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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Review: Beautiful Oblivion

Title: Beautiful Oblivion
Author: Jamie McGuire
Series: The Maddox Brothers #1
Format: ebook
Release Date: July 1st 2014
Length: Novel (337 pages)
Genre: New Adult
Source: Purchased
Buy: Audible, AmazonBarnes & Noble
Rating: 4.5-stars 

Melissa's Review:

Camille aka Cami is a bartender at The Red Door. She has a long distance boyfriend that doesn't really pay any attention to her. When her boyfriend cancels the trip for them to be together last minute, she decides to go to the bar with her BFF and drown her sorrows. Enter her childhood classmate, Trenton Maddox who flirts with her hardcore but she won't have any of it. Their friendship blooms, and you can tell both of them are slowly falling for one another while trying to keep their distance. When the two started becoming closer and closer via friendship I was slightly worried this story would involve cheating. I'm happy that it didn't, so if you're not a fan of that in a book you don't really need to worry.

Cami doesn't have a perfect family relationship. I believe this causes her to cling to her nonexistent relationship with her long distance boyfriend. Her family is really dysfunctional, I got a few glimpses of it while reading and it made me feel bad for Cami, but it's shaped who she is which is a strong lady. This is more of a love triangle type book, and even though I don't really like that in books, I loved this book. The difference being that one was pretty much not there while the other interest is there with the main character. Anyway, we get to see a bit more of Travis/Abby in this installment. It's just told in Cami's POV so there were a few instances where they made appearances.

On to the Maddox that stole my heart. Trenton Maddox is a bad boy that is trying to get back to his normal life. He works at a tattoo shop and is exactly what women want in a guy. He's sweet, caring, and protective. He knows Cami has a boyfriend, so he doesn't push a relationship on her. They are friends until it gets pushed a bit and their feelings can't be denied. Beautiful Oblivion is the type of book I'd happily reread, and I don't do that very often anymore. I highly recommend JMcGuire's work, the one I've read always has a bad boy that melts your heart.


  1. Oh I heard so much about this author but I'm ashamed to say that I haven't read any of her books... I really should!

  2. I love this series too! It was my first Beautiful Disaster was my first NA book, and I didn't think I was going to like this series as much as did.
    Good job!

  3. I've always heard a lot about JMcGuire, but never tried her books. Then, hearing about bad boys who will melt my heart surely makes me want to change that and pick the series up as soon as my schedule allows it! ;)