Review: Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
Series: Beautiful  (# 3) / Maddox (# 1)
Release Date: Atria Prublishing
Publisher: July 1, 2014
Pages: 337
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



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


Review: Having not read Beautiful Disaster I wasn’t into all the hype from the first book and so I didn’t expect anything.

I found Cami and Trenton’s story to be light and entertaining. It was easy to relate to Cami and Trenton with jobs that any average person would have. Cami was a bartender at the “Red Door” while Trenton was a tattoo artist. Growing up in the same small town we find that Trenton has actually been in love with Cami since they were young. As we find out with all Maddox boys/men, falling in love with someone is more or less a forever thing for them.

Trent was very easy to fall in love with and if you weren’t in love with him at the beginning you soon will be when you find how kind and gentle he is with his neighbor’s five year old daughter who was absolutely adorable helping to make him even more irresistible.  Cami does find that she likes Trenton allot even if she does have a boyfriend who…oops almost spoiled that for you. Well, let’s just say Ms. McGuire adds a rather nice twist to the story.

All in all, I found this to be a really nice, easy read. I did come upon a few boring spots which to me could have been left out and it would still have been a good storyline.

Whether you have read Beautiful Disaster or not…Beautiful Oblivion is a nice light read that takes you into the Fall with ease.

Grab a glass of wine sit back and relax…