| ||Book Title – Beautiful Oblivion|
Author – Jamie McGuire
Publisher – Atria Books
Genre – New Adult Romance
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.
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.
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.
Much like the other books in this series, it features a strong yet, insecure controlling male (Trenton Maddox) lead, that is trying hard to stop being how he is to win the girl he loves. It also showcases a female (Camille "Cami") lead who is unsure of where she stands and is resistant to allowing in one of the famed Maddox brothers.
Cami in countless ways stressed the fact that she has a boyfriend (known as only T.J. throughout the book), thwarting advances of the very alluring, very sexy, irresistible Trent, knowing the history all the brothers seem to carry with them. A reputation as womanizing, man whores. But, of course this couldn't last long with the brother who looks identically to the infamous Travis "Mad Dog" Maddox.
Trent Fell in love with the girl long before she could ever know. Too terrified to come forward to a woman who he sees as far better than he could ever deserve. We learn (much like we did with Travis Maddox in Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster) that there is a hidden soft side that shows through the bad boy exterior. Spends every moment he can trying to make her see him for who he is not what he was. And he is the man who will love her until his last breath and even beyond that. He is the ONE for her and he will not stop until she sees it.
This book will pull at you, you will tear up, you will laugh, you will even fall in absolute love with little Miss Olivia, Trent's best friend and five year old neighbor. The way he is with this child only makes you fall more in love with his character and really wish he was making advances at you instead. They're "so blessed".
I would have given the book a full 5***** stars if it hadn't felt like I was reading nearly the same book as the other two. So I give is 4 **** stars out of 5. It was as entertaining and emotional as I expected from the amazing Jamie MacGuire. And, it made my heart happy to read it.