblivion is FANTASTIC!  Trenton is FANTASTIC!  He is not Travis and that is okay with me!  Trenton is equally sexy and addicting and has a soft side that will melt everyone's heart!  I can not wait for the world to meet Trenton Maddox!!!!

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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