5+++ Star Review: Beautiful Oblivion, by Jamie McGuire


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~ Synopsis ~

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.


Beautiful Oblivion - Trenton & Cami

Oh McGuire has done it again and now I’m all twitterpated with another Maddox Brother. Cami and Trenton have known each other all through out school, and though she thought he never even knew her name – she kept her distance, not wanting to become another notch on his bedpost. Because if there’s one thing the whole town knows? The Maddox boys have a way with women – a lot of them.

But as Cami and Trent get closer, she’s trying to decide what to do about her long distant relationship – T.J. who lives in California and is SO busy with work Cami goes days at a time without hearing from him – in walks Trenton, showing her what could be and now she’s questioning everything….

We start at the same point from Beautiful Disaster/Walking Disaster and get a sneak peek from Cami & Trenton’s POV’s while Travis and Abby come together. It’s really interesting reading a whole different story, yet knowing what is going to happen next in the time frame because we’ve been there before…. yet, this is a whole knew story – and one that will not leave you any time soon. Because the Maddox boys steal your heart, make you swoon and want to punch them all at the same time. Trenton is sweet, strong, stubborn and hopelessly in love with Cami – but can she overcome her past and her predilections to the “Trenton” she’s heard all about but doesn’t really know deep down? And what about T.J.?

There’s A LOT going on in this story, and i tried to stretch it out as best as I could knowing I would regret devouring it in a night – but again, I lasted only 2 days. Jamie McGuire writing is flawless and real – she tells a story like your best friend would. It’s refreshing and very real – and will make you a life long reader of anything she puts out.

*Favorite Quotes*

Cami – “My room was made up of strange, random things, but then, so was I.”


Trenton & Cami –

“Hazel said you’re not coming in. You okay?”

“Uh…” “Are you sick?” “No.”

“Then why aren’t you coming to work?”

“I have a bad case of awkward as fuck.”




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