26 June 2014

Book Review: Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers, #1) by Jamie McGuire

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Format: Paperback
Publishers: Simon & Schuster
Published: 1st July 2014
Pages: 336
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Cami, Trenton
Date Read: 19th June - 23rd June 2014
Rating Given:
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Synopsis: The Beautiful 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 her 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 parlour 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 instalment of The Maddox Brothers series, readers can experience the rush of reading Beautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again.

He shoved his hands into his pockets as he strolled across the parking lot like he owned the world.
Once he hopped inside Kody's truck, my stomach sank. I was in trouble. Big, disastrous, Maddox trouble.

I thought I would see if I could get Beautiful Oblivion for review but with it being from the publishers Simon & Schuster I wasn't holding my breath as I never hear back from them but this time was different and they sent me a copy which I am s happy and grateful for as I loved this book!

With the UK covers of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster not being favourites of mine I was a bit worried about this one but thankfully I actually like the UK version as its not too different to the US version which I also love. I love that it ties in with the Beautiful Disaster books even though they are not apart of the same series they are all still the Maddox brothers books. I do love the peacock feather even if it doesn't seem to have any significance.

I may have been excited about this book but I was also a bit nervous that it wouldn't be as good as BD and WD but I needn't have worried as from the very first page to the very last page was just as good as her other two books. What I wasn't too sure about to start with was that it kind of run along the same time period as BD and WD which I thought I would have preferred it to have been after those books finished but the more I read with Travis the more I liked seeing what people from the outside was thinking about him an Abby. It was such an addictive book that I hated having to put it down I just wanted, no, NEEDED to know what was going to happen next. There was a lot of mystery behind the BIG secret but I had guessed this secret from the beginning which made me understood where Cami was coming from a lot better. There was a couple of love triangles with one of the side characters having a similar dilemma as the main characters but I didn't mind because out of those 6 particular characters I loved 5 of them. The chemistry between Cami and Trenton was smoking hot even when they wasn't together as a couple you could feel the sparks just jumping of the pages. As well as relationship dilemmas there was also a lot of family issues especially Cami's family as I hated the way in which they treated her but there was some kind moments as well. I loved the ending although I would have liked to have seen into the future like we did with Travis and Abby but with there being more books maybe we will get to see what happens next for Cami and Trenton.

I loved pretty much every character in this book with maybe one exception. Cami was a great female character as she was a strong independant woman but there was a softer side to making her feel more realistic. I knew I was going to love Trent from reading WD but I didn't think I could love him even more but thats what happened. He was similar to Travis in a lot of way but I felt he was a bit more funnier and had his own issues to deal with. We didn't really get to know much about T.J but what we did know you would think I wouldn't like him but I did and I also felt sorry for him at times too when I knew I shouldn't but I just couldn't help myself. There was a lot of great side characters especially Cami and Trent's friends everyone of them added even more greatness to this book.

Overall this was a fabulous book and I can't wait to read more from those yummy Maddox brothers!

"You need to be the one to walk away. Tell me to f**k off, and end it. I'll quit Skin Deep, you find a different bar. I can't ... you have to be the one."
He shook his head. "I am the one, Cami. I'm it for you. I know because you're it for me."