Friday, July 4, 2014

Blog Tour Book Review: Beautiful Oblivion

Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers, #1)Author: Jamie McGuire
Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Atria
Series: Maddox Brothers # 1

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.

I was in trouble. Big, disastrous, Maddox trouble.

“I am the one, Cami. I’m it for you. I know because you’re it for me.”

“Anything to do with the Maddoxes is never boring.”

“I hope you like cherry coke, baby doll, or we can’t be friends.”

An entire serious dedicated to the Maddox brothers. Let’s take a moment just to take that in. Most of us fell in love with the Maddox brothers when we were introduced to Travis, and now we are going to meet each one of them individually starting with Trenton. McGuire had quite the task in writing this book because she has Maddox fans everywhere that were lying in wait that she could not disappoint. In my opinion, this book was a complete success and she completely nailed it! Trenton Maddox has always been in love with Camille Camlin and he decides that nothing is going to stand in his way from being with her, not even the fact that Cami has a boyfriend living in California. I’m already in love with this series!

I loved Cami and Trent and it is impossible to say which one I loved better. Trenton Maddox is different from Travis, but he is still enough of a Maddox for readers to fall completely in love. Trent was persistent, determined, charming, and very sweet, especially when it came to Cami and a little girl named Olive, whom I absolutely adored. Trenton had a little bit of mystery about it and I found it absolutely thrilling how he would not give up on Cami, even after she turned him down time after time. Reading their love story was complete bliss and McGuire got everything right.

This book carries quite a large cast of secondary characters as well, and that helped make Trent and Cami’s life more relatable. Cami’s family is just one huge mess and she has three brothers who are very protective, yet demanding of her at times. Her best friend, Reagan, was another of my favorite parts about this book as well. Reagan was very supportive of Cami and had her own dilemmas in love as well. Travis made a big appearance in this book as well, and it is always nice to have more than one Maddox brother per page!

Happy Birthday, Trenton! Today is his birthday!

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***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Atria in exchange for my honest review***

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